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In all other cases you should see a musical instrument, a musical interface, a sound sculpture making music, a weird musical instrument, an odd musical instrument, an experimental musical instrument.

You can also find information about builders of musical instruments or artists using some of the strangest musical instruments you can find on earth. Just browse this pages to find some of the novelty instruments and get some inspiration to make your own musical instruments or sound machines and let me know.

Rhythm Ring
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The Rhythm Ring interactive rhythm sequencer is an engaging musical device that enables the user to create a plethora of rhythms and beat patterns with the touch of their own fingers.

Besides being fun to play with, the Rhythm Ring provides a tangible method of arranging a musical rhythm. In our design, the user can arrange beats and modify them in real time by moving steel ball bearings between holes—a physical representation of notes on a musical staff. The Rhythm Ring continuously loops up to three tracks, each with its own voice. A central ring of LEDs provide the user with live feedback for current \"playhead\" position, and bright LEDs pulse when a note is played due to a detected bearing. The three tracks allow the playback of three different percussion sounds: snare, hi-hat, and bass drum.

(from : http://www.blufiresoftware.com/)


Rhythm Ring
USA
USA
253
253
Brian Yung & Hanson Jiang
Brian Yung & Hanson Jiang
students at Cornell University
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Rhythm Ring