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Cacophonograph - Cacophonograph is an interactive sound art installation. It is a one man band that interprets music being played on a phonograph player by detecting beats and playing along to the music. The user selects the record they want to hear performed and puts the needle on the record. The robot band strikes up immediately with solenoids clattering away to drive sticks on a Cajon box drum, a washboard and strumming a cigar box guitar.
Cacophonograph has been featured at:
Thingamajigs – DIY Musical Instrument Tailgate Party
CCRMA – Modulations – 2011
MakerFaire - 2011
- It's starting to come together... Here the solenoids are being
triggered by transients in the audio which in this case is being
picked up my my laptop. After I snap the first time the sound the box
makes continues to trigger the solenoids in a feedback loop of sorts.
02/20/2011 - Cigar Box Guitar – If all goes as planned, the next time you see this guitar it will be playing itself, according to the sound coming from a record player.
02/08/2011 - Building the Cajon: