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How to Make A Youtube Instrument

A Youtube Instrument is an interactive instrument that can be played using only the video features of Youtube. If you’ve heard of the MysteryGuitarMan on youtube, you’ve probably seen his various youtube instruments. In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to make our own interactive youtube instruments utilizing the features of youtube.

What We’re Making

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Click the image above to see the results

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The Importance of Teaching Music

A few years ago, I came across this great write-up on the importance of music education. I recently re-discovered it buried in my archives and thought I’d post it for others to enjoy.

With music and art programs being cut from schools all over the United States, I think this is a great reminder that music is more than a fun hobby or emotional outlet.

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Live Composer

Live Composer is a interactive music exploration application. Physical blocks (with fiduciary symbols) are moved around on a table and correlate to time and pitch. Moving the blocks creates a visual within a flash interface that notates and plays back the composition in real-time.
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Analog Laser Harp

The Analog Laser Harp is a project I conceptualized as my final project for an electronic technologies course at UCSD in 2006. When a hand crosses a laser's beam, a analog tone is generated and produced by 4 speakers embedded in the instrument. The harp has tuning knobs to allow for various musical scales.
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Audiotouch OS – Flash Multi-touch Audio Environment

Well, I never did a ‘proper’ video of my Audiotouch work, so after 2 years I decided to reshoot some video and experiment with my new HD video camera. The video is also in preparation for another how-to video that I’m developing that builds off the Mtmini video (check that out if you haven’t ) and shows how to create a simple multi-touch surface quick and easy.

I’m hoping to eventually get back to these applications and improve on a few of them. They’ve gone untouched for almost 2 years and were originally written prior to the iphone, ipad, and microsoft surface. It’s amazing how far the technology has come in such a short time.

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Enjoy and let

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Bloom – Multitouch Music Application

Well, it’s about time I released another application right? If anyone has ever played Bloom on the iPhone, I’m sure you’ll recognize my port from iphone to table.

If you’re not familiar with bloom, it’s a very simple music creation application. Press anywhere on the screen to create circles that grow and ‘bloom.’ As they fade out and re-appear, they play a note. The note is based on the x-axis. As you move right, the notes go higher.

Click the above image to play

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AudioTouch OS Video

New video of the new system that loads and unloads applications. Also, the desktop is now sending out OSC message to PureData to create some sounds based on finger number and position on screen.

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