That’s amazing to see how some people can still imagine the craziest inventions, even when you think that every possibilities have been explored in a given field. That’s the theme of the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition presented by the Georgia Tech Center For Music Technology which is a contest of new musical instruments.
The winner of this first edition, Jaime Oliver and his Silent Drums got back home with 5000$. The principle of his device is awesome… His fingers press the flexible drum head, it forms black shapes that are picked up by a video camera and piped to software that turns the shapes into sound in real time. I think that’s an impressive invention![youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH6U99ZmUSo[/youtube]
And there are 24 craziest inventions just like the giant sudoku transformed into a weird musical game, the Toob a kind of a hybrid between a trumpet and a Talk-Box or the Air Guitar Midi Controller that allows Air Guitar geeks to keep on air-playing but also to generate sounds… Crazy isn’t it??[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YSaF_ZxaS4[/youtube]
I think their next competitions will be even more crazy… Message to all the music geeks around the world: Get ready for the next one!!
You can see all the 25 inventions on wired.