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Symphonic Synchrony: Three New Devices That Allow Any Simple Object to Become a Beloved Musical Instrument

by Ian Holubiak   Apr 28, 2014 10:03 AM EDT

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I don't know about you, but my band and I have a recurring joke that we can plug in and tune into our fruit in the van, hearing myriad scores and compositions of our own concoctions, some subjectively known as L'Orange: Suite Deux and Beet-le-mania.

But now, after reading an article from On The Media, the possibilities of plugging your studio beats into your favorite snack may be an actual possibility.

The Ototo, which has been featured on Classicalite, recently garnered enough funding via its Kickstarter to go into some serious production. The device works with sensors, allowing them to trigger a synthetic module that allows even the simplest of objects to become musical instruments, including your fruit.

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