Re: Sound Bottle
An electronic sound sampler in a bottle which constructs music from the sounds you give it, by Jun Fujiwara - video embedded below:
This is a music medium that can reproduce a recorded voice as music. It makes a database of sound sources that is managed and used as formal and automatic repetitions, and forms a music medium of the day. I felt something missing in the habitual use of music reproduction media, so I thought to create an interactive music medium that changes. By using everyday voices as sources of music, the sounds that are heard all the time every day carry infinite possibilities and help us reaffirm the enjoyment of music. I hope people can experience their own music.
TastemakerX is an App spotted at SXSW this year that uses game mechanics to promote upcoming bands. Users virtually buy and sell different bands they think are going to take off. They then promote the bands with the hope that they’ll gain ‘value’ within the App. People who are good at picking the right bands will earn the most points and be able to show off their hipster prowess by becoming a go-to source for listening to bands before they’re cool.
Fancy yourself a casual musician? Propellerhead, creators of the popular music production software ‘Reason’, has released an app for getting beats laid out while you’re on the move. The interface is optimised very well for quickly getting ideas onto your phone.