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Beatoven – Mixing sounds as if they were cooking ingredients

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Created by Viktor Jan, Beatoven gives the users a chance to create music through a “cooking” experience – Mixing sounds as if they were ingredients and playing with the revolving buttons on the stove as if they were to adjust the amount of heat, enhancing the feeling of cooking while creating music.

As the user starts putting the boxes in the pot different tracks will start playing and a new sound will be formed. Additionally users can adjust the revolving buttons to make changes on the sound that is formed. Also when the lid of the pot is placed on top the frequency of the music gets slow thus gives the feeling of music coming from the inside of the pot.

The concpet of physical computing is using Arduino as the input which is linked into computer to control MIDI sound  and software by Pure Data. The Arduino board is sending information from sensors to pure data which controls MIDI sound and App. At the final stage, Viktor simplified the physical parts. For example, using pots as a comunial ground to make it as a big simple switch instead of force sensor, ultra sonic sensor, motion detecting sensor..etc.

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  • Bruce

    looks coooool!