Man fashions high-tech banjo out of mobile phones

When YouTube user "Steffest" says he's going to play a rendition of Cracklin' Rosie on "a whole lotta mobile phones," he's not kidding. He's fashioned some kind of future banjo out of iPhone OS, a battery-powered speaker and — just like MacGyver — some trusty duct-tape.

Here's the setup: This is a free interpretation of Cracklin Rosie, played on 2 Android devices, 2 Windows Mobile devices and 1 iPod Touch. The Piano and Drum sequencers are written by me, Pocket Stombox is used for the real time effects and the main instruments are the fantastic iShred and Guitar apps by Frontierdesign.

He's got quite the singing voice, to boot! Check it out in the video below.

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