Remember the excitement of waiting for a new album to come out? Driving out to the record store or even just going to your favorite pirating website and getting this brand new hour or so of music. Well, those days are dead, since most kids listen to music on YouTube.
The Audible Colors project is an experiment that creates sound based on colors picked up by your computer's webcam. If you are thinking this sounds like a cakewalk, think again; there are many variables that could change how an audio-visual instrument works.
Wearable technology is an integral part of space missions and even an increasing number of sporting events, but one area where the innovation is still in its early stages is in music performances. Enter the MIDI Jacket, an attempt to marry electronic music performances with fashion.
When you've been flying around on the International Space Station for over five months, I guess you start to look for fresh ways to occupy your time. Astronaut Don Pettit has decided to put his musical passion to work, by creating the Orbital Didgeridoo.
Besides its taste (and its qualities as the next generation of computer memory), the greatest thing about Jell-O is how tactile it is. You can jiggle it and wiggle it in all kinds of crazy ways, and there's now a kit that lets you add some musical accompaniment to all the fun.
The anniversary of the March 11th Great East Japan Earthquake is coming up, so to commemorate the one year anniversary, artist Masaki Batoh come up with a unique method to literally harness the stress the disaster caused.
In the early 1880s, recording sound was a brand new thing. It was so brand new that people like Alexander Graham Bell and his buddies were still experimentin' with the best way to make it work. The Smithsonian has some of these trial-and-error recordings, and using 3D optical scanners, they've been able to play them back for the first time in over a century.
Just as sharks are genetically designed to never stop swimming and hunting, the modern guitar form is still the perfect shape to allow you to fully exploit your music machismo. But that doesn't mean we can't improve upon the instrument with some tech steroids.
Future X-Factor and American Idol stars can rest easy in the knowledge scientists have been working tirelessly to take out the guesswork in what makes a hit song. They've developed a software program that can predict chart positions with about 60% accuracy.
Bet you thought that Typesonic or that Steampunk Mac with a 114-year-old Remington typewriter were cool. You've never been blown away by any typewriter unless you've seen this Keaton Music Typewriter. There's no familiar QWERTY row on this typewriter because it types musical notes, not letters and numbers.