Category Archives: Music

DIY Radioactive NUCLEAR Music!

Ever wonder what radioactive elements would sound like if the isotopes were substituted for music?

Well, Axel Boman has created a website where you can select your favorite radioactive nuclear elements and make your own music. It works rather well and you can create some really soothing sounds.

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DIY Book Xylophone!

What do you think will happen when you use books (yes real books, not e-books) as hitting pad for a xylophone?

You get a DIY Book Xylophone, capable of auto-playing tunes and also giving you pleasure of thumping/punishing your old hack books you’ve already read a thousand times.

A guy in Japan made this, very interesting read although Google Translate isn’t working all that perfectly.

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Roland JUNO-Di Review!

For those of you interested in making your own music (perhaps for mixing your own trance music like a DJ, the Roland JUNO-Di could possibly the synthesizer you need.  This synthesizer is pretty cool considering you can synthesize 1000 different instruments, edit with Mac/PC, and a whole lot more.

Check out this review video of this unit:

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How to Mix Like a Trance DJ!

Here’s a great video on how you can learn to become a trance DJ.

I’ve always wondered how music is made for trance since it’s all electronic.

Armin van Buuren is one of my favorite trance DJs (and also seen him at SF LoveFest couple years black), and who is better than Armin to show you how to DJ?

Armin explains that he uses a bunch of CDs (CD book) with each CD filled with just one track.

He also uses Que-cards, which allows him to pinpoint the section of track he wants to play.

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Kinect Hack – How to Use Kinect as an Air Guitar!

For those of you who are excited about Kinect (and I know the world is), here’s another reason why you should get a Kinect, then hack it into an air guitar!

First it thresholds the scene to find a person, then uses a histogram to get the most likely d

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Top 5 Best Jazz Musicians!

Once upon a time in my life, I used to be all crazy about saxophone and jazz and yes, I used to play some blues on my  alto sax too.   I loved jazz because of its improvisation on solos, which is a spontaneous way to create music on the go.

Anyways, here’s my top 5 picks for best Jazz musicians, I can whistle most of them by heart. (Sorry, I am a bit biased towards saxophonists.)

#1 Ornithology by Charlie Parker – I think this one song is probably the best jazz of all time. Many people don’t get it but I used to spend months on trying to play this very so

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How to Make Owl Bird Sounds with your Hands!

I learned this when I was in middle school from one of my friends long time ago and I am sure some of you know how to do it. Anyways, just wanted to share with you how you can make owl bird sounds with your hands.

Yes, your hands can be a great instrument.

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How to Whistle!

So, I’ve been whistling most of my 30 years of my life. Ever since I was young, I used to listen to my dad who literally whistled constantly non-stop from 5AM in the morning (when he woke up) till 10PM (when he went to sleep).

Naturally, I never asked him how to whistle but try to whistle myself.

How to whistle?

It just takes practice. Any time you have free t

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Guitar Hack – How to Build a Servo-electric Single String Guitar!

For those of you who are interested in building your servo-electric guitars, take a look at this awesome single-string servo-electric guitar using Arduino and servo motors.

A guitar string synthesizer driven by a midi channel to play a rock version of the Japanese folk song Sakura (with background midi accompaniment). The design is described in more detail at the servoelectricguitar

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DIY Flaming Trombone!

Back in 1995, I was part of a high school marching band in Foothill High School that set the world record for longest marching band march starting from the New Years parade in London to Paris by the way of English channel.  I loved that since our band made it to Guiness World

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