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Russ Chimes #makeymakey #makeymakeymonday

Two designers at Phenomblue created this great MaKey-MaKey wind chimes project as an experiment in indeterminacy in music:

Using the MaKey MaKey invention kit, designers Tom F. and Sam W. built Russ Chimes, a wind-chime synthesizer. MaKey MaKey allows users to turn anything conductive—lemons, bananas, Play-Doh, etc.—into a controller. When a user touches the object, it closes a circuit. The computer recognizes this as a regular keyboard or mouse message and behaves accordingly.

Our designers took a set of everyday wind chimes, wired them to the keyboard’s four directional keys and wrapped the central clapper with tinfoil to complete the circuit. Using Ableton Live and the Native Instruments Massive synthesizer, they synched the device to a huge library of samples triggered by the chimes striking the central clapper. The tempo is quantitized in Ableton, so it’s always hitting a beat according to a set BPM. As the wind picks up, the chimes trigger more random samples and compose a song of unique, haunting sounds.

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