Dub Cadet - 3 Style Tests with Roland Bank


Uploaded on May 20, 2012 by NoahHornberger

While working at Pixar, I picked up a little secret for creating good character animation: every joint and every limb of the body moves in an arc as it travels through space. In other words, rotation is the fundamental action by which animals and humans move. It's a basic fact that you only really need to consider when animating.

This little secret marinated with my longstanding pursuit of musical exploration until one day I had an inspiration: I wanted to design an instrument that used only rotation to make music. No keys to press, no levers to pull, no strings to strum. It would be a totally unconventional approach to music: a ball. Since rotation is 3-dimentional, it would create a dynamic and super-unique way to structure sound. I was very curious to see how an instrument could use the motion curves of human movements to generate music. The Dub Cadet is the fruit of this pursuit.

Arduino, MIDI, Controller, LEDs, Style, Music, Electronic, Ambient, Science & Tech
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