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Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Record Player That Plays Trees???

Posted by on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 12:15 PM

This is all over the interwebs. I can't believe it's real. A record player that can play slices of wood? Makes me wonder what a monkey tail, or as Charles Mudede would call it a "monkey puzzle tree" would sound like...

 

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DavidG 1
No, no, no. This has been making the rounds lately and I'm afraid it's just not as cool as it looks - as we all wish it was. First of all, the sounds don't come from the patterns on the tree.... basically it's a really good camera that picks up only very coarse information and cues MIDI notes on a shitty Kurzweil piano patch. I would love to hear what a real one of these would actually sound like though.
Posted by DavidG http://portableshrines.com on January 26, 2012 at 1:42 PM · Report this
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I've not heard monkey tail before; they've always been monkey puzzles to me. Interesting.
Posted by Levislade http://ballofwax.org on January 26, 2012 at 2:39 PM · Report this
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Didn't Jethro Tull already do this with "Songs from the Wood?"
Posted by Impregn8t0r on January 27, 2012 at 12:18 AM · Report this

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