Using a Ping Pong paddle as a sample controller

This is Music Thing reader Jamie (right) with Donny Tsang at Tonic in NYC last Wednesday: "We were playing ping pong with paddles that had piezo sensors in them. When the paddles hit the ball, they would actuate the starting and ending points of a sample - so the faster we played, the more 'frantic' the sonic output. It was a fun piece." It was part of the NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program's New Interfaces for Musical Expression class, which also featured Micheal Horan (rocking the David-Byrne-in-Stop-Making-Sense look on the right) whose 'Maundering Box' is a "controller box for remixing news footage". I never had this much fun at uni...


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