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...

Great sportbook for any evil genius, hero, sidekick, henchman, or innocent bystander.
"Keep it to Yourself" is the ninth single by Surrey-based rock band Reuben, and the third single taken from their second album, Very Fast Very Dangerous. It was released in September 2005, one week ahead of the album. The single was available on three formats: CD, 7" Vinyl and a limited edition yellow vinyl version, each released with different b-sides. Like previous single 'A Kick In The Mouth', sportsbook, it received good reviews in the press but little airplay on Radio and TV. Although the single sold more copies than its predecessor in its first week, it climbed to only #62 in the UK charts. However, on 3 September 2006 it climbed to #35 in BBC Radio 1's Top 40 Rock Singles chart.
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