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Watch: The Dyskograf – Changing How Music Is Recorded?

Watch: The Dyskograf – Changing How Music Is Recorded?

 Watch: The Dyskograf   Changing How Music Is Recorded?

Advances in technology have made recording music a possibility for pretty much anyone capable of using basic computer programs. What if it was just as easy as drawing a few marks on a paper record? That’s the idea behind the Dyskograf, a machine using felt tip pens to let the user create music on the basis of what they draw on a graphic disc reader. The information on the record is then picked up by a camera that feeds the visual input into music. The machine will be on display later this month in France, in the meantime we can check out how easy/cool this thing looks in a video below.

It might not redefine how music is actually recorded, but it’s pretty damn awesome none the less. Maybe one of these will come around stateside soon, because I could sure sink a few hours into playing around on the Dyskograf. [via]

3 Comments

  1. Andrew Martin
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 13:48:00

    Damn, for real? Hmph!

  2. Zach Moldof
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 13:35:00

    THis is actually pretty old technology. Dibbs even had a controller like this except it used spherical can type thing on top of the platters instead of flat discs. Photoelectric organs used this same technology storing tones as visual data on discs: http://www.google.com/patents/US3214507

    I made this timeline of key moments in sampling about 6 years ago, but it gives a little perspective: http://granger.wordpress.com/2006/08/27/timeline-of-sampling/

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