Graduate students from the Berklee Technology Innovation Lab will be presenting their projects at this year's Sónar Festival in Barcelona from June 18th through to June 20th.
Sónar +D is the international conference organized by Sónar that covers the digital transformation of the creative industry to develop and strengthen talent, exchange knowledge and establish business opportunities.
Our music technology innovation graduate students will be presenting two projects on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:00h to 20:00h at the MarketLab:
The Sing Song Table turns a simple Ping Pong table into a powerful synthesizer and sequencer. A unique range of contact and motion sensors pick up the players' movements and the impulses of the ball and send them to a computer program, making the game into an original song. Players can choose presets of different styles or load their own samples to personalize the experience. A MIDI controller allows a third player to control the path of the sensor and the audio parameters to mix the music as the game unfolds.
The Flex Sleeves literally puts the potential of a recording studio into the singer's hands and arms. With a movement of their arms, the singers can control and shape their voice live, while providing sounds, loops, and applying effects at the same time as visuals and lights. These sleeves react to muscle movement, so all you have to do is flex your muscles!