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Fun Flash Sound Matrix

Sound (Tone) Matrix

Yo, Amigos.

Not necessarily a game, here. Just a great time-waster that I wanted to share with anyone who hasn’t messed around with it. It’s a simple Flash sound matrix where you just key in different squares for continuous tones. Its just fun to freestyle, experimenting with crescendos and bringing it back down again in different, interesting ways. Check er out, here.

Something else to check out:

If you like this sort of thing, it reminded me of a video I watched once where a favorite musician of mine, Jim O’rourke (who was part of a tour to showcase it it), was messing around on a real interesting little Japanese instrument. Its a called Tenori-on. It’s a device similar to the Flash sound matrix in that you can activate different LED’s to make sounds, but theres all kinds of ways to mess with the sounds using the Tenori-on. It was designed and made by Toshio Iwai, who also makes video games – most recently 2006’s Electroplankton for the Nintendo DS.

There’s lots of videos  on Youtube that show off the Tenori. Pretty wild stuff.

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