Coder Presents Lego Machine Capable of Making Electronic Music

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Coder Presents Lego Machine Capable of Making Electronic Music
Full-time coder and a part-time Ph.D. in polyrhythmic music Alex Allmont also happens to be a Lego aficionado. Combining his passions together, he produced a really neat Lego machine capable of making electronic music.

AsĀ Wired reports, the amazingly complex device was built for AudioGraft, an experimental music festival in Oxford, England. It triggers sampled drums and digital notes based on sounds of Roland TB303 synthesizer.

Although the synthesizer itself is mostly associated with '80s acid house, Alex stresses that he isn't interested in "the white-gloves-and-whistles sort of acid house, but the more spatial stuff, inspired by artists like Plastikman and Basic Channel."

As Allmont further explained, the original idea was far more complex, involving intricate random number generators and percussions powered by Lego mechanisms playing real-life drums. Check out the clip below for some Lego tunes.

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