The Player Piano with Drums and Gunshots: An Oddity of the Silent Film Era [Videos] - Create Digital Music
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FOXHUNT - Octant - Mount Pressmore @ The Mohawk | Facebook

No joke. April 1st. 

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Experimental Lutheir, a set on Flickr.Prepared Guitar and String Instrument Workshop at The Contemporary Art Museum of Houston, 02/08/14. We made bridges, bows, contact mics, rattles, and mutes while experimenting with magnetic pickups.
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Experimental Lutheir, a set on Flickr.

Prepared Guitar and String Instrument Workshop at The Contemporary Art Museum of Houston, 02/08/14. We made bridges, bows, contact mics, rattles, and mutes while experimenting with magnetic pickups.
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Skill Set: Modifying Stringed Instruments for Musical Experimentation with Matthew Steinke | Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

I am very exited to teach this workshop! Come check it out if your in Houston.

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Mechanical zither plucking jack prototype 3. I think this may be one. It uses less force and it can be actuated with cables to isolate the pickups from the solenoids in order to reduce electrical noise.

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Mechanical zither plucking jack prototype number 2. This one moves in a fully linear motion so it uses less space and needs less force from the solenoid.

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This is the prototype for a plucking mechanism in a new mechanical zither. It functions like a harpsichord jack swinging and plucking in one direction and then resetting itself with a spring. There will be one of these on each string and a dampening mechanism if the budget allows. I’m shooting for at least 20 strings total.

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Octant gear in a limo for the Gopro shoot- SXSW 2013

Octant gear in a limo for the Gopro shoot- SXSW 2013

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Not just for looks…it makes mixes sound so much better!

Not just for looks…it makes mixes sound so much better!

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Just completed this siamese lap-steel-keyboard. Come out Sunday, October 20th to the Spiderhouse Ballroom and watch me play it!

Just completed this siamese lap-steel-keyboard. Come out Sunday, October 20th to the Spiderhouse Ballroom and watch me play it!

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I was trying to get my guitar to sound more like a trombone. This did the trick.

I was trying to get my guitar to sound more like a trombone. This did the trick.

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SXSW 2013

SXSW 2013

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Sorry it took so long to upload the final product. I have been learning to play this thing for the past few months. I’ll try to make an illustrated diagram of all its superpowers someday when I have a second. 

Sorry it took so long to upload the final product. I have been learning to play this thing for the past few months. I’ll try to make an illustrated diagram of all its superpowers someday when I have a second. 

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Top electronics complete. The bottom pick guard will hold the fancy electromagnetic output circuits - a built in electronic bowing system on the outermost strings.

Top electronics complete. The bottom pick guard will hold the fancy electromagnetic output circuits - a built in electronic bowing system on the outermost strings.

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