Turntable-Controlled Vibrating Chaise Longue

Tokyo-based DJ Daito Manabe has devised a unique use for a turntable: he hooked it up to a multiple-PowerBook rig so you can scratch 34 tracks of sound or sit back in a vibrating chaise longue. I asked Daito how this works, and responded in an email that reads a bit like a poetic riddle: Chair for the silence consists of two elements. The first one is a chair that can provide 32 vibrations, the second is music of 34 tracks for touch and hearing. People can experience this by sitting in the chair and dropping the phonograph needle. We …

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David Ellis’ Turntable Trunks and Other Digital Deck Art

CDM’s report on spinning tech continues . . . New York David Ellis doesn’t treat turntables the way some of us do. His turntables get wired to custom electronics, installed in tree trunks, and shown in galleries: Opening at Feigan Contemporary [Single-eYe-twiligghT; scroll down] All of this is possible through the magic of Ms. Pinky, a special vinyl record / software combination that lets you control computer software using conventional turntables. (See our previous report.) Unlike mainstream DJ solutions like Stanton’s Final Scratch, this one is cheap ($100 for four discs) and comes with a Max/MSP object so you can …

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