A Violin Made Of Lasers [Video]

A Violin Made Of Lasers [Video]
Design

Dylan Menzies uses synthesis software and optical sensors to replicate the sound of a bow moving across the strings.

Emma Hutchings
  • 28 march 2013

Technology lecturer Dylan Menzies doesn’t play the violin in the traditional sense, instead he uses software and lasers to translate the positioning, speed, and motion of a traditional wooden bow into music. His optical sensor-driven O-Bow is encased in copper with a groove for the bow. Wired reports on his solution for replicating the sound of a violin but making something easier to play:

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