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Ball Bearing Drum Sequencer
January 15, 2008, 1:17 pm
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Found on Kanye’s blog.

He writes:

“This design for a drum sequencer interface by student Peter Bennett is super sleek & innovative. Click HERE for more pics & info…

It’s simple too: each drum effect has a track on BeatBearing’s plastic screen, and by dropping a ball bearing into a hole you activate that track’s effect as a scanning light beam encounters it. When you watch a video of it in action, moving the bearings around in real time is like a kind of weird drum ballet:

BeatBearing currently only has 4 tracks, so highly complex sequences aren’t really possible. Wonder what would happen, flying-ball-bearingly-speaking if you really turned the speed up….”

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BeatBearing currently only has 4 tracks, so highly complex sequences aren’t really possible. But we do wonder what would happen, flying-ball-bearingly-speaking if you really turned the speed up. I’m sure you could get software that does exactly the same thing with more than 4 tracks. But I love the pure analog/hand’s on feel of it.

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