Multitouch Interactive Display Produces Music


While most multitouch displays designed to produce sound use a visual mode of interaction, the multitouch interactive Akustisch produces music with not much visual feedback. A new multitouch interface for production, control and manipulation of digital sound, the Akustisch is like a digital music instrument based on a touch interface. Developed by Balz Rittmeyer as a bachelor degree project at the University of Art and Design Zurich, the Akustisch hints to the future of musical instruments.


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Musicians Use Both Sides of Their Brains

Musicians Use Both Sides of Their Brains 

Supporting what many of us who are not musically talented have often felt, new research reveals that trained musicians really do think differently than the rest of us. Vanderbilt University psychologists have found that professionally trained musicians more effectively use a creative technique called divergent thinking, and also use both the left and the right sides of their frontal cortex more heavily than the average person.

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