This Drum Machine Uses Magnets To Make Loops And Beats
If you’ve ever wondered what your MIDI sketches and beat sequences might look like in meatspace, now’s your chance to find out. XOXX Composer is a new drum machine that makes a kinetic sculpture from sampling, looping and sequencing.
It features an Arduino computer connected to a plywood body with a set of eight rotating discs that each have 16 indents that can be filled with a small ball to trigger different sounds. According to the creator, “the result is a mechanical take on patterned sound.” Sounds pretty cool to us. Watch a video of the device in action above.
For more tactile real-world sequencing, check out this post on how Graham Dunning transforms turntables into techno drum machines.