What if you could talk into a cup, close the lid, shake it up and hear the result? Masters Students Tom Jenkins and Mark Hauenstein, from The Royal College of Art, took this concept and made it a reality with the Audio Shaker.
The Audio Shaker
The Audio Shaker captures any sound directed into the device and modifies the pitch, order, and rate of sound depending on how fast you shake it. Depending on how forcefully it is shaken, the Audio Shaker will produce several different noises, using the initial sound as a base to create new sounds. You can even add additional sounds after the first, then shake them up to mix them again.
“How do we imagine sound to be physically? What if it could be captured, shaken up and poured out again?” ~Tom Jenkins
When you are done mixing your sound cocktail, open the lid and pour it out. The result is like something you would see in a futuristic cartoon. For example, the phrase “Shaken, not stirred” might come out as “stirred shaken not”.
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