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Electric didgeridoo Answered

Bored with traditional digeridoos, Kyle Evans made this electronically modified, Bluetooth PVC didgeridoo. The Bluetooth allows him to not be tethered to a computer and the controls on the sides allow him to modify the sounds in the middle of a performance. It takes a lot of breath to power the 4.5 foot didgeridoo, but with a feedback feature he can keep the sound going and catch a breath, which is a little easier than the typical circular breathing.

This took 3 months for him to build at a cost of $300. You can hear a sample of it in action here.

You Built What?! The Electronic Didgeridoo

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booeyb

8 years ago

I love it and would like to mess around with one. . .but, I must tell you a good didge player creates very similar sounds. . .and some of the magic of the didgeriddo is that it makes sounds usually associated with modern electric techno devices and yet, it's just a stick connected to the human body. . .

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stringstretcher

8 years ago

Nice! I have experimented with this kind of thing, although my approach was much simpler than yours. Please have a look at www.oddmusic.com  you will find hundreds of like-minded musicians who will appreciate you and your creations.

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onebadvette

8 years ago

I dig the didj.  The star wars comment was the first thing I thought too.  Want to really trip your brain?  Listen to this with media player and then fullscreen the visualizations.  Some nice geometric shapes that would make me stare at it for hours on a loop if I were in an altered state of mind.  Got any more tracks?

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Zachariasmith

8 years ago

Wow! I really love that sound. This could be amazing for movie or game soundtracks. You could basically make a one man atmospheric soundtrack.

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thepelton

8 years ago

That's funny!  I like it.

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econtrerasd

8 years ago

OK tu put it mildly, You're a genius.. I can see (in my head) movies that use it for atmospheric sound..

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Koosie

8 years ago

Wow, it really is the missing link between noise and music!  :-)

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fozzy13

8 years ago

Cool, really creepy sound.  Slipknot should get a hold of this

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Spint

8 years ago

Very different sound, but I like it a lot. Great job Kyle!

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crapflinger

8 years ago

it looks like some kind of star wars weapon.....and i want it.

i've never been able to get the cyclical breathing down, but i can make most of the common didj sounds in short bursts. the feedback/sustain would really help with that

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argus_simon

8 years ago

nice didj project... and what about the modular setup behind you? is that your Emu synth?!

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corrysoccer16

8 years ago

Very cool project a little creepy but good job.  I saw this in my pop sci.  Are there any uses for an electronic didgeridoo currently?

 

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NachoMahma

8 years ago

.  At times it sounds a lot like Pink Floyd and other psychedelic rock bands of the '60s and '70s.
.  I'd like to hear what it sounds like without all the electronics.