Soundmachines – Electronic mixing based on optical patterns
Soundmachines,’ created by berlin-based studio the Product for Volkswagen, translates the process of DJ-ing electronic music into a physical device, using optical recognition towards the live mixing of sound via cut-out and colored discs. Three units, which look like retro record players, translate concentric visual patterns into control signals for processing in any music software. Each disc holds three tracks and can be synced to a sequencer. It’s a facinating combination of beautiful design and some serious vibes.