dadamachine automat toolkit

Dadamachine Drumkit Makes Music Robots Accessible to Everyone

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

We have highlighted several technologically talented musicians from Germany on this site, and while the setups to make robotic music can seem out of reach for our musically talented readers, a new startup out of Berlin is hoping to take some of the guesswork out of it with the Dadamachine Automat Toolkit.

The plug and play MIDI-controller and accessories kit launched on Kickstarter with a €20,000 goal, and within an impressive 24-hours, the project reached the funding it needs to make building music machines that use the real world as an instrument available to everyone.

Dadamachine claims that the Automat controller requires no coding or soldering skills, which is a huge selling point, but someone will need a good amount of creativity to get the full potential out of the machine. There are also a variety of packages to choose from, ranging from the bare bones circuit board at €129 ($140) to a decked out setup of controllers, adapters and elements for €649 ($707). Early bird price discounts are still available via the projects Kickstarter page.

This project once again shows Germany is a powerhouse of talent pushing the music scene forward.

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Sources: Dadamachine

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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