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DRUMØ1 Is An AI-Powered Drum Machine
It generates digital rhythms based on simple user inputs while providing control over individual creativity.
Brains powered with Drums-RNN by Google Magenta
DRUMØ1 works in conjunction with a simple one-Line Pixel Interface.
There are 9 channels, each channel is associated with a primary drum instrument. Users may choose a channel to input a custom beat into.
Generate Beat Sequence Based On Custom User Input
Generate Full Sequence With A Single Tap
Tempo and Temperature
(Temperature: Predictability of the generated beat sequence)
Sheet Metal Housing
Input & Clear Buttons
Linear Potentiometer Base
Instrument Button Caps
MX Cherry Buttons
How Did We Arrive At The Design?
Work-Like & Look-Like Model
Central wheel design for micro adjustments of Tempo with user input through capacitive touch sensing. Testing Button locations and rotary encoder design.
Users liked the button arrangements and their mechanical feedback. However, they also reflected a lack of control and connection between the screen and the action as well as the sound.
What Do DJs Think?
I hate this, it will take my job
Jk, they all said it is cool and we had a fun time trying to jam with it.
There are still problems
But we believe that more tech like this will in future bring greater freedoms of self-expression.
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