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Social Music Table

I saw this 'Dub Table' interactive music mixing table in a tent at a recent music festival. I was happily amazed at non-techy people getting involved in what is normally the geeky domain of music re-mixing. A crowd of young and old, male and female, were reaching in, adding new sounds, changing volumes, EQ and other effects in a real-time Dub mix. I've never seen technology that has enthralled, and actually engaged an audience like this before. Expect a 'Rock Band' version before long.

Unfortunately I can't find a direct link the creator of the Dubtable (help?), but you can read more about the technology behind (or rather, under) the table on Create Digital Music.

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Reader Comments (3)

Very cool. These little building blocks remind me of the "Siftables" music sequencer:

March 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrederik

Thanks Frederik. Yeah — very different technology but the same kind of tactile approach to performance!

March 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKeith Lang


It's James Nichols here, creator of the dubtable. Thanks for the post! I just recently stumbled upon it.

I actually don't use the technology in that CDM post, I use a different library. Details and my e-mail address are on www.dubtable.net.


June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjames
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