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Really into all things expensive...audio, acoustic music, Bluegrass and Photography.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Shock-Ra-Nome

I have been thinking about designing a DSP metronome that using hard-coded AI, an onboard mic and a instrument pickup, extracts a normalized band beat, and when the player gets off tempo, the metronome shocks the offending musician. I am thinking both 110 and 220 volt models, maybe something custom for Banjo players (440 VAC three phase). I bet it will fix timing issues in a hurry.


  • At May 16, 2012 at 11:25 AM , Blogger Ryan Miller said...

    This is pure genius. One consideration is that you have a backup power source. A couple of hits with the 440 might have circuit breakers popping. You'll have the PA go quiet with a banjo player flopping on the stage while the audience wonders "what happened?" Think about it.

  • At May 16, 2012 at 11:39 AM , Blogger Rick's Bloggings said...

    Maybe it is a good idea to have a backup banjo player ready for after an event occurs....


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