Introducing The 1-Bit Symphony

The 1-Bit Symphony is not a recorded album in a traditional sense, it instead adapts to create the music right in front of you; essentially a live show in a music case.

Tristan Perich has composed an electronic composition in five movements on a single microchip. A complete electronic circuit plays the music through a headphone jack mounted on the side of the case itself. The whole thing is programmed by the artist and assembled by hand.

1-Bit Symphony works by utilizing on and off electrical pulses, which are then synthesized by an assembly code and routed from microchip to speaker (or in this case, a headphone jack). All of this is done right in front of you, and while no band is seen playing before you the music is definitely being created right there making this a technically “live” ordeal.

Going on sale August 24, 2010, you can pre-order it here.

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#1
Some guy
June 27th, 2010 at 12:47 am

>utilizing on and off electrical pulses
digital
>synthesized by an assembly code and routed from microchip to speaker
any audio codec on a chip
>the music is definitely being created right there making this a technically “live” ordeal.
apparently all mp3 players are now “live.”

Other than having an aesthetically pleasing design, this is a musical greeting card with artistic mantra wrapped around it.

 
 
#2
Chris
September 18th, 2010 at 8:16 am

Except that greeting cards don’t typically have originally composed music that could stand on it own.

 
 
#3
Frostbite
March 17th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Some guy, you’re a douche. This isn’t about any of that, it’s so much more than that garbage you listed. No use explaining it to you though. Glad I bought one of these, something I’ll always keep.

 

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