instruments

Objectively Correct Lists

The 69 Worst Instruments of All Time

Finally, a definitive ranking of the most awful sound-makers.
Noisey Staff
7.12.18
Art

An Instrument Translates Landscape Paintings Into Music

Art can now serenade you with a melody.
Bogar Alonso
7.4.16
Music

Help Make the 3D-Printed Violin of the Future a Reality

Laurent Bernedac wanted to produce new sounds with his electric violin—say hello to the 3Dvarius.
Eva Recinos
6.15.16
Music

Score an Entire Film on This Tiny Little Music Box

Oslo-based new instrument designer Koka Nikoladze has created another boutique sound device.
DJ Pangburn
6.8.16
Design

All Hail Colin Furze's Flamethrower Guitar

Colin Furze has everything you need to start your own Rammstein cover band.
Beckett Mufson
5.24.16
Music

Tiny, Touch-Sensitive Tool Turns any Object into an Instrument

Ototo, the pocket synth-station, makes bikes and balloons into beats.
The Creators Project
5.8.16
Design

Make Your Messy Room into Music with Musi

Finally, a machine that lets you turn your desk clutter into the sound.
Alyssa Buffenstein
4.1.16
Music

A Recycled Plastic Organ Creates an Eerie Sonic Playground

A new musical installation in Stockholm makes the audience challenge their own preconceptions of the use of plastic.
Anna Marks
3.15.16
Music

An Interactive Sculpture Produces Music from Light

'RHO' is a study of the density of forms and acoustic resonance.
Luis Carreño
3.4.16
Art

Building a Handgun Music Box Is a Crapshoot

But Tadas Maksimovas' 10-pistol instrument is a blast.
DJ Pangburn
12.17.15
Design

Introducing: The Ping Pong-Powered Drum Machine

Design students add a lil bounce to a reimagined instrument.
Annie Armstrong
7.20.15
Music

A Physicist Is Crafting MIDI Controllers Out of Paper

Using conductive ink and capacitive touch, singer Cornelia and scientist Kate Stone can effectively turn any surface into a MIDI controller.
Kevin Holmes
6.15.15
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