Felix’s Machines

Ok, we know you’re going to get mad, there’s virtually no information on the technical side. But the music was so pleasant, and that’s rare.  There’s an interview with Felix, the creator, where he discusses his goals and ideas behind the project. We prefer just to sit and watch though. If you want to make something similar, there were some technical details on a mechanical drum recently.

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  1. GaryC says:

    That’s awesome, the LEDs really make it stand out and add some visual to the show :)

  2. abeck99 says:

    I really like the use of servo sounds in the instrumentation. The music is beautiful.

  3. eil says:

    This is exactly the kind of thing that I’ve wanted to build for years.

  4. ak77 says:


  5. daryl says:

    A for performance value. I love the tones and as garyc said, the visual effect of the LEDs are great. Well done. Now, if he could just do a writeup on the wiring/control system.

  6. will d. says:

    excellent. however this needs to be mic’ed better, and he should have used a really soft light to record this. it’s really hard to make out some of the stuff in there with all the hard shadows.

  7. cynic says:

    That’s beautiful. I can’t be angry, and I can’t live up to my name.
    I’m glad you pointed out the interview though, I’d never have found it if you just linked to their homepage.

  8. CNN says:

    I would love an mp3 of this.

  9. Drpotato says:

    The music is from age of empires 1, back when the 1st track contained the software and the rest of the tracks held the music.

  10. rubiconpolitics says:

    This reminds of something a perfect circle or maybe tool would use as the intro to one of their songs.

  11. underdog5004 says:

    Kind of seems like something biosphere would make…

  12. Anonymous Coward says:

    I certainly hope no one claims this isn’t a hack, though I do yearn for details… Also, “early stages of development” my ass, it seems pretty functional to me.

  13. Louis II says:

    wow… seriously awesome.

  14. NFN_NLN says:

    Ages of Empire sound track 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwQuP-Pzq_M

    – NFN NLN

  15. Bill says:

    This is awesome! The music kind of reminds me of bucketheads music.

  16. MrRandomPerson says:

    kind of like a real life version of animusic

  17. Felix says:

    A 7 track EP is about to be released, along with a brand new video shot with the same motion control cameras used on Planet earth! please subscribe to the recently added mailing list on http://www.felixsmachines.com for the latest info. Many thanks, Felix

    P.S. NFN_NLN loved that you made that connection, I used to play that game!

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