iPhone drum machine isn’t synthesized

There was a time when a drummer would grab some sticks and lay out a groove using the items around him as instruments. [Lsa Wilson] would rather not work quite that hard and has chosen to do the same thing by tapping on an iPhone screen. As you can see in the clip after the break, many of the items in the room around him have been fitted with solenoids. Each is connected to an Arduino which is then controlled by Open Sound Control and interfaced with the iPhone via TouchOSC. We love the sounds being created and can’t help being reminded of the Multixylophoniomnibus.


  1. Jordan says:

    The Multixylophoniomnibus link is dead. Perhaps a misspelling?

  2. Jordan says:

    Sorry, not a misspelling. It simply doesn’t have it’s own site yet….


  3. Mike Szczys says:

    @Jordan: Nope, you were right. That was a bad link.
    Thanks for pointing it out. Fixed.

  4. Freax says:

    For a moment I hoped they would be hitting iPhones with drumsticks…

  5. fartface says:

    Touch OSC has been around forever. I control DJ gear with it.

    Cant believe people are only now “discovering” it.

  6. Troll_Dragon says:


  7. A chrome advertisement instead of a video? Do I smell one of those new non-compatible HTML “standards” like HTML5? Great. I know one video I’m not watching today.

  8. Oh apparently that IS just an ad, and not a video. Now I’m a paranoid HTML5 bigot. >.<

    Anyway, this is really cool. I guess I'm just sad that there's no video now.

  9. Aha! Laziness conquered and videos found. Success! This is crazy awesome.

  10. zool says:

    why’s that guy in some abandoned attic

  11. Jordan says:

    I have a feeling it’s his attic

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