Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Pixelmusic 3000

The Pixelmusic 3000
Tarikh Korula | Make Vol. 14- 2008 | Pdf | 10 pgs | 4 mb

Re-create a mid-1970s video trip by plugging this box into
any TV and audio source. Beneath the fake wood paneling,
a Propeller microcontroller simulates Atari's classic music

In 1976, Atari introduced Atari Video Music, a plugged-in
music visualizer designed by Pong creator Bob Brown that
bridged the yawning gap between consumers' stereos and
their TV sets. The quirky, psychedelic pixelation device never
caught on, but watching it in action today (search YouTube),
one is taken back to another time, long before iTunes and
Winamp visualizers. It was a time when vinyl, denim, Foghat,
mood rings, limited color palettes, and RadioShack's
business model all somehow made sense.

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