On Thursday May 28th, Dubspot introduced the Sound Arcade, an interactive music exhibit to New York’s technology community at the annual Geek Street Fair hosted by Google. The fair showcases interactive and innovative activities, fun experiments, and opportunities from Google and its community partners to inspire tech entrepreneurs of tomorrow in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Geek Street Fair | Hosted by Google
On Thursday, May 28th New York’s Meatpacking District, a destination known for cutting edge fashion, design, food, and culture welcomed tech titan Google to host the second annual Geek Street Fair. Local businesses, educational institutions, and the city’s technology community came together to inspire New Yorkers of all ages to take an interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The Geek Street Fair showcases dozens of interactive and innovative activities, fun experiments, and opportunities for tech entrepreneurs of the future.
Hands on Collaborative Music Making and Audio Experience
This year at Google’s New York Geek Street Fair Dubspot showcased the all-new Sound Arcade. Developed by Dubspot Labs Director Adriano Clemente and assisted by former student Matt Heffernan, the Sound Arcade brings an interactive electronic music multi-instrument station to your fingertips. Guests of all ages and skill levels enjoy a creative and hands-on experience with music, technology, and education. The Sound Arcade’s design includes six Akai APC40 controller instruments connected to Ableton Live software to create a flexible environment for creating, performing, and producing music as a group. Each APC40 controller is mapped to a different instrument and various sound effects allowing individual control of drums, keys, guitar, bass, percussion, and vocals. The Sound Arcade brings back the traditional communal band experience with a new twist using synthesizers and programmed drums while retaining the spontaneous experience of creating music with others.
Upcoming Event | Sound Arcade @ SummerStage Festival 2015
Date/Time: June 7 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Red Hook Park | Bay Street between Henry Street and Clinton Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
How Did the Idea for the Sound Arcade Art Table Come About?
The idea came about through repurposing the Akai APC40′s that had previously been used in the classrooms but were replaced by Ableton’s PUSH controller. The APC40′s had provided thousands of our students with a viable way to harness their spontaneous creative ideas, and we wanted to expose others to this great tool. We were also searching for a more collaborative method of performing electronic music and exploring musical ideas as an interactive group. ~ Kelly Webb, Dubspot Director of Student Affairs
Experience The Sound Arcade at Your Next Event
The Sound Arcade is more than an exhibit; it’s a creative expression of interactivity and discovery of musical possibilities. Hands-on engagement brings an interactive music experience that sets the stage for all ages to improvise with musical ideas. The Sound Arcade’s versatile design can be customized with sounds/music that is most relevant to the brand and or message making it a fun and adaptable addition to any event.
For more information on bringing the Sound Arcade to your next event, contact our curated group of artists who develop and tour these collaborative musical instruments for events at 1.877.DUBSPOT
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