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Percussive Stenography

Drum Circle Over The Internet
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The idea is simple: the keys on your computer keyboard trigger percussion notes. The number pad should provide ample space for several audio samples. Log in to the server and find a drum circle that's already grooving, or start your own.

A possible snag: lag-time. But maybe not--xbox live works....

I think I'd just log into a large drum circle whilst browsing the web and jump in from time to time whenever I was really feeling it.

ShaneSezWhat, Jan 14 2010

Telematic Drum Circle http://www.telematicdrumcircle.net/
Someone rigged up robots to play actual drums over the internet! Wow... [ShaneSezWhat, Jan 14 2010]

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       Modulating the drumbeats with another signal containing a secret message would give you Percussive Steganographic Stenography.
hippo, Jan 14 2010
  

       What if the content of the secret messages related to certain kinds of heavy plant-eating dinosaur with bony plates down its spine?
Ian Tindale, Jan 14 2010
  

       ...or was related to the study of the activities of a certain Rubbish-Tip based Neanderthal?
zen_tom, Jan 14 2010
  

       ...and an infamous gull-winged WW2 German dive-bomber
coprocephalous, Jan 14 2010
  

       My suspicions confirmed: more geeks than musicians on halfbakery....
ShaneSezWhat, Jan 14 2010
  

       //more geeks than musicians on halfbakery....//   

       I wouldn't be so sure about that.   

       (I failed the hautbois once.Since then I've been having a problem with my tympanic membrane.)   

       I believe that the cure coding to be (GED/J d-- s:++>: a-- C++(++++) ULU++ P+ L++ E--y-- W+(-) N+++ o+ K+++= w---..)
skinflaps, Jan 14 2010
  

       All those who consider themselves a geek, raise thy hand. Those who think they are musicians, raise the other. Now quick, someone count ;-)
blissmiss, Jan 14 2010
  

       + Halloween, some years ago, we had 300 people walk out of the club while we were playing (we were kicked off stage after about 15 minutes) after following some techno. However, one of the people in the audience was a member of The Clean, an old New Zealand indie band, and he grabbed the drummer after the show and told him that he thought we were excellent and had a lot of potential. He didn't recognize us individually from the stage and said that the only problem was that we needed a new drummer.
leinypoo13, Jan 14 2010
  
      
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