Sunday, April 15, 2012

Super mashup: the BMX DJ

This is what happens when you mix two very cool cultures together, and its called the Turntable Rider. The BMX bike features a fader box that is attached to the handlebars, a jog wheel stick attached to the bike’s tire valve and two handbrake sound pads. These controls communicate wirelessly via Bluetooth to a computer running DJ software Traktor to modify the tracks.
The system was developed in a collaboration between professional BMX rider Kotaro Tanaka, DJ Baku and interactive artist Toshiyuki Sugai. According to the team, the aim was to create a system that “mixes well with street culture and is fun to play.” Looks very cool.

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