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From Modular Music Stands to Musical Smart Rings

 - Jan 25, 2018
Music is something almost everyone can enjoy and with so much emerging tech, it only makes sense that it would work its way into this auditory art form. There is something to say about classics and simplistic design, but it's hard to ignore the impact of technology on music. Starting from basic amplifiers to what is possible now may seem daunting, but embracing technology is art is the first step to embracing it in everyday life.

Featured on this list is a musical smart ring that is built to enhance music through technology. The ring allows keyboard players to control pitch, vibrato and other effects with a simple hand gestures. These commands feature full customization through companion software and can easily add musical flair with very little effort.

Also on this list is a beautiful indie game built around singing. With so many videogames opting for violent resolution, it can be quite refreshing to see something that uses music as a solution to problems. The games mechanics have the player control octaves with each eliciting a different response. While not a direct musical innovation, games and other media like this look to elevate the craft and may even inspire future musicians.