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Introducing the Toa Mata Band


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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Mar 12 2013 - 05:44 PM

What happens when you combine some classic (gear-containing) Bionicle sets, an Arduino, a MIDI synthesizer, and some instruments? One of the most unique musical ensembles I've ever seen, that's for sure. Engadget reports that Guiseppe Acito, an Italian sound designer and producer, has combined all these things to create the Toa Mata Band, a new project featuring Tahu, Gali, Lewa, and Takanuva playing drum pads, xylophones, synthesizers, and more. You can check out his blog (in Italian) here for additional pictures and details. It's good to see we're not the only ones still playing with our Bionicle sets!View the full article
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#2 Offline Captain Caboose

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Posted Mar 12 2013 - 07:21 PM

I'm so going to use this song in one of my trilogy movies. I love the sound of the bass and of the xylophone. This is truly original.


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Posted Mar 12 2013 - 07:25 PM

Wow thats amazing :)


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Posted Mar 12 2013 - 08:26 PM

Was I the only one who found it hilarious?

 

Something about the way they're primitively bashing the instruments totally got me.


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Posted Mar 12 2013 - 09:28 PM

Bionicle + Percussion = Double Amazingness. 


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Posted Mar 12 2013 - 09:36 PM

Wow that was quite nice.
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Posted Mar 12 2013 - 09:37 PM

Man I really need to get up to speed on Arduino code.  


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Posted Mar 13 2013 - 04:17 AM

These inventions never cease to impress me!


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Posted Mar 13 2013 - 10:10 AM

Now this must be the BIONICLE Album thing from around a decade ago.


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Posted Mar 13 2013 - 10:22 AM

Totally reminds me of that party in Le-Koro in MNOG. Love the rythm.
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Posted Mar 13 2013 - 10:35 AM

So, this is pretty much the best thing ever. I love how much crazy stuff people do with Arduinos.
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Posted Mar 13 2013 - 01:06 PM

[color=#990000;]Ha, nice. :D I guess this is how those Powerpack songs were made. :P[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]
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Posted Mar 13 2013 - 02:41 PM

[color=#990000;]Ha, nice. :D I guess this is how those Powerpack songs were made. :P[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]

Well duh, we know who made that music.


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Posted Mar 13 2013 - 04:12 PM

Was I the only one who found it hilarious? Something about the way they're primitively bashing the instruments totally got me.

Well, no. I showed this to my brother and he didn't stop laughing the whole time.

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#15 Offline TheSkeletonMan939

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Posted Mar 13 2013 - 04:41 PM

Nothing is more hypocritical than BZP linking to a page with a video. :P

 

Very smart work, and it really shows that he put a lot of time into this. You really can do anything with Legos.


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Posted Mar 13 2013 - 06:57 PM

Also featuring Takanuva.


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Posted Mar 14 2013 - 10:25 AM

Really great. The idea is simple, as well as their way of playing instruments, but the effect is strong.

 

Oh, and you should change his name: "Giuseppe", not "Guiseppe". "Guiseppe" doesn't make any sense. :P


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Posted Mar 14 2013 - 12:07 PM

Very intriguing.  I'm waiting for their album to come out.


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