With a clever title and an even more clever sound, the SlayStation is the latest favorite musical instrument of gamers globally. It isn’t really a video game; it isn’t really a musical instrument. It’s a little bit of both.
Designer Mike Toillion has been working on the Visual Music Project for about the past year, pretty much all of 2010. What he has done is record small bits of video gaming sounds, very specific bits, to serve as notes for a musical instrument. The best part is that the gaming clip can also be played as the sound is being reproduced, making it a gaming audio/visual experience.
Some of the games he has borrowed music/notes/noises from include Mike Tyson’s Punch Out, and Tiger Woods Golf. He has pieced together sounds from specific gaming platforms or consoles, offered them clever titles (such as the BeatBox 360 for the Xbox, the Beatendo, and the SlayStation) and strung them together into catch ensembles. Check out the Super Nintendo collection or read more about this fun project here. Watch video here.