Making A Mini Music Rig For A Puppet

US Lo-fi and hi-tech solutions combine      13/10/22

Barnaby Dixon is an incredibly talented puppeteer, and a very fine singer - so it makes sense that his creations occasionally break into song. In this video, he explains how he created an instrument for his latest puppet to play while he sings and controls it - using a combination of low-fi and hi-tech solutions. His Yamaha chord machine is the main unit behind the sound generation, but pressing the keys became a problem for his miniature models.

He uses a Le Strum from Jason Hotchkiss aka SixtyFourPixels to trigger the notes via MIDI, using some ingenious button pushing, and home made housing - so his puppets can sing once again! if you want more songs, and more Le Strums - here is his unique Dabchick puppet performing a familiar David Bowie number:

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