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Sound Designer Develops 3D Printed Modular Synthesizer: All Open Source, Open Hardware

Sound Designer Develops 3D Printed Modular Synthesizer: All Open Source, Open Hardware

Musician and sound designer José Luis González Castro has a lot of experience with video game sound effects and creation, which paved the way for his current project. Castro is working to develop an 8-bit, reprogrammable modular synthesizer, which he dubbed the miniMO, that’s almost entirely 3D printed. Every piece of the synthesizer, even the breadboard, was […]

Musician and sound designer José Luis González Castro has a lot of experience with video game sound effects and creation, which paved the way for his current project. Castro is working to develop an 8-bit, reprogrammable modular synthesizer, which he dubbed the...
Swedish Singer-Songwriter Writes a Pop Song About a 3D Printed Tumor Model - and It's Really Good!

Swedish Singer-Songwriter Writes a Pop Song About a 3D Printed Tumor Model - and It's Really Good!

Most of the time, when we write about 3D printed medical models here at 3DPrint.com, we talk about how they can help surgeons plan out complex surgeries ahead of time, as well as being a tool for educating both the patient and medical students. Today, I’m also talking about a 3D printed medical model, and […]

Most of the time, when we write about 3D printed medical models here at 3DPrint.com, we talk about how they can help surgeons plan out complex surgeries ahead of time, as well as being a tool for educating both the patient and medical students. Today, I’m also...
Artist Melissa Ng Creates 3D Printed Mana Potion Pendant to Raise Money and Send Good Vibes

Artist Melissa Ng Creates 3D Printed Mana Potion Pendant to Raise Money and Send Good Vibes

By now, you should be fairly familiar with the name Melissa Ng, especially if you’re into cosplay and other 3D printed creative works of art. If you’re not, I highly suggest you check out what she’s been up to. The self-taught 3D artist and designer is making a big name for herself, especially since designing […]

By now, you should be fairly familiar with the name Melissa Ng, especially if you’re into cosplay and other 3D printed creative works of art. If you’re not, I highly suggest you check out what she’s been up to. The self-taught 3D artist and designer...
Fender Reaches Out to the General Consumer Market with 3D Printed Inner Ear Monitor Headphones

Fender Reaches Out to the General Consumer Market with 3D Printed Inner Ear Monitor Headphones

In 1965, Bob Dylan dismayed fans at the Newport Folk Festival by doing something decidedly un-folksy – pulling out an electric guitar and rocking. His fans, expecting one of the acoustic performances on which Dylan had build his reputation, booed and hollered in protest. While there’s some debate over whether the fans actually booed him for “going […]

In 1965, Bob Dylan dismayed fans at the Newport Folk Festival by doing something decidedly un-folksy – pulling out an electric guitar and rocking. His fans, expecting one of the acoustic performances on which Dylan had build his reputation, booed and hollered in...
MakerBot 3D Prints the Artwork from Baauer's New Album, "Aa"

MakerBot 3D Prints the Artwork from Baauer's New Album, "Aa"

After creating one of the largest viral phenomenons on YouTube with his 2013 hit “Harlem Shake,” the Brooklyn-based producer Baauer has returned to the electronic music scene with his first-ever full-length album, Aa. In order to celebrate the recent release of Aa, the trap musician hosted a listening party in New York City on March […]

After creating one of the largest viral phenomenons on YouTube with his 2013 hit “Harlem Shake,” the Brooklyn-based producer Baauer has returned to the electronic music scene with his first-ever full-length album, Aa. In order to celebrate the recent release of Aa,...
Behind Lady Gaga at the Grammys -- A Few Questions For: 3D Systems

Behind Lady Gaga at the Grammys -- A Few Questions For: 3D Systems

The glitz! The glamour! The Grammys! The Gaga! Following this past Monday’s incredible Grammy Awards, a few performances have stuck in everyone’s minds–and Lady Gaga‘s tribute to the late David Bowie (still a hard phrase to type) certainly is chief among these. We took a look just a few days ago at the incredible performance, as […]

The glitz! The glamour! The Grammys! The Gaga! Following this past Monday’s incredible Grammy Awards, a few performances have stuck in everyone’s minds–and Lady Gaga‘s tribute to the late David Bowie (still a hard phrase to type) certainly is...
Lady Gaga and Intel Paid Tribute to David Bowie at the 2016 Grammys with Help from Smart Technology, Robots and 3D Printing

Lady Gaga and Intel Paid Tribute to David Bowie at the 2016 Grammys with Help from Smart Technology, Robots and 3D Printing

If you think about it, there’s really no better person to pay tribute to David Bowie than Lady Gaga. Theatrical, androgynous, and wildly creative, the two have created some of the most outlandish onstage characters in the history of music performance. Lady Gaga has named Bowie as the most influential person on her career; without him, […]

If you think about it, there’s really no better person to pay tribute to David Bowie than Lady Gaga. Theatrical, androgynous, and wildly creative, the two have created some of the most outlandish onstage characters in the history of music performance. Lady Gaga...
Bringing 3D Printing Inspiration from New York to Colombia

Bringing 3D Printing Inspiration from New York to Colombia

Despite declaring that he is not a musician, it would be hard not use the word to describe Javier Muñoz after seeing his 3D printed guitar, ‘El Dorado.’ The seed for the project was planted back in 2015 when Muñoz visited the 3D PrintShow in New York with the aid of a grant from his […]

Despite declaring that he is not a musician, it would be hard not use the word to describe Javier Muñoz after seeing his 3D printed guitar, ‘El Dorado.’ The seed for the project was planted back in 2015 when Muñoz visited the 3D PrintShow in New York with...
Husband and Wife Team Up to Create Hovalin, the Open Source 3D Printed Violin

Husband and Wife Team Up to Create Hovalin, the Open Source 3D Printed Violin

One of the many advantages of inventing something is that you get to name it. Even better if your name and the thing you have created have some sort of phonetic connection – it just seems right then that the creators of an entirely 3D printed violin, Matt and Kaitlyn Hova, combined their name with […]

One of the many advantages of inventing something is that you get to name it. Even better if your name and the thing you have created have some sort of phonetic connection – it just seems right then that the creators of an entirely 3D printed violin, Matt and...
Mixtrument: A 3D Printable 'Mixable' Wind Instrument Designed by a Nuclear Engineer

Mixtrument: A 3D Printable 'Mixable' Wind Instrument Designed by a Nuclear Engineer

While 3D printing has been touted for its tremendous advantage over other manufacturing techniques, when it comes customization, not everyone is utilizing the technology to its fullest potential. Over the past few years, we have seen our fair share of 3D printed musical instruments, many featuring custom designs, and even custom elements for unique sounds. […]

While 3D printing has been touted for its tremendous advantage over other manufacturing techniques, when it comes customization, not everyone is utilizing the technology to its fullest potential. Over the past few years, we have seen our fair share of 3D printed...
This 3D Printer Is Music to Your Ears

This 3D Printer Is Music to Your Ears

No, this isn’t some cheesy metaphor…okay, well maybe it is, but the point remains: 3D printers can be programmed not only to create a range of delightful printed objects, but also to literally make music. Every sound has a note, my vacuum cleaner, for example, emits a low F# when I use it. Having a […]

No, this isn’t some cheesy metaphor…okay, well maybe it is, but the point remains: 3D printers can be programmed not only to create a range of delightful printed objects, but also to literally make music. Every sound has a note, my vacuum cleaner, for...
Ancient Chi Transverse Flute Gets 3D Printed Reincarnation

Ancient Chi Transverse Flute Gets 3D Printed Reincarnation

If you had been living the high life near the Marquis Yi of Zeng in 433 BC, you might have been lucky enough to hear a performance on the Chi (篪), a transverse flute that was most likely used for court and ritual music. Unfortunately, in the more likely event that you weren’t, the instrument declined […]

If you had been living the high life near the Marquis Yi of Zeng in 433 BC, you might have been lucky enough to hear a performance on the Chi (篪), a transverse flute that was most likely used for court and ritual music. Unfortunately, in the more likely event that you...
3D Printed Baroque Recorder is Music to the Maker's Ears

3D Printed Baroque Recorder is Music to the Maker's Ears

A number of makers have turned their attentions to the art of crafting instruments through 3D printing. At first, these instruments were mostly interesting for their novelty. However, as more and more instruments are produced with 3D printing, the understanding of what is possible, and what is practical, is making this method more mainstream. Some instruments lend themselves […]

A number of makers have turned their attentions to the art of crafting instruments through 3D printing. At first, these instruments were mostly interesting for their novelty. However, as more and more instruments are produced with 3D printing, the understanding of...
Tangible Instruments Introduces 3D Printed Arpeggiator

Tangible Instruments Introduces 3D Printed Arpeggiator

Sometimes, the best ideas are those that have time to ripen and develop over time, like a fine wine. Sure the ‘Eureka’ type of vision is flashier and makes better cinema, but not every product is the result of such moments of divine inspiration. In the case of Charlie Lesoine’s arpeggiator, the process from initial interest […]

Sometimes, the best ideas are those that have time to ripen and develop over time, like a fine wine. Sure the ‘Eureka’ type of vision is flashier and makes better cinema, but not every product is the result of such moments of divine inspiration. In the...
3DPrinting a 3Keyboard Shortcut for Winamp

3DPrinting a 3Keyboard Shortcut for Winamp

Winamp (motto: It really whips the llama’s ass!) is a media player that works across a variety of platforms and has been downloaded by millions of users over the years. It is popular because of the wide variety of file types that it can read and for its customizable skinning and visualization options. In addition […]

Winamp (motto: It really whips the llama’s ass!) is a media player that works across a variety of platforms and has been downloaded by millions of users over the years. It is popular because of the wide variety of file types that it can read and for its...
3D Print Your Chanter for More Convenient Bagpipe Practice

3D Print Your Chanter for More Convenient Bagpipe Practice

The Great Highland Bagpipes are not among the world’s easiest to manage instruments. Unlike walking around with a harmonica in your pocket or with a guitar slung over your shoulder, the bagpipes are heavy, require assembly, and tend to splay out like a dying octopus when not handled by an expert. The intimidating nature of […]

The Great Highland Bagpipes are not among the world’s easiest to manage instruments. Unlike walking around with a harmonica in your pocket or with a guitar slung over your shoulder, the bagpipes are heavy, require assembly, and tend to splay out like a dying...
LSD Effects Without LSD? 3D Printed 'MOOD' Glasses Provide Psychedelic Visuals

LSD Effects Without LSD? 3D Printed 'MOOD' Glasses Provide Psychedelic Visuals

If you want all of the visual experience of psychedelic music with none of the nasty side effects of doing heavy drugs, then the MOOD glasses created by Hungarian designer Bence Agoston might be exactly what you are looking for. The glasses were the result of a class project in which each student was assigned […]

If you want all of the visual experience of psychedelic music with none of the nasty side effects of doing heavy drugs, then the MOOD glasses created by Hungarian designer Bence Agoston might be exactly what you are looking for. The glasses were the result of a class...
Tim Trzepacz Rolls Out 3D Printable Modular Synthesizer Controller in Entry for Hackaday Prize

Tim Trzepacz Rolls Out 3D Printable Modular Synthesizer Controller in Entry for Hackaday Prize

Tim Trzepacz is the owner of SoftEgg and a computer games consultant in the Los Angeles area. Though he got his primary education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in electrical engineering, his interests have led him elsewhere as his career progressed. Trzepacz says it’s his fondness for music device designs such as synthesizers and […]

Tim Trzepacz is the owner of SoftEgg and a computer games consultant in the Los Angeles area. Though he got his primary education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in electrical engineering, his interests have led him elsewhere as his career...
3D Printed Puppets Star in Live Action Videos as the Musical Melodyians

3D Printed Puppets Star in Live Action Videos as the Musical Melodyians

When Scott Tooby and J. Sayuri, the fresh-faced duo behind the Musical Melodyians, present their project, a live action puppet show featuring 3D printed creatures in various states of song and dance, you can’t help but want them to succeed. They have spent a great deal of time thinking about, designing, and producing a series […]

When Scott Tooby and J. Sayuri, the fresh-faced duo behind the Musical Melodyians, present their project, a live action puppet show featuring 3D printed creatures in various states of song and dance, you can’t help but want them to succeed. They have spent a...
Students Dream Up 3D Printed Parts for Self-Playing Xylophone

Students Dream Up 3D Printed Parts for Self-Playing Xylophone

Robert Kennedy is often associated with the saying, “Other people see things and say why? But I dream things that never were and say, why not?” That phrase seems particularly applicable to the products of those involved in 3D printing. I don’t think Kennedy could have envisioned it, but a perfect representation of this idea is […]

Robert Kennedy is often associated with the saying, “Other people see things and say why? But I dream things that never were and say, why not?” That phrase seems particularly applicable to the products of those involved in 3D printing. I don’t think Kennedy could have...
Music Composer 3D Prints One-of-a-kind Flutes That Play New Sounds

Music Composer 3D Prints One-of-a-kind Flutes That Play New Sounds

Have you ever stopped and thought about the individual musical notes that make up our favorite songs? What if the keys on the piano didn’t sound exactly like they actually do? What if there was a way to fill in the gaps between individual musical notes, providing us with new sounds which could help us […]

Have you ever stopped and thought about the individual musical notes that make up our favorite songs? What if the keys on the piano didn’t sound exactly like they actually do? What if there was a way to fill in the gaps between individual musical notes,...
3D Printed Wrestling Action Figure to Accompany 'A Tribe Called Red's' Album Release

3D Printed Wrestling Action Figure to Accompany 'A Tribe Called Red's' Album Release

A Tribe Called Red exploded onto the Canadian music scene in 2010 mixing traditional pow wow music with cutting edge electronic music. They released a self titled album in 2012 which was included in the top 10 albums of the year as selected by The Washington Post and subsequently long listed for the Polaris Music […]

A Tribe Called Red exploded onto the Canadian music scene in 2010 mixing traditional pow wow music with cutting edge electronic music. They released a self titled album in 2012 which was included in the top 10 albums of the year as selected by The Washington Post and...
Making Music: Creating a 3D Printed Cello

Making Music: Creating a 3D Printed Cello

I teach an introductory design studio in which students are required to make a plan for teaching themselves something that they have always wanted to learn. Each of the times I have run this autodidact project, there are a surprising number of students who wish they could play the cello. Part of its allure is […]

I teach an introductory design studio in which students are required to make a plan for teaching themselves something that they have always wanted to learn. Each of the times I have run this autodidact project, there are a surprising number of students who wish they...
Introducing the World's First 3D Printed Ultra High-End CD Player

Introducing the World's First 3D Printed Ultra High-End CD Player

Whether you like to listen to your favorite music on an old-school record player, an iPod, or a CD player, typically you would do so on a device that you purchase online or at a retail store. For one group of developers, friends, and inventors at Botz&Us, they simply didn’t want to follow convention. Instead, […]

Whether you like to listen to your favorite music on an old-school record player, an iPod, or a CD player, typically you would do so on a device that you purchase online or at a retail store. For one group of developers, friends, and inventors at Botz&Us, they...
College Student Creates 3D Printed Violin Bows Which Sound Amazing

College Student Creates 3D Printed Violin Bows Which Sound Amazing

Classical musicians may soon be more involved with 3D printing than many of them had ever imagined. Austin Peppel, a senior in Environmental Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art, began exploring the ways in which the equipment used by classical musicians could be improved upon, or at least replicated, by the use of […]

Classical musicians may soon be more involved with 3D printing than many of them had ever imagined. Austin Peppel, a senior in Environmental Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art, began exploring the ways in which the equipment used by classical musicians...

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