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The Accessible Music Project (AMPs)

Electric Leaves
Proximity sensitive leaves.

The 21st century gives us inexpensive, open source technology.
This makes it possible for a wall to sing out or to turn a floor into a drum kit.

4 Buton Actuator Big Button Finger sounds Boots
Small push buttons
Palm chords
Drumming Fingers
Foot notes
Novel ways to make engaging in music more accessible, where standard instruments would be a barrier.

Medi MIDI Medium size
Medi MIDI Rear
Sound box
Actuators plug into an easy to use base station (chords, tones or percussion).
Dedicated MP3 player

Conventional instruments can be a challenge even for the able bodied. All those strings and keys, cliff shaped learning and budget curves. Luckily in 2017 open source software and hardware changes everything. This is where people freely share ideas across the planet to help develop good ideas. This site is aimed at sharing ideas and giving support in the use of assisted music technology.

Pressing or hitting multiple strings, keyboard keys or percussion instruments can be replaced with arcade game switches, alarm pressure pads,car reversing sensors, laser range finders, car door light switches, tilt switches, kitchen scales sensors, copper tape, conductive paint, motion sensors. Collectively called actuators which can trigger a range of sounds.

Welcome to my Accessible Music Project!
This supports the music therapist, the student or services user and support carer involvement i.e. engage in music at any time for fun or therapy. The AMP's devices have the ability for data logging and could support research and funding.

Latest Project A Recent Project

Planxtone

The Talking Whiteboard
Planxtone Talking Whiteboard

A proof of concept device.This uses capacitive proximity sensing to trigger twelve sounds. Either tonal or percussive. As it is constrained to twelve copper "keys" the key signature cn be selected e.g C, G, D etc.

This was created Developed to assit a student at MacIntyre School (Wingrave) to engage with singing "Old MacDonald Had a Farm". Article

The next projects are going to be a "table drum"..

Find AMPS on Facebook A long term aim I have is to get colleges involved in local accessible music projects.

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