by Alex Connell in New Trends on Wednesday 14 November 2012

Drawing inspiration from traditional vinyl record players, French new media production company, Avoka, have created the Dyskograf. However, instead of using a needle and a vinyl record, the Dyskograf is an interactive sound installation that allows users to create music by making marks with a felt pen onto paper, and relies on the camera positioned above (and custom designed software) to transform the markings into audio sounds.

Each marking creates a different sound depending on their location and respective contour. As the camera is in a fixed position, the musical sequence is read as a loop, and sounds like it would make for a much more fascinating visual than the increasingly stale “traditional” DJ format. Unfortunately, this impressive concept isn’t going to be arriving in stores any time soon. In the meantime, take a look at the video below to see the Dyskograf in action.