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UDAR – Amazing Musical Invention

7 December 2010 7 Comments

As a college student Michinobu Uda dreamed of creating a unique musical instrument, with a lot of hard work and study he did just that. The UDAR is a scifi-esque musical device played like nothing else I’ve ever seen.

Sounds good doesn’t it? Mr. Uda uses both hands to press parts of spiral cords that wrap around either side of the device. Each turn of the cord represents a jump in 1 octave, and movement from the center of the UDAR outwards increases the pitch.

Udar Diagram

It has foam on the ends so you can comfortably place your palms on each side, and also wires to help you twist your hands around the device. The UDAR uses midi output, so the instrument can be changed to whatever sound you like strings, piano, guitar etc.

I know the first question you may have is, “How much does it cost?”. Unfortunately Mr. Uda currently has no plans to sell the UDAR.

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