As I’ve said earlier in posts about previous Music Hackdays, the hacks show what is currently technically possible and can be a good indicator for what is next in online music. Already some smart hacks have evolved into small start-ups and some of the technology built has been integrated in existing applications.
With more than 70 hacks submitted in New York last weekend it’s not hard to pick some favorites. I highlighted some of them below:
Tweets on Beats
“Peepz Tweetin All Ova Ya Beatz. Fo Shizzle”. Tweets on Beats is a simple and fun hack that turns your tweet into a hip-hop masterpiece!
Bionic DJ uses the Kinect to turn your body into a MIDI controller. Move your body to manipulate sounds!
More music hacks
Some more music hacks that look very interesting but that are not available or fully operational yet: Scrobbyl – Listens to what is playing on your turntable and scrobbles the track to your Last.fm account, Soundora – Pandora-like music discovering using SoundCloud, and Vib Riboff – A music based reaction game that runs in the browser.
These are just some examples of what was build in NYC. Check out more hacks on the Music Hackday Wiki.