Microphone Equipped Cab Turns City Sounds into Music

Sound Taxi

#Music

Wed, Oct 24th, 2012 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Sound Taxi is a neat project: a converted Hackney carriage sporting microphones and propaganda-era Indian horns makes its way through London. Software on board converts the noise it records into unique music all in real-time.

The Sound Taxi is equipped with microphones that record it's surrounding noise. As it made it's way through the streets of London, a specially designed software program inside the vehicle converted the noise into unique music in real-time. Passersby heard the music via the 67 speakers built into the entire car body and the big Indian horns mounted on top of the taxi's roof. Finally, the passengers of the sound taxi could tune-in to the converted sounds via headphones installed inside of the vehicle.

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