The Koka Beat Machine 2 Is A Marvellous Mechanical Music Making Machine

Digital music making tools make creating sounds easier than ever, yet many of us are becoming more entranced by mechanical machines with moving parts and organic ways to create and sequence beats.  

Let's file this one under "bizarre but cool". And any beatboxers, rappers and beat makers out there please don't feel put out. We're not suggesting you should stop creating sounds... in fact you could even jam along with the rather unique analog Beat Machine 2.0 by Koka Nikoladze.

There's something captivating about watching the mechanics of a machine like this creating beats. See for yourself:

Koka's Beat Machine No. 2 from nikoladze on Vimeo.

It's not the first musical project he's created. Koka describes his magical musical boxes: "Koka's beat machines are electro-mechanical musical instruments, which are programmable and produce different kinds of rhythmic and melodic patterns."

Prepare to be mesmerised by the springs, tubes and chimes. Unfortunately, Koka's Beat Machine 2 is not currently available for sale. We wish it was. 

[Via: NYMag]




Rounik is the Executive Editor for Ask.Audio & macProVideo. He's built a crack team of professional musicians and writers to create one of the most visited online resources for news, review, tutorials and interviews for modern musician and producer. As an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic Pro Rounik has taught teachers, professional... Read More


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