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Cool-looking "Buddha Machine"


Buddha Machine home page

I've been hearing about the $25 Buddha Machine for a while (I recall Leo mentioning it once) and was tempted enough to go ahead and order my own today over on Forced Exposure (probably not least because of the amazing exploded drawing they use as a logo).

From the FAQ (which comes from a Pop Matters review):

The Buddha Machine is a little plastic box that plays music.

Specifically, FM3 constructed nine drones, varying from two seconds to 42 seconds, which repeat endlessly in the listener’s ear until the “track” is switched to the next drone (or the two AA batteries run out).

Sean notes that the manufacturers will also let you download uncompressed versions of the 9 included drones for free, so you could presumably emulate some of the functionality on your iPod. Friendly.

Anybody out there got one of these? How you enjoying it?

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Ok, just so I have...

Ok, just so I have this right, the machine plays 1 of these sound files over and over and over until you say, "Hey, I'd like you to play another one instead." Then it plays that ones over and over until, etc, yadda yadda. Right?

Or does it play them all in a random order, nonstop?

Or does it play more than one at the same time, randomly? That flash app alludes to this behavior.




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