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This is a demo of the Raagini Digital – an electronic tanpura.

The Raagini Digital electronic tambura produces a stable, digitally tuned pitch covering more than an octave. It is capable of playing in both Hindustani & Carnatic styles.

The Raagini Digital retails for around $150. Read more…


The KarmetiK Machine Orchestra – a man-machine world fusion group – will make its debut at this year’s SCREAM Festival.

The SCREAM Festival, put on by the Southern California Resource for Electro-Acoustic Music, is scheduled for January 27, 2010 at 8:30 pm at REDCAT .

The KarmetiK Machine Orchestra, directed by Ajay Kapur, convenes an international lineup of musicmakers, engineers and digital artists who use custom-built robotic instruments and new and expressive interfaces in live music performance.

The video above offers a teaser of the KarmetiK Machine Orchestra, featuring Ajay Kapur on ESitar, with KarmetiK MahaDeviBot & GanaPatiBot.

The KarmetiK Machine Orchestra features appearances by North Indian sarodist Ustad Aashish Khan, electronic artist Curtis Bahn, Balinese gamelan master I Nyoman Wenten, vocal synthesizer Perry Cook, and innovators from the CalArts Music Technology Program, with a theatrical set designed by Michael Darling.