MIT guitar combines acoustics and electronics

A prototype guitar built by US student Amit Zoran combines the natural acoustics of wood with the power of electronic processing

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Instead of having a full-shaped chamber, like an acoustic guitar, violin, or other string instrument, the Chameleon's wood soundboard has several small sensors that send acoustic information to a computer that then interprets and processes the sounds. "So what we have is the authentic behavior of the wood, but we also have the computer control like a synthesizer, but it's much more authentic than a synthesizer," said Amit Zoran (pictured here), the developer of the guitar and a student at MIT's Media Lab.

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