Tim O’Reilly points out this hypnotic demonstration by Lucky Dragons – “PEACE ON EARTH” brings all radio stations together via frequency modulation –

two radios with home-made autotune on every signal received. every station is in tune with every other station. even static is in tune. peace on earth.

If current trends are any indication, mainstream radio will soon sound similar to this without modification (zing!)


Lucky Dragons’ homemade sound device

Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

  • Just Stoppingby

    I don’t get the premis. Putting two sound sources into the same input would give you the same weird noise effect. Digital tuners sort out this kind of thing on my radio.

    • Collin Cunningham

      I’m not sure I follow you – putting 2 audio signals into the same input would more or less mix them equally (depending on impedance + other variables I suppose)

      The ‘auto-tune’ effect employed in the above vid is augmenting the pitch of each signal, forcing them to become “in tune” with each other.

      Wikipedia has more on auto-tune –