AC/DC Shifter allows you to mix AC/DC tracks in real time

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AC/DC Shifter allows you to mix AC/DC tracks in real time


Ned Troide became famous for scoring 72,999,975 points on the video game Defender. It was the highest score ever recorded for the game in a single session lasting 62 1/2 hours. What is less known is that he also makes really interesting furniture. This “AC/DC” shifter device plays six songs of the band AC/DC simultaneously and allows for the tracks to be mixed in real time by using six tractor gear shifts.

The Curious Furniture of Ned Troid – Link, [via]

12 thoughts on “AC/DC Shifter allows you to mix AC/DC tracks in real time

  1. Dan says:

    This isn’t made by Ned Troide, but inspired by him. Its made by Paul Davies. Wired has a article that explains.

  2. Walkathon says:

    There’s also a very similar “Jazz Shifter” up on Mr. Davies site, so me thinks there’s some nom de plume borrowing going on … guess “Billy Mitchell” was a bit obvious.

    Nevertheless, these look intriguing – too bad there’s no video/audio clips of them in action.

  3. Walkathon says:

    Sorry, a bit of makezine caching going on – Dan’s comment didn’t appear until after I posted.

  4. Paul Davies says:

    the first time i showed this piece i called it the ‘jazz shifter’ – it was an electronic music-jazz music fusion show, but it was the genesis of the whole ned troide series and became the ac/dc shifter as it is properly

  5. korntee says:

    is there any audio or video of either shifter?

  6. coldphyre says:

    Humm, I wonder if Ned thought of this before or during his time in jail?

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