ArcAttack: Lightning-Proof Musicians Share Their Tesla Coil Secrets

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ArcAttack, previously covered here use Tesla Coils to make music. Gizmodo interviews them about their work:

Gizmodo: What does your setup consist of?

Joe: It would be two DRSSTC (Dual Resident Solid State Tesla Coil) units which are MIDI controlled. There’s a fiber optic cable running to some digital logic boards that are in the Tesla coils.

John: The Open Labs MiKO MIDI console hosts the PC Software (Fruity Loops) that we use to actually sequence the music.

The MiKO is just a Windows machine with a bunch of nice MIDI interfaces, cased in metal—which is nice because we have a lot of EMF emitted from the coils. I actually used to run it off my laptop, but it would crash all the time.

Patrick: The drum machine has a solenoid for every drum, and they’re MIDI controlled also…from the MiKO.

Gizmodo: ArcAttack: Lightning-Proof Musicians Share Their Tesla Coil Secrets

Via What a Wonderful Place to Be, who has a nice round-up of videos.

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