Uncork ambient music and beats with Sound Bottle

(Credit: Video screenshot by Tim Hornyak/CNET)

If you wanted to send a message in a bottle, what would you put in it? A letter? A map? How about sound itself?

It doesn’t look like this sound generator from Japan would fare well if cast into the Pacific, but it’s a neat way to create music from the sounds in your everyday environment.

Created by Jun Fujiwara of Tama Art University, the LED-lit Re: Sound Bottle mixes programmed beats with samples you record.

Simply uncork, capture sounds around you, and it will play them back with a rhythm track. Check it out in the video below.

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“I felt something missing in the habitual use of music reproduction media, so I thought to create an interactive music medium that changes,” Fujiwara writes.

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