Yamaha Design “Synapses” Real Sound Viewing
A live performance reproduction system that allows you to relive the power of artists’ performances.
We developed the concept of a “vacuum-packed live performance” that preserves and reproduces artists’ performances just as they are. By combining sound digitalization and reproduction of instrument vibration with translucent screen technology, the feeling of a live performance can be enjoyed without the constraints of time or place.
Projecting the powerful images of artists performing onto a life-size translucent screen offers onlookers the experience of a live venue just as it is, without the intrusive presence of any monitors.
A device converts data from sound played by an artist into detailed vibrations, which “play” the drums and cymbals. This mechanism allows faithful reproduction of the strength and nuanced touch of an artist drumming.
For the double bass, we discovered that attaching the device that transmits sound vibration to the bridge and head enhanced the fidelity of the reproduction we were able to achieve. We recognized that the device should be completely unobtrusive, and gave it an elegant texture that does not infringe upon the original charm of the instrument.
- Yoshiyuki Tsuge
- Yamaha Design Laboratory