The Self-Contained Hootenanny


This is the autonomous mechanical band that uses 17 instruments built into its cabinet to generate a verifiable shin-dig. Housed within a handcrafted oak cabinet, the machine’s instruments are played by a system of precisely calibrated pneumatics that strum and pluck strings while thumping and tapping drums. The machine stores 13,000 MIDI, MP3, and Karaoke songs that are selected using a 15″ touchscreen interface, allowing the operator to choose from 10 music categories, including big band, rock, blues, jazz, bluegrass, children’s songs, and more. The rhythm section relies on a bass and snare drum, augmented by 12 auxiliary percussion instruments, including bongos, agogos, woodblocks, tambourine, maracas, cowbell, and a ride, crash, and splash cymbal. Supported by a bass synthesizer that adds plenty of bottom for each tune, a full-size guitar and banjo provide the melody and harmony for classics such as A Hard Day’s Night and 99 Red Balloons. Plugs into AC.


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    I was just telling my friend about that.

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