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Nov 23, 2020

Canadian musician Angie C just used a brainwave-reader to play the monster analogue synth TONTO with her mind

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Coombes described the process to CBC’s Calgary Eyeopener podcast. Her thoughts would be processed by headset via a computer, and then converted to voltages before being assigned to a parameter on the synth.

Thinking about images and questions that stimulated more brainwave activity yielded more dramatic results — even thinking about the word “why” had an effect on volume and pitch.


Her thoughts were processed and converted to voltages to control the synth made famous by Stevie Wonder.

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