The Soundgarten , created by by Michael Wolf, enables kids to create their own sound environment by manipulating toys. They can use predefined sound samples, record them and modify and arrange the different elements, choose volume pitch and apply sound effects.
Mushrooms represent sound samples. Small flowers and leaves can be plugged onto the “mushroom” to modify the sound. A radio-wave microphone in a shuffle-shaped device can record sound samples when a special recording mushroom is plugged into it. Then the “flower-patch”, the central part of Soundgarten, allows the sounds to be activated and arranged.
The Soundgarten interface works in combination with a software that runs on any pc. With a wireless connection the PC works completely detached from the interface itself and thus remains invisible to the children.
Thanks again Chris.