Who says electronic music can’t be cool?

Sorry for the deluge of links, but I found this on my web wanderings and thought it was just amazing.

What if Nikola Tesla formed a rock band, you ask? Well, a lot of geeks have been fiddling around to give us the answer. Tesla coils usually function above the audible range, but someone discovered if you modulate them you can reduce them to frequencies the human ear can detect. From there is was a quick jump to using a keyboard or an electric guitar to an input device. So how’d ya like your guitar amp to spit lightning all over the studio? =)


Guitar w/ Tesla coil amp: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boC9e2FLqtI

Sweet Home Alabama on 2 coils: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbLshnfu0wY

House of the Rising Sun on 2 coils: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgll-XTqcS4

Green Onions on 2 coils and 16-pc robot drums: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a7Hi2_97Ak&list=PLyjyGxvwTsmpXFRI-RZ-jGfwP_GsjIvXP (Apparently this pissed off neighbors, another posted vid has cops interrupting the display.)

Video on the technical aspects, bass guitar demo at 9:30 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOkTrqTd0hw


Tesla coils have been used to augment some stage acts in recent years, but it’s cool to see them used as an integral part of music generation!




One Response to “Who says electronic music can’t be cool?”

  1. Tesla Coils are C-o-o-l…… No doubt about it……

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