Pande-Mic: man turns a face mask into a musical instrument

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and that’s certainly true in the case of artist and tech-nerd Bernd Deckers, who seems to have concluded that, if he’s going to have to wear a face mask, he’s going to turn it into a musical instrument.

The Pande-Mic (via Gearnews) is described as a wearable breath-transducer, and presumably has a microphone inside it to pick up the sound of the wearer’s breathing. In the video above, you can hear its signal being processed by a Korg Kaoss Pad and an effects pedal of some sort.

We’re not really told how the Pande-Mic works, which makes it all the more surprising that you might actually be able to buy one for €162 plus shipping. If you’re interested, head over to the Bernd Deckers website. 

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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