We’ve all spent a good deal of time worrying about bad guys using 3D technology to create weapons and other devices to harm people. But now we know what the good guys up in Canada are using the game-changing technology for: Rock and fucking roll.
Toronto band Secret Broadcast has recorded a video for their single “One Born Every Minute,” off last year’s Filthy Souls album, using only instruments created in the 3D printing lab.
“About a month ago, we were having a few drinks while brainstorming some ideas for our new video when we overheard someone at the next table discussing 3D printers,” says singer Matt Lightstone. “Five minutes later we had our concept. We thought it would be a blast to make our own 3D printed instruments and record a song with them. It hasn’t been done before, and we were all curious to find out how they would sound.”
The video for “One Born Every Minute,” which you can watch below, was shot using GoPros and documents both the printing and the recording of the track in the studio.
“Agile Manufacturing and 3D Systems were nice enough to help us print the instruments,” Lightstone adds. “We then went to Dream House Studios in Toronto and recorded a song live off the floor. It took our engineer a little while to dial in the right sounds, but in the end we were all really happy with how the recording turned out.”