A conductive sound wall

Want to transform your house or office wall into a conductive sound wall?

Get inspired by Fischer Appelt, a German-based creative agency, which transformed their wall into a sound installation.

We noticed this cool project and we found out more details.

What used to be an ordinary white wall at the Fischer Appelt agency is now excitement, joie de vivre and togetherness – just a truly visual experience à la LIGALUX.

At first glance, it’s a wall on which an oversized ghetto blaster was painstakingly painted with black paint, in a meticulously fine fashion.

On closer inspection, it is much more. The sound system actually works. By simply touching the play or stop button or the volume control, music plays, stops, becomes louder or softer.

They’ve created interaction and function from an area that would not normally be active. This is how a painting on a seemingly normal wall becomes an interactive sound experience. 

On the technical side of the Wall of Sound stands a Touch Board. The team programmed this microcomputer to play mp3 files or playlists from music streaming services.

These actions are triggered by touch sensors. For the painted artwork on the wall, they used Electric Paint. The paint is then connected to the capacitive electrodes of the Touch Board which trigger sound when touched.

Fischer Appelt combined design with technology, creating a visual experience à la LIGALUX.

They managed to make visuality both tactile and audible. At the same time, they created a meeting place for employees, where they can experience their own music selection.

The tracks can be determined by the staff through a music streaming service. And hardly a day goes by when the place stands still!

Images & Video: Fischer Appelt

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