Ayman Shamma’s iPad steel drum just might revolutionize music on street corners and subway stops.
Shamma made a pair of drum sticks out of conductive material, then wrote an iPad app that mimics the sound of a steel drum, without any heavy equipment to lug around.
The result? His version of “Little Star” in the video above bears a pretty convincing sonorous resemblance to the Caribbean original.
You won’t be able to re-create that sound immediately though — his steel drum app, which won a contest at SF Music Hack Day – - is awaiting approval in iTunes.
Let’s all give thanks he didn’t devise a pan flute app.