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April 22, 2015 10:49 AM   Subscribe

The Singamajig Symphony sings Journey's Open Arms. The Singamajig Symphony sings the Beatles' Hey Jude.
posted by cortex (8 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
That was surprisingly beautiful.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 11:10 AM on April 22, 2015 [2 favorites]

posted by specialagentwebb at 11:22 AM on April 22, 2015 [2 favorites]

When I was a freshman there was a guy on our hall who used to sing "Open Arms" every morning while he powered his balls with talcum. A lovely song for such an occasion.
posted by octobersurprise at 12:16 PM on April 22, 2015

Which evokes the smell of talcum to this day.
posted by octobersurprise at 12:19 PM on April 22, 2015

And balls.
posted by octobersurprise at 12:25 PM on April 22, 2015 [1 favorite]

I had to look these things up; each different one sings a specific hard coded song (Yankee Doodle Dandy etc), so to make this video the singamajig-conductor has to get them to the right point in each of their songs and then film a note or two and get the right ones together to harmonise and then edit it all together. Quite a feat.
posted by memebake at 1:51 PM on April 22, 2015 [1 favorite]

It is quite a achievement, especially in the editing. However, I don't think it was put together out of pieces of the songs the toys sing. I was curious too, so I scrounged around a little.

As demonstrated in this video, the toys have three modes. First is "chatter," where they make nonsense sounds. Second is "song" where they sing a song, including the words. Third is "harmonize" where the toy sings certain notes when squeezed. I think that's the mode eknightmusic used.

Still, it is really impressive. The reason I even went looking is I wondered if it was Autotuned or something. It looks like not.
posted by ob1quixote at 3:39 PM on April 22, 2015

I dug up an article and video about how to circuit bend a singamajig.
posted by plinth at 12:52 PM on May 13, 2015

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