We’ve seen 3D-printed violins before, but they used an electric pickup to amplify the sound of the resonating strings. Using a newly formulated white resin, Formlabs instead 3D-printed an acoustic violin that relies on its shape, internal chambers and the material its made from to produce an authentic violin sound.
The modern piano evolved rapidly in the first 150 years after its invention, but it is now so good acoustically that it probably won’t change much more in the future.
It’s not so simple to become an electronic musician. The equipment is expensive. There’s not a good how-to book. It’s sometimes a little unclear what exactly electronic music is. That’s why the Contact musical interface is so intriguing.