Musical Instruments Of The Future

Nov 10,2016

With the advancement of technology there have been thousands of modern day musical instrument inventions. However, not all of them are visionary and forward thinking. In this list, we look at the most practical creations that could be further developed into something truly unique and alter the way we play and listen to music

Smule Ocarina

This instrument resembles a digital flute and the individual is required to blow into the mic of the phone. It does take some practice to get good at this and Smule has been improving its technology. You can also choose from 8 different modes including Ionian, Dorian, Phyrigian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, Locrian and Zeldarian. 


The Hang

The Hang is a musical instrument created by Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer in Bern Switzerland in 2000. It is also sometimes referred to as a hang drum. The name Hang comes from the Bernese German word for hand. This instrument is the ultimate blend of percussion and musical notes. The rich resonance helps the notes stand out thus making it a great solo instrument



At first glance it does look like quite a complicated instrument and it sure is, but a few unique features make the Eigenharp a special one. This harp can actually cross-phase in between two sounds and give you a unique tone every time. Imagine merging two notes going in opposite directions at the same time! It is capable of single-handedly producing a sound landscape. For maximum control the instrument also features a strip controller, breath pipe and 120 keys including 12 heavy duty percussive ones. Keys can also be tuned to any scale and live looping is included. This truly is the modern day one man band.



Although still in its infancy, the holophone was indeed named after Futurama’s holophoner and is unique because it has the ability to turn real time sound into 3d shapes. This instrument may not look or sound as good as the other ones on this list nor would you be able to order one easily.  However, the holophone may set the grounds for the future of music since it gives an artist the unique ability to blend visual and audio elements together and create a unique concert experience. Combining audio and visual experience is indeed the distant future of modern music.