Experimental protoype interactive music game

MTV Groove Engine


Originally designed for MTV as a prototype mechanism for creating music games this unique musical toy was purchased by Intel to showcase their MMX technology and was showcased at the New York Experimental Music Festival. Innovative on many fronts, it was one of the earliest 3D musical interfaces and it incorporated a system for constructing musical passages in real time by stitching together pre-recorded beats, phrases, grooves and loops before these processes became common practice. It also incorporated a method for providing realtime musical feedback and a transition masking technique we referred to at the time as 'musical duct tape'.