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Three musical gadgets putting the prog into progress

Rhodri Marsden picks three of the latest must-have musical gizmos including wah pedal Converse and cardboard drum kits

Converse All-Wah

A few years back, the iconic sneaker brand issued a challenge to “hack” its footwear and come up with unusual collisions between shoes and technology. One of the ideas has now made it to production: the sole of the shoe effectively doubles as a wah-wah pedal. Yes, you can emulate the Theme From Shaft without any visible means of achieving it: microsensors in the sole sense your foot moving and adjust the sound accordingly. Plugging a guitar jack into your shoe is a bit weird, but if you can overcome that psychological barrier, literally minutes of fun await you.

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