April 25, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Here Comes Music Hack Day Sydney; Revisit Best Apps from Previous MHDs

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The Official Music Hack Day Sydney poster (click to expand).

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — Evolver.fm (well, one of us anyway) will cover Music Hack Day Sydney this weekend, where hackers from down-under will gather at Red Bull headquarters to build functional music apps — officially considered “hacks” due to the speed with which they are constructed — and hardware gizmos during a single weekend.

Although these hacks are built over the course of 48 hours, they really work — they have to, because their creators present them to the group at the end of the event for a chance to win prizes. We’ll be following along with the action, as is our wont, so stay tuned for full coverage as these brave hackers build and demonstrate their musical creations.

We’ve covered several of these hack days to date, and they never cease to amaze, spawning everything from invisible instruments to party apps that select music based on Facebook RSVPs. We fully expect Music Hack Day Sydney to come through as well.

In anticipation of that, here’s a selection of impressive apps/hacks from previous Music Hack Days, Hackathons, and Hack Weekends, plus a link to every music hack day article we’ve ever written:

Rethink Music Hackathon (4/23/12): Dancing to Make Music, Concert Playlists, Having ‘The Talk’

Lady Gaga Backplane Hackathon (3/11/12): Better Shuffle, Twitter Music, SMS Requests

Swarm.fm Wins Grand Prize at Spotify’s Music Hack Weekend (2/27/12)

18 Apps from Music Hack Day Cannes (1/31/12): Artistify, Radiobed, Tourrent Plans, More

Video: Music Hack Day Boston 2011 (11/6/11): Baroque.me, Baby, Music Bloodline, Bohemian Rhapsichord, Mustachiness, More (slideshow)

24 Apps Emerge from Music Hack Day Montreal (9/26/11): The Wub Machine (v2), DJ Hal, HangArtist, More

TechCrunch Disrupt DF Hack Day (9/13/11): Air Beats, Music KombatAir Guitar Whack-A-Mole, More

HackLolla, Lollapalooza’s music hack day (7/20/11): Lollascope, Plan-a-Palooza, Bandcast, more

6 Intriguing Apps from San Francisco Music Hack Day (5/17/11): HeartBeatMatch, CrowdJuke, The Buy Button, More

Music Hack Day NYC  (2/14/11): Invisible Instruments, Crowdsourced DJs, Djtxt, More

Midem Music Hack Day Part One and Part Two (1/25/11): Robot Dance Fights, Instant Fandom, Data-Driven Album Art, More

Record Number of Hacks at Boston Music Hack Day; Winners Announced (10/17/10): Jennie’s Ultimate Road Trip, DIY Ceelo, NoteFlight, More

Over 60 Evolver.fm articles about Music Hack Days, Hackathons, and Hack Weekends (more here)

Read Evolver.fm’s full coverage of Music Hack Day Sydney.