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Traditional Malaysian musical instrument modernized: 'Rebana Ubi' computer speaker

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April 22, 2014
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Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
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Researchers are modernizing the 'Rebana Ubi', a traditional Malaysian musical instrument by infusing it with a modern computer aided technology.

UiTM researchers are modernising the 'Rebana Ubi', a traditional Malaysian musical instrument by infusing it with a modern computer aided technology.
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Researchers are modernising the 'Rebana Ubi', a traditional Malaysian musical instrument by infusing it with a modern computer aided technology.

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The type of gifts used is limited only by the imagination.

The focus is on the creation of unique and emotional objects, overcoming the industrial and anonymous production logic. For this reason, a good tip to start with is considering all the communication and promotional events linked to the universal relationship towards culture and heritage appreciation.

One of the authentic Malaysian culture and heritage is the traditional musical instrument including 'Rebana Ubi'.

By looking at the importance of preserving our local culture or heritage, and innovative computer speaker is designed from inspirational 'Rebana Ubi' form, purpose as a corporate gift that also focus on the aesthetic and functionality of the product. It is designed in such an innovative way of modern and contemporary looks that will promote our local culture in gift/handicraft industry.

This study relates between the Malaysian traditional music instruments with computer accessories like speaker. Speaker is an electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance.

This is an attempt to create a Malaysian traditional instrument with computer speakers. The design of the mini 'Rebana Ubi' that has a speaker system inside is the combination of two ranges that is traditional and modern design.

There are many types of 'Rebana', the biggest 'Rebana' known as 'Rebana Ubi'.

'Rebana Ubi' are widely used by the Malay people in East Coast Malaysian such as Kelantan and Terenggu. Nowadays, we can see it throughout Malaysia.

This type of 'Rebana' is the only 'Rebana' tohave a decorative pattern on the body and surface.


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Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). "Traditional Malaysian musical instrument modernized: 'Rebana Ubi' computer speaker." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 22 April 2014. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140422120807.htm>.
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). (2014, April 22). Traditional Malaysian musical instrument modernized: 'Rebana Ubi' computer speaker. ScienceDaily. Retrieved November 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140422120807.htm
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). "Traditional Malaysian musical instrument modernized: 'Rebana Ubi' computer speaker." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140422120807.htm (accessed November 21, 2014).

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