Toronto’s SECRET BROADCAST Becomes World’s 1st Band To Record With 3D Printed Instruments

Toronto based alt-rockers Secret Broadcast have always had a knack for turning out quality rock and often hilarious videos – ie. the radio jam “More Than Friends” (which the band says was in part because it would be fun to play with kittens for a day). Secret Broadcast kicked things up a notch for “One Born Every Minute” by creating instruments using 3D printers and then recording the song in studio, capturing it all using GoPros.

Lead Singer Matt Lightstone explains, “About a month ago, we were having a few drinks while brainstorming some ideas for our new video when we overheard someone at the next table discussing 3D printers. Five minutes later we had our concept. We thought it would be a blast to make our own 3D printed instruments and record a song with them. It hasn’t been done before, and we were all curious to find out how they would sound.”

“Agile Manufacturing and 3D Systems were nice enough to help us print the instruments. We then went to Dream House Studios in Toronto and recorded a song live off the floor. It took our engineer a little while to dial in the right sounds, but in the end we were all really happy with how the recording turned out.”


Secret Broadcast’s latest album, released in 2014 through eOne, is called Filthy Souls, and produced by three-time Grammy-winning producer Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, QOTSA, Soundgarden).

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