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MakerBot 3D Prints the Artwork from Baauer’s New Album, “Aa”

by • April 24, 2016 • No Comments

After creating one of the biggest viral phenomenons on YouTube with his 2013 hit “Harlem Shake,” the Brooklyn-based producer Baauer has returned to the electronic music scene with his very initially full-length album, Aa. In order to celebrate the new release of Aa, the trap musician hosted a listening party in New York City on March 25th. The event was sponsored by NYC-based 3D printing company MakerBot and nutritional food product company Soylent. Together, they offered choose fans a night full of bass-heavy beats, nutritional Soylent drinks, and an exclusive 3D printed surprise, courtesy of MakerBot.


The cover for Baauer’s new album, “Aa”

In order to donate the party attendees a physical piece of the new release, Baauer enlisted the assist of MakerBot to 3D print the artwork utilized as the Aa album cover. The cover, which reflects a modern, millennial-inspired yet life made of feathers, a dreamcatcher, and other effortless items, was 3D made and printed by MakerBot on their Replicator Z18 3D printing device. With a respectably dimensionsable create dimensions of 11.8in x 12.0in x 18.0in, the Z18 was an perfect machine for making both smaller in size and dimensionsable-scaled prints of Baauer’s album art.

MakerBot-LogoThe smaller in size dimensionsd 3D prints were placed in gift bags which were donaten out to the attendees, while the dimensionsabler-scale samples were utilized to decorate the venue’s bar, tabletop, and DJ booth. The Aa print was made in a variety of various colored filaments, ranging of translucent red to glow in the dark. The producer wanted to provide the listening party guests with a physical representation of his album, and did so in a way the reflects the dense atmosphere of his heavy sound.

“The initially few samples were printed at a dimensionsable scale on a MakerBot Z18, with blue, grey, and glow in the dark filament. So, we went smaller in size and utilized every color, of gold to translucent red, so which we may donate them away to folks who attended the party,” Baauer explains. “I had it printed so which I may physically hold the art.”

According to MakerBot, Baauer is a self-proclaimed fan of 3D printing innovation, and wanted to use it to have a way to touch and feel the more detailed album artwork. In order to attain this, a CAD file with a low polygon count was made, retaining every individual more detail of the artwork. The Aa 3D print provided an new, hands-on experience to the listening party, accompanying the producer’s signature sound in an eye-catching way.

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“Aa” in 3D printed form

The album showcases a vast collection of powerful and spirited tracks, which include the songs “Day Ones” and “GoGo!”. With heavy sounds which are certain to flood the dance floors, and a handful prominent showcases of artists such as M.I.A, Pusha T, and Future, Baauer’s Aa can take on to create on the viral good results which the producer cultivated of the song Harlem Shake. In which respect, both the producer and 3D printing companies like MakerBot have a thing in common. As hype starts to fade of their sturdy initially impressions, both Baauer and MakerBot seem to be branching out towards new horizons, take oning to create up and strengthen their reputation layer by layer.

You can check out and purchase a copy of Baauer’s new album Aa on iTunes.

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