Nick Demopoulos – Musician

Will The Smomid Carry You on a Musical Journey of Electronic Ecstacy?

Pic of prototype and current Smomid
What the *&^# is a Smomid?



Prototype of the Smomid

At, we delight in seeing how instruments are built.  Nick has provided several pictures of what appears to be an earlier Smomid.  It’s clear what the priorities of the instrument were and what he decided he needed more of!

An earlier version of the Smomid


More Information on Nick Demopoulos and his Smomid

How to Make Music Instruments — from Straws!

How many different notes can a straw make?!

Are you making a song in your studio and want a little something different?  Maybe an interlude with an uncommon, but harmonious sound?   Here’s a musical how-to video from RimStar that will show you how without spending a dime!

 Includes a mini-physics lesson

Another thing special about RimStar’s video is that he gives a mini physics lesson alongside the how-to!

Also, these are inexpensive.

They are cheap enough that you can make several, one for each song, or even one for the verse and one for the chorus.


Next time you go out to eat, steal a few extra straws from the restaurant  and try this out.