Some interesting things I found on June 19th, 2008:
# DIY Stompbox: Beavis Board – The beavis board is designed to give you a platform for learning and building. If you can follow along with simple instructions, you can start building and modding a classic and new stompbox circuits.
The beavis board makes it easy to:
- Build a huge array of stompbox circuits including overdrives, distortions, fuzzes, filters, amplifiers, tremolos, noise generators, oscillators, and more.
- Learn about the different components and how they work to shape your guitar’s signal.
- Modify stompbox designs to tailor your sound.
- Easily try out your circuits through a true-bypass breakout box.
- Have a giant buttload of fun.
You can pick up a complete kit for $249 USD, or get just the Beavis Board for $109 USD. That is, when they aren’t sold out… New stock should be available by the end of July.
# BodySurf // Wii Balance Board + Audiosurf + Motion Controls – BodySurf is a script for GlovePIE that rigs up the Wii Balance Board to play Audiosurf. It is full-featured, with a strong focus on player immersion and ease of user interface.
# Elektron-Users: Richard Devine interview – Interview, gear list, imagery, and an exclusive Richard Devine track.
Richard answers What inspires you to compose?:
I find inspiration from many different sources. Sometimes I will be out at an art museum, and see a video installation, short film, or sculpture piece, and it will inspire me to create something. I love late 21st century modern architecture too. I see the skeletal structures of buildings and spaces, and it makes me think of musical structures. I have always believed that there is a close relationship between visual art and music. They are based on the same principals of design, repetition, color, balance, rhythm, tone, texture, etc. I tend to get more ideas from visual references than audio sources.
# New Early Computer Music Discovered; What Was the First Digital Synth? – So, who gets the credit for the first digital synthesis? This particular recording doesn’t change much, in that Bell was never recognized as the first computer-created music – they just happened to have the earliest recordings still available.
Here it is! Mr Exile gave a fantastic performance at The London College of Music & Media last year and I have only just gotten around to editing the footage together. Here you can see him at length talk about that fantastically creative live setup he has based on software by Native Instruments – Reaktor. I for one use the same software a lot when I am making electronic music under my bit|bin as I really rate not only its flexibility and ability to build/create anything from a synth to an effects unit but it also sounds great too.
link via NI Kore Minisite @ CDM