Short links for May 20th, 2009

In Bb 2.0

Some interesting things I found recently:

# in Bb 2.0 – a collaborative music/spoken word project

In Bb 2.0 is a collaborative music and spoken word project conceived by Darren Solomon from Science for Girls. On the “In Bb 2.0” website you can play and mix a combination of videos which all work well together.

The videos can be played simultaneously — the soundtracks will work together, and the mix can be adjusted with the individual volume sliders.

You are encouraged to participate by submitting your video in which you sing or play an instrument in Bb major.

# Sound Design in Ableton Live – Jungle Bass – Nick Maxwell of of Nick's Tutorials uses the sounds of a flusing toilet and the interior of a car to create a Jungle/Drum'n'Bass type bass patch in Ableton Live.

mQEdit v1.14

# mQEdit Graphical Editor for microQ

mQEdit is graphical editor for the microQ written in Java. The website it was formerly available on has vanished, but the author Martin B. has kindly given permission to host it here instead.

mQEdit is an intuitive graphical java editor for the Waldorf Micro Q synthesizer. It includes interfaces for editing sound-patches including a randomizer, multi-patches, drum-patches, sound banks and global parameters. Patches can stored as either ‘midi’ files or ‘sysex’ files.

# The menacing sounds of my office

Kent Williams is offering some samples of him banging stuff in his office:

… with a sharpie, a bottle opener, and my knuckles. Including banging on the Presonus preamp that I was using at the time, a can of compressed air, etc.

Cinematic Textures and Drones at Biome Digital