Note: this post is from 2008, outbound links may be broken.

Short links for October 15th, 2008

Some interesting things I found recently:

Gijs Gieskes Acid-Machine

# Gijs Gieskes Acid-Machine – A machine that makes sort of party like music.. (it can also make other types of music).

Gijs explains:

The circle with the lines that you see on the top of the machine, rotates and displays the note you are playing. When you play a C the lines in the middle circle will be standing still.. from the C it will go outward, displaying all notes on a keyboard in 12 steps. It works by making a LED blink in the frequency of the sound, and rotating the image at a set speed. For the distance between the lines i used this table, it displays musical frequencys in centimeters. The sound part of the machine is based on logic ICs, but it also has a simple noise generator, and a filter. The sound the synth generates, is a 4 bit saw, or the same saw clipped to a square. The 4 bit saw is made with a binary counter and a resistor ladder. A nice feature is that you can mix in the binary pins, making one octave jumping chords (like c1 + c2 + c3 or d1 + d2 + d3 and so on).

# Mark Growden plays the handlebars (link to video) – Doctor Popular talks to Mark Growden about his unusual use of bicycle handlebars as a musical instrument.

# Cybernetik Mayhem Samplepack – by Cybernetika (direct download)

Compressed Size: 480 MB / Uncompressed Size: 844 MB
Sample format: 44.100-48.000khz / 16 bit .WAV

Cybernetika writes:

These are the best samples I used in my released or unreleased tracks. This Sample Pack is focused on Dark & Cybernetic Sounds for Psytrance, Techno, Drum’n’Bass, Dark Ambient & IDM.

Feel free to use them in your tracks, these samples are 100% free to use however you like to use them. Please give me some credit if you use them and like them.

The sample pack includes basses, pads & Atmos, FX, psy riffs & sequences, and percussion loops.

Check here for more info on Cybernetika.

Rob Papen BLUE II

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