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Short links for April 29th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on April 29th, 2008:

# Slashbot: The Guitar Hero Robot – A robotic system capable of autonomously playing the video game Guitar Hero.

Slashbot
Slashbot – mounted guitar and the fingers (solenoid actuators).

How does it work? The brightness of a pixel from the PlayStation2′s video signal is determined by the signal’s voltage amplitude. Since the notes are the brightest images on the screen they can be detected by setting trigger points. Once a detection is made, a control signal is sent to the robot after a specific delay (determined by the tempo of the song).

# Wired.com Exclusive: Watch ‘Wanderlust,’ Björk’s New 3-D Video – Instructions on how to make 3-D glasses included.

# NI Ends Legal Dispute Over Traktor Scratch; Digital Vinyl’s Twisty, Turny History – As of Friday, it seems that the ongoing saga of a dispute over digital vinyl, beginning with the 2006 “divorce” of digital DJ titans Stanton Electronics and Native Instruments, may be over. NI released a statement Friday saying they had not only settled a US civil action patent case over their use of digital vinyl in Traktor Scratch, but had agreed to license the technology from N2IT Holdings, the US patent owners for digital DJing.

# DRUM MACHINE unplugged – YouTube video of a hand crancked drum machine. Matches are activating lever-matches by rotating the cylinder. Levermatches are kicking on several percussions. 4 Tracks.

# Dan McGrath’s Subwoofer Project – Dan writes:

I decided recently that my home cinema system could do with a nice subwoofer, and rather than buy something, I thought I'd build myself one…

# How To Make Your Own Scratchpad – How to make your own scratchpad with a pizza box and a computer mouse.

VRSonic releases VibeStudio Designer 1

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VRSonic VibeStudio Designer 1

VRSonic has released VibeStudio Designer 1, a professional spatial audio design suite comprised of four applications: Config, Profiler, VibeWorks, and VibeStation.

Built on VRSonic’s SoundScape3DTM technology, VibeStudio Designer 1 gives sound designers the ability to render real time audio environments in a way that is both more intuitive and more powerful than ever before. VibeStudio Designer 1 is the result of more than a decade of research. Headed by VRSonic Founder and CEO, Dr. Hesham Fouad, the VRSonic development team has created a set of tools that will for the first time allow the interactive creation of highly dynamic immersive sonic environments.

VibeStudio Designer 1 features

  • VibeWorks is a spatial sound design application for the creation of SoundScape3D audio scene elements like vibes, random sound fields, sound nets, flock controllers, and scripts. These elements are used to compose highly dynamic and interactive immersive audio environments. Scene elements are imported into VibeStation where they compose scenes or environments.
  • VibeStation is a first of its kind virtual sonic environment design and runtime application. It provides a comprehensive editing suite for creating and incorporating spatial audio content into exhibition, lecture, immersive theater, or simulation systems.
  • Config is the advanced configuration tool for SoundScape3D. It can be used to control many of the operational aspects of SoundScape3D.
  • Profiler is a tool that is used to customize the auditory display for individual users.

VibeStudio Designer 1 is available now for the an introductory price of $1295 USD.

Visit VRSonic for more information and a link to register for a trial version of VibeStudio Designer 1.

Short links for March 5th, 2008

Sergio Avello VOLUMEN

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on March 5th, 2008:

  • ((( VOLUMEN ))) – a giant graphic equalizer built by Argentinian artist Sergio Avello. It relays the ambient urban noise levels around the Redgaleria in Buenos Aires.
  • Scene.org 2008 Awards – Nominees – The demo scene is still going strong.
  • Using Delays for 3D Sound Placement – Our ears and brain are sensitive to the differences in sound arrival time, and use the information (along with other cues, like volume) to judge where a sound source is located in the space around us.

Wave Arts updates Power Suite to v5.40

Wave Arts TrackPlug 5

Wave Arts has released version 5.40 of Power Suite, a collection of effect plug-ins covering all essential aspects of sound design, tracking, mixing and mastering.

Changes in v5.40

  • Added VST external sidechain support.
  • Fixed external sidechain bugs (sometimes connection could not be made or would be lost).
  • Panorama’s extra HRTF files now show up in menu (Windows).
  • Fixed AudioSuite rendering bug – mono files not being processed (Pro Tools).

Visit Wave Arts for more information and links to download demos of the Power Suite plug-ins.

Short links for November 1st, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on November 1st, 2007:

  • i3L | THRILL – The first iPhone to MIDI bridge for audio and video software as a free download.
i3L MIDI bridge
i3L MIDI bridge
  • 3-D doodle kit – Everything you need to doodle in 3D!
  • Jail finds – Things found abandoned in books or stuffed on the book cart at the jail where Flickr user Jumbled Pile volunteers.
  • Microscopes made from bamboo – In a remote village in eastern India, dozens of underprivileged children are for the first time marveling at the elaborate details of flower petals with the help of a microscope?made out of bamboo.

Short links for October 4th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on October 4th, 2007:

  • Chilli-based anaesthetic won’t leave you drooling – Clifford Woolf and his colleagues at Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of blocking just the pain neurons using capsaicin – the active ingredient in chilli peppers – along with a version of lignocaine that can’t diffuse through cell membranes unassisted.
  • Big Daddy Hands – The bigger version of the soldering tool, useful for holding more than a small circuit board.
  • InfraRecorder – a free CD/DVD burning solution for Microsoft Windows. It offers a wide range of powerful features; all through an easy to use application interface and Windows Explorer integration.
  • Sketch Furniture by FRONT – Pen strokes made in the air are recorded with Motion Capture and become 3D digital files; these are then materialised through Rapid Prototyping into real pieces of furniture.
  • Mustaches of the Nineteenth Century – A Daily Celebration of The Golden Age of Upper Lip Hair.
  • Ryan McLennan – Beautiful acrylic on paper paintings of wildlife.
  • Mike Leavitt – Action Figures – These are articulating, miniature, interactive sculptures, aka. “action figures” or “toys”, each hand-sculpted with synthetic polymer clay, wood and elastic by Leavitt.

Google Earth Sky: 200 Million Galaxies on Your Desktop

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Google has launched a service called Sky that lets you explore the heavens from within Google Earth.

You get a 3D view of all the constellations viewable from earth, and you can explore them in 3D. 100 million stars and 200 million galaxies are included.

Sky in Google Earth
Screenshot of Sky in Google Earth

Google’s Lior Ron writes:

You can now explore the universe from the comfort of your chair. Zoom in to distant galaxies hundreds of millions of light years away, explore the constellations, see the planets in motion, witness a supernova explosion; it’s like having a giant, virtual telescope at your command — your own personal planetarium!

To use Sky, just download the newest version of Google Earth and click on the new Sky button on the toolbar at the top of the screen.

Link via Mashable

Salad, Alien made out of vegetables

Till Nowak’s Salad is a digital rendition of Alien made out of vegetables. (currently Till’s site won’t load…)

It was shown at the Emerging Technologies of Siggraph 2007.

Salad by Till Nowak
Salad by Till Nowak (click for larger image)

From Laughing Squid:

Till Nowak modeled twelve digital vegetables in 3ds Max using classical polygon modeling techniques. Photographs of fresh vegetables were used for the texturing process. Most of the vegetables started with a cylinder primitive and needed around 30 minutes of work. The modeling was easy – it was much more difficult to find the right places and orientations to build a monster with it.

This piece of digital art is Till’s tribute to Giuseppe Arcimboldo and H.R. Giger, but done in 3D Studio Max instead of using paint and brushes.

Link via Boing Boing