HeadlessBuddha Samples has launched Coffee Cups Percussion, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
We love coffee almost as much as we love vintage gear. Once upon a time, Sanches was listening to some of his recorded ideias for a new psychedelic rock project while having a cup of coffee and started drumming almost automatically while the song kept going.
The ideia for the Coffee Time Series came from this moment. He thought:
- Hey, I have a lot of cups around the house! I could make an awesome percussion instrument with it!
So he got five of these cups in different sizes, weights, and materials and recorded a track for his new song (which still unreleased). After doing that, thought it would be useful to make a Kontakt instrument out of these five cups, and so he made it. He got his little spoon and experimented with it by hitting the cups in different positions and different areas.
Coffee Cups Percussion features
- 92 Samples (six different combinations of spoon position and cup area on each of the five cups and three velocity layers on each combination plus two effects).
- 1 Kontakt instrument.
- 15.5 MB.
- 44.1kHz/16 bit .wav format.
- All recorded on an old cassette tape recorder.
The library is available to purchase for $4 USD. Until Saturday October 19th, you can get it for free when sharing on Facebook or Twitter.
More information: HeadlessBuddha Samples / Coffee Cups Percussion
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on Apr 10, 2008
Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on April 10th, 2008:
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# Cube3 – A tiny (1"x1"x1") digital audio player with OLED color display. In addition to listening to music, you can now view digital images and watch video clips (magnifying glass sold separately…)
- Supports MP3, WMA, and “Protected” WMA (DRM)
- PlaysForSure™ Certified – Compatible with music download and subscription-based sites.
- Podcast Ready™ -enabled
- View Digital Images and Watch Video Clips
- Available in 2GB
- Full Color OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) Display
- Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery – 10 Hour Playtime
- FM Tuner, FM Recording, and Voice Recording
- SRS WOW HD (High Definition) and TruBass Sound Enhancement
- High Quality SRS Designed Earbuds
- Single Connector for Headphone, File Downloads, and Charging
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# Arduino and Silvia: Two Italians, One Tangled Affair – In this precisely hot affair, the Italian born microcontroller board, Arduino, has won the heart of a sensuous piece of Italian engineering named Silvia, an espresso machine by Rancilio.
Veer is selling a cool Helvetica Coffee Mug, a convergence of good taste.
From the product page:
Coffee, like Helvetica, is an acquired taste. To satisfy both habits, this white ceramic mug features four weights of the timeless font – in corresponding caffeinated shades – and a sensibly squared handle. Holds 15 ounces of your favorite beverage but, like the typeface that adorns it, has bottomless potential.
The mug costs $18 USD (only available in North America).
Link via Geek With Laptop
Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has teamed up with Because We Can to create two interactive LED coffee tables.
What’s an interactive LED coffee table? (Funny you should ask….) It’s a coffee table that has hundreds of LEDs in the top surface that respond to motion above the table. We have (finally) put together a movie to give you a better idea of how they respond to their environment.
There are presently two models, The Ripple (left) and The Wave (right)
The complete tables are for sale from Because We Can.
Link via Make:Blog
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