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Ear Machine myMicSound, microphone recommendation engine

Ear Machine has launched myMicSound, a free web application that simplifies the difficult task of using your ears to decide which microphone to purchase.

Ear Machine myMicSound

The application learns the user’s preference by analyzing ratings of example microphones. myMicSound then returns a list that ranks microphones by the probability that the user will like their sounds.

“myMicSound is the first step toward a fundamental change in how people decide to purchase audio equipment,” said Andrew Sabin, Ear Machine owner and psychoacoustics researcher. “Currently, people make these decisions by receiving recommendations from friends, or by conducting a clumsily-organized listening comparison. myMicSound offers users a simple format to use their own ears to conduct a free, controlled, and comprehensive listening test.”

Users can either submit their own recording, or use one from myMicSound’s collection. myMicSound removes the sound of the microphone used to make that recording, and then simulates the sound of new microphones. myMicSound carefully considers factors influencing the sound of the microphone, such as the proximity to the sound source, the polar pattern, and whether filters are active.

myMicSound is the first sound-based recommendation engine in the audio equipment market. Its software algorithm relies on state-of-the-art knowledge in both auditory perception and computer science. Similar algorithms, such as the one used by Pandora, are widely used in music recommendation.

More information: myMicSound


Short links for June 3rd, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

Art of Sound Contest

# Art of Sound Contest

From Instructables: Music is absolutely essential for creativity – it inspires new ideas, helps us to create and build, and provides a soundtrack for life.

That's why we've teamed up with Zalytron, Create Digital Music, and Bleep Labs to bring you the Art of Sound Contest. Show us something amazing and music-related, and win an awesome set of hand-built custom speakers or a musical instrument kit!

The contest is open to any project that creates something beautiful with or around sound. Entry Deadline: 26-jul-2009.

# BITWIG, next generation music creation software for composers, producers and DJs around the world.

About Bitwig:

Within the virtual environment of a computer anything is possible, yet on a fundamental level, the way music is created today with computers is still very similar to how hardware studios were used. With an entirely new approach, we want to take the next step in the evolution of the computer music studio and create the music software we always wanted to use ourselves.

Bitwig is based in Berlin and founded by Claes Johanson, Pablo Sara, Nicholas Allen and Volker Schumacher. Our experience in the computer music software industry includes Ableton, where we were all part of the development team behind the successful music software Live, and Vember Audio, creator of the critically acclaimed software synthesizer Surge.

# Mic shootout – 6 condensers from $120 – $1900 – Female vocals

Jon @ AudioGeekZine writes:

As part of the Home Recording 101 class at Revolution Audio, this past Thursday we did a shootout of 6 vocal mics. The mics selected were some of the top sellers at the store and ranged in price from the M-Audio Nova at $119 to the AT4060 at $1905.

M-Audio Sputnik
M-Audio Sputnik, one of the mics featured in this shootout

Sound files of the recordings are available for download from AudioGeekZine.

# Propellerhead – Record – Micro Tutorials

The Record micro tutorials is a series of short and focused tutorial videos that will highlight one aspect of Record in each installment. We will add to this continously during Record's beta test period.

Tutorials currently available

  • Part 1 – Basics
    The first micro tutorial explains the basic layout of Record, how to move between them and how to go about making your first recording.
  • Part 2 – Reason & Record integration
    The second micro tutorial shows how Reason and Record work together as one when installed on the same computer.
Gotharman Deformer

# Gotharman’s Deformer a granular effects processor, a polyphonic filterbank synthesizer, a MIDI note randomizer.

It's an analogue style 2-track MIDI sequencer. It's the first machine in the world (I think), that can do REALTIME TIMESTRETCH ON A LIVE INPUT AUDIO SIGNAL. Add to this a granulator that cut's the input audio signal up in fragments, and lets you move these fragments around with the 16 step pots to rearrange beats and others in realtime. Use the two fully programmable filterbanks to tweak the sound further. Or create complete synth-patches by combining the internal polyphonic oscillator section with one or both of the filterbanks. Create two note and controller sequences and run them thru the note randomizer to create enddless non-mechanical variations. Store your arrangement in one of the 512 program locations for instant recall. That's the Deformer!

# SoundPlayground iComposer, a super powerful music creating tool for iPhone.

It can record what your are humming and transcribe your humming melody into music notes on five line staff. It also provides you with 130+ instruments to playback the music you wrote down.

Drum Kit Kit

# DrumKitKit

The Drum Kit – Kit lets you turn your Arduino into a drum kit. Imagine the fun you could have building a drum kit and then “rocking the house”.

The kit contains the electronic parts required to make a drum kit. This includes the circuit board, resistors, diodes and pins. You supply the Arduino and the material to make the actual drum pads. Below you will find the easy instruction on how to make traditional looking drum pads, but you could also stick the piezos (the part the sense the hits on the drum) to many different surfaces. Imagine, playing your desk, lamp and telephone!

# LITE2SOUND – This is a sensitive lightwave reciever that lets you explore the hidden sounds of modulated light. LITE2SOUND is a simple kit with 24 parts that solder to the board. It has a ¼” line output jack and runs on a coin cell battery.


Short links for April 15th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on April 15th, 2008:

# Casper at LA & NY bent festivals – Casper will showing off and demoing his new product at the upcoming bent festivals in both LA and NY.

Casper writes:

After years of working on the Texas Instruments Speak&Spell I have come up with a design that incorporates the best bends into a rugged, utilitarian and affordable design.

Casper Electronics Speak&Spell
Casper’s mod comes with an atari controller port, guitar strap pegs, locking 1/4″ audio jack, pitch adjustment body contacts, sound activated LED, 3 glitch switches, LOOP switch and adjustment, HOLD switch and adjustment, pitch adjustment, industrial reset button… what more do you want?

# Bent Festival – The Bent Festival is an annual art and music festival celebrating DIY electronics, hardware hacking, and circuit bending.

# Cheap Mic Shootout #1 at Audio Geek Zine – A quick shootout with some budget mics: Shure PG-58, GLS Audio ES-57, Shure PG 52 & Audio Technica AT-2020.

# – Tons of useful and less useful Rules of Thumb. I quite like this one:

You will get farther and be happier playing music the way you like it than by changing your sound to please others.

# The Analog Synthesizer Ensemble – Listening to The Analog Synthesizer Ensemble is like taking trips through outer and inner space. Black hole tripping.

# Thomas Margolf Modified BOSS VT-1 – Thomas Margolf (aka: firestARTer, Frau Holler) is working on a new circuit bending project; he's added MIDI capability to a BOSS VT-1 voice transformer pedal changing it into a vocoder-like instrument. Check Thomas’ website for more info.

# ChibiTracker – A portable IT (Impulse Tracker) clone. It is not a 100% clone though, as it adds more features, such as chorus and reverb, stereo samples, an advanced sample editor and more.

# LittleGPTracker – the little Tracker for GP2x, Windows, OSX and Debian – LittleGPTracker (a.k.a 'The piggy') is a music tracker optimised to run on portable game consoles. It is currently running on Game Park's GP2x but there's a version for windows & mac too.


Short links for March 26th, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on on March 26th, 2008:

  • Beamer Arduino – Scott Hansen posts a video of his friend Beamer’s Arduino Sequencer prototype.
Beamer's Arduino Sequencer
From Beamer‘s photoset @ Flickr.

Short links for March 25th, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on on March 25th, 2008:

Zoom H2, Marantz PMD 620 and Sony PCM D50
Zoom H2, Marantz PMD 620 and Sony PCM D50

Short links for January 23rd, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on on January 23rd, 2008:

Wiimote SiimpleSynth

Roland TB-303 vs Clones

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Acid Voice has a comparison of Roland TB-303 Clones.

From Acid Voice:

During the past years, many analog synthesizer appear on the market and all of them claimed to be the best tb 303 clone. Open your ears and discover which synthesizers emulate the best the rather unique sound of the tb-303.

Acid Voice TB-303 Clones

Check Acid Voice to compare sound clips, and read some in-depth analysis of the clones.

Link via Matrixsynth