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Short links for November 13th, 2009

Christian Marclay album cover art

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Even retro record covers can be used to create something amazing

There are those who will throw away their old record covers but there are those that will use them to create some mind blowing artistic stuff.

One of them is definitely Christian Marclay, a New York visual artist, DJ and composer who used record covers of Michael Jackson , Doors, Donna Summer, David Bowie and many others for this piece of art. The relationship of sound, vision, music, art and performance is the focus of his work.

More on Christian Marclay

# Waveformless: Free Sample Friday: Pro One Synthetic Percussion

More samples at Tom Shear’s Waveformless blog:

It's hard to believe another weekend is upon us, but it is, so here are some more free samples to get your weekend off to a good start. This time, it's a set of 21 24-bit synthetic percussion sounds I made on my Sequential Pro One

DIY Sound System with garbage cans

# Two Garbage Cans and a Microphone

Rock the party with this DIY sound system.

Peter Kirn writes:

Say you’re an up-and-coming crew with a turntable and some mics. You’ve got a gig this Friday at the middle school gym (the janitor has been bribed appropriately) and the boys on the corner have been passing out your flyers to all the lovely ladies. Everything’s set, except you heard that Kool Herc is coming to battle. Herc and his mighty sound system schooled you last go-round, so you know you need something fresh to rock the bodies proper. Your DIY solution? The 55-gallon drum sound system.

# Tape Pianos Sample Pack

The Control Centre has posted a sample pack features 38 piano samples in 44k 16 bit mono format.

This samplepack contains 3 pianos I recorded to tape in 1998. A Baby Grand, a Fender Rhodes and an old upright a friend of mine had in her back kitchen. I recorded the pianos using a Tascam 244 Cassette Portastudio and a Shure SM58 microphone. The Fender Rhodes was recorded to tape directly from it's line output. The recordings were then sampled using a Yamaha A3000 sampler.

I recently exported the samples from the A3000 sampler to my laptop computer via floppy disk, and then imported them into Ableton Live's Sampler. To save each piano into your Live Library, load the project, then save each sampler as a preset inside Sampler's preset browser. Live will copy the samples to your library automatically.

If you don't have Live 8 and Sampler, you can still use the samples to recreate these pianos in your choice of software.

Kontakt, Wusikstation, and Mutools available here

# The Octapult (YouTube)

The "Octapult" is a kinetic sculpture designed and built on commission by Bradley N. Litwin of Philadelphia, PA. With 8 synchronized catapults, 160 plastic balls per minute are launched, caught, and recirculated. Made mostly of wood, the work is ~36 inches in diameter. On permanent display in the lobby of Lower Merion Elementary School, Merion Station, PA. Also a performing jazz musician, more of Litwin's work may be seen and heard at www.bradlitwin.com.

# XeroWorld

XEROWorld is the next phase in the evolution of online arts & entertainment — a totally new and unique web destination that seamlessly integrates social networking, interactive events, magazine style-news, and online malls.

Yaktronix Electronically Modified Didgeridoo

# Yaktronix: Electronically Modified Didgeridoo

Kyle Evans modified a didgeridoo to experiment in the combination of the organic sound qualities of a didgeridoo with the advanced signal processing capabilities of modern computer programming and sound synthesis.
He writes:

This custom built didgeridoo features externally mounted modules that allow the performer to process and manipulate the sound of the instrument in real time. All control data is transmitted wirelessly via blue tooth and is controlling several audio processes created in a custom-built software environment.

# Review: Roger Linn Design AdrenaLinn Sync

Tom Shear reviews AdrenaLinn Sync, a new software plug-in from Roger Linn Design that provides the same unique beat-synced filter modulation and sequencing effects of our AdrenaLinn III guitar pedal.

Cyrille Arndt DIY Arduino-based MIDI controller

# DIY Arduino-based MIDI controller

Cyrille Arndt’s DIY, standalone Arduino-based, MIDI control surface work-in-progress.

Current features:

  • Heartbeat
  • On-the-fly generated labels from csv files.
  • Limiters (with capability of inversing the range).
  • Every function of the faders and pads is customisable from the desktop software.
  • Different states for the pads (currently on/off or moment).
  • In the desktop software: Selecting the MIDI port (for example for routing over another software).
  • MIDI channel.
  • 6 presets (more possible).
  • RGB pads can be controlled from software like Live to be switched on/off or blinking.
  • Presets also concern the pads.
  • Auto-switch to generated labels if the software is running.
  • New! The buttons above the faders can have different functions : Notes (triggering clip for example), quick change of the function of the fader, preset switching.
  • New! Presets also concern the limiters.
  • New! The bottom buttons can change the preset or the bank (useful in Ableton Live).
  • New! USB port for adding USB connectivity: allows to program it easily and use USB instead of MIDI in cases where it’s necessary.

# Live Music Makers Ask: How Can We Get in Sync?

Peter Kirn writes:

Synchronization is, by definition, a tough thing to do. But musical engineering is replete with challenges; it’s no longer acceptable to simply say “live with it” and walk away. It seems we need both better shared knowledge about what sync is how to make it work, and better engineering solutions on the software and protocols side to support the way users want to work. And yes, we need a new sync standard that goes beyond what’s presently available in MIDI alone

Bleep Labs Thingamagoop 2

# Bleep Labs » Thingamagoop 2 is here!

New in Thingamagoop 2:

  • Analog VCO controlled by analog or digital signal from Arduino. (A separate Arduino board is not required)
  • Sample and hold, Arpeggios, noise, and bit crush effects with open source code so you can program your own sounds!
  • All the analog sounds of the original Thingamagoop.
  • Controllable LEDacle – Ramp and random waveforms with rate control.
  • New modulators – Square wave amplitude modulator and triangle wave pulse width modulator.
  • Tough, stomp box type body with silk screened graphics in 3 different styles.
  • Easy to access battery – No more screws!
  • Much fuller and louder speaker.
  • CV in and out.
  • Arduino Programmer jack. Easily hook an Ardunio board up to the Thingamagoop 2.
  • Kit now comes with a pre-drilled enclosure.
  • Still assembled in Austin, Texas by Dr. Bleep and friends.

# Tunited

Tunited is a groundbreaking new independent music website which will assist new and independent artists and labels gain increased exposure, challenging the flagging music business’ growing reluctance to invest in this exciting area.

The top 100 artists will upload their music catalogue onto the website prior to launch; it will then be made available to the press and music industry for showcasing before the site goes live.

To become a profile artist, please click on the button below to enter your details and upload your track before midnight on 11.12.09. Your music will be judged by Tunited's panel of experts including Midge Ure OBE.

Nerdkits DIY marquee LED array display

# Voice2LED Project

Josh made a LED sign which displays voicemails from his Google Voice account.

I made the LED sign following instructions from this tutorial on Nerdkits.com. The hardware is some LED’s, a nerdkit, a piece of cardboard and a bit of wire that I got from some Cat 5 cable laying around. I cut out the cardboard and printed a grid to help me lay out the LED’s. I think mine were 1 cm apart. The soldering took forever and it was the first real time I did any soldering so it looks kinda crappy. Oh well. It works. The sign itself is powered by a 9 volt battery and receives data from my laptop through the serial port via a USB adapter. All that stuff was included in the Nerdkit when I bought it. The microcontroller is running code from the tutorial I mentioned earlier. One of these days I’m going to make an enclosure for this thing.

# little-scale: FM is for the PEOPLE – VOL. 1 – Out Now!

Sebastian writes:

Compiled by notorious OPL buff , Oxygenstar, this release serves up a healthy dose of frequency modulation synthesis which varies nicely in both style and technique.

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P5Audio releases Waynes Voodoo Rebirth Loop Sets and Didgeridoo World Grime Loops

P5Audio Waynes Voodoo Rebirth Loop Sets

P5Audio has announced the release of Waynes Voodoo Rebirth Loop Sets and Didgeridoo World Grime Loops, two new sample libraries for Garageband.

Wayne’s Voodoo Rebirth Loop Sets contains music loop sets inspired by Lousiana’s biggest Rapper, Lil Wayne.

Wayne’s Voodoo Rebirth Loop Sets features

  • 25 Royalty FREE multi-track beats containing 306 loops total including the vocals, guitar and FX! They are all formatted for WAV, REX and Apple loops. All tempos and keys are provided.
  • Containing a Dirty South New Orleans Style made famous by Lil’ Wayne.
  • 7 loop sets with Wayne style female vocals including pitched vocals, sexy shout outs and auto-tune.
  • 2 loop sets with screwed male Everyday is Halloween style vocals.
  • Most of the loop sets contain live bass and many feature live guitar.
  • All of the modern synths, banging drums , strings and brass come separated into their own track.

Waynes Voodoo Rebirth Loop Sets is available for purchase for $59.99 USD.

P5Audio Didgeridoo World Grime Loops

Didgeridoo World Grime is a collection of didgeridoo loops and licks.

Dating back over 1500 years, The Didgeridoo is known as one of the oldest wind instruments in the world. Originating in Australia, The Didgeridoo is made from Eucalyptus trees which have been naturally hollowed out by termites.

“The Didgeridoo is so quintessentially hip hop! Its timbre, rhythmical nature and vocal nature are all so grimy,” states Whiteside, “you can take any aboriginal riff, slap some hip hop drums on it, and create a hot hip hop beat. We are bringing you those authentic Didgeridoo grooves in this product!”

Didgeridoo World Grime Loops features

  • The unique Didgeridoo World Grime sounds are dirty, grimy, urban, gangsta.
  • Didgeridoo World Grime Loops n Licks contain 219 Licks and 158 Loops!
  • Performed on multiple Didgeridoo instruments to give you different keys and timbres.
  • This product contains 10 tempos and all keys are included.
  • Formatted for WAV, REX and Apple Loops.

Didgeridoo World Grime Loops is available for purchase for $29.99 USD.

More information: P5Audio / Waynes Voodoo Rebirth Loop Sets / Didgeridoo World Grime Loops

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Tonehammer releases Didgeridoo

Tonehammer Didgeridoo

Tonehammer has released Didgeridoo, a sample library for Kontakt.

The Didgeridoo (aka Didge) is an Australian Aboriginal wind instrument dating back over approx.1500-2000 years. The instrument is made from Eucalyptus logs hollowed out by termites and is widely regarded as one of the oldest woodwind (aerophone) instruments in existence. Tonehammer recorded two different Didges for maximum user flexibility. The first one was is an original Eucaplyptus log and the second one is modern version made from PVC pipes.

Didgeridoo features

  • Close, Medium and Far Microphone recordings.
  • Didge 1 Percussive (with- and without modwheel time-stretching control).
  • Didge 1 Sustain (without modwheel based variation in tone/rhythm).
  • Didge 1 Sustain (with partial modwheel based variation in tone/rhythm).
  • Didge 1 Sustain (with full modwheel based variation in tone/rhythm).
  • Didge 2 Sustain 1 (with modwheel based variation of tone).
  • Didge 2 Sustain 2 (with modwheel based variation of tone).
  • Didge 2 Performance 1 (with modwheel based sample-off for user control over sample start/end).
  • Didge 2 Performance 2 (with modwheel based sample-off for user control over sample start/end).
  • Dual Didge FX and session recordings.
  • Extensive read me install, patch and hint documentation (.pdf) (download here).
  • 11 instrument patches, 429 samples, 483 MB installed, 266 MB .rar download.
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz/16Bit stereo .wav format.
  • Format(s): Kontakt 2 and .wav.

Tonehammer Didgeridoo is available for download for $39 USD.

Visit Tonehammer for more information and audio demos.

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Zero-G releases Rhythm Organism

Time+Space/Xfonic Rhythm Organism

Zero-G and Xfonic have announced the release of Rhythm Organism, a sample library featuring over 800 samples of didgeridoo grooves and single hits from the master, Charlie McMahon.

This amazing sample library is full of great and amazing electronic didgeridoo sounds played by the brilliant Charlie McMahon. The grooves and single hits can be used for many different music styles from hiphop to techno, trance, electronic music, jazz, swing pop and more. The possibilities are endless in combination with effects for your music production to create unique music tracks.

Rhythm Organism features

  • 600 REX2 files, 800 Acidized WAV files, 800 Apple Loops.
  • Seismic Face Bass Grooves, Wood Grooves, Slide Grooves.
  • One Shots for effects and drums.
  • Special Combinator effects.

Rhythm Organism is available now for £59.95 / 89 EUR.

More information: Time+Space

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PowerFX releases World Loop Spice Rack

PowerFX World Loop Spice Rack

PowerFX has released World Loop Spice Rack, a sample library containing 1,220 melodic and percussive loops and riffs of authentic ethnic instruments from Africa, Australia, China, India and the Middle East.

World Loop Spice Rack features

  • Rhythmic
    • Arabic Percussion: Bendir, Bolone, Darbouka, Karkabou, Rai Percussion ensemble, Tabakai, Takhalt, Zalamit, Frame drum, Dumbek.
    • Indian Percussion: Tabla, Dholak, Bass Dholak, Ganjira, Udu, Mridangram.
    • African Percussion: Djembe, Talking Drum, Log drum, Crash box.
    • Australasian Percussion: Clap Sticks, Monkey drum, Knee drum.
    • World drumset: From West Africa and the Caribbean.
  • Melodic
    • African Instruments: Marimba, Mbira, Eygptian Lute, Vocals.
    • Middle Eastern: Kamenche, Rabab, Setar, Tar, Jimbash Saz, Riq.
    • Chinese Instruments: Pipa, Di Zi, Jing Ho (One String Peking Opera Violin), Gu Zheng (Chinese zither), Rehu (string violin).
    • Indian Instruments: Sarod, Sitar, Surbahar, Pungi, Vocals.
    • Also included: Digeridoo, Charango, Berimbau, Bouzuki.
  • All loops are acidized wav files in 16 bit 44.1 with tempo and key (when applicable) information in the file name.
  • Size: Download 598 MB (.RAR) uncompressed 890 MB.

World Loop Spice Rack is available for $79 USD.

Visit PowerFX for more information and audio demos.

Btw, I don’t know what the guys at PowerFX were thinking when they came up with that cover… Ah, see Bil’s comment below. The old cover is no more. Nice job guys!

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