Short links for December 10th, 2008

Some interesting things I found recently:

Blackbox Recorder

# BlackBox Recorder — Free Reaktor tool to Enhance Spark and Kore.

Peter Dines has created a handy motion recorder designed especially for use in Kore in conjunction with the recently released Spark synth (REAKTOR SPARK).

Peter writes:

The three knobs are mapped to the three macro controls in Spark, and record your movements, then play them back. Since the motion comes from you, from your reactions and musical intuition as you play, it’s a live and human kind of modulation source – but it also gives you three extra hands to perform.

# softmachines @ DaWanda – Couch pedals & fuzz bags for sofa rockers.

This girl is selling some sweet pillows.

softmachines pillows
Pillows by softmachines – a RAT pedal, TR-808 and a Big Muff.

Bit pricey at 99 EUR but very cool nonetheless. Link via Matrixsynth

# Serge Modular Spreadsheet – This useful spreadsheet is a labor-of-love by fellow Serge fan Ty Hodson. So much information gathered in one place – a multiplicity of notes and descriptions of Shop Panels, M-odules and Function Blocks culled from many disparate sources including old catalogs, brochures and various web sites including mine. Remember, this spreadsheet has multiple pages – click the tabs on the bottom. Link via Synthtopia

comment

Short links for October 28th, 2008

The Beta

Some interesting things I found recently:

# The Beta Release – The Beta, tbeta for short, is a open source/cross-platform solution for computer vision and multi-touch sensing.

It takes an video input stream and outputs tracking data (e.g. coordinates and blob size) and touch events (e.g. finger down, moved and released) that are used in building multi-touch applications. tbeta can interface with various web cameras and video devices as well as connect to various TUIO/OSC enabled applications and supports many multi-touch lighting techniques including: FTIR, DI, DSI, and LLP with expansion planned for the future (custom modules/filters).

# DS brut – DS brut is an open source hardware prototyping platform for the Nintendo DS, developed by and for electronics enthusiasts, artists and game developers.

# Lineal TML 01 – Analog Syntheziser: Home made analog syntheziser – Cool DIY synthesizer project by Emiliano Gonzalo Rodriguez.

Daito Manabe

# Daito Manabe Makes Music with Parts of His Face

Peter Kirn writes:

Daito Manabe is a Japanese-based composer, media artist, and DJ who does strange and wonderful things with inputs. This time, he’s hooked up electrical outputs to his face, so multimedia software Max/MSP, his usual tool of choice, can sequence muscle movements via electrical pulses transmitted directly to the surface of his face.

# AC/DC releases ASCII music video in Microsoft Excel – created by fans to "subvert the corporate firewalls".

# NanoGroover: Triplets and Quintuplets in Nanoloop

Sebastian Tomczak made a device that generates Nanoloop sync data for two Game Boys. This allows the user to set the ratio of sync clock of one of the Game Boys to the other, in the following ratios:

  • Two in the time of four (double speed)
  • Three in the time of four (three against four cross rhythms)
  • Four in the time of four (1:1; the sync is equal)
  • Five in the time of four (quintuplets)
  • Six in the time of four (triplets)
Softube Tube Delay

# Review: Softube Spring Reverb, Tube Delay

Stiff @ ProToolerBlog writes:

I was very excited when Softube told me about two of their new products they were working on, Spring Reverb and Tube Delay. First of all, I’m a delay-junkie. To me room equals delay, and I don’t care for most type of reverb, though I usually end up using one in my mixes nowadays. Second of all, this reverb was a spring reverb emulation, not another convolution one. Third of all, they were made by Softube!

comment

Short links for November 20th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on November 20th, 2007:

Joey Mariano Game Boy Color foot controller mod
Joey Mariano Game Boy Color foot controller mod
comment