iZotope intros Food sound library for Iris – Free for a limited time

iZotope has announced the release of the Food sound library for its Iris sample-based synthesizer for Windows and Mac.

iZotope Food sound library

Food celebrates the longstanding sound design tradition of using edible items for sonic inspiration. Sourced from a diverse range of delicious samples, Food transforms creative kitchen commotion into rich sonic ingredients, perfect for cooking up your own audio adventures.

Explore everything from horror film fodder to organically-grown leads to evolving keyboards and pads, each one a musically stimulating patch for your next track or production project.


The sounds of Food, a new sound library for iZotope’s Iris synthesizer.

Food features

  • 130+ samples, including onion chops, beef slaps, frozen peas, broken eggs, soda fizz, pepper grinder, watermelon bongo.
  • 100 patches, including Dr. Popper, Hollywood Gore FX, Xylofoam, Square Meals, Yam Pulser, Mech Melon, Greasy Lead.

The Food sound library is available at no cost with Iris or Iris+2, until July 31st, 2012. Current Iris users can download the library for free from the iZotope store.

More information: iZotope / Food for Iris

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Short links for September 29th, 2008

Sound Wave by Jean Shin

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Sound Wave – Melted records on wooden armature – Jean Shin's installation at Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York

Records were melted and sculpted to form a cascading wave, dotted with bursts of colorful labels. The resulting structure speaks to the inevitable waves of technology that render each successive generation of recordable media obsolete. The piece also aims to physically manifest the ephemerality of music as well as one man’s musical tastes, as represented by his personal record collection.

# GrooveStep – GrooveStep is a portable sample based step sequencer and that allows people to write music anywhere with the Nintendo DS. The first beta is out now!

# I Can Haas Stereo? Lolcat Reaktor Delay FX

Peter Dines writes:

Ladies, Gentlemen and Felines, I have created what is arguably the world’s first lolcat-powered Reaktor effect. I beg your forgiveness.

While working in Reaper I noticed it has a handy Haas effect plugin created in its native JS format. I thought I’d edit it to add some enhancements but decided I was too lazy to learn a new language right now, so I did it in Reaktor instead. It took minutes to throw together – the longest chore was finding, trimming and inserting the cheezburger cat graphic.

# FAKE presents: Pass the Dutch – Nice compilation featuring a track by rekkerd.org sample remix contest winner Jonas the Plugexpert.

# Best of Mother Earth: 1996 McDonalds Hamburger – I stopped eating at McDonalds a while ago. Not because I don't like the taste of their food, but because I don't like their business ethics much. This 12 years old burger makes me feel quite good about my decision.

# Mac anyone? New tracker on it’s way!

Seth Sandler writes:

For the last few weeks (with the help of my mentor Christian Moore) I’ve been working on porting over touchlib (the main tracker of the NUIGroup community) to openframeworks. A few reasons we chose to use openframeworks is because it’s (1) Cross-platform (it’ll work on windows/mac/linux), (2) It’s easy to add and develop on (minimal coding experience required).

If you didn’t catch that, this means we will have a new, full functional tracker that works on Mac! Many have been waiting for this! =)

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What sound a does wobbling jelly make?

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St Paul's Catherdral (jelly and real)

Ever wondered what sound a wobbling jelly makes?

The Daily Telegraph reports about sound artist Douglas Murphy, who recorded the oscillations of jellies wobbled in an anechoic chamber at University College London.

Douglas Murphy says:

It is refreshing to explore the sonority of a much neglected physical property: the wobble factor. Jelly entices us into a strange but compelling world of organic sounds. The sonic wobble is captured in two ways: by carefully recording the results of gentle coaxing and by expressing the wobble frequency as physically powerful base tones.

The captured sounds will be presented in a soundtrack that will be used Friday night at the London Festival of Architecture where leading firms of architects will compete for recognition of their creative skills with this unusual medium. Link via Boing Boing

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Short links for March 26th, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us 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.
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Short links for March 9th, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on March 9th, 2008:

exc012: 833-45 - Tunguska
exc012: 833-45 – Tunguska (download here)
  • Meal of the Week 2 – Deep fried onion loaf. Yummy!
  • Hallelujah – It Doesn’t Matter Which You Heard: the Curious Cultural Journey of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah
  • Charles & Marie: Hot Cold Mug – PRESALE – At plain sight it is a standard black mug as they come a dime a dozen and in big white letters it say COLD. Nothing fancy, but once you add the hot beverage of your choice, the mug changes color and is turning white and in big black letters it states: HOT
  • Top 10 Ways to Get Cables Under Control – I’ve made a good start by wiring my extension cord under my desk.
  • Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy Powered by Ableton Live – … this real-time music production software is used for instantaneous sound effects and music clips needed in the fast-paced world of two popular game questions. What is … Ableton Live?
  • 1,000 True Fans – Kevin Kelly writes: A creator, such as an artist, musician, photographer, craftsperson, performer, animator, designer, videomaker, or author – in other words, anyone producing works of art – needs to acquire only 1,000 True Fans to make a living.
  • Netscape 9 Users: Time to Flock or Firefox – No idea how it ever lasted this long.
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