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Short links for August 4th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# YouTube – Beardyman – Live in the Underbelly: The Full show

Gotta love Beardyman! via Waveformless

# Cellular Automidi – Audio App

Actionscript developer Lawrie Cape created a cellular automata based AIR app:

Cellular AutoMidi is a generative music app, making “music” based on a modified Cellular Automata algorithm.

Pulse Code DB-303

# iPhone Beats and Bass, Free This Week, More Fun with Mic Input on iOS

Peter Kirn writes:

Ah, Mondays. If you’re looking for a way to brighten your work week and you’ve got an iPod touch or iPhone you can drop into your pocket, iOS music and audio developer Pulse Code tells us they’ve made four of its apps free for this week only, through August 8. That includes BtBx [iTunes], a simple and fun drum machine, DB-303, a simulation of the Roland TB-303 bass line synth and a particular favorite of pocket iPhone musicians, as well as a couple of fun toys – a robot tone synth and sound effects maker called Android FX and a text-to-speech “robot comedian.” These will all run on iPad, too, of course, though none has yet been adapted to iPad’s native resolution.

# Waveformless: Free Sample Friday: Arp Axxe Samples

Another great summer weekend is upon us, and that means it's time for another Free Sample Friday. We have another guest entry today sent to us by reader Psychpoppet. (You can check out his stuff here and here…)

These samples are from an Arp Axxe he's restoring, which just so happens to be one of the black and gold models. 8 sounds in all, including raw waveforms as 24-bit/44.1k WAV files.

Enjoy, and if you dig them, be sure to give Psychepoppet a shout out in the comments!

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Short links for June 16th, 2010

Vuvuzela by Dundas Football Club @ Flickr

Some interesting things I found recently:

The sound of the vuvuzela seems to irritate quite a number of people, so here’s a round-up of some solutions on how to watch the World Cup games without this loud horn.

# Filter The Vuvuzela Horn Out of the World Cup; Learn JACK Routing on Linux

Are you a World Cup fan annoyed by the constant sound of the South African vuvuzela horn? Wish you could remove that sound from your World Cup viewing experience? Do you want to learn a little bit about powerful modular effects routing can be on Linux? Either? Both? Call it “football”? “Soccer”? Any way round, we’ve got you covered.

# Waves Vuvuzela Noise Reduction Solution

Waves has a processing chain available to download.

In response to the widely publicized complaints from TV viewers and broadcasters of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Waves is proud to unveil a solution which dramatically reduces the problematic sound of the omnipresent Vuvuzela trumpet favored by South African soccer fans.

Working in conjunction with a major television broadcaster, we've precision-crafted a preset processing chain which drastically decreases Vuvuzela noise: The WNS Waves Noise Suppressor and the Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer. Together, they not only minimize Vuvuzela noise, they increase the intelligibility of the game announcers' play-by-play action and color commentary.

Waves Vuvuzela processing chain

The processing chain for Vuvuzela noise reduction is now available as load-and-use sessions for Pro Tools, Waves MultiRack, and Cubase.

# Prosoniq VuvuX

And Prosoniq has a free filtering plug-in for Mac users.

Prosoniq is proud to announce the world's first realtime Vuvuzela filtering plug in based on sonicWORX' audio de-mixing technology.

# Z3TA+

Cakewalk's award-winning Waveshaping Synthesizer is now just $19.99 USD as a download.

Usine Ableton OSC touch Controller

# Sensomusic Usine

Sensomusic has released tons of freebies for its Usine users.

Good news for all Usine free Users: Get more than 200 Add-ons and ready-made patches for free. Just register on the forum (it's totally free).

Peter Kirn at Create Digital Music also report on this one in Hundreds of Free Musical Tools Now Free to Add to Usine.

Usine is an overlooked gem in music making, a PC-based modular environment and live performance tool that runs as a host or VST plug-in. Pick the modules you need from a set of powerful building blocks, and build a custom musical rig, complete with multi-touch control on new Windows devices. It sounds like something you might request from a magical genie, but the thing is real, priced at EUR120 (or just EUR60 for educational users).

As with any modular environment, having ample access to powerful modules and some patches to get you started is everything. But that makes this week’s news worth noting: co-developer Olivier Sens has made some 200+ add-ons and patches free. All you have to do to grab them is register on the forum. The demo version of Usine is surprisingly capable, too, so if you’ve been waiting to test-drive and you have a Windows machine (or a dual-boot Mac), now could be a good time.

# Black Allegheny, Swarm Generated Music

Evan Merz writes:

Black Allegheny is one of the first albums made up entirely of swarm generated music. The album was created using a swarm-controlled sampler called Becoming, which was programmed by the composer.

Obey™ 3 Compact DMX Controller

# Review of the Chauvet Slimpar56 LED Light and Obey3 Light Controller

Mark @ Modulate This! on the Chauvet Slimpar56 & Obey3:

In a recent post I documented my new live rig with a drawing and a time-lapse video sans lights and light controller. I’m happy to report I just received and have been testing the brand new LED SlimPAR™ 56 and Obey™ 3 compact DMX controller so I thought I’d share some notes.

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H.G. Fortune releases The Dreammachine 3

H.G. Fortune The Dreammachine 3

H.G. Fortune has announced the release of The Dreammachine 3, a new and completely rebuilt version of The Dreammachine featuring a largely increased functionality.

Still it is a machine intended for slow motion providing complex evolving athmospheres and soundscapes via three synthlayers. The concept of the Dreammachine is based on very slow running wavesequencing and soundmodulations. For most convenience the wave names are not only displayed at each seq step but also selectable from popup menus showing the names. And of course the famous HGFortune Lazy buttons are also present at each section or part (Pro version only)

The Dreammachine 3 features

  • Three parts: Bottom/Low (or Bass), Back/Mid (or Pad) and Sparkle/High for three basic layers of sound plus a OneShot part to throw in some additional highlights such as vocal phrases, percussive sounds or Sfx.
  • Each part has got a 16 step sequencer for waveforms to be played in succession with the One Shot part having 32 steps. The Note sequencer has an option to play even duophonic in adding a 2nd note selectable in 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 semitones up. Also Back/Mid and Sparkle Parts can be set in semitones from -12 to +12.
  • The Dreammachine 3 is polyphonic and can be used as a synth with three basic ways to play the machine:
    1. using the inbuilt Note sequencer and if you like play along that one;
    2. hold a note and if you like play along or edit;
    3. play the machine as a 16 voice synthesizer with max. 6 oscs on one key.
  • Manually advance each part using MIDI keys/notes #24, #26, #28 and #29 plus #35 to advance synth parts simultaneously. As the Note sequencer is hard-linked to the Bottom/Low Part this one will be advanced too.
  • Wave names are not only displayed at each seq step but also selectable from popup menus showing the names.
  • HGFortune Lazy buttons available for each section or part (Pro version only).

The Dreammachine 3 is available to purchase as a VST instrument for Windows PC for the introductory price of 79 EUR until 9 May, 2010 (regular 99 EUR).

A free version with limited features is available to download from the H.G. Fortune website.

More information: H.G. Fortune

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Intermorphic updates Noatikl to v1.6.0.5 and Mixtikl to v2.1.0.16

Intermorphic Noatikl

Intermorphic has released updates for its generative music tools for Windows and Mac, Noatikl and Mixtikl.

Noatikl is a powerful, easy to use generative music software tool that helps you come up with new music and song ideas – and your own generative music.

The open Mixtikl system uniquely lets you easily mix together generative “parts” with loops & sound FX to create your own custom mixes. Mixtikl 2 is already packed with power and yet is still young as a tool.

Changes in Noatikl v1.6.0.5

  • Fixed – Noatikl problems registering Noatikl VSTi (especially on Mac, probably Windows).

Changes in Mixtikl since v2.1.0.10

  • Intermittent crashes that occurred when loading new/open mixes (affected all platforms).
  • VSTi registration problem that might have affected Mixtikl.
  • Improved: Updated the Partikl “Most Recently Used” (MRU) file dialog (e.g. as used when launching Partikl) to tell user what to do if no items are in the MRU list.
  • Improved: Speeded up display of most dialogs.

More information: Intermorphic

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Intermorphic updates Noatikl and Mixtikl (incl. 64bit)

Intermorphic Mixtikl 2

Intermorphic has released updates for Noatikl and Mixtikl, two generative music tools for Windows and Mac.

Both products now include native 64-bit standalone and plug-in versions for Windows and native 64-bit standalone versions for Mac OS X. Also, Noatikl is available for PPC Macs again.

Changes in Noatikl v1.6.0.3

  • Added-back support for PPC Mac OS 10.4.
  • Created 64-bit versions to complement the previous 32-bit versions, as noted below:
    • Standalone: Mac: 64-bit/32-bit Intel/PPC, Mac OS 10.4 or later.
    • Standalone: Windows: 64-bit/32-bit version installed appropriate to your operating system (Vista 64-bit/Windows 7 64-bit; XP/Vista 32-bit/Windows 7 32-bit).
    • Audio Unit: Mac: 32-bit Intel/PPC, Mac OS 10.4 or later.
    • VSTi: Mac: 32-bit Intel/PPC, Mac OS 10.4 or later.
    • VSTi: Windows: 64-bit/32-bit version installed appropriate to your operating system (Vista 64-bit/Windows 7 64-bit; XP/Vista 32-bit/Windows 7 32-bit).

Changes in Mixtikl v2.1.0.6

  • Improved: Updated Menu approach to make it MUCH easier to do the core things you want to do with Mixtikl, such as create a new mix, save a mix, import and export a mix, and share and copy files between Mixtikl desktop and Mixtikl for iPhone/iPod touch, etc. It should let you get into Mixtikl much more easily. More to come, too.
  • Improved: Partikl main screen to make it cleaner and clearer.
  • Fixed: File sharing on Vista/Windows 7 (both 32-bit and 64-bit).
  • Created 64-bit versions to complement the previous 32-bit versions, as noted below:
    • Standalone: Mac: 64-bit/32-bit Intel, Mac OS 10.4 or later.
    • Standalone: Windows: 64-bit/32-bit version installed appropriate to your operating system (Vista 64-bit/Windows 7 64-bit; XP/Vista 32-bit/Windows 7 32-bit).
    • Audio Unit: Mac: 32-bit Intel, Mac OS 10.4 or later.
    • VSTi: Mac: 32-bit Intel, Mac OS 10.4 or later.
    • VSTi: Windows: 64-bit/32-bit version installed appropriate to your operating system (Vista 64-bit/Windows 7 64-bit; XP/Vista 32-bit/Windows 7 32-bit).

More information: Intermorphic

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Short links for February 15th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Handmade synth senses wireless activity

From Make:

Yoshi Akai's Wireless Catcher analog synth derives control input from nearby wireless signals picked up by an onboard antennae. As if that weren't interesting enough, the copper control panel sports some elegant decorative flourishes typical of his impressive body of work.

# Percussus

A robot drum machine made with midi controlled relays. A PIC microcontroller decodes relay on/off codes from a sequencer program.

nofi - Elsewhere

# nofi – Elsewhere (album preview)

A full preview of the new Nofi album, 'Elsewhere,' to be released on March 4, 2010. This is a return to a more abstract, ambient, chilled-out, laid-back, space lounge sound, featuring six extended pieces:

The music on 'Elsewhere' was created using Ableton Suite 8 with Max for Live, Nodal generative music software, Native Instruments' Reaktor modular sound studio and Massive virtual synth, on an Apple MacBook Pro with Novation ReMOTE ZeRO and Monome greyscale 64 controllers, and a Presonus Firebox audio interface.

Note: This exclusive preview will be available for steaming on SoundCloud only until the album is released.

# Interview: George Mattson, Mattson Mini Modular

Interview conducted as part of electronicmusic.com's New Wave Modular Synthesizers series via Google Wave between Paul Clark and George Mattson, Mattson Mini Modular, January 2010

The Superplexer

# The Superplexus

This is the three-dimensional spherical labyrinth that challenges the limits of your manual dexterity and spatial understanding as you maneuver a 5/8" wooden marble through its entire course.

The Superplexus is a complex network of chicanes, multi-planar hairpin turns, spirals, and staircases–even a vortex. Hand made from 3- and 6-ply Finnish birch that form the track, over 400 hours are involved in its construction. The labyrinth is set inside a 36" diameter acrylic sphere affixed to a Jatoba base using a stainless steel gimbaled mount that allows you to tilt the sphere in any direction to guide the marble.

This lovely puzzle can be yours for a mere $30,000 USD.

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Intermorphic updates Noatikl to v1.5.1.2 and Mixtikl to v2.0.1.4

Intermorphic Mixtikl 2

Intermorphic has released version 1.5.1.2 of Noatikl and version 2.0.1.4 of Mixtikl, two generative music tools for Windows and Mac.

Changes in Noatikl v1.5.1.2

  • Re-introduced Noatikl “reset all column widths” menu item, that had gone missing from the menu.
  • Improved random number generator within the music engine.
  • Miscellaneous performance improvements and stability fixes to match the Noatikl engine embedded in Mixtikl.

Changes in Mixtikl v2.0.1.4

  • iPhone/iPod play through main speaker if headphones not plugged in (or headphones if headphones plugged in.).
  • Removed iPhone/iPod toolbar to make all screens display bigger; display OK/Cancel buttons in the FX etc. dialogs.
  • Improved random number generator (random mixes now far more random, embedded Noatikl engine improved for all randomly weighted decisions).
  • Fixed file sharing to/from Windows XP.
  • Mixer: top left panel displays “Menu…” or Cancel text.
  • Mixer: piece title in top right, overlaid with tooltip for a few seconds, removed the tap-hold messages.
  • Mixer: swap around Actions and EQ items in skin, and introduce “i” cell to replace the pan change cell item.
  • Mixer: pressing “i” in main menu, displays the “Mixtikl” YouTube tutorial forum.
  • Mixer: tap top left cell to toggle volume/pan display.
  • Mixer: Fixed bugs related to Randomize Column and Randomize Track macros.
  • In the Apps menu, renamed the “File Player” entry back to “Partikl”.

More information: Intermorphic

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