Short links for June 3rd, 2008

Some interesting things I found on June 3rd, 2008:

# AtomoSynth Abyssal – analog photo-noise-machine & oscillating-filter

AtomoSynths Abyssal

Abyssal features

  • One square and saw waveform VCO (voltage controlled oscillator) with a huge pitch range, from subsonic to ultrasonic sound controlled by a big photocell (pitch control) allowing to play it like a photo Theremin.
  • One square and triangle waveform LFO (low frequency oscillator), that can modulate the VCO for the vibrato effect creating arcade Atari-like sounds; and also can modulate the filter creating a resonant tremolo effect.
  • One white noise generator that modulates the frequency of the VCO.
  • Voltage controlled vactrol filter with the classical cut off and resonance controls that produces unique, weird effects, also capable to process external audio signals
  • 1/4 inch audio output, 1/4 inch Line Audio Input, 1 big photocell.
  • Red ultra bright LED tentacle (500mm) to provide light for the photo cell, very useful when playing it on a dark stage.
  • Packed in a clear acrylic case that shows all the handmade analog circuitry.
  • Powered directly from 110V or 220V AC.
  • Dimensions: 170 mm (W), 170 mm (D), 75mm (H. included rubber feet and knobs).

Looks pretty amazing! Check the website for some Abyssal sound demos.

# Mellotron Samples – Tons of samples from a 30 year old Mellotron M400S (serial #500). String Section, Combined Choir and GC3 Brass samples were recently added to the page.

# Den-kuri Master(den-kuri ver2) – Electro-shock stimulation interface, get MIDI-fied!

# Musicifying Data? Spam Rendered in MIDI – Peter Kirn wrote a simple program that checks his Gmail account using IMAP, then translates the time spam messages arrived into MIDI notes.


Short links for October 24th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on on October 24th, 2007:

Japanese Hiding Place (photo by Torin Boyd/Polaris)
Can you spot where the person is hiding? Hilarious and sad at the same time…
  • Gmail IMAP – Gmail now supports IMAP!
  • PlusDeck – Cassette-to-MP3 converter – Still have old cassette tapes worth saving? You can easily convert them to digital formats with plusdeckEX and plusdeck2c. (or just don’t be lazy and hook up your old cassette player to your computer…)
  • Chris Gilmour – Beautiful cardboard sculptures, including a typewriter, 12 speed bicycles, a grand piano, a coffee machine, and a life size car.