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Short links for July 12th, 2011

Some interesting things I found recently:

# PERSPECTIVE LYRIQUE via Make:Blog

An interactive architectural mapping.
Fete des Lumieres / Lyon / France / 2010

A mapping by 1024 Architecture, projected on the facade of former Lyrical theater the “Celestins”. The building deformations and figures were controlled by the audience, using a microphone and an audio analysis algorythm.

More info at 1024architecture.net and 1024d.wordpress.com

# Dan303: Tenori-On iPad app review

Dan Weatherall on the TNR-i for iOS:

Yamaha TNR-i

The official Tenori on iOS app enter the app store the other week but at £12 I was a little hesitant to buy it. After a little thought and a bit of googling I decided it was indeed worth the price.

The cheapest hardware Tenori-On (the TNR-O) is roughly £500 where as the current price of the iPad 2 is £499 (cheapest wifi only model) so considering that both the devices are pretty much exactly the same price (and I already own an iPad) it makes sence to get the iOS version.

# Thumbs Up for Madrona Labs AALTO Software Synthesizer (Modulate This! – A Blog for Electronic Music Artists)

Madrona Labs Aalto

Mark Mosher shares some info on the Aalto semi-modular software synth.

Peter Kirn over at Create Digital Music did a post on a new synth by Madrona Labs last month. Even though I wasn’t in the market for a new synth right now I ended up buying this Aalto within an hour or so of downloading the demo so I wanted to pass this along and help promote Madrona’s great work. At $99 this is an incredible value.

# From the Trenches of the Loudness Wars, A Broad Survey of Research
Peter Kirn writes:

You’ve heard the gripes, and heard and seen the somewhat unscientific demos. Now it’s time to examine the over-compression of music with – science! Earl Vickers of STMicroelectronics examines the Loudness Wars in an academic paper, as noted to us by reader photohounds.

# Flickr: LEGO Album Covers via wire to the ear

Flickr LEGO Album Covers

# little-scale: Tau Percussion Sample Pack

Sebastian Tomczak has posted a nice free sample pack.

I made a small set of percussion samples using a waveform generated from the first 614 digits of 2π. Download it here: http://milkcrate.com.au/_other/downloads/sample_sets/Tau_Kit.zip

# Talking About The Upcoming Sound Packs With Elliott Fienberg

Nick of Nick’s Tutorials:

Elliot Fienberg aka MrTunes

I just finished recording a really enjoyable conversation with Elliott Fienberg, the man behind the Wobble Tech Radio podcast.

We chatted about some recording industry news and talked a bit about my upcoming Ableton Live packs that I’ll start releasing in the next month or so.

Check out the recording here, and be sure to check out Elliott’s other episodes: http://mixlr.com/mrtunes/wobble-tech-radio-10-with-the-ableton-tutor

# Dan303: Analog acid/minimal bass stabs (multisample)

More free samples from Dan303:

These multi samples were taken from my FreeBass FB383 bassline synth. It’s a rackmount analog bass synthesizer (clone of the Roland TB303).

Rockit 8-bit Synth Kit

# Open-Source Rockit 8-bit Synth Kit Coming

Peter at Create Digital Music:
Chicago-based hacker and synthesist Matt Heins is working on an open source synth kit. As a co-creator of the MeeBlip open source-synth hardware, I’m biased — I want more open synth hardware! So this is looking like some great company. The instrument is 8-bit, with analog filter circuitry, coded in C.

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Short links for June 17th, 2011

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Muze by Joshua Maruska and Adam Kumpf

Muze is an Arduino instrumentalist who creates melodies that evolve over time.

Muze has a palette of notes that it can in-turn interpret and compose into various rhythms and phrases that are strung together to form something musical. The user can then influence these strings of notes and rhythms to create entirely new compositions. Much like you would a tune a radio to get a new song, Muze can be tuned to provide new and different melodies.

In the interest of keeping Muze from becoming another knob laden techno-fest of an instrument, interaction has been limited to just one input.

# The Stretta Procedure: vcvi maxforlive

Matthew Davidson’s vcvi is a suite of maxforlive devices to control your modular synth with a dc coupled audio interface.

# Rainlith 2 – Kinectic sound art piece via CDM

On Rainlith, the primitive naturally granular sound of a big rainstick gets explored in real-time by cyber-age sound manipulation tools.

It's an interactive piece in witch the movement of the audience's body activates an electric motor, making a reflex movement on the structure that embraces the instrument.
The sound of the rainstick is captured and processed in realtime, and sent 24 meters above, filling the empty space of a old industrial cereal container. The reverberated acoustic mix is then received back by the audience in the spot right below the opening of the container.

Poul Vestergaard Neuron

# NeuronDrum for Reaktor

NeuronDrum is a sample based rhythm composer by Poul Vestergaard.

It has 512 audio samples 32MB. Most of the sounds are made for electronica music. All rhythms is made of a neuron based approach with 8 neurons.

The first neuron works as a kind off metronome. All neuron can send impulses to each other. Every neuron has a threshold value. If the threshold is 3 then it will need 4 impuses to fire the sample, and send impulses to other neurons.

# Les Paul Google Doodle Gives Us… Google Homepage, The Song, by Tim Exile

Peter Kirn writes:

Electronic musician, vocalist, and inventor Tim Exile is back; while the Google Doodle today of an interactive Les Paul inspired lots of people to invest some time fiddling and hacking, in Tim’s case, it inspired a whole song. And, to my knowledge, it’s the first time the homepage of Google got its own ode.

# [namethemachine]_Kinect_2011,05,24

Matt Davis hacks a Kinect using OpenNI & Max/MSP. With it mapped to Ableton live and Henry Strange's MIDI to DMX Laser Control System, Matt demonstrates this fun a/v control system.

# Amon Tobin : ISAM Live : Mutek Premiere (Official)

A quick wrap up of the debut of Amon Tobin's ambitious 'ISAM' Live show which launched itself to the public on June 1st as part of Montreal's Mutek Festival.

Bluebrain The National Mall

# bluebrain | THE NATIONAL MALL

Bluebrain's The National Mall will only work within the physical boundaries of the National Mall park in Washington DC. It is a location-specific album and is not intended for use outside of the designated area. Please follow us on Twitter (@bluebrainmusic) to learn more about when a location-aware album might be coming to a location closer to you. While on the Mall, we recommend you quit other applications from the multi-tasking bar on your phone for best performance. If you are having difficulties, force quit or restart your phone. Make sure to quit the app fully once you leave the area to avoid it draining your battery when it isn't being used.

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u-he introduces new website: improved product pages, interactive support tool, newsletter, and more

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Urs Heckmann of u-he has announced its new website, which is scheduled to launch this June.

u-he

The old website was nice and all, but it was also very old and hard to maintain. It was mostly hand-coded, which bloats once you’ve got more than two product pages to care for. Product pages were spread across several domains. Slowly there would be a lack of corporate identity. Embracing the new u-he logo was a painful act with the old page, so it never happened.

Now we have a real content management system, we have a consolidated website with all products and services in one single spot. Each product has its own page, with condensed information, better presentation, fresh media content and everything.

Also, we’re taking the interactive path with our customer support tool, newsletter via MailChimp, social network services like Twitter and Facebook – hopefully improved service in general…

I think it’s gonna be good.

More information: u-he

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Avid Scorch Sheet Music App for iPad: interactive score library, music stand and sheet music store

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Avid has announced the release of Avid Scorch, its first application for the Apple iPad mobile device.

Avid Scorch

Customers can now practice, perform and purchase their favorite sheet music on the go with an application that transforms an iPad into an interactive score library, music stand and sheet music store.

Powered by Avid’s market-leading Sibelius® music notation software engine, Avid Scorch is the first sheet music app to offer a rich, interactive experience that makes scores easy to learn and play. Scorch also offers unparalleled access to the most popular sheet music through an in-app store with more than 150,000 premium titles available from world-class publishers.

Avid Scorch features

  • Interactive Learning and Performance: Musicians can easily learn songs or adapt them to their instrument by transposing a score, changing instruments, or converting to and from guitar tab—then give a great performance using Music Stand mode, which offers a full display of the sheet music on the iPad. Users can also see the score played on the Keyboard display, hear music played back and speed it up or slow it down.
  • Portable, Expandable Music Collection: Using the app, customers can purchase and download more than 150,000 scores available from Hal Leonard and Music Sales. The Scorch app also eliminates the need to carry folders full of paper and music books by making it easy to add Sibelius and Sibelius First scores to the iPad.
  • Sleek Interface: It’s easy to manipulate and play back scores with a simple touch-enabled interface. Music is easy to view, regardless of size, through impressive display clarity and functionality, including the ability to select from a variety of paper textures and font choices. Users can also take advantage of Music Stand mode to devote the entire display to the sheet music and turn pages quickly, allowing musicians to stay in the moment.

Avid Scorch for iOS 4.2.1 or later is available to purchase for a limited-time introductory price of $4.99 USD. On July 31, 2011 the price will increase to $7.99 USD.

More information: Avid Scorch

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Girl Scouts Rock! Powered by Roland, music initiative for girls

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Girl Scouts Rock!

Roland and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) have recently joined forces to create Girl Scouts Rock! Powered by Roland, a series of interactive events designed to inspire and empower girls through music.

The new initiative was launched in Los Angeles on March 19, 2011, with over 100 enthusiastic Girl Scouts and their parents in attendance. On hand to lend her support was Charlotte Caffey, lead guitarist and songwriter for the pioneering all-female band the Go-Go’s. Rising Disney star Shelby Spalione also appeared, performing with The Rockin’ Roland Girls Band. Afterward, the band members led a series of interactive sessions where the scouts played and learned about Roland instruments such as the Lucina AX-09 Synthesizer, HD-1 V-Drums® Lite, and many more.

The Girl Scouts Rock! Powered by Roland partnership gives girls from 8-14 years of age a hands-on experience playing popular music with modern musical instruments; an important opportunity that fewer girls are receiving due to music budget cuts in schools all over the nation. The fun, interactive curriculum co-developed by Roland and GSUSA aims to get girls pumped up about making music and music education.

Girl Scouts Rock! Powered by Roland is part of the latest Girl Scout leadership journey, It’s Your Story-Tell It!, which uses creative expression to help girls gain a better understanding of themselves and their potential. During the events, parents and troop leaders have the opportunity to participate in Better Life with Music sessions, where they can learn about the latest research and information regarding the benefits of music education in the lives of their children.

“This year will mark the 30th anniversary of Beauty and the Beat,” said Charlotte Caffey, referring to the Go-Go’s landmark 1981 debut album while speaking at the Los Angeles event. “As a female musician and songwriter and mother of a 16-year-old daughter myself, I love that the Girl Scouts and Roland have partnered to bring girls across the country access to making music.”

A second successful Girl Scouts Rock! Powered by Roland event was held in Miami, Florida, on April 30, 2011. Additional events are scheduled for Chicago, Illinois, on May 14th and New York City, New York, on May 21st.

More information: Girl Scouts Rock! Powered by Roland

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Scott Snibbe Studio releases OscilloScoop for iOS

Scott Snibbe Studio has released OscilloScoop, a new music app designed by Lukas Girling in collaboration with interactive artist and programmer Scott Snibbe.

Scott Snibbe Studio OscilloScoop

Tap, slide, and stretch your fingers over OscilloScoop to create an infinity of electronica, dance, hip hop, and techno tracks. With OscilloScoop you make real musical grooves by simply gliding your fingertips over spinning crowns; then sequence them into a real-time performance with a few taps. As effortless as a toy, OscilloScoop gives you the same tools pro DJs and musicians use to create intricate tracks—but with an intuitive interface inspired by video games and animation. OscilloScoop is an organic, generative way to make music in a process that’s more like dancing than composing: it’s addictive, fun, and original.

OscilloScoop features continuous tone melody; 16- and 32-beat quantizing; low-pass filter; volume control; selection of loopable beats in techno, hip hop, electro, and house; tempo control from 60 to 140 beats per minute; in-app purchase of additional beat sets; preset saves for live performance; and fine-grain editing when you tilt into landscape.

OscilloScoop for iOS is available to purchase for $0.99 USD.

More information: OscilloScoop

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Pro Sound Effects releases Soundrangers sound fx library

Pro Sound Effects Soundrangers

Pro Sound Effects has announced the release of Soundrangers, a sound effects hard drive library.

Yesterday PSE announced the release of the new Soundrangers sound effects library created for use in video games and interactive environments.

In developing the library, the Soundrangers team applied their own creative expertise in sound design for console and social games, iPhone and iPad apps, interactive software and websites which resulted in a collection of 21,117 sound effects in twenty categories.

For more juicy details, audio/video demos and 25 free sound effects, visit the Soundranger library on PSE!

Soundrangers features

  • 21,117 sound effects (137 GB) on external hard drive.
  • Portable, Production-Quality Glyph PortaGig 50 Hard Drive (160 GB).
  • Broadcast .wav formats: 24/48, 24/44.1, 16/44.1.
  • Compressed formats: mp3 and Ogg Vorbis.
  • Optimized for interactive, video game, and web design.
  • Embedded Metadata, Intuitive Category and File names.
  • Sound Effects Search Software: NetMix Lite (video).
  • 1 Year of Free Sound Effects Updates.
  • Mac and PC compatible.
  • 3 -year Data Replacement Policy.

The Soundrangers library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $2900 USD, single user license (retail $3900 USD).

More information: Pro Sound Effects

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