Vibration Management has announced the MST OL1, a professionally designed secondary monitor display modification of the Open Labs Miko and Neko instrument.
An Asus VH203T 20″ monitor display (resolution 1600×900) is attached to the Open Labs Miko or Neko, with adjustability for viewing and completely folding down to protect both displays. The added monitor can be added as an extended monitor setting.
No modifcations are made to the Miko itself. The mounting bracket is attached to the already existing holes on the Miko or Neko.
Upon ordering, the monitor and attaching bracket are shipped to you. For more info on Open Labs products, please visit www.openlabs.com.
The MST OL1 is available to purchse for $425 USD plus shipping (includes monitor).
Moog has released the Little Phatty CV Output Modification, a modification for the Little Phatty (Stage II, Stage or Tribute Edition) synthesizer which opens the door to a new world of expression and sound design.
Make your Little Phatty the center of a modular universe. This exciting modification gives you the power to control Moogerfoogers and other analog gear with Control Voltages generated by your Little Phatty.
The list of possible applications is as endless as your imagination.
Little Phatty CV Output Modification features
The LP CV Out Mod gives your LP five 1/4″ analog CV outputs.
Gate (O to +5V)
Pitch (1 volt per octave)
Volume Envelope (0 to 5 Volts)
Filter Envelope (O to 5 Volts)
Mod Bus (Variable)
The CV output jacks are located on the right side panel.
The Pitch/Volume envelopes can be sculpted on the front panel by tweaking attack, decay, sustain and release.
The Mod Bus sources include Square, Triangle, Sawtooth, Ramp, sample & hold LFOs and Oscillator 2.
The Little Phatty Control Voltage Output Modification is available as a factory upgrade for $199 USD.
Ryan is about to release Volume II of his subscription based drum loops service, so in the next few days you can get over 200 loops for only $9.95.
As I’m putting the finishing touches on Gruss Loops Volume II, I realized I should make you painfully aware of the sweet deal that currently lays before you. You see, since I’m offering the loop packs as a subscription service, there will be over 200 loops available over the course of the next two days. That’s right. You could sign up now, grab Volume I right now AND Volume II in another 24 hours…. all for the rock bottom price of $9.95. You can even cancel after you nab both of the packs. See if I care (you cheap bastard). I know you’ll be back for more.
Many people have asked about the instructions and code for the SX-150 mod I did to add MIDI and Audio out, therefore I’m posting the plans for everyone to try. By using the Arduino as the brains of the operation, a lot of other options are available for the mod, really the sky is the limit. If you do any cool hacks to it, by all means, please let me know.
This set was inspired by our elderly dryer dying — well, the belt driving the drum snapped, so I took the back off to see if it was user serviceable. Confronted with even more stamped sheet metal cowlings, I gave up and bought a new dryer.
But that giant cover was just begging to be tapped, banged and otherwise made to reverberate. Added to that are some pot lids and other random noise-making things, including a plastic tarp on the floor. The ‘kik’ sample was made from me bumping the mic stand, and the surpisingly convincing ’snarish’ is me sneezing.
OTTO by Luca de Rosso is an electronic musical instrument for realtime manual beat slicing of audio samples.
OTTO provides a tangible user interface designed with the aim of giving the user the feel of having the sample in his hands. The musician can manipulate an audio sample in real time through the use of a restricted number of simple physical buttons and switches.
The Low-Bit Gamelan Compilation – a release of five original tracks with a strong influence from the beautiful music of Indonesian gamelan! Thanks to all who submitted tracks – I’m very happy with this compilation.
Siftables aims to enable people to interact with information and media in physical, natural ways that approach interactions with physical objects in our everyday lives. As an interaction platform, Siftables applies technology and methodology from wireless sensor networks to tangible user interfaces.
Siftables are independent, compact devices with sensing, graphical display, and wireless communication capabilities. They can be physically manipulated as a group to interact with digital information and media. Siftables can be used to implement any number of gestural interaction languages and HCI applications.
The increased audio fidelity of 16-bit consoles brought several significant changes to video games, but perhaps the most important was that instruments could be readily identified. Instead of the melody being assigned to a triangle wave, for example, it could be assigned to a trumpet.
Dan Bruno lists some nice audio examples.
# NS168DS – NS168DSmotion is a multi-purpose NS168DS compatible adapter, it can be used in different modes as standalone device powered from USB or as a plugin module powered from some NS168DS host like DS/DSi.
Some interesting things I found on September 2nd, 2008:
# SmadSteck – SmadSteck specializes in real-time interactive sampling technology. We provide the technical basis of the various audiovisual sampling projects initiated in the context of Sample madnesS.
Eboman 2008 – Lowlands live sample track
This composition was produced for the Lowlands Festival by Eboman and performed live at the Lowlands Festival on 15, 16 and 17 August 2008 (SenSorSuit = played by Eboman, Camera = played by Mascha Rutten, Software = SenS IV by www.smadsteck.nl).
# Ben Fino-Radin – Oscillator cabinets – Oscillator cabinets – aural and visual vibration, 2007 Behind each needlepoint cone is a speaker, the speakers are playing recordings of people who wore headphones, listened to oscillators, and sang the tones they heard in real time. there are tweve voices, each with it's own cone.
# Matrixsynth: The Red Rig – Made to mimic the look of the vintage drum pads, it's made of 100% PVC pipe and copper pad fittings. All custom designed – made it up as I went along. The wiring harness took about a day to make, and is almost completely hidden inside the tubes themselves. The ends just hang in place for quick connection to the pads when setting up, and to connect to the snake that feeds the equipment rack.
Today, Ruin & Wesen have launched their website, with two nice-looking products ready for pre-order. The MIDI Command is a small box with five endless rotary encoders on it and a “Macro Knob.” Here’s where things start to get interesting: not only does the unit ship with support for Ableton Live and Elektron Machinedrum support out of the box, but you can flash your own firmware using SysEx. There’s also an LED display, so combined with the software editors and MIDI mappings, this could even allow you to “roll your own” Kore-style controller.