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Short links for May 28th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer Exclusive Demo and Interview

A closer look at the OP-1 portable synthesizer and controller (no release date yet though).

Last week, Ihavesynth.com got the chance to meet up with Teenage Engineering to get a closer look at the OP-1 synthesizer/sampler/controller/you-name-it. Teenage Engineering revealed their eye-catching OP-1 at Musikmesse in 2009 and the hype around the synthesizer has been massive, even though it is not yet released. We have posted about the OP-1 before and offcourse we are as curious about the OP-1 as the rest of the world seems to be.

Teenage Engineering is a great gang of 7 tech guys in a white painted garage filled with wonderful stuff like computers, synthesizers, all sorts of tech gear, an electronics shop, 3D printers, bikes, mopeds and a little dog which you can hear in the interview. The Teenage Engineering crew has experience from a lot of different areas, like the gaming industry, programming, electronic music – and it all comes together in their cozy garage.My mate Bjorn had a chat with David at Teenage Engineering, check it out in this clip.

# The Swinger « Music Machinery

Paul Lamere @ Music Machinery writes:

One of my favorite hacks at last weekend’s Music Hack Day is Tristan’s Swinger. The Swinger is a bit of python code that takes any song and makes it swing. It does this be taking each beat and time-stretching the first half of each beat while time-shrinking the second half. It has quite a magical effect.

via CDM

RockBandStageKit

# RockBandStageKit

This project demonstrates how to use the Xbox Rock Band Stage Kit with Micro framework using GHI's USB Host feature….no Xbox is necessary!

This kit uses USB and it has special requests to set the strobe speed, LEDs and fog. But no worries! This still works with GHI NETMF devices. We use USB host on a low level using USBH Raw Device. This allows us to control the Stage kit as we like! It is actually easy if you know how USB works.

# Free Sample Friday: SQ-80 Ganks

Tom Shear is back with another pack of free samples:

Today's selection is what used to be one of my favorite bass sounds I'd programmed for my old SQ-80 back in the day. It's very digital sounding and can add a nice bite to other bass sounds when layered. (The name of the patch was inspired by the liner notes of a Shriekback album that listed not only the gear used, but the name of the synth patches they used which pleased the hell out of me for some reason…)

The download includes 8 mono 24-bit/44.1k WAV samples of the C and G keys for 4 octaves.

# Diego Stocco "Experibass Suite"

Diego Stocco @ Soundcloud: In the past months I've been working on some new tracks with my Experibass. Since I built it, I discovered many new ways of interacting with it
Take a look at this gallery to know more about the Experibass: http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Experibass/312989

# New Roland JX8p Patches (Sysex Dump)

Free jX8p patches by Chip Collection:

32 New JX-8P Patches. These are my favourite patches of all time. It contains leads, basses, hoovers, strings and chimes. You can see many of these demoed in my youtube videos. Enjoy

# PIXEL – A pixel art documentary

An 11 minute documentary exploring the merits and impact of pixel art, animation and chiptune music.

Kaoss Pad Pitch Modification

# Kaoss Pad Pitch Modification w/Internal Controls

GetLoFi reports:

David M. just sent us useful information on how to add internal pitch controls for both Kaossilator and the Kaoss Pad, below are his words of wisdom…

After reading about the GetLoFi Tutorial for 1799 oscillator circuit mod on the KORG Mini KP/KO and with a few of the LTC Modules on hand I decided to give it a go on a brand new Kaossilator. The conversion took about 45 minutes to do, but the results just blew me away. A real transformer for this instrument.

# The Creators Project

The Creators Project event series—a roving global celebration—launches this summer on June 26, when The Creators rolls into 80,000-square-feet of display and performance space honeycombed throughout the legendary Milk Studios in New York’s Meatpacking District.

The event is going to be a groundbreaking combination of interactive art and installations, panels, workshops, screenings, and live performances. As much as The Creators Project is a digital archive of our digital world, it is also a testament to the enduring appeal of the Real. Many of the artists within the program explore the way that digitally manipulated images, sounds, and motions converge in real time, in real spaces.

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New Atlantis Audio releases Lost & Found: New York City Nightscapes

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New Atlantis Audio Lost & Found: New York City Nightscapes

New Atlantis Audio has released Lost & Found: New York City Nightscapes, a Reason 4 ReFill featuring dreamy sounds, from the city that never sleeps.

This highly unusual Reason ReFill is powered by six years of live nighttime field recording footage captured at various locations all over the Big Apple. Hand-selected gems were processed, resynthesized, combined, mangled and then processed again to produce a truly one-of-a-kind set of sounds for your Reason and Record productions.

Haunting carriage rides through Central Park, ships docking at South Street Seaport, the chatter of tourists and traffic in Times Square, street performers and other “interesting” folk, cars, trains, busses and more from the darkest hours of night in New York, transformed into a diverse, usable, weird and wonderful collection of sonic tools.

Lost & Found: New York City Nightscapes features

  • 24 bit Audio and Rex content
  • 30 Combinator Instruments
  • 10 Combinator Scenes
  • 2 Combinator Sound Effects Racks
  • 3 ReDrum Kits
  • 40 Drum Hits
  • 12 Drum Loops
  • 23 Field Recordings
  • 11 Field Rhythms
  • 10 Long Play Soundscapes
  • 34 Music Elements
  • 90 Rex Files Total

Lost & Found: New York City Nightscapes is available to purchase for $19.99 USD.

More information: New Atlantis Audio / Lost & Found: New York City Nightscapes

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Prime Loops releases NYC Piano Sessions

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Prime Loops NYC Piano Sessions

Prime Loops has released NYC Piano Sessions, a sample library featuring over 600mb of mastered, 24-bit royalty-free audio content.

Flexible tempo’s range from 60 and 190Bpm, and this sample pack is available in all the most popular formats for your favourite production platform. For the creation of ‘NYC Piano Sessions’ Prime Loops recruited a highly skilled producer, engineer & multi-instrumentalist Richard “Wilx” Wilkinson. Wilx is also the author and engineer behind Prime Loops’ best selling sample pack releases “R&B Progressions” and “Guitar Anthology”, so there’s a high possibility that you have come across his work already!

When we asked Wilx about the main idea behind his latest sample pack he simply answered:

“I wanted to get a big variety of very usable loops. Rather than post-processing everything to an inch of its life & squeezing a potentially flexible loop into only one genre niche, I’ve left the loops relatively unprocessed. There’s a good selection of simpler, building-block loops – like the blues loops which you can stick together to get a 12-bar blues sequence. And there’s also a decent amount of loops with more ‘character’ which will hopefully serve to add some inspiration for your next production.”

This sample pack has a wide range of stylish Piano progressions ready for your Music Productions, TV & Film Soundtracks, Background Compositions, Game Themes, Animation Projects, Sync Music and a lot’s more.

Prime Loops NYC Piano Sessions

  • 600+ MB 24bit samples.
  • Over 200 uplifting Piano Progressions for R&B, hip hop, pop, dance, rock, blues, jazz or classical music.
  • Formats include: Wav, Rex2 Loops, Apple Loops, MPC Format, Acid Loops, Ableton Live Pack, Stylus RMX Loops, and many more.

NYC Piano Sessions is available to purchase as a download for £19.95 GBP.

More information: Prime Loops / NYC Piano Sessions

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Loopmasters releases Todd Terry – NYC Classic House

Loopmasters Tod Terry - NYC Classic House

Loopmasters has released Todd Terry – NYC CLassic House, an exceptional royalty free sample collection from one of House music’s early pioneers and most successful DJs, Todd Terry.

With a history of success through the last 3 decades it seemed the right thing for us to call this collection ‘NYC Classic House’, and we are convinced that producers worldwide will draw inspiration from the loops and samples found on this unique collection from the man himself.

Grammy Award nominated DJ/Producer Todd Terry has been engulfed in dance music since he first started listening to European dance music records while growing up in Brooklyn. By 1988, Todd Terry hit big in England and Europe, and his notoriety was making its way back to the U.S.

In addition to DJ appearances, Todd was cutting his classic underground tracks A Day In The Life, Weekend, and Can You Party, released under monikers such as the Todd Terry Project, House Of Gypsies, and Royal House. Following with the release of ‘Keep On Jumpin’, Todd continued to break new ground as a Producer/Remixer. From SNAP to Annie Lennox to George Michael to Bjork, Todd’s mixes bridge the ground between club cool and commercial accessibility. In 1995, his remix for Everything But The Girl’s Missing became a worldwide smash, giving the British duo their first ever hit. Todd is one of the world’s most celebrated figures in dance music. With almost two decades of dance floor domination under his belt the quality of his productions continue to go from strength to strength.

Todd Terry – NYC CLassic House features

  • Over 500 samples (600+MB in total).
  • 39 House Basslines, 60+ House Drumloops, 36 Musical Loops, 10 Vocal Loops, 80 Bass Sounds, 190+ House Drum Hits from Todds collection, 90 Fx Samples, and 15 instrument Samples.
  • 46 Ready to play patches for Reason NNXT, Halion, Kontakt, EXS, and SFZ.

Todd Terry – NYC CLassic House is available in various formats for £24.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / NYC CLassic House

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Short links for April 14th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

Tweet A Sound

# Tweet A Sound

Tweet A Sound is a desktop application that uses Twitter as a platform for sharing sonic tweets. Pushing the idea of “social sound design”, Tweet A Sound allows you to design a sound and share it in a community of like-minded folks. It is an opportunity for fun interaction with sound.

The sound engine is based on FM Synthesis and has a waveshaper, a delay, feedback and a flanger. You can get a ton of interesting sounds out of these.

Tweet A Sound was built in Max/MSP and is available for download for Mac. A Windows version should be out soon.

# Nine Inch Nails : access

Free app for iPhone/iTouch now available.

  • Exchange messages and photos with other NIN fans in your neighborhood and around the world.
  • Access NIN news, photos, custom wallpapers, and your nin.com inbox.

Download here.

Kacie Kinzer Tweenbots

# tweenbots | kacie kinzer

Kacie Kinzer built some cute robots, set them loose in NYC, and documented the willingness of people to help the bots find their way.

Tweenbots are human-dependent robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read this flag and to aim them in the right direction to reach their goal.

The new bots look too cute!

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Toontrack now shipping NY Studio Legacy Series Vol. 2

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Toontrack NY Studio Legacy Series Vol.2

Toontrack has announced it is now shipping NY Studio Legacy Series Vol. 2, the first SDX expansion pack for Superior Drummer 2.0.

Toontrack Music are delighted to announce the worldwide shipping of the very first SDX expansion pack for Superior Drummer® 2.0, the “New York Studios Vol.2 SDX”.

The SDX contains unique recordings from legendary New York Studios Allaire and Hit Factory N.Y. and MIDI played by super session drummer Nir Z.

New York Studio Legacy Series Vol.2 SDX is available for $179 USD / 139 EUR.

Visit Toontrack Music for more information.

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Short links for December 4th, 2008

Some interesting things I found recently:

Open Reel Ensemble

# Califaudio: Open Reel Ensemble – Califaudio posts about the Open Reel Ensemble: scratching 4 reel-to-reel analog tape recorders to make some really cool music.

They hook up a keyboard, microphones, computers loaded with Max/MSP, USB interfaces, lights and solenoids to old-school reel-to-reel decks and mic the strange sounds of their voices, singing bowls and tabla.

# NYC: Handmade Music Now Monthly – 12/11 Event, Call for Works, Beep-It Workshop – Peter @ CDM reports that Handmade Music, the regular series of DIY music tech parties CDM hosts with Etsy.com and Make Magazine in New York, is back.

# Partners In Rhyme – Free Drum Loops – A nice collection of free 16bit/44kHz .wav drum loops from Partners In Rhyme (hip hop, rock, techno, drum n bass and jungle drum loops)

Wii Drum High

# Wii Drum High

HE Zhao's open source Wii peripheral drum-kit project:

With Nintendo Wii remote, Nunchuk and Wii Balance Board, it is easy to produce drum kit sounds from programming of their acceleration, joystick and weight data. These data can be transmitted from Wii controllers via Bluetooth to PC or Mac without Wii consoles. Wii Drum High integrates all three kinds of Wii controllers to stimulate a complete drum set of Hi-hat, Snare, Base drum, Crash cymbal, Ride cymbal, Mid tom and Low tom. Up to 4 sets of Wii remote and nunchuk can be used at the same time. (one of my colleague succeeded in connecting 5 wiimotes to a PC, but I've never tried)

# SevenUpLive for the Monome 40h and 64 – a Java application that combines 8 different monome applications into one interface. With it, your monome communicates with Ableton Live 7 via MIDI and allows MLR-like functionality along with other goodies like sliders, sequencing melodies, creating patterns of beats, saving/loading/queueing your songs, and more.

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