Reactable Systems has released Reactable mobile, bringing the concept of modular tangible synthesis to mobile devices and makes it available for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
The Reactable is an innovative musical instrument invented at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. The award winning hi-tech equipment was featured in several TV shows and used by Icelandic singer Björk during her Volta tour.
The Reactable mobile application features the same audio and graphics engine as the real Reactable, and takes full advantage of the possibilities of multi-touch screens to bring the playful and intuitive user interface of the Reactable to mobile devices.
Reactable mobile features
Universal App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
High quality 44kHz stereo sound quality.
Accelerometer and microphone input.
20 virtual objects.
Import of custom samples and loops.
Save and share your sessions.
Reactable mobile is available to purchase on the iTunes App Store for $9.99 USD.
reactable final Prototype, used with ableton didnt need ir filter or any of that, light does not hinder the pick up of the fiducial by way of blocking out the light with frosted plexi. , made out of cardboard , plexi and christmas lights!
No more secrets: that could well sum up the zeitgeist of music making in 2010. So it is that Trifonic, aka virtuoso beatmeister brothers Brian and Laurence Trifon of San Francisco, share their technique for chopping up and glitching out audio. Their new blog, Next Step Audio, is entirely dedicated to sharing their production techniques: http://nextstepaudio.com/
# Stompolin – Mike Rotondo's Stompolin is a digital instrument created at a Physical Interaction Design workshop at CCRMA.
It is designed to allow the player to create music by involving their whole body, instead of focusing on the hands as many traditional instruments do. My goal was to accurately capture the emotional content of full-body movements, whether gentle or vigorous, and transmit it as music.
# A Visual History Of Loudness – Christopher Clark graphed the peak levels of and RMS levels of three hit songs a year over the past three decades in "A Visual History Of Loudness."
Stiff @ ProToolerBlog has listed a collection of free RTAS plug-ins:
I have compiled a list of all the free RTAS plug-ins I could think of. The list is nowhere near as long as a free VST list would be but nonetheless there are quite a few handy plug-ins here. Needless to say, while this is an RTAS plug-in list, most of them should be available in VST and AU as well.
# Cube3 – A tiny (1"x1"x1") digital audio player with OLED color display. In addition to listening to music, you can now view digital images and watch video clips (magnifying glass sold separately…) Cube3 features
Supports MP3, WMA, and “Protected” WMA (DRM)
PlaysForSure™ Certified – Compatible with music download and subscription-based sites.
Podcast Ready™ -enabled
View Digital Images and Watch Video Clips
Available in 2GB
Full Color OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) Display
SRS WOW HD (High Definition) and TruBass Sound Enhancement
High Quality SRS Designed Earbuds
Single Connector for Headphone, File Downloads, and Charging
# Build Your Own Electric Guitar! – Gbuilder writes: I have built several electric guitars over the years and through trial and error have learned many helpful tips that anyone who might want to tackle this sort of project needs to know before starting out.
# Psychosynth – a free software synthesizer inspired by the ideas of the Reactable.