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Short links for February 18th, 2011

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Beat Meshing – Octatrack – Richard Devine takes the Octatrack for a spin. Want!

First session with the Elektron Octatrack. Checking out some of the capabilities of this new machine. No drum loops used in this short jam. Just triggering single shot samples of nord percussion and analogue drum sounds. Using the three stages of LFO's for each track to control effects animation and various other parameters. Making some use of the re-trigger sample functions spanned across 4 patterns.

More info on the Octatrack at Elektron, and Peter Kirn at CDM has some more thoughts + a video by Matthew Dear here.

# Dan303: Free Korg NanoPAD presets

Dan Weatherall has some presets for the nanoPAD available to download.

I know there are quite a few of you out there that own at least one of the korg Nano range of controllers.

The most popular of the Nano range has to be the NanoPAD. While the NanoPAD is a useful tool for laying down drum beats, I feel that It really shines when using it to come up with cool melodic parts.

This Preset collection contains a few useful scales and chords that I hope will help you in your productions.

Brett Martin iSound

# Apple themed Overnight Sensation MTM

Brett Martin aka PCmofo has finished his DIY desktop speaker system project. Nice job!

Finally the speakers are finished! Now for the fun part….. The final pictures!

Assembly went great, I was able to stuff them and the bass sounds much better as do the mids. I am really loving the black coated screws, from some angles and distances they completely disappear, then up close the detail comes out and they look pretty cool.

I plan on using these speakers with Apples 27" cinema display, as they are both the same height. Unfortunately, I dont have mine yet so I borrowed a 26" iMac which is also the same design for a few photos to get an idea of the size of these speakers.

via Make

# melton.granular.01 & 02

Jeffrey Melton has released two collections of ambient, freeform and microsound compositions.

melton.granular.01 and melton.granular.02 collect my recent work in microsound-scapes, featuring granular and pulsar synthesis, freeform rhythms and tone colors. Tracks can also be streamed on my Soundcloud page.

All sounds were created with Density GS and Pulsaret instruments (both the standalone apps and Max for Live versions). Arrangement, mixing and mastering was done with Ableton Suite. Processing effects were limited to resonant filters, grain delay, reverb and EQ.

# Remember Chernobyl – 25th Anniversary Music Compilation by Ambientaria Records

For the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl Accident, Ambientaria Records has gathered many Dark Ambient artists, including famous ones like Northaunt or Atomtrakt, for a Compilation project.

The album will be released on April 1st, 2011.

All the benefits shall be reversed to Chernobyl Children International (http://www.chernobyl-international.com/), a non-profit organisation with United Nations NGO status, in order to help people suffering from Radiation Poisoning.

Details at the official project page and the Facebook event page.

# fleet music

Louis Fleet wrote in to let us know about his blog “fleet music”, a site that focuses on the production of electronic music, using Ableton and its built in synths and effects.

It’s called “Fleet Music”, the strap line is “a blog that takes a critical and instructive look at electronic music production”, what this essentially means is that I will be focusing on current themes within house and techno and investigating the relevant production techniques.

Synthesis is the main focus of the blog but as I said previously there is a ‘critical’ aspect to the blog, this is not be confused with bitchy, but instead the idea is that all the video postings and other content is focused on a ‘theme’. This approach can be evidenced in my most recent post which is all about the ‘stab’ in electronic music.

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Twisted Tools releases Scapes for Reaktor

Twisted Tools Scapes

Twisted Tools has released Scapes, an effects processor and sound generator for Native Instruments Reaktor.

With Scapes you can create high quality and unique soundscapes, rhythms and sound effects perfectly suited for use in music, film and game audio. You can easily connect it to your favorite hardware controller or iPad and immediately have fun.

Scapes features

  • 6 independent delays in one interface.
  • Independent controls and granular controls per delay.
  • Sources: External, Impulse, Noise, Saw, Self-Osc. Sine, Square, Tri).
  • Playable via MIDI with familiar synth style controls.
  • 35 scale settings for oscillators, delay time and grain pitch.
  • Advanced modulation routing with four modulation sequencers.
  • Independent modulation speed and length per mod sequencer.
  • 6-voice gate sequencer.
  • Over 190 presets.
  • 220mb sample library.
  • Kore and Maschine Templates.
  • Connectivity with iPad Apps coming soon.
  • Time-stretching sample playback system.
  • Sample content by: Antonio Blanca, D’arcangelo, Glitchmachines, Josh Hinden, Richard Devine, Rishab Bhrajan, Tembu (Bay Dawgz), Timonkey .
  • Extensive Documentation.
  • Free Version Updates.

Scapes for Reaktor 5.15 or higher (compatible with Reaktor 5.5) is available to purchase for $49 USD.

More information: Twisted Tools / Scapes

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Twisted Tools updates Analogue Microcosm’s MP16 sampler to v1.1

Twisted Tools Analogue Microcosm MP16 Sampler

Twisted Tools has released version 1.1 of the MP16 sampler, the Reaktor ensemble part of the Analogue Microcosm sound library.

Last week we released RICHARD DEVINE’S ANALOGUE MICROCOSM, which came with a new Twisted Tools sampler, MP16. This week, we’ve given MP16 a facelift, along with some great new features free to owners of ANALOGUE MICROCOSM.

Changes in M16 sampler v1.1

  • Enhanced GUI and internal help system.
  • BPM sync.
  • Start quantize.
  • Default preset layouts for MP16 and Analogue Microcosm.
  • Improved sample loading and display.
  • Updated Maschine and Kore templates.
  • Templates for iPad and Lemur coming soon.

Analogue Microcosm is now available to purchase for $39 USD.

More information: Twisted Tools / Analogue Microcosm

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Twisted Tools releases Analogue Microcosm, sample pack by Richard Devine

Twisted Tools Analogue Microcosm

Twisted Tools has released Analogue Microcosm, a sound library by Richard Devine.

ANALOGUE MICROCOSM is an intricate arsenal of unique analogue sounds by legendary sound designer and producer, Richard Devine. The samplepack comes coupled with sampler presets for most major sample formats. To top it off, the package comes with a new Twisted Tools sampler, MP16, for all versions of Native Instruments Reaktor 5.

Analogue Microcosm features

  • 570 handcrafted analogue oneshot sounds from Richard Devine’s fantastic hardware collection.
  • Drum hits, fx, massive sub bass, glitch and atomspherics sounds.
  • 40 kits in .Wav, Kontakt, Battery, EXS24MKII, Ableton, NNXT, Reaktor and Maschine formats.
  • Intuitive sample mapping.
  • A brand new Twisted Tools utility sampler, MP16:
    • 16 Voice Polyphonic Sampler.
    • Pad style layout.
    • Unique parameter and modulation settings for per voice.
    • Grain delay effect per voice.
    • Note repeat effect.
    • Two LFOs per voice.
    • Modulation routing per voice.
    • Kore and Maschine Templates.

Analogue Microcosm is now available to purchase for $39 USD.

More information: Twisted Tools / Analogue Microcosm

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Short links for October 20th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Jeremy Ellis rocks MASCHINE

Native Instruments' Maschine promo video featuring Jeremy Ellis. via Matrixsynth

# How to Install ReBirth in Linux, Get a Free Rack of Beat Machines

Peter Kirn writes:

I just picked up a $280 Asus netbook and installed Ubuntu on it. ReBirth seemed a perfect addition; its compact-sized UI, lightweight processing and memory requirements, and simple functions are the ideal companion to a netbook. And, thanks to Propellerhead, it also happens to be free.

If you stick with Windows, just download and go. On Linux, though, you have to give the installer some help to see the install disc. (Why install Linux? I’m finding Ubuntu is just fine for battery life, and I wanted to take advantage of the OS’ optimizations for netbooks and its flexibility for the work I do, audio and otherwise. Windows 7 Starter, by contrast, I found slow and painfully hobbled.) You’ll need WINE, a Windows compatibility tool, in order to run this Windows app in Linux without virtualization.

Sun Boxes

# Sun Boxes

Sound artist, Craig Colorusso, returns to Western Massachusetts with his latest piece, a solar powered sound installation; SUN BOXES.

For the first three weekends of November Turners Falls River Culture will present Craig Colorusso’s latest piece Sun Boxes. At three locations, allowing the participants to observe the piece evolve as it moves through the town.

  • Nov. 5-7 Lawn of the Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Ave.
  • Nov. 12-14 Peskeomskut Park, Ave. A + 7th Sts
  • Nov. 19-21 Lawn at the beginning of the bike path, 1st St

Sun Boxes is a solar powered sound installation. It’s comprised of twenty speakers operating independently, each powered by the sun via solar panels. Inside each Sun Box is a PC board that has a recorded guitar note loaded and programmed to play continuously in a loop. These guitar notes collectively make a Bb chord. Because the loops are different in length, once the piece begins they continually overlap and the piece slowly evolves over time.

Participants are encouraged to walk amongst the speakers, and surround themselves with the piece. Certain speakers will be closer and, therefore, louder so the piece will sound different to different people in different positions throughout the array. Allowing the audience to move around the piece will create a unique experience for everyone. in addition, the participants are encouraged to wander through the speakers, which will alter the composition as they move. Given the option two people will take different paths through the array and hear the composition differently. Sun Boxes is not just one composition, but, many.

We are all reliant on the sun. It is refreshing to be reminded of this. Our lives have filled up with technology. But we still need the sun and so does Sun Boxes. Karlheinze Stockhausen once said “using Short-wave radios in pieces was like improvising with the world.” Similarly, Sun Boxes is collaborating with the planet and its relation to the sun.

Colorusso now lives on the South Shore of Boston with a wife and a cat.

Moog Filtatron

# Dan303: Moog Filtatron

Dan on Moog’s Filtatron iPhone app:

I found the Moog filtatron app fun and extremely easy to use.

The sound of the filters and VCO are brilliant, it's hard to replicate analog hardware exactly but for an app running your phone it's very close.

It's cheap too, for just £2.99 you can own your very own moog filter. Combine that with the Amplitube iRig adapter and you have yourself a portable, analog modeled filter and effects unit.

# Talking Piston Honda

Richard Devine writes:

Checking out some new Roms for the Piston Honda tonight. Making the Piston Honda sound like a broken Speak & Spell.

Sound Tamasha - Spectaculicious Music

# Sound Tamasha – Spectaculicious Music (Creative Commons Only)

In this first compilation created by Sound Tamasha that is released under a Creative Commons license, we present a small selection of the artists who collaborated in our project during the last two years. In fact, this release is the first electronic music compilation of Indo-European artist collaborations. The artists featured are: 22ROCKETS, Hamza, Sedat Altinok, B.L.O.T., Vipul Angirish, Andre Wakko, Tiago Oudman, and Ricardo Ferreira.

The best part of it is that you can use it without the usual restrictions of digital music: put it on your laptop, MP3 player, home stereo or car with no copy-protection or legal boundaries. You can share it with your friends, family, or that special girl/boy you might have a crush on. Thanks to the artists who support the distribution of music beyond commercial interests, all the great music comes for FREE!

Download the compiliation here.

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Twisted Tools Buffeater, multi-effect for Reaktor

Twisted Tools Buffeater

Twisted Tools has released Buffeater, a real-time, dynamically ordered, granular multi-effect for all versions of Reaktor 5.

The effect works by capturing live audio and storing it in a temporary buffer, which allows for real-time processing of the incoming audio using granular synthesis and other methods.

With Buffeater, you can easily achieve stutters, glitch, beat repeat/juggling and/or chopped and screwed effects.

Buffeater features

  • 6 realtime granular and buffer effects.
  • Playable via MIDI.
  • Advanced internal automation system.
  • Independent automation speed and length per knob.
  • Effect signal flow is dynamically re-ordered as you play.
  • 288 FX Presets and 60 Snapshots (Combos).
  • Kore and Maschine Templates.
  • Time-stretching sample playback system.
  • 346mb Sample Library.
  • Sounds by: c2, Richard Devine, EVAC, Glitchmachines, Josh Hinden, Mike Huckaby, Haptic, Komposit, Rena Jones and Tembu (Bay Dawgz) .
  • Extensive Documentation and Tutorial Video.
  • Free Version Updates.

Buffeater for Reaktor is available to purchase for $49 USD.

More information: Twisted Tools / Buffeater

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Short links for August 24th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# The World’s Biggest Drum Machine

If you ever wonder what we do at night here at the PHQ, here it the answer: We build large, silly drum controllers and haul them across town.

# Find, Remix and Reuse – SoundCloud Style

SoundCloud gets advanced search, browse by tag, and Creative Commons integration.

Choice is good, right? We just love that we can pick our favorite ice cream flavor or favorite color for a new shirt. When it comes to audio creation, it’s even better when your choice creates more choice for others.

Today, SoundCloud is opening up a bit more to allow you to find and share more sounds to use and reuse. With new search and discovery features for Creative Commons tracks, your creations can go much further. More options give you more freedom over your audio content on the web. It helps expose your work and find people to collaborate with that you perhaps wouldn’t normally find. We’re excited about this update and we hope you are too. We say “New features!” you say “Yay!”

Some of my music and samples (both Creative Commons licensed) are available from SoundCloud as well.

# Incredible vintage lucite organ for sale

Wersi Electronics Delta Digital DX500
Wersi Electronics Delta Digital DX500

From Boing Boing:

Over at ye olde Submitterator, Pea Hix points us to this magnificent c.1970 lucite Wersi Digital DX500 organ and speakers for sale.

“The Delta Digital DX500 organ comes replete with all manuals, control panel templates, music stand, amplified speakers, lucite dollies, pedal board, adjustable bench and chromed keys. And it works beautifully!!!” Just $85,000 at 1stdibs.com.

# Free Synth Patch Friday: 12 New Patches for Camel Audio Alchemy

Tom @ Waveformless is back with some free sounds:

We have a little something different instead of Free Sample Friday this week. Instead, we have Free Synth Patch Friday. Below are 12 weird, original patches for Camel Audio Alchemy programmed by yours truly. Enjoy!

More patches from Tom are available on Waveformless

Mark Mosher's setup

# Percussa AudioCube Production and Performance Notes for “I Hear Your Signals”

Mark writes:

For my original music album “I Hear Your Signals” (download the album free) I use Percussa Audiocubes as performance controllers. In this post I’ll give you all the geeky details about how the controllers were applied in the project.

I used 4 AudioCubes plus Percussa’s free MIDIbridge app on Windows to configure and route AudioCube signals to Ableton Live. I use the same MIDIbridge patch for every song which allows for consistent and predictable data mapping from the cubes to Ableton Live.

In general, I play a lot of the notes on you hear on the album via keyboards, Theremin and Tenori-On live. I tend to use the cubes as controllers, for scene launching, and for real-time modulation of effects and synth parameters and only use them for triggering notes from time to time.

# V-Synth GT Richard Devine Patches

Roland has released a free collection custom V-Synth GT Patches from Atlanta-based electronic musician, composer and sound designer Richard Devine.

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