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Short links for February 24th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

iPhone fun in Ableton

# iPhone attack: TR-808, TB-303, Sampler, Synthesizer

Oliver Chesler puts together a track with some iPhone apps (Audiorealism technoBox, Tapestri and Andriod FX by Pure Profit).

Oliver writes:

I was having some music fun on my iPhone and I put together a quick Acid track. I recorded three apps into Ableton Live. There really is something to be said for bringing in audio from the outside world, even if it’s from another computer. I like the slight noise and live interaction the iPhone apps forced. The combined price of all the applications I used here was $11.97. Imagine what a Roland TB-303, Roland TR-808, Akai S950 and Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 would have cost you 15 years ago?

# — your music recognition robot allows you to identify almost any unknown piece of music quickly and easily. Its use is very simple: you upload a short audio fragment or an entire song, the robot analyzes it and provides you with the information about the track title, artist name, album title, etc. Your audio fragment can be in almost any file format and of almost any quality (aurally recognizable, of course) — it can be an MP3 file downloaded from the Internet or a short recording made with your old tape recorder and stored as a low-quality .WAV-file.

Josh Freese

# Want Josh Freese to join your band? Got $75,000?

Former NIN drummer Josh Freese is promoting his new album with some limited edition deals.

There's a lot of funny stuff between the regular $7 digital download of Since 1972, and the $75,000 limited edition which includes things like going on tour with Josh for a few days, have Josh write, record and release a 5-song EP about you and your life story and taking a flying trapeze lesson with Josh and Robin from NIN.

Link via Soundcheck

# Apogee discontinues Windows development

From the Agogee news page:

As of 2009, Apogee Electronics will no longer develop products for the Microsoft Windows platform. Apogee has made this decision in order to focus all research, development, and support resources on the Apple platform with its unparalleled power and stability. Apple offers a wide range of affordable, powerful desktop and laptop solutions ideally suited for music creation and audio production.

Check CDM for discussion on the matter.

Ryan Gruss blog


Ryan Gruss has a cool blog where he posts some free drum tracks.

I am a drummer based in Boston, Massachusetts. I previously lived in NYC and Los Angeles where I had the chance to record, collaborate and tour with a wide range of artists. I started this blog with the intention of sharing, transferring and exploring musical ideas with my friends around the world… as well as anyone else who might stumble across this site.

All of the drum tracks (unless credited) are recorded at my studio using Logic Pro 8. I include mp3s of all my recordings for quick previews as well as a separate link to the original, multitracked Logic files. Feel free to download, cut-up, eq, compress, distort, and mutate my drum parts and use them for your own projects. All I ask is that you send me a link to the final product when you’re finished. Let’s see what happens…

Currently at Loop #17.

# AT-AT Boom Box – Combining an AT-AT Walker with an old skool boom box, AT-AT Boom Box FTW!

# Reyn vs Björk – I’ve Seen It All [Dancer in the Dark] (link to YouTube)

Loving this video of Reyn Ouwehand’s mix of this Björk track.

Reyn writes:

I found this track on the album Family Tree. It's Björk together with the Brodsky string quartet.
Really love this track and version and thought it would be nice to do some looping over it.. Enjoy!..

More on Reyn Ouwehand here. Via Tom @ Twitter

Short links for July 11th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on July 11th, 2008:

Oliver Chesler's Roland SH3

# wire to the ear » » Listen to some pure Roland SH3 audio files. – Oliver Chesler has some Roland SH3 samples up for download.

He has been following a thread over at the Vintage Synth Explorer forum discussing the Roland SH-3.

Oliver writes:

Forum members have been contributing audio samples to see if there is a real difference between the 3 and 3A so I decided to upload a set for of my SH3 for everyone to check out. Each same is pure Roland SH3, no compressor or any effects. Recorded directly into a Motu 828 using Ableton Live.

You can download 24bit Wav files in a .zip (Creative Commons license) or listen to the 320kpbs MP3s at wire to the ear.

# Big Updates for Handheld Homebrew Music: NitroTracker 0.4, PSPSeq 3, PSP Rhythm 8 – Peter Kirn rounds up the latest and greatest for your Nintendo DS and Sony PSP handhelds.

# Lego Record Player – And yes, it works!

# Junk Kalimba – Made from a wall plug casing and various other pieces that were discarded on the drive of a demolished house. Piezo and 1/4" jack added.

# Hockey Organ – Graeme Patterson's sweet hocky organ project. The keys of the Casio SK1 control the players.

# DIY IRF610 MOSFET Class A Headphone Amplifier Project

Giovanni Militano writes:

Not thrilled with how a computer soundcard drove my 32 ohm Grado SR80 headphones, I decided to build myself a desktop headphone amplifier for the office.

# R2-D2 2.0 – Ben Burtt, the man who gave WALL-E a voice – Interview with Academy Award-winning sound designer Ben Burtt, who has created some of the most iconic sounds in film history, including the light saber's hum and crackle, and Darth Vader's asthmatic murmur.

Short links for June 10th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on June 10th, 2008:

# The Weather Box

Gian Pablo and Lesley Flanigan’s final project for Networked Objects.

Our original idea had been to retrieve weather information from the Internet for different cities, and use this as the basis for a simple melody. This basically what we delivered:

Gian Pablo Weather Box

The Weather Box is built into a tea box. Inside is an Arduino-based polyphonic synthesizer, with an XPort Internet access module. When dialing up one of the 8 cities, the box retrieves the weather information for that city from an NOAA server, and turns it into a simple melody.

Pressing the red button will replay the melody.

# ArcAttack – Home of the Singing Tesla Coils – Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses high tech wizardry to present music in a whole new light. ArcAttack employs a unique DJ set up of their own creation (an HVDJ set up) to generate an ‘electrifying’ audio visual performance. The HVDJ pumps music through a PA System while two specially designed DRSSTC’s (Dual-Resonant Solid State Tesla Coils) act as separate synchronized instruments.

# Star Wars music played by a floppy drive – Don't throw out your old floppy drives just yet!

# Evolution2 Contest – Win 3x $30,000 – Due to the overwhelming success of the first Evolution contest in Europe, we are launching a worldwide version: Hobnox Evolution2. Submit a project into one of three categories and compete for one of three Artist Support Packages worth up to $30,000 each.

# Sound Design for Imaginary Instruments: A Kore-Prepared Piano

Peter Kirn writes:

In the last installment of “sound design for imaginary instruments,” we saw some experiments with guitar sounds. This time, I’ll talk about how nice it is to be able to throw together sampled sounds and effects quickly in Kore.

# SUB SUB WOOFER – capable of reproducing sound down to 1Hz – The speaker requires installation into a purpose built attic or basement space which works as an infinite baffle/resonant chamber so you don’t actually get to see the cone of the speaker oscillating at 1Hz, but you’ll feel it.

Short links for February 4th, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on on February 4th, 2008:

  • Pocket Electronic – An universal electronics DIY kit to build your own MIDI control box. Up to 16 controlling elements can be connected to PE transmitting 16 different MIDI messages on different (or even the same) MIDI channels.
  • Our daily bread – A film about where your food comes from in this age of globalization.
  • gaussmarkov: diy fx » Fuzzy Logic – A unique circuit for guitar effects builders. It uses readily available SIP sockets to allow easy transistor swapping.
Fuzzy Logic
Fuzzy Logic by Gaussmarkov
  • Remove shake and motion blur from photos – Nathan Willis dissected three applications for removing the effects of camera movement from your photos.
  • Mythbusters, airplane on a conveyor belt – Kottke’s liveblogging account of the Airplane on a conveyor belt myth.
  • Red Bull Art Of Can – Red Bull Art of Can is a national juried exhibition featuring artwork in a variety of media that have one thing in common?they are all inspired by Red Bull or crafted from the iconic blue and silver cans.
  • Star Wars R2-D2 Peppermill – Not that you’ve noticed… but all fine restaurants on Tatooine feature R2-D2 pepper grinders. Usually after you order your salad of Dagobah greens a Wookie will come around and offer you some fresh ground pepper from one of these handy droid-based mills.

Short links for December 9th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on on December 9th, 2007:

  • Paint fragment from Belmont Art Park – The fragment is about 1cm thick, and appears to consist of about 150-200 layers of paint.
  • Compression for Dummies – Learning how to effectively apply compression in your mix can take a significant amount of study time, patience, and good old fashioned experience.
  • Aracade game on oscilloscope – Flickr user Moose2000 did a cool mod: MAME + sound card + oscilloscope = star wars arcade game.

Short links for December 3rd, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on on December 3rd, 2007:

Guy with big sound on his bike
Guy with big sound on his bike (photo by Tyler Hicks/The New York Times)

Short links for September 30th, 2007

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Short links for September 26th, 2007

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