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Short links for December 3rd, 2008

Some interesting things I found recently:

Beat Fixx

# Beat Fixx – Natural Performance Enhancement For Drums

Beat Fixx is a professional drum quantizing service. AudioGeekZine’s Jon Tidey explains what this is all about.

  • What is this?
    Professional drum quantizing. A new service for getting your drum tracks corrected. Using Pro Tools’ Elastic Audio and Beat Detective, drumming inconsistencies on a recording can be snapped into time, while maintaining much of the personality of the original performance.

  • Who is it for?
    The service is aimed at home, project and pro studios that may not have the time or resources to do the corrections themselves. Effective and natural quantizing techniques take time to master, I’m sure you’d rather be recording guitars. Spend a few hours editing drums the wrong way and you’ll understand why this is a great deal.

  • How much?
    Beat Fixx is currently charging a flat rate of $50 per song. Payments are processed through PayPal.

  • How long does it take?
    You can expect corrected tracks in 1-3 days. Approximately 24 hours is typical.

# DEVSND.COM | DEVINESOUND – Website of sound sculptors Richard Devine and Josh Kay. You'll find some top notch free Battery kits (including .wav samples) in the library section.

Free DEVSND Battery kits

  • Modded ARP 2600, custom samples from a heavily C.M.S. modded ARP 2600. A strange collection of percussion one-shots, hits, pulses, and other unclassifiable noises.
  • Broken Santoor, custom samples from a detuned & broken suntur, made using a cello bow, battery-powered fans, wind-up toys, and hematite magnets.
  • Bent TR-808, custom samples from a bent and rewired TR-808 drum machine.

Check DEVSND.COM for audio demos and links to download these lovely samples.

Auditorium

# Auditorium – A free Flash game about about the process of discovery and play:

The Primary Goal of Auditorium is to guide your Flow into the various Audio Containers presented before you. As you fill these Containers, you will energize them. Given enough energy, the containers will begin to sing together in a symphony, providing the ultimate Harmony of Flow. But be advised: While some containers merely require the presence of Flow Energy, some containers will require a specific color of Flow. Beyond that, you may encounter containers that require a combination of two or more colors at a time in order to fill.

Link via CDM

# STEIM is safe – From the STEIM website:

We have good news: STEIM is safe and will be able to continue her work. The Council for Culture has reversed her decision, without a doubt impressed by the well over 1000 support letters we received in just two weeks. Insightful, eloquent, personal letters from all over the world. We cannot thank you enough. You helped us realise again how extensive and faithful the network around us is, and we are excited that we can keep working with you and continue to build collaborations, connections and exchanges.
Unfortunately at the moment it looks like the City of Amsterdam is not going to continue her support for STEIM. The final decision on this will happen in December. We'll keep you updated.

# Free Download of The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die (Radio Edit) – Fill out the form (yes you'll get some related news about The Prodigy in your inbox) and you'll get the free mp3 download.

drumKat

# Play Rhythm Games using any MIDI Instrument

egyokeo writes:

Since I injured my middle left finger playing Guitar Hero 2 way too much when it came out, I've been dying to get back to playing it. But my finger hasn't healed. I was holding the neck too tightly on the X-plorer guitar controller and it hurts to bend it anymore. I've never had an injury playing the drums, so I thought "wouldn't it be great to be able to play Guitar Hero on the drums?" So I thought about how that might be accomplished… researched, implemented, borrowed, and here I outline the finished product.

Short links for June 24th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on June 24th, 2008:

OpenStompTM Coyote-1

# OpenStomp(TM) Coyote-1 open source audio effects processor built for guitar players – With the Coyote-1 users can develop custom audio effects in software (like distortion, echo, chorus etc.), mix multiple effects to build "patches", and exchange those effects and patches with the OpenStompTM community.

A companion Windows application (OpenStompTM Workbench) allows users to combine effects into patches graphically, and to move patches and effects between the Coyote-1 device and their PC’s disk.

The Coyote-1 O/S is open source so users can tweak it to behave any way they like, and the hardware is fully documented so that developers can take control of the whole pedal, dedicating all available system resources toward the implementation of unique custom solutions.

The Coyote-1 is not yet available, and pricing is TBA. You can sign up for the mailing list to receive a notification when it’s released.

# Download Free Reaktor-Powered Step Sequencer; Reaktor, Kore Performance Tips – Peter Dines has built a really fantastic tool called Frankenloop. It’s a "step sequencer with a twist" — probability settings for each step so that it sounds different each time.

# Beat the Heat: Build a Reaktor – And if you don’t know anything about Reaktor, read Michael Bierylo’s article on one of my favorite audio applications ever.

Tapehead Inspector

# Tapehead Inspector – A manual tape player, ie. one in which the player can directly control the movement of the tapehead against the audio tape.

Roy Mohan Shearer writes:

Simply a hack of the increasingly hard-to-source cassette walkman, I took out all the mechanics, hard-wired the tape circuit to ‘on’, lengthened the cable to the tapehead and housed the whole thing in a videotape casing. Jonnie built the instrument case/playing surface and then we made up a few audio tape ‘slides’ by recording some of Jonnie’s choice vinyl to tape and getting crafty with scissors and sticky tape!

More images @ Flickr.

# ARTEMISIA – Artemis Orchestra – The Artemis Music Orchestra is an automated-music contest for technical students to demonstrate to the general public what embedded systems can do.

# MTmini – How To – Use a piece of paper and a camera to create a camera-based multi-touch interface. All you need is a box, a webcam, and some graph paper.

# Whisper – wearable synth wristband – An interactive and wearable synth using an AVR ATTiny45 chip programmed to run a simple FM routine using a 256-point sine wave table.

# Midify now shipping – Add a MIDI port to just about anything – Can be installed directly into a GBA, GBA-SP, DS or DS Lite, or with some extra parts you can interface it with other devices.

# STEIM Director Michel Waisvisz passed away – Michel was a musician, visionary and occasional gardener – touched by sound and forever happy to be surprised. He was the source of an enormous surge of energy that continues to flow through STEIM into the world.

Short links for May 23rd, 2008

Olympus LS-10

Some interesting things I found on May 23rd, 2008:

# Review: Olympus LS-10 WAV/WMA/MP3 Recorder – Olympus brings its expertise in cameras and voice recorders to the exploding field of portable WAV/MP3 recorders and comes up with some new twists. Guitarist Mark Nelson tests this 24-bit, aluminum-clad beauty and likes what he hears.

Mark writes:

I like the Olympus LS-10 a lot. I’m tickled with the design, ergonomics, audio quality, and the rugged aluminum case. I even like the little carrying case; it’s just big enough for the recorder and a mini tripod.

# Peter Vogel’s Fairlight Audio Archives – A collection of audio material including Fairlight demos, radio interviews and CMI pieces from the eighties. There are even a couple of recordings from the Fairlight CMI's predecessor, the Qasar M8, designed by Tony Furse.

# S T E I M needs your support

Things are not well at STEIM. We are in the danger of losing our structural funding from the government, based on a review from the advisor board which called us ‘closed and only appealing to a niche audience’. The outlook isn’t exactly bleak, but at the moment our future is unclear.

You can help out the creators of the Cracklebox by writing to the Dutch government, more info here.

# Cyclepong 2.0 – Cyclepong is an update of the classic arcade game Pong to use bikes as the controllers.

# Interview: New Virtual Instrument Maker FAW Talks Usability and Design

Peter Kirn writes:

Eoin Rossney, our new writer and contributor to the Kore minisite, got a chance to talk to FAW co-founder Gavin Burke, a fellow Irishman. We’ll have more on the instrument itself soon, but it’s an excellent, coffee-fueled discussion.

Pd & GEM Workshop by Florian Grote at STEIM / Amsterdam

Want to learn more about Pure Data, the real-time graphical programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing, and GEM (Graphics Environment for Multimedia)?

You might be interested in the Pd & GEM Workshop by Florian Grote at STEIM / Amsterdam.

The workshop will provide a thorough, two-day introduction to creative audio work in Pd, and then expand its focus on the GEM extension library for Pd. With GEM, sophisticated tools for visualization are available directly inside Pd, and their handling is not different from the audio-related elements. This enables Pd users to seamlessly integrate their own visuals into their musical performances or installations, as well as to get creative with the user interfaces for their instruments.

Pure Data / GEM
Pure Data / GEM – integrate visuals into musical performances or installations

The goal of the workshop is to equip participants with a substantial basis for their own creative explorations. This will be achieved by combining lecture sections with assisted work on individual projects.

The workshop will be open to address individual interests and is generally directed towards:

  • composers who want to take a more interactive approach to composition,
  • live performers who want to start designing their own instruments, complete with innovative approaches towards user interface design,
  • installation artists who want to explore the possibilities of Pd in combination with the GEM extension library.

Participants should ideally have some background in working with digital audio on their computer platform. For the workshop, a computer running Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux is required.

Registration is required for this workshop and can only be done online at www.steim.org. Please register early to ensure a place. Places are limited to 12.

The workshop will take place from Monday, April 7 through Thursday, April 10. Included is an afternoon with special STEIM presentations on junXion, LiSa and the junXionboard to place Pd in a STEIM context.

Course cost: €200

Visit Pure Data and Florian Grote‘s website for more information.