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Short links for August 24th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

Cheap, Fat & Open

# CHEAP, FAT and OPEN – Jacob Sikker Remin's Arduino based syntesizer, his final project at the CIID (Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design).

Synth features

  • atmega328 processor
  • 12bit DAC sound
  • 16 LEDs run through shift registers for sequencing control
  • LCD display
  • rotary encoder for multi purpose tweaking
  • stylophone keyboard
  • expression control through body switches
  • wireless receiver and transmitter through infrared light (control your synth with your remote control!)
  • passive volume control
  • 5 navigational keys and 1 home key (can be expanded with shoulder keys)

# V3 SYNTH-CAR – Gijs Gieskes' Synth-Car V3: A fan, random sequencer, Gakken SX-150, drums, marbles, LDRs, nails, a circuit bent camera, and more!

Hemisphere Games Osmos

# Hemisphere Games Osmos – Enter the ambient world of Osmos: elegant, physics-based gameplay, dreamlike visuals, and a minimalist, electronic soundtrack.

Your objective is to grow by absorbing other motes. Propel yourself by ejecting matter behind you. But be wise: ejecting matter also shrinks you. Relax… good things come to those who wait.

Progress from serenely ambient levels into varied and more challenging worlds. Confront attractors, repulsors and intelligent motes with similar abilities and goals as you.

# Art of Sound Contest Winners – Instructables Zalytron, Bleep Labs, and Create Digital Music are happy to announce the winners of the Art of Sound Contest!

Sound and music mean many things to many people and that was very apparent in the entries to this contest. From building instruments from scratch to interacting with sound to analyzing and distorting the sound, the entries covered a wide array of possibilities.

Moldover CD

# Alternative Music Distribution: Moldover’s CD Case as Circuit Board Noisemaker

Peter Kirn writes:

Moldover is the latest artist to experiment with ways of re-imagining the musical object. Already a fan of custom sonic circuitry, he made his CD into a circuit board. Some of it is just aesthetic, like the printed lettering. But there is also integrated noise-making circuitry for a very simple optical Theremin (well, at least, a light sensor-driven oscillator), plus a headphone jack. There’s actually quite a lot of function you can get out of that when plugging into a computer.


Precisionsound releases Vintage Keyboard Collection Volume 1

Precisionsound Vintage Keyboard Collection Volume 1

Precisionsound has released Vintage Keyboard Collection Volume 1, a sample collection in HALion, Kontakt & SoundFont formats.

Vintage Keyboard Collection Volume 1

  • Stylophone 350s, a fully fledged Dubrek Stylophone series organ with 2 waveforms as the basis, square and saw.
  • Bergman Klavitron, a Swedish rare valve organ manufactured in the sixties.
  • ACE 3000, a furniture piece with 2 manuals, a drum machine and a one octave bass pedal section.

Vintage Keyboard Collection Volume 1 is available for purchase as a digital download for $69 USD (CD-Rom optional for +$11 USD).

More information: Precisionsound


Precisionsound releases Retro Gadgets Vol.4

Precisionsound Retro Gadgets Vol.4

Precisionsound has released Retro Gadgets Vol.4, a sample library featuring rare and unique sounding instruments.

We recreated the sounds of these keyboards and also used the potential of the sampler engines to create polyphonic pads, leads etc. based on the core sounds. This technique to use the multisampled keyboard sounds as oscillator’s gives a more analogue and organic result than using VA oscillators, in our opinion.

Retro Gadgets Vol. 4 is more that authentic sounding toy instruments it’s a collection of unique and inspiring sounds for HALion and NI Kontakt.

Retro Gadgets Vol.4 features

  • Sampled instruments: Polivox Faemi mini, Concept 2000, Mix Me DJ, Yamaha PS1, Stylophone Woodstyle.
  • 453 24bit mono wav files.
  • 4 Rx2 files.
  • 38 programs for HALion 1.1 and above.
  • 42 programs for NI Kontakt 1.2 and above.

Retro Gadgets Vol.4 is available for download for $25 USD (+$11 USD for optional CD/DVD-rom).

More information: Precisionsound / Retro Gadgets Vol.4


de la Mancha releases styrofoam

de la Mancha styrofoam

de la Mancha has released styrofoam, a freeware stylophone emulation VST instrument for Windows PC.

styrofoam is a lovingly rendered emulation of the classic ROFL Harris endorsed analog synth of yesteryear. Take a nostaligic stroll in soft-focus, sepia-toned memories, when summers lasted for 16 months and you could still buy Penny Chews for a penny. Bring back the sounds of living room renditions of your favourite hits, in splendid monophonic square-wave glory with this faithful emulation, minus the crappy vibrato, that was, let’s face it, crap.

styrofoam features/non-features

  • one waveform, but a mighty fine one
  • no GUI controls at all
  • 4 presets, covering the full range of cleanliness
  • TruANAL® technology used to provide authentic pitch variation
  • no filters
  • no envelopes
  • no LFOs
  • no mod matrices
  • no crappy vibrato
  • er, that’s it, what more do you want?

Visit de la Mancha for more witty copy information and a link to download styrofoam.