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Short links for May 4th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

# The Stretta Procedure: obo

Stretta Obo

Matthew writes:

There was a recent request on the monome forums for an application that does what the popular tonematrix does, which itself is inspired by the tenori-on. I took some parts out of my residue application for the monome (it's full of techno! DD103!) and added a simple four voice internal sine wave synth.

If you like tonematrix, but would prefer something standalone, with MIDI output, sync and tweakable note assignments, you can download this standalone application for MacOS X. It is free! Enjoy!

Then, maybe at some point I'll get around to adapting it to the monome.

# Exertion Instruments – A hand-powered generator drives the instrument's amplifier on a note-by-note basis, tightly linking its sound to the performer's instantaneous energy. This allows a mobility, spontaneity and response not normally achievable with computerized instruments.

# FL Studio’s FPC, room for improvement?

FL Studio FPC

FL Studio user Survei petitions for a better FPC (FL Pad Controller).

Simply put, compared to the layering sound design possibilities in the Step Sequencer, the FPC is extremely limited, because it doesn’t have many layer-specific controls. For instance, it doesn’t have any envelopes for the LAYERS within the pads. But the FPC would be awesome and fill a void in my production if the individual waveforms were like Sampler Channels, in that you can click on EACH and EVERY individual waveform and have a Sampler Settings window come up for every waveform. This would be an easy solution to the FPC’s problem of not having much control over the sounds of the layers. It is common in today’s production to make custom drum sounds by combining multiple drum sounds. The waveforms are our clay from which we sculpt our sounds from using tools that are in the Sampler Channels.

# Mix It Like Flash

Download two tracks from Grandmaster Flash’s new “The Bridge: A Concept Of Culture” album, and include them on a half hour DJ mix for a chance to win some serious prizes, including a set of Traktor DJ equipment and a chance to have their mix aired on the Diesel-U Music radio show.

Space Quest

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# 79 Versions of Popcorn, remixed

Paul Lamere writes:

Aaron Meyer’s issued a challenge for someone to remix 79 versions of the song Popcorn. So I fired up one of the remix applications that Tristan and Brian wrote a while back that uses our remix API to stitch all 79 versions of Popcorn together into one 12 minute track – songs are beat matched, tempos are stretched and beats are aligned to form a single seamless (well, almost seamless) version of the Hot Buttered classic. I’m interested to hear what some of the other computational remixologists could do with this challenge. Everyone, stop writing your thesis, and make some popcorn!

# •· hypetape – Hypetape is the illegitimate lovechild of Hype Machine and Muxtape, where you can create and share playlists containing tracks other people have been talking about from around the internet.


Short links for October 3rd, 2008

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Native Instruments Spiral (YouTube) – a sequenced Reaktor synth by Lazyfish, part of the Reaktor Animated Circuits KORE SoundPack (also available free to Reaktor users. Whoohoo!)

Native Instruments Spiral sequencing instrument, built in Reaktor 5

# Phantastron – This is a very special circuit and remind me of the old days playing with HeathKits in the basement. I'm very glad that I can offer this experience to you. It's a great way to learn about tubes, synthesis and extra-super-old-school synth-brewing.

# cellsDS at glitchDS – cellsDS is a free flexible, programmable grid-based music sequencer for the Nintendo DS. cellsDS is six sequencers in one, with each sequencer being controlled by a user definable Lua script. It is the peculiar anti-social stepchild of the Tenori-On and Monome.

# AES news and rumors – ProTooler Blog posts the latest news and rumors from AES:

Already time for AES again! Man, time flies. Unfortunately I won’t be attending it this year. The worst part about that isn’t necessarily that I can’t go around molesting the latest gear, but that I’ll miss all the kickass parties I’ve been invited to! Oh well. I’ll of course do my best to cover the news, and hopefully some friendly dude or dudette will supply me with some floor footage as well (if you’re going and is interested, let me know).

In the meantime, here are some of the AES news that have dropped into my mailbox over the last few weeks.


Short links for September 18th, 2008

Push For Free Cheese by Vidiot @ Flickr

Some interesting things I found recently:

# IK Multimedia Rebuts Mag on Free Software; Why They Missed the Point

Freeware vs Commercial software? I know what I prefer… Whatever gets the job done!

Peter Kirn wrote a great article at CDM:

There’s a strange debate going on over the free software (as in freeware, not necessarily open source) issue of Computer Music magazine. After seeing the magazine’s top 10 reasons to use free software, commercial developer IK Multimedia got surprisingly defensive, and issued a rebuttal.

# aeo: DrawSound + Balls
DrawSound is a performance instrument that uses multi-touch input technology to create sound and music from the act of drawing. DrawSound has been used live by The SINE WAVE QUARTET and aeo. It was on display at the Second International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction [Bonn 2008].

# Stanton to Release Touch DJ Controller; Surface One, Thunder, Reborn?

Peter Kirn reports on the Stanton DaScratch

Stanton is teasing a new DJ controller with touch controls, and particularly a circular scratch/control area, with live LED feedback. This allows “virtual” controllers not only for DJs, but (Stanton hopes) VJs, laptop musicians, and the like. (Stanton says “multimedia artist,” to which we suggest “visualists”.) I especially enjoy the “confidential” site, though I’m not sure marking press release with “do not publish / embargoed” has much more impact given a lot of sites these days.

# hiuman – Runaway Harp – As the 1mm water streams are interrupted, the light weakens, fingers find delights in the water harp. Echo is silent, until light returns.


FUKUCHI Kentaro writes:

TENORI-ON is one of the coolest electric musical device: it is portable, easy to play and good for audio-visual performance. But I have not purchased it yet because it is expensive and a shortage in Japan.

So he built his own version, the Tenori-Off.


Short links for August 8th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on August 8th, 2008:


# Musical Buttonpad for iPhone (Codename “PaklSound1″)

Developer Patryk writes:

For my first iPhone project I'm working on a musical button pad that is inspired by the Tenori-on (but quite a bit simpler).

Basic improvements pending until 1.00 release:

  • better responsiveness
  • eliminate lag when switching layers
  • add more soundsets (thanks to freesound, probably!)

# Radiohead House of Cards Data: Time Lapse Rendering in Real Legos

Peter Kirn writes:

When the creative team behind Radiohead’s new video for House of Cards released 3D imaging data of Tom Yorke’s head, I’m sure they looked forward to finding out what people would do with it. I’m guessing one thing they didn’t expect was for someone to go manually through the data and painstakingly reproduce it in actual, physical Legos, one … brick … at … a … time, then make it into motion again with time lapse photography (okay, with a fair bit of fakery and digital legos added, though quite nicely).

# Carl Craig Gets an Orchestra – Not to be outdone by the Glitch Mob's unique live band approach to computer music, Detroit techno legend and Planet E boss Carl Craig is stepping away from the laptop and heading not to a MIDI controller, but a full orchestra setup.

# WolframTones algorithmic composition generator – WolframTones works by taking simple programs from Wolfram's computational universe, and using music theory and Mathematica algorithms to render them as music.

# iPhone Ups and Downs, Unhappy Developers, and the MIDI Controllers You Can’t Have Yet – Peter Kirn explains why some interesting things for your iPhone aren't happening…

  • Apple won’t let some developers on their device,
  • Apple is failing to communicate with developers,
  • Apple is gagging developers and making coding harder.

# The Reconfigurable House installation, built with thousands of hacked toys and gadgets, an environment constructed from thousands of low tech components that can be "reconfigured" by its occupants. Any sensor/actuator can be connected to any other sensor/actuator — it is the occupants of the house who determine the systems that run inside it.