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Short links for September 29th, 2008

Sound Wave by Jean Shin

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Sound Wave – Melted records on wooden armature – Jean Shin's installation at Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York

Records were melted and sculpted to form a cascading wave, dotted with bursts of colorful labels. The resulting structure speaks to the inevitable waves of technology that render each successive generation of recordable media obsolete. The piece also aims to physically manifest the ephemerality of music as well as one man’s musical tastes, as represented by his personal record collection.

# GrooveStep – GrooveStep is a portable sample based step sequencer and that allows people to write music anywhere with the Nintendo DS. The first beta is out now!

# I Can Haas Stereo? Lolcat Reaktor Delay FX

Peter Dines writes:

Ladies, Gentlemen and Felines, I have created what is arguably the world’s first lolcat-powered Reaktor effect. I beg your forgiveness.

While working in Reaper I noticed it has a handy Haas effect plugin created in its native JS format. I thought I’d edit it to add some enhancements but decided I was too lazy to learn a new language right now, so I did it in Reaktor instead. It took minutes to throw together – the longest chore was finding, trimming and inserting the cheezburger cat graphic.

# FAKE presents: Pass the Dutch – Nice compilation featuring a track by rekkerd.org sample remix contest winner Jonas the Plugexpert.

# Best of Mother Earth: 1996 McDonalds Hamburger – I stopped eating at McDonalds a while ago. Not because I don't like the taste of their food, but because I don't like their business ethics much. This 12 years old burger makes me feel quite good about my decision.

# Mac anyone? New tracker on it’s way!

Seth Sandler writes:

For the last few weeks (with the help of my mentor Christian Moore) I’ve been working on porting over touchlib (the main tracker of the NUIGroup community) to openframeworks. A few reasons we chose to use openframeworks is because it’s (1) Cross-platform (it’ll work on windows/mac/linux), (2) It’s easy to add and develop on (minimal coding experience required).

If you didn’t catch that, this means we will have a new, full functional tracker that works on Mac! Many have been waiting for this! =)

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dspmusic.org releases PSPSeq v3.00

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PSPSeq v3.00

Ethan Bordeaux of dspmusic.org has released version 3.0 of PSPSeq, a free homebrew application for composing music on the Sony PSP handheld game system.

PSPSeq contains both realtime synthesis and sample playback capability, along with multiple FX modules of widely varying types for modifying instruments in countless ways. PSPSeq also has a powerful and unique step sequencer for triggering samples and arranging loops into full songs.

New in PSPSeq v3.00

  • fixed dc offset in humanize and delay cases.
  • synthezier presets.
  • load to step, loop, all loops, save current step, preview preset data, multiple preset files per synth comp.
  • fixed wav save bug.
  • add exponential decay on freq to all synths.
  • 7Mbytes of memory for samples.
  • global configurable sensitivity on apad.
  • START always exits menu entirely.
  • fm feedback for BFM and FM synths with configurable routing.
  • shortcut to synth params from sequencer screen (triangle+L-trig+R-trig).
  • per step pan, pan and vol moved to ENV as well as Stepedit Mode.
  • faster load/save and more compressed SEQs.
  • configurable stepping through sequencer with apad.
  • randomize parameters with ranged setting, start/end points for random values.
  • configurable colors.
  • namable loops, display next loop jump point.
  • better DADSR controls.
  • edit a subset of steps in a loop (latched mode).
  • jump by 8 through seq load list (triangle+D-pad up/down).
  • enhance clear track to clear from an arbitrary step.
  • enhance shift track to keep old hits for copy/paste functionality.

Visit the dspmusic.org for more information and a link to download PSPSeq.

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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.

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Short links for May 30th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on May 30th, 2008:

# Mainstream Multi-Touch is Coming, And It’ll Rock for Music

Peter Kirn writes:

The video above, showing multi-touch integrated with the next version of Windows 7 (expected at the end of next year), demonstrates one thing to me: multi-touch is coming, and it’ll be mainstream. And that’s huge for creative performance.

# GetLoFi – Abelincoln live looper – The “abelincoln live sampler” utilizes 3 Yada Yada Yada voice recorder circuits and simple passive 3 channel mixer for the Output signals.

# LittleGPTracker Hits 1.0; Free, GP2x, Linux, Mac, Windows, Does Lots of Stuff – LittleGPTracker (a.k.a 'The piggy') is a music tracker optimised to run on portable game consoles. It is currently running on Game Park's GP2x but there's a version for windows & mac too.

# 8bitcollective.com Compilation CD “Hello World!” OUT NOW! – Free CD includes 16 creative commons licensed 8bit tracks.

# Kontakt Tutorial Video: Creative Abuse with Modulation, Scripting – Peter Dines’ tutorial on scripting and modulation in Kontakt 3.

# The C1 has landed! – Casper Electronics circuit bent C1 is available in three styles: CS1 Speak&Spell, CM1 Speak&Math, CR1 Speak&Read. You can get one for $250.

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Short links for April 15th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on April 15th, 2008:

# Casper at LA & NY bent festivals – Casper will showing off and demoing his new product at the upcoming bent festivals in both LA and NY.

Casper writes:

After years of working on the Texas Instruments Speak&Spell I have come up with a design that incorporates the best bends into a rugged, utilitarian and affordable design.

Casper Electronics Speak&Spell
Casper’s mod comes with an atari controller port, guitar strap pegs, locking 1/4″ audio jack, pitch adjustment body contacts, sound activated LED, 3 glitch switches, LOOP switch and adjustment, HOLD switch and adjustment, pitch adjustment, industrial reset button… what more do you want?

# Bent Festival – The Bent Festival is an annual art and music festival celebrating DIY electronics, hardware hacking, and circuit bending.

# Cheap Mic Shootout #1 at Audio Geek Zine – A quick shootout with some budget mics: Shure PG-58, GLS Audio ES-57, Shure PG 52 & Audio Technica AT-2020.

# RulesofThumb.org – Tons of useful and less useful Rules of Thumb. I quite like this one:

PLAY MUSIC YOU LIKE
You will get farther and be happier playing music the way you like it than by changing your sound to please others.

# The Analog Synthesizer Ensemble – Listening to The Analog Synthesizer Ensemble is like taking trips through outer and inner space. Black hole tripping.

# Thomas Margolf Modified BOSS VT-1 – Thomas Margolf (aka: firestARTer, Frau Holler) is working on a new circuit bending project; he's added MIDI capability to a BOSS VT-1 voice transformer pedal changing it into a vocoder-like instrument. Check Thomas’ website for more info.

# ChibiTracker – A portable IT (Impulse Tracker) clone. It is not a 100% clone though, as it adds more features, such as chorus and reverb, stereo samples, an advanced sample editor and more.

# LittleGPTracker – the little Tracker for GP2x, Windows, OSX and Debian – LittleGPTracker (a.k.a 'The piggy') is a music tracker optimised to run on portable game consoles. It is currently running on Game Park's GP2x but there's a version for windows & mac too.

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MilkyTracker v0.90.80 released – now open source

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MilkyTracker has been updated to version 0.90.80.

MilkyTracker is an open source, multi-platform music application for creating .MOD and .XM module files. It attempts to recreate the module replay and user experience of the popular DOS program Fasttracker II, with special playback modes available for improved Amiga ProTracker 2/3 compatibility.

Milkytracker
Milkytracker – Desktop version & portable version on a Casio EM-500 Pocket PC (r)

raina writes:

This is a big release for us and we hope you’ll like it too. As usual, the new version fixes several bugs and replay issues but more interestingly, the code refactoring has resulted in two things: A) Cool new features. B) MilkyTracker is now open source (GPL). That’s right, dig in, patch, port, maintain, you are welcome to do so. Linux distributions can also now include MilkyTracker in their sofware repositories, so spread the word. We’d also like to see some quality player plugins and whatnot come out of this.

New in MilkyTracker v0.90.80

  • Open up to 32 modules using tabs (Desktop version of MilkyTracker only):
    Allows simultaneous playback of different tabs and copy pattern data/instruments/samples between tabs.
  • New resamplers for improved sound quality:
    Cubic Lagrange, Cubic Spline, Fast Sinc (window size 16, fixed point integer, sinc lookup table), Precise Sinc (window size 128, double floating point), Amiga 500, Amiga 500 LED, Amiga 1200, Amiga 1200 LED.
  • Render parts of the song directly into a sample slot (from HD recorder).
  • Live switch toggle [L].
  • Track splitter insert note off toggle.
  • Sample editor shows time in milliseconds according to currently selected relative note.
  • Notes on muted channels appear in grey on the piano.
  • Scopes also available with smoothed lines.
  • Added option to always mixdown stereo samples, no more questions.
  • WAV loader recognizes loop points and also exports them.
  • Lots of bugfixes (check the changelog for more info).

Milkytracker is available for Mac, Windows (including CE/Mobile), as source files and as part of BSD and Linux systems (AmigaOS version will be available soon).

Visit the Milkytracker website for more information and a link to download the latest version of Milkytracker.

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Renoise v1.9.1 beta released (including Linux port)

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Renoise version 1.9

Renoise version 1.9.1 has been released for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.

Changes in 1.9.1 Beta 1

  • New feature: freeform waveform drawing in the Sample Editor.
  • Enhanced undo functionality in the Sample Editor.
  • Faster drag ‘n’ drop behavior in the Pattern Editor.
  • Added a “Record dry” switch to the Sample Editor Recording dialog.
  • Added “Clear Muted Tracks/Columns” actions.
  • Faster rescanning in the Disk Browser.
  • Added an info tool for VST / LADSPA effects.
  • Fixed all bugs reported in the Bug Report forum (more details here).

The Linux version additionally includes ALSA support (for Audio and MIDI), JACK Audio support (optional), LADSPA support (native Linux audio plugins) and VST support (for Linux NATIVE VSTs only – See the FAQs).

Visit Renoise for more information and a link to download the Renoise demo.

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