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Short links for August 18th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

Radiohead - These Are My Twisted Words

# These Are My Twisted Words – Free Radiohead song

Johnny writes:

So here's a new song, called 'These Are My Twisted Words'. We've been recording for a while, and this was one of the first we finished. We're pretty proud of it.

There's other stuff in various states of completion, but this is one we've been practicing, and which we'll probably play at this summer's concerts. Hope you like it.

The download includes a 320kbps mp3, some artwork and additional info.

# kSynth – Mike Hodnick's kSynth is a visual audio synthesizer in Silverlight.

Tool Chest

# H. O. Studley Masonic Tool Chest

If the workmanship in a tool chest is any indication of the maker's talent, then the craftsmanship of Master carpenter and stonemason H. O. Studley must have been awe-inspiring. Brother Henry O. Studley (1838-1925) built this magnificent wall-hung chest while employed by the Poole Piano Company of Quincy, Massachusetts. In an oak clamshell box adorned with rosewood, ebony, pearl and ivory, Studley kept both tools he made and a collection of the finest hand tools made prior to 1900, including a complete set of woodworking tools as well as machinist and stonemasonry tools. To pack the 300-plus tools into a case only 19 1/2 inches wide, 39 inches long and 9 1/2 inches deep, Studley devised a jigsaw puzzle arrangement of flip-up trays, fold-out layers and hidden compartments.

# Kind of Bloop: An 8-Bit Tribute to Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue

Right now, access to the album is limited exclusively to people who funded it on Kickstarter. But don't fret! Digital downloads of Kind of Bloop will be for sale for $5 to the general public on Thursday, August 20 at noon PST. Come back then!

Previously posted here.

# RjDuino (YouTube)

Using a custom RjDj patch to control an Arduino. Made possible via the "netsend" and "netreceive" objects in PD, which are also usable in RjDj. The interface with the Arduino is made through the Firmata firmware in combination with the PDuino library.

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Industrial Radio announces Midi Bass

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Industrial Radio Midi Bass

Industrial Radio has announced the Midi Bass, a hybrid bass guitar and MIDI controller able to connect to and control synthesiser and sampler technology via MIDI.

Both bass guitar and MIDI controller, the Industrial Radio Midi Bass gives you the ability to plug into and accurately control hardware and software synths and samplers direct from the bass. Now you can double your natural bass tone with classic, synth bass sounds or trigger any kind of sample or synth sound you can imagine.

The Industrial Radio Midi Bass is a brilliant tool for the professional bassist looking for that edge on stage and in the studio. With ultra-low latency MIDI tracking capabilities the Midi Bass gives bassists the opportunity to use their preferred instrument to access the sonically-rich world of audio synthesis and sampling.

Apart from providing superior MIDI performance the Industrial Radio Midi Bass is simply a beautifully engineered and crafted instrument. Designed in a classic, J-Bass style and constructed with care from only quality timbers and hardware – the Industrial Radio Midi Bass will surely impress all who play it.

The Industrial Radio Midi Bass is built to order and sold direct to the customer by Industrial Radio, with prices starting at $3,995 USD.

More information: Industrial Radio

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Myst Sonic releases Bamboo & Woods

Myst Sonic Bamboo & Woods

Myst Sonic has released Bamboo & Woods, a new sample library for Kontakt.

This is a series of rare percussion samples which were made of bamboo and woods (such as Rosewood, pinewood, Boxwood….. ). It is quite useful especially on film music production such as Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and others.

Bamboo & Woods features

  • 6 group patches of bamboo and wood sounds.
  • Change group patches in realtime using Keyswitches & panel item.
  • Assignable Keyswitch remapping is available.
  • Internal reverb FX as 3 group send effects (Bd, Hit, Shaker & Sticks).
  • Kontakt 2.1 or later is available.
  • 48 khz 24 bits, dry samples as mono files and ambience samples as stereo files.

Bamboo & Woods is available for purchase for 19 EUR.

More information: Myst Sonic

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Livid Instruments Ohm64 now available for pre-order

Livid Ohm64

Livid Instruments has announced it is now accepting pre-orders for the Ohm64, a completely redesigned MIDI controller, inspired by some of the most innovative and popular software.

It’s our second generation of Ohm, and we’ve expanded it massively. USB powered, with no drivers required means you can plug in and start playing. All controls can be remapped to a variety of MIDI messages, and all the buttons have programmable LEDs, so you can create your own interfaces simply by sending MIDI commands back to the Ohm. It can be as simple as listening to the MIDI that is already generated by software, or you can program your own style with a sequencer, or more in depth programs, like Max/MSP, Plogue Bidule, PD, or Reaktor. A growing library of open source software (mostly Max patches) give you the tools and talents to animate button interaction, make a step sequencer, or even make a VU meter.

Ohm64 features

  • USB Powered.
  • Bi-Directional MIDI communication.
  • Class-compliant: no drivers needed for mac or windows.
  • 75 Programmable backlight buttons for talk-back and interactive performance.
  • Programmable MIDI mapping allows you to change the MIDI settings on the hardware.
  • Aluminum Faceplate.
  • Open Source software tools to create your own LED talkback interaction.
  • Ohm Core software included for MIDI editing, and LED talkback programming.
  • Cell DNA video performance software included.
  • Standard MIDI IN and OUT jacks.
  • Made in the USA by humans.
  • Available in natural, blue, red, and unfinished so you can stain or paint it any color you want (Livid uses Jelutong wood which is lightweight, durable, and has really nice grain).

The Ohm64 is now available for pre-order for $599 USD. Shipping will start June 15th, 2009.

Visit Livid Instruments for more information.

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Short links for April 24th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

Jethroe DJ FX

# Jethroe DJ FX

Jesse Terry writes:

Here’s a little master bus effect rack for Live 8 that I put together. This is the one used in the APC40 video. Thanks to Ableton user joesapo, I used some of his effect racks as components in this one.

Fade to Red uses Live 8’s new modes for the delays, for some nice dubby delay, similar to an Electro-Harmonix Memory Man.

# iDaft for iPhone

iPhone version of the original iDaft by Matias Najle.

If you always wanted to feel like Daft Punk, here’s a tool that will make you lose minutes, hours or days having fun doing your own version of “Harder Better Faster Stronger”.

Charles Altmann wooden turntable

# The Altmann DIY Turntable

Charles Altmann writes:

After the success I had with my homebrew tonearm, I decided to build a turntable that is able to fathom the sonic delicacies that the tonearm is able to produce.

Those who visit my sites regularly already know that I am a sucker for natural tone. Therefore the turntable is made to large parts out of wood. Wooden base, wooden motor base, wooden turntable-platter, wooden tonearm. Some ideas make this turntable easy and cheap to build. Depending on your local price for wood, and your ability to find some surplus parts, total cost can be as low as $50,-

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Short links for April 9th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Ohm Force Goodies @ Spreadshirt – Ohm Force doesn't just make cool plug-ins.

Ohm Force T-Shirts
You can't go wrong with one of these cool t-shirts! (various colors available)

# TheoK Music Box: Free Music Box sample library

Theodor Krueger's free Music Box sample library includes 30 samples (Format: Native Instruments Kontakt 2).
Check this page for more freebies for Native Instruments Kontakt.

# A Bulbdial Clock

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories bulbdial clock

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories posts images of a lovely bulbdial clock.

Rather than using three physically moving light sources at different heights, we use three rings of LEDs at different heights. Within each ring, we only turn on one LED at a time, so that we only have a single effective light source– it can light up at different places from within the ring. The three rings are located above one another so that they each project light onto the rod in the middle, making shadows of different lengths.

Additionally, for fun and clarity, we used red, green, and blue LEDs for the three rings, making each shadow hand of the clock a different color. Each ring has 12 LEDs, and the 36 LEDs are efficiently multiplexed by an AVR microcontroller that also handles the timekeeping part of the project.

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Short links for March 31st, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on March 31st, 2008:

Haken Continuum
The Continuum by Haken Audio, $3390 for half-size, $5290 for a full-size board.
  • Gloggomobil: Programmable Music Machine – The wooden barrel is spun by means of a hand-crank on the side. Small pegs are inserted into pre-drilled holes in the barrel to determine what note plays and when. The music plays on a small-scale metallophone or Glockenspiel (like a xylophone but with metal tuned bars rather than wood).
  • Terje Isungset – Norwegian musician and percussionist who primarily plays intruments made from ice.
  • Zizzle Zoundz – Zoundz creates a fusion of self- composed music with an accompanying light show. Create your own riffs by placing one of Zoundz's pawns on an interactive “hot spot” on the sound board.
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Short links for March 3rd, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on March 3rd, 2008:

  • Owl Project -2007 – It’s the small log with one very big idea: noise. Now the world’s most popular wood based noise generator / player lets you enjoy, glitch electronica, noise, and even the sound of light.
iLog
It’s Log, Log, it’s better than bad, it’s good!
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