Results for YouTube

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Short links for May 20th, 2009

In Bb 2.0

Some interesting things I found recently:

# in Bb 2.0 – a collaborative music/spoken word project

In Bb 2.0 is a collaborative music and spoken word project conceived by Darren Solomon from Science for Girls. On the “In Bb 2.0″ website you can play and mix a combination of videos which all work well together.

The videos can be played simultaneously — the soundtracks will work together, and the mix can be adjusted with the individual volume sliders.

You are encouraged to participate by submitting your video in which you sing or play an instrument in Bb major.

# Sound Design in Ableton Live – Jungle Bass – Nick Maxwell of of Nick's Tutorials uses the sounds of a flusing toilet and the interior of a car to create a Jungle/Drum'n'Bass type bass patch in Ableton Live.

mQEdit v1.14

# mQEdit Graphical Editor for microQ

mQEdit is graphical editor for the microQ written in Java. The website it was formerly available on has vanished, but the author Martin B. has kindly given permission to host it here instead.

mQEdit is an intuitive graphical java editor for the Waldorf Micro Q synthesizer. It includes interfaces for editing sound-patches including a randomizer, multi-patches, drum-patches, sound banks and global parameters. Patches can stored as either ‘midi’ files or ‘sysex’ files.

# The menacing sounds of my office

Kent Williams is offering some samples of him banging stuff in his office:

… with a sharpie, a bottle opener, and my knuckles. Including banging on the Presonus preamp that I was using at the time, a can of compressed air, etc.

Roland announes How Do You JUNO?” YouTube™ Video Contest

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How Do You JUNO?” YouTube™ Video Contest

Roland has launched the How Do You JUNO?” YouTube™ Video Contest, a chance to win one of three new JUNO-STAGE keyboards.

How to enter:

  1. Join the “How Do You JUNO” YouTube group and upload a short video to the group page. Your video must include a Roland JUNO product and the phrase “This is how I JUNO…”
  2. Fill out the registration form. Be sure to include your YouTube username and a link to the video.
    Promote your video.
  3. Tell all your friends to watch it. Don’t forget to come back in July and vote for the finalists.

For complete contest rules, click here (.pdf).

More information: Roland

Short links for March 5th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:


# THRU YOU | Kutiman mixes YouTube

If there's one music video you are going to watch this year it should be one of Kutiman's. A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

This guy collected tons of clips from YouTube and remixed them into brand new songs. Mad skills.

Note: everybody and their mother is now trying to watch Kutiman’s amazing work, so if the site is offline you should really check back later!

# Reaktor Tutorials – Free Reaktor tutorials by Mats Claesson. From the basics of building a simple synth to more advanced topics like Granulation modules.

Benjamin Heckendorn Guitar Hero 4 hack

# Air pressure kick pedal for Guitar Hero 4

Benjamin J Heckendorn built an alternative to the GH4 drum kit’s kick pedal for a person who uses a wheelchair:

Basically this turns the kick pedal into an air pressure diaphragm. You can now “kick” the bass drums by blowing into a tube.

# In search of the click track

Paul Lamere uses the Echo Nest API to find out who is using a click track:

I’ve always been curious about which drummers use a click track and which don’t, so I thought it might be fun to try to build a click track detector using the Echo Nest remix SDK ( remix is a Python library that allows you to analyze and manipulate music). In my first attempt, I used remix to analyze a track and then I just printed out the duration of each beat in a song and used gnuplot to plot the data. The results weren’t so good – the plot was rather noisy. It turns out there’s quite a bit of variation from beat to beat. In my second attempt I averaged the beat durations over a short window, and the resulting plot was quite good.

Native Instruments announces Guitar Rig Hero contest

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Native Instruments Guitar Rig Hero

Native Instruments has announced the Guitar Rig Hero contest, a four-week worldwide video contest that challenges musicians to demonstrate their skills and creativity in combination with Guitar Rig 3.

Show off your skills and creativity in front of the YouTube community, and impress our jury of international guitar pros! The GUITAR RIG HERO contest allows you to compete for prizes worth over $10.000, including some top-of-the line Gibson guitars, a cutting-edge Quad Core-powered laptop, valuable NI vouchers and more.

To join the contest, capture a video of the most original and spectacular performance that you can do with GUITAR RIG 3. From the most insane guitar solo to the craziest sound experiments, no sonic or artistic limitations of any kind apply! If you don’t own GUITAR RIG 3, you can simply download the fully functional demo version and use it for the contest.

Once your video is ready, upload it to your own YouTube account – you can create one for free in just a few minutes – and post it as a video “response” to the title video in the Guitar Rig Hero channel.

Submissions will be accepted until September 30th, and the public voting will continue until October 14th.

Find out more here.

Short links for January 14th, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on on January 14th, 2008:

COLOURlovers – create your own palettes
  • 10 MPH – an indie documentary about an ambitious cross-country trip (Seattle to Boston) via Segway, is now available for your viewing pleasure…free of charge!
  • Feltron Eight – Nicholas Felton posted his 2007 Annual Report. I happen to have a copy of the 2006 Annual Report and I have to say it’s even lovelier in print.
  • the stribe – an 8-channel multi-touch controller for music or video software.
  • Jun Murakoshi _ noisy instrument 01 – When you put a seashell on your ear, you can hear something strange noise. It is noise but it makes us feel good. This product is a wearable instrument for listening the noise like seashell makes.

DMCA Abuse: Beyonce stair fall video cited as copyright infringement

YouTube & DMCA

Sites like YouTube are able to make people popular in a few days. Cool videos are dugg and spread around the internet like a virus, and nobodies rise to fame. The list of YouTube Celebrities keeps growing.

But YouTube is also a place where regular celebrities will find their worst performances, their biggest bloopers and things they’d wish they had never said on camera. So how do the stars cope with these little embarrassments? Call the legal guys and cry copyright infringement!

According to Mashable, Beyonce Knowles’ record company Sony/BMG, has cited copyright infringement for the few seconds of grainy footage that showed the singer falling down the stairs on stage at a concert in Orlando.

Now that doesn’t seem fair. There are numerous videos of Beyonce on YouTube, so if this one is copyright infringement, what does that mean for all the other videos? This would just be a form of censorship, allowing celebrities to cover up an embarrassing incident.

YouTube doesn’t even censor/filter violent videos of teenagers fighting or being bullied. I guess it’s okay for people to see teenagers getting beat up, because it’s just part of life (I believe this is YouTube’s stance on that matter), so we should be able to see Beyonce fall from the stairs as well, right?

FLVIX free online video converter

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FLVIX logo

Note: this site seems to have turned to some kind of porn thing so I’m removing the links to it. I’m sorry if you were inadvertently exposed to this junk. (06/01/2009)

FLVIX is a free online video converter. You can convert and download videos from YouTube, Google Video or directly from .FLV file and play them on your PC, Mobile, iPod and PSP.

Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Copy the link of the page with the video on it and paste it in the textbox
  2. Choose desired format : AVI, MOV, MP4, 3GP, MP3
  3. Click Convert button
  4. Download the converted file
FLVIX screenshot
FLVIX conversion, worked like a charm for me

Easy huh?

Visit FLVIX for more information and start converting your favorite videos.

KissYouTube: Download YouTube videos with ease

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KissYouTube logo

There are tons of websites that let you save YouTube videos, but KissYouTube might make it even easier.

When you see a video you’d like to save, all you have to do is insert kiss in front of the YouTube URL, i.e.

You could also enter the YouTube URL in the form on the KissYouTube homepage and get a link to download the .flv file.

You’ll need a .flv capable player to view the file on your computer. KissYouTube lists a few .flv players and if you don’t want the .flv format there are some converters listed as well.