Thursday, June 29, 2006
Ops we stumble on a pot of gold.
A series of interviews and a huge collection o autechre live stuff mostly from bbc.
Thanks to bbc
Sunday, June 25, 2006
The Sidrassi Organ has seven pressure sensitive bars you press to express the seven tones within. Use the buttons on the front to scroll each bar through random tunings. There is a master pitch knob, as well as a master modulation knob. There are 42 nodes, six for each tone. Half the six are inputs- one linear modulation and two polar modulations. The other half are outputs- one square wave and two gestures from the bar. The organ is "normal" when unbraided; it has no special node modulations. You can play seven-note pitch sets to your hearts content, and turn up the modulation to make it more and more nasty. With special node modulations, the instrument reacts more to your touch and you will find more dynamic whirlpools within.
In the early 90's, I created an instrument using touch-screen technology. The Semekrys used 4 large flat touch-screens, mounted on a plexiglas structure. Two of them were continuous and were sending the position of a finger in a 1000 x 1000 grid, and the two others had 96 square zones. I used a serial connection to send the data to an Amiga 2000 computer, where a program translated the gesture-related information into MIDI events. I used the continous screens to control synthesis parameters such as cutoff frequency and resonance, and the screens with zones to trigger notes or small sequences. I first presented this instrument at the Atacom 93 exhibition near Paris in France, where it was a real big success. I also used it at Galerie Bernanos to sonify the exhibitions / installations of the american artist Alexander Mittelmann.
Thursday, June 08, 2006
This dude as some great ideas and designs.
The graphic piano is a multimedia instrument created in 1993.
By tipping on a keyboard mix sounds with images together creating patterns of music abstract.
The echo nest
Some strange things happend here.The echo nest
Old Mr. Grassi
There is a new paper circui entitled "old Mr. Grassi". It is built similarly to Lil Sid, but it is bigger and has T2WO speakers. I will put sounds up sometime soon. It sounds real cool. Old Mr. Grassi
Prophet64 is a suite of very user friendly music applications for the Commodore 64 platform.
Designed to hook up to modern MIDI equipment with either DIN-sync or third party MIDI interfaces, it makes your old computer become a highly useful music tool.
The software is distributed on a hardware cartridge that plugs right into the back of your C64.
No disk or tape loading, just plug and play!
The Cartridge contains the whole suite of applications.
You can read more about them in the links on the right side bar.
With an array of music software that mimics modern and classic sequencing devices through versatile user interfaces, Prophet64 opens the door for everyone who wishes to explore the world of the legendary audio circuit (the "SID") in the Commodore computers.
Instead of collecting dust in the closet, you can put your C64 at work right beside the synthesizer rig in your studio today! Add some in-fashion bleeps and blops to your latest track, an extra bass flavor, an additional lead sound or why not an 8-bar break with Rob Hubbard drums?
The possibilities are endless.Prophet64