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Elektrosluch 2 - Record the invisible electromagnetic world

It has 2 electromagnetic pick-ups (microphones) to create stereo image on board and amplifier for use with headphones or with other instruments. Compared to older version, main features are stereo amplification, on-board pick-ups, high-fidelity amplifier, better filtering and tighter design. It runs on one 9V battery (included).


Listen to electromagnetic fields! Get one here: http://zvukolom.org/instruments/elektrosluch-2/ http://zvukolom.org

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There's a complete invisible world around us made of electromagnetic sounds . This device lets you discover it .Must be easy to plug an audio recorder to add these sounds to your audio sources material.

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The EIP Laser Turntable plays records without touching them

The EIP Laser Turntable plays records without touching them | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

You like your vinyl records but don’t like the fact that you’re killing them? The new EIP Laser Turntable plays records without touching them… The catch: a $15,000 price tag.

“The Laser Turntable employs patented technology that produces phenomenal fidelity while never physically touching the record, thus eliminating the deterioration to the album’s surface inflicted by conventional turntables. The laser’s precision allows you to pick up audio information that has never been touched or damaged by a needle. This virgin audio information is then reproduced without digitization maintaining true analog sound as close as possible to when the master tape was recorded. The Laser Turntable even allows you to play records that have been severely warped or damaged over years of wear and tear.” – EIP

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Introducing the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 - Strum a guitar, bow a violin, tap a piano, loop a beat...

Introducing the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 - Strum a guitar, bow a violin, tap a piano, loop a beat... | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

We believe anyone can make music, and that most people really want to. Like snapping an Instagram, now you don't have to already be a professional to start making music and enjoy every note. We’re building an instrument that empowers people to play music apps beyond the touchscreen, and we want to inspire people to explore music-making in their everyday lives.  ...

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William Burroughs on... Led Zeppelin!

William Burroughs on... Led Zeppelin! | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it
Rock Magic: Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin, And a search for the elusive Stairway to Heaven by William Burroughs, Crawdaddy Magazine, June 1975. When I was first asked to write an article on the Led Zepp...


When I was first asked to write an article on the Led Zeppelin group, to be based on attending a concert and talking with Jimmy Page, I was not sure I could do it, not being sufficiently knowledgeable about music to attempt anything in the way of musical criticism or even evaluation. I decided simply to attend the concert and talk with Jimmy Page and let the article develop. If you consider any set of data without a preconceived viewpoint, then a viewpoint will emerge from the data.


My first impression was of the audience. As we streamed through one security line after another–a river of youth looking curiously like a single organism: one well-behaved clean-looking middle-class kid. The security guards seemed to be cool and well-trained, ushering gate-crashers out with a minimum of fuss. We were channeled smoothly into our seats in the thirteenth row. Over a relaxed dinner before the concert, a Crawdaddy companion had said he had a feeling that something bad could happen at this concert. I pointed out that it always can when you get that many people together–like bullfights where you buy a straw hat at the door to protect you from bottles and other missiles. I was displacing possible danger to a Mexican border town where the matador barely escaped with his life and several spectators were killed. It’s known as “clearing the path.”

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TRANSLATION, interactive installation by Martina Menegon & Stefano D’Alessio - #mediaart

Translation is the result of a research that had as aim the creation of an experimental audio/visual fingerprint of the spatial context holding the work. The environment’s image is realtime translated into sound and emitted by a speaker in the space where it gets modified and enriched by it and anybody present. Sound is then captured back and re-translated in to image. This process creates a hyper-image, a visual representation of the space that also contains its sonic characteristics.

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Laser sonore 'A' par Akoustic Arts : un haut-parleur directionnel pour écouter en privé sans s'isoler - #innovation

Laser sonore 'A' par Akoustic Arts : un haut-parleur directionnel pour écouter en privé sans s'isoler - #innovation | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

Le A, présenté comme un « laser sonore », est un haut-parleur très directionnel émettant un faisceau conique étroit dont le diamètre est compris entre 50 et 150 cm seulement. Il repose sur un phénomène permettant de transformer des ultrasons en sons audibles. La démonstration est parlante, sans mauvais jeu de mot : on entend le son lorsqu'on oriente le haut-parleur vers soi, mais on n'entend vraiment rien autrement. ...


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Scientists are recording the sound of the whole planet

Scientists are recording the sound of the whole planet | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

In a few weeks, sensors in Indiana will go online that will record, in the words of Bryan Pijanowski, every sound the Earth makes. The array of microphones, geophones, and barometric gauges will run for a year, taping everything from the songs of birds arriving in the spring to the vibrations of the continent as ocean waves pound the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. They will measure earthquakes on the other side of the world and the stomping of cattle nearby, the ultrasonic whistles of bats and the barometric drop of cold fronts. “I joke to my physicist friends that if I had a microphone small enough, I could record the Higgs boson,” Pijanowski says...

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Scientists reconstruct speech through soundproof glass by watching a bag of potato chips

Scientists reconstruct speech through soundproof glass by watching a bag of potato chips | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it
Your bag of potato chips can hear what you're saying. Now, researchers from MIT are trying to figure out a way to make that bag of chips tell them everything that you said — and apparently they...
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What Does Sound Look Like? A clever photography trick...

What Does Sound Look Like? A clever photography trick... | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

When light passes between areas of different air density, it bends. You've probably noticed the way distant pavement seems to shimmer on a hot day, or the way stars appear to twinkle. You're seeing light that has been distorted as it passes through varying air densities, which are in turn created by varying temperatures and pressures.

In the mid-19th century, German physicist invented a photography technique called Schlieren Flow Visualization to visually capture these changes in density.

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Sound Mirrors project • by Lisa Autogena - ongoing since 1998

Sound Mirrors project • by Lisa Autogena - ongoing since 1998 | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

project inspired by the acoustic mirrors, a military defence system for listening to the sky created between the two world wars. The project is constructing two new sound mirrors – one in England and one in France. The new mirrors will face each other across the English Channel, and will enable the French and the English to speak across the sea. (ongoing since 1998)


Standing silent and abandoned, a series of isolated and mysterious concrete structures line the south east coast of England. Known locally as “listening ears”, these structures are vestiges from great inter-war acoustic experiments that took place in both England and France - early acoustic warning systems against the possibility of an airborne invasion across the English Channel.

 

The acoustic mirrors tilted their faces to the sky and collected sound in giant concrete dishes. They were operated by trained listeners who endured cold nights at their listening posts, entombed in concrete bunkers, or high on listening platforms in front of the mirrors, to pick up distant noises from the sky. The acoustic mirrors were never used in wartime - the invention of radar and the increasing speed of aeroplanes rendered them obsolete within ten years of their erection.

Almost seventy years later, these now forgotten experiments have become the focus and the inspiration for an an attempt to re-invent this redundant technology for the 21st Century.

 

http://www.autogena.org

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L’incroyable instrument inventé il y a 500 ans par Léonard de Vinci et joué pour la 1ère fois

L’incroyable instrument inventé il y a 500 ans par Léonard de Vinci et joué pour la 1ère fois | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it
En inventeur de génie, les découvertes et idées de Léonard de Vinci n'ont pas fini de nous émerveiller, même cinq siècles après sa mort.
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Protein Der Klang - a fresh sampler made for musical performance - Pierre Guilluy

Protein Der Klang - a fresh sampler made for musical performance - Pierre Guilluy | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

Play, record and manipulate your audio samples on stage or in your bed using an intuitive multi-touch musical application.

 

Artwork: Kidnap Your Designer

Concept, design & code : Pierre Guilluy
http://proteinderklang.com/Credits/PierreGuilluy.html

 

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A Stefan Kudelski (fev 1929 > janv 2013), l'inventeur du Nagra, ma reconnaissance éternelle

A Stefan Kudelski (fev 1929 > janv 2013), l'inventeur du Nagra, ma reconnaissance éternelle | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it
Des manifs le dos en compote, des bandes magnétiques et des bouts de collant - notre contributeur Eric Mettout, directeur éditorial à L'Express, se souvient de ses années accroché à son Nagra.
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Vente aux enchères de plus de 500 lots de matériels réformés de Radio France 07.06.2016

Vente aux enchères de plus de 500 lots de matériels réformés de Radio France 07.06.2016 | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

De l’analogique au numérique, 50 ans de matériel audio à Radio France Plus de 500 lots de matériels réformés de Radio France.


Vente aux enchères à la Maison de la radioDimanche 7 juin - Auditorium de Radio Francede 11h à 12h30 et de 14h00 à 18h00


Le dimanche 7 juin aura lieu la première vente aux enchères à la Maison de la radio, organisée par Art Richelieu, offrant une nouvelle vie à 500 lots de matériels réformés de Radio France.

Depuis plusieurs années, Radio France a mis en place une politique permettant d’offrir une nouvelle vie aux matériels réformés en raison des évolutions technologiques et de leur obsolescence.

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Every Noise at Once - interactive map of Every Single Musical Genre by Glenn Mcdonald

Every Noise at Once - interactive map of Every Single Musical Genre by Glenn Mcdonald | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

This is an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 1374 genres by The Echo Nest. The calibration is fuzzy, but in general down is more organic, up is more mechanical and electric; left is denser and more atmospheric, right is spikier and bouncier.

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Ces bruits qui vont disparaître - par Les Inrocks

Ces bruits qui vont disparaître - par Les Inrocks | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it
Les sons qui meublent notre quotidien périssent en silence. Matériel technologique obsolète, métiers en voie de disparition… Plusieurs "banques" de sons ont déjà ouvert sur internet pour sauvegarder ce patrimoine acoustique qui disparaît progressivement.
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SID 2015 - Sounds, Images and Data Conference - 23 > 25 July 2015

SID 2015 - Sounds, Images and Data Conference - 23 > 25 July 2015 | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

Sounds, Images and Data 2015, hosted at New York University, Reinhardt School is a conference that analyzes the role of the artists and curators in creating new experiences and aesthetics in the 21st century. By mixing a series of contemporary technologies, big data, social media practices and innovative approaches both to curating and artistic practices, contemporary creators and commentators are envisaging and constructing a different world where different strands collide. These practices could be defined as convergent, but they actually bring a complexity to the field of studies that cannot be subsumed under an homologating system, rather it appears to produce multiple and sometimes contradictory aesthetics. ...

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Teenage Engineering designed a set of incredible pocket synthesizers that cost $59 each

Swedish hardware designers Teenage Engineering have made a name for themselves by building some of the most unique and creative musical gear on the market. But devices like the gorgeous,...
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Adam Donovan Robotic Sound Lens Sculpture 2012

Please watch with stereo audio and full screen! The sound recording is slightly binaural so you will get a better impression of the focused sound if you listen with headphones.

This artwork uses is a highly directional beam of sound almost like a laser. The work does not use a normal speaker but rather it is made of many small ultrasound speakers that cause some funky physics stuff and creates sound out of thin air. The work can only be heard when it is either pointing directly at you or reflecting of a wall.

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This artwork incorporates a parametric array mounted on a gimbal for human tracking.
The work also serves as a performance device to track aspects of my own body to compose music.
The Robot Sound Lens Sculpture is one of 3 new works I am developing for exhibitions and performances in 2012. The work uses the Kinect camera to track members of an audience through space projecting various memory soundscapes also based on movement.
This artwork expands on research into parametric arrays done 2001 while artist in residence at the Defence Science and Technology Organization in South Australia.
My sound lens artworks series began in 1996 evolving from previous sculptures using optics. The lens in its most simple form is a representation of a point of view while at the same time it is a real device used in physics to peer into the extents of the known Universe and also within the human body.
We all form types of lenses by the way in which we develop our perception of the world.

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Le Son est-il le système nerveux du cosmos ? par Lucile de La Reberdiere

Le Son est-il le système nerveux du cosmos ? par Lucile de La Reberdiere | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it
Il existe un moyen de rendre les sons visibles. On appelle « cymatique » cette science énigmatique, qui puise ses racines dans l'histoire de l'univers. Quelle est la nature de l'onde sonore? Que sait-on vraiment de son pouvoir sur nous?


Allemagne, 18ème siècle. Ernst Chladni est un mathématicien doué et discret. L'homme est aussi musicien et sa passion pour le violon va le conduire à une découverte extraordinaire. Saupoudrant de sable un disque de cuivre, il en frotta le bord avec son archet. La plaque se mit à vibrer et le sable à se déplacer, dessinant d'authentiques formes géométriques. « Qu'on juge de mon étonnement voyant ce que personne n'avait encore vu », dira plus tard son ami et philosophe Lichtenberg, auteur de travaux sur l'électricité statique.

Dans les années soixante, le physicien Hans Jenny sera le premier à révéler ce phénomène oublié. Grâce à l'évolution de l'électronique, il prolonge les recherches et fait varier les supports. Il invente le tonoscope, petit appareil tubulaire assorti d'une membrane sur laquelle on aura versé de la poudre, qui permet de créer des formes étonnantes avec le son de sa voix....

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A history of the universe in sound by Honor Harger - Ted Conference

A history of the universe in sound by Honor Harger - Ted Conference | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it
Artist-technologist Honor Harger listens to the weird and wonderful noises of stars and planets and pulsars. In her work, she tracks the radio waves emitted by ancient celestial objects and turns them into sound, including "the oldest song you will ever hear," the sound of cosmic rays left over from the Big Bang.
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Music+Sound Awards 2014 - music and sound design plays in the world of visual media - deadline 31.03

Music+Sound Awards 2014 - music and sound design plays in the world of visual media - deadline 31.03 | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

The Music+Sound Awards are the World’s first and only awards programme to recognise and celebrate the indispensable role and outstanding contribution that music and sound design plays in the world of visual media. Aimed at professionals working in advertising, film, television (branding and programming) and gaming, the awards are open to anyone who is or has been involved in the creation, composition, sourcing, licensing, briefing and / or production of music and sound design for any visual media.


We welcome everybody involved in production to celebrate the role of music and sound design within their finished work. One could argue that music and sound make up at least 50% of the overwhelming majority of visual media, yet there just isn’t enough recognition for it, until now. Can you imagine a hamlet cigar commercial without Bach’s Air on a G String, a Film or TV programme without its score or a video game without sound effects? The music and sound design industry is thriving in all areas of the media and its incredible talent deserves celebration and recognition for what it achieves.

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Sound Mirrors and Other Sensory Expansion Devices: From Wartime Technology to Radical Art Practices

Sound Mirrors and Other Sensory Expansion Devices: From Wartime Technology to Radical Art Practices | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

A sound mirror (or acoustic mirror) is a device employed to reflect and concentrate sound waves. An experimentation on large scale acoustic mirrors has been run after WWI in Great Britain to detect incoming enemy aircrafts taking off on the other side of the English Channel. By enhancing the sound of enemy aircraft’s engines, the mirrors would have enabled the British defense to detect incoming airplanes fifteen minutes before they were visible.

 

Built between 1927-30, the sound mirrors were part of Britain’s national defense strategy, but they became rapidly obsolete due to the rapid increment in speed of the aircrafts and the invention of radar. The most famous examples of acoustic mirrors are preserved in Denge on the Dungeness peninsula in England. Three different kinds existed: two made of dishes of different proportions and one, a 70 m long curved wall. Headphones were placed at the foci of the reflectors enabling a listener to detect the sound of an aircraft. ...

 

Socks is a online magazine about Media, Art, Architecture, Cities, Design, Technology. Written by Mariabruna Fabrizi and Fosco Lucarelli

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The Book of Ice by Paul D. Miller - multimedia, multidisciplinary study of Antarctica

The Book of Ice by Paul D. Miller - multimedia, multidisciplinary study of Antarctica | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

Antarctica, the only uninhabited continent, belongs to no single country and has no government. While certain countries lay claim to portions of the landmass, it is the only solid land on the planet with no unified national affiliation. Drawing on the continent’s rich history of inspiring exploration and artistic endeavors, Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky has put together his own multimedia, multidisciplinary study of Antarctica. Book of Ice is one aspect of this ongoing project.

In light of climate change and tireless human enterprise to be present everywhere on the planet, Miller uses Antarctica as a point on entry for contemplating humanity’s relationship with the natural world. The two additional contributors to The Book Of Ice - Columbia University's Brian Greene, best selling author of The Elegant Universe, and Ross A. Virginia, Director of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College, a world renowned expert on Antarctica - add several layers of analysis to the books exploration of the theme of science and graphic design.

Using photographs and film stills from his journey to the bottom of the world, along with original artworks and re-appropriated archival materials, Miller ponders how Antarctica could liberate itself from the rest of the world. Part fictional manifesto, part history and part science book, Book of Ice furthers Miller’s reputation as an innovative artist capable of making the old look new. Out July 19th on Mark Batty Publisher.

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Protein Der Klang - audio sampler fit for public performances

Protein Der Klang is a fresh audio sampler fit for public performances.

Play, record and manipulate your audio samples on stage or on your bed using an intuitive multi-touch musical application.

Available for iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch.


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