It is with a great pleasure we announced the Cantor Digitalis won the first prize of the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition in Georgia Tech, Atlanta last week !The Cantor Digitalis was played by the Chorus Digitalis ensemble and videos of the semi-finale and finale can be found here(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qth9MjjI1E) at 2h27'08'' (semi-finale) and at 11h12'33'' (finale).
Really glad to see the Cantor digitalis win the first place this year ! A really cool instrument is born. Explore the (long) video to find demonstrations. Others winners and more details can be found also on the Gutham site (http://www.guthman.gatech.edu/)
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A new creative installation from the French collaborative group AVOKA. Simplicity and nice graphics results here for this innovative Visual organ ( partially inspired by the work on rotating screens made by Bernard Szajner ).
The Zaquencer by ZAQ Audio is a custom firmware for the Behringer BCR2000 that will turn it into a standalone MIDI step sequencer. It is not a preset but a n...
The BCR2000 has always inspired many users and programmers (included myself) and this time ,Christian Stöcklmeier creates a complete firmware (not only a preset) to use your BCR as a full 32 Midi steps sequencer with many useful settings . Note : except to upload the firmware, you don't need any computer.
The m!lTone is an open-source synth & MIDI controller.Create music & control video,lights & sound w/ this refreshingly original device.
A really nice look for this kickstarter project. Include is Wave-table Synthesizer with 7 waveforms , over 200 scales,Arpeggiator and Harmonizer and more. It 's also a Midi controller hands-free control with up to 2 ultrasonic sensors.Theremin style, Can be portable (9V battery or solar powered )
If you have this old units from Korg and want like me a tactile Midi interface like you can found on some buchla modular system, here a little hack . The most difficult…
If you have this old units from Korg and want like me a tactile Midi interface like you can found on some buchla modular system, here a little hack . The pad keep their velocity sensibility and you win a smooth way to play melodies.
Box of Sound - Directed by Chuck Przybyl, Produced by Mark Salach, Featuring Searchl1te and Antoine Kattar. This short documentary - available here for review…
An interesting short documentary around some process many Electronics musicians use now to enrich their productions . First step in circuit bending, fields recordings and all the steps to create their own personal sounds.
Roger Linn introduced his last version of the LinnStrument at Moogfest and talks about the importance of expressive controllers, this is the full recording o...
Roger Linn demonstrate here his new grid controller, adding expression for all grid lovers . He also talk and show several videos about the main others controllers which are on the same road, Eigenharp, Continuum, and soundplane from Randy Jones
For Reaktor users, here a fantastic ensemble from Uwe G. Hoenig , the famous Travelizer author. GRIP is a polyphonic grain cloud synth. There's an amazing set of samples and presets included. And it's really a pleasure to use and discover/create sounds with this one!
For future Music hardware, we need Future energy and new ways to produce it. Here a cool project ( Thanks to C.Webster for the link) . using the photosynthesis to produce electricity and playing Radio .
Sensomusic present here a demo of the new grid, the sequencer of Usine Hollyhock II, more info on our website (http://www.sensomusic.org/)
Here the new sequencer from Sensomusic, part of the version 2 of Usine Hollyhock, a great tool which can handles repetitions, with poly-speed allowed ( different cursors with various speed) not only one like in most of sequencers. It's also a sequencer which can work backward on reverse files, event if you change the reverse in real time.Promising
I'm really impressed by the sound and possibilities of this new pickup project. I think Instrument users are always interested to have easily several colors to use . A kickstarter is coming. Stay tuned (http://www.submarinepickup.com/)
This is the Beat707 XXL LE - Limited Edition - no LCD and no SD Card, less components, minimal interface. http://www.Beat707.com For more details, visit our ...
A new Sequencer in DIY Kit with a fun design, to animate your set in the winter nights ;-). It's the Le version, minimal but efficient. 8 drum tracks, 2 accent tracks and 8 patterns.Each pattern is a combi of 4 x 16 steps plus extra double steps. So 128 steps per pattern. And Open source .
Expressiv is a plug and play system that brings electronic sounds to real guitar in a whole new way.
The first thing is of course the original design for this new Midi Guitar, but the inbuilt midi XY pad and the 4-way joystick can also be useful tools to add expression to your play. Finally it's a real guitar and this is a good thing too.
Here a complete Youtube channel around some cool sound recording techniques , iterators, passive accumulator, hammers. All are DIY ideas, most of them are easy to reproduce and can give you some ideas to add creative sounds to your composition.
Here a new DIY controller from tkrworks, here 3 ribbon controller +8 RGB leds pads for the neck, 3 x 100mm faders and 24 RGB pads for the body, All in OSC communication. There's also a gyroscope and 3 knobs on the neck. Cool works.
"Concertina: Máquinas de papel” es un instrumento musical electrónico construido sobre una estructura de papel desplegable en 360º. Este instrumento es modular…
An electronic musical instrument built on a structure of release paper 360 ° . This instrument is modular and includes an oscillator , a frequency divider and a sequencer. Made by Claudia González Godoy
Created by Alexander Zolotov, PhonoPaper is a format of graphical representation of the sound (music, human voice, etc.); in other words, it is the 2D audio barcode (by analogy with the QR-code).
We all dream of this, drawing our music...Here a free app for IOS and Android, a 2D audio barcode (by analogy with the QR-code) based on the great synthesizer ANS by Evgeny Murzin, You can draw some partition, but also use the camera of your phone to read and play your environment. Thanks to http://www.creativeapplications.net/ for the review.
a little musical demonstration using an application called monome sum, a collection of grid instruments including flin, step, gome, corners, mlr and beams. all sounds…
This one is really great, cause it is a ready made application, with several different simplified appz synced together , well known for monome users like Flin, corners and even an MLR lite (http://monome.org/docs/app:sum) . The sigabort team is also working on a version compatible with its Gridlock software, so Launchpad users benefit of this tool soon. (http://www.sigabort.co/gridlock)
Thanks to all member to support Usine, Hollyhock is now in 1.1 version. We made a particular effort to improve the stability and the efficiency of the audio engine.
Usine 1.1 provides a new global ergonomics and design to make Usine simpler than ever with a fresh and user friendly interface.
Also a powerful help system has been implemented to support new users.
Many improvements on this new major update:
- the audio engine is much more efficient - global speed optimization more than 20% on heavy workspaces - loading of patches and workspaces is 2x faster - saving of patches and workspaces is 10x faster -new help system
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