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Kickstarter for a set of Midi sensors on your own clothing

World's first industrial quality wearable musical instrument. Watch someone play it to believe it.
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Definitively a cool idea. Many drummer/musicians have always play this way before, so i suppose it will be realy natural for them.

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Audiofanzine's curator insight, December 12, 2013 6:15 AM

So bizarre yet so incredible. Who knows, maybe drumpants bands will start popping up everywhere!

MarkCapecchi's curator insight, October 7, 2014 7:19 PM

This could do away with the beat box guys.

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Usine Hollyhock II Demo grid

Sensomusic present here a demo of the new grid, the sequencer of Usine Hollyhock II, more info on our website (http://www.sensomusic.org/)
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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

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The Submarine : The pickup that makes your guitar sound like two guitars.

http://www.submarinepickup.com http://twitter.com/submarinepickup http://facebook.com/submarinepickup
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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/)

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Keith McMillen Instruments working on new BeBop Sensors

Keith McMillen Instruments working on new BeBop Sensors | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it
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Add sensors to your clothes, hats and shoes to  interact ( use force, location, size, weight, shape, motion and presence ) with smartphones and i suppose, musical interfaces later.

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Beat707 XXL LE , a new DIY Midi Sequencer

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 ...
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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 .

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Expressiv MIDI Guitar:A kickstarter for a new Midi/real guitar

Expressiv MIDI Guitar:A kickstarter for a new Midi/real guitar | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it
Expressiv is a plug and play system that brings electronic sounds to real guitar in a whole new way.
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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.

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Prise de son Créative - YouTube

Prise de son Créative - YouTube | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it

Via Roald Baudoux
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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.

Thanks to @Roald Baudoux

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Roald Baudoux's curator insight, August 22, 2014 9:30 AM

Some videos from the "Prise de son créative" course at the Université de Montréal.

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三味nome2 : A new declination of a Midi controller from Tkrworks

三味nome2 : A new declination of a Midi controller from Tkrworks | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it
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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.

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Concertina: A Modular synthesizer built with paper !

"Concertina: Máquinas de papel” es un instrumento musical electrónico construido sobre una estructura de papel desplegable en 360º. Este instrumento es modular…
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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

 

Paper noise !

Festival de la Imagen de Manizales, Colombia

 

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PhonoPaper : A Graphical sound generator

PhonoPaper : A Graphical sound generator | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it
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).
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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.

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Gemma Gallego's curator insight, May 22, 2014 11:59 AM

Asombroso!

MarkCapecchi's curator insight, October 7, 2014 7:29 PM

Amazing technology to add to your tonal pallet.  It expands your definition of sound and music

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Monome sum, A new appz for monome and Launchpad users

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…
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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)

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Neil young creates a new Flac Music Player: The Pono

Neil young creates a new Flac Music Player: The Pono | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it
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Neil young , using the kickstarter system, creates a new portable music player,  using the flac , promising a best quality for Music , 128 Go,  and online music shop.

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MarkCapecchi's curator insight, October 7, 2014 7:24 PM

Great new option for low quality mp3

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Sensomusic Usine Hollyhock: Major update + introductory price

Sensomusic Usine Hollyhock: Major update + introductory price | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it

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.

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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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A new modular way to program Arduino

A new modular way to program Arduino | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it

to get you started with hardware hacking even without programming background...


Via Jacques Urbanska
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Here a new way to program Arduino, and this will open the famous card to non-programmers ! just drag and link some blocks, upload it to your card...

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Stewart Dunn's curator insight, February 23, 2014 7:54 AM
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Richard Platt's curator insight, February 23, 2014 10:12 AM

Awesome tech for rapid proto-typing Arduino boards for the maker community

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2015 GUTHMAN COMPETITION : Winner is Cantor Digitalis

2015 GUTHMAN COMPETITION : Winner is Cantor Digitalis | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it

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).

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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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PERSYSTOGRAF - Audiovisual street organ

www.avoka.fr /////////////////////////////////////////////// ENGLISH ////////////////////////////////////////////// With the PERSYSTOGRAF, Avoka’s latest…
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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 ).

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Oh la la Bernard szajner =:))) trop bien
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Kacper Ziemianin : A performance with Movement and Lights sensors

Performance by Kacper Ziemianin as part of the Wonderwerp programme Recorded in the context of Volkspaleis 2014 More info: volkspaleis.org/2014

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Kacper Ziemianin proposes here a performance with some interesting ways to use lights and movement sensors.

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LoopPI: A minimal 4 tracks recorder

DIY 4 track audio looper working on Raspberry PI, made with ChucK and Node.js. Code with lots of notes is available on github: https://github.com/szymonkaliski/LoopPI Some…

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Sometimes, minimal tools can also add a quiet creativity to your work flow, here a DIY 4 track audio looper based on Raspberry PI, simple but efficient.

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The Zaquencer : a firmware to use the BCR2000 as a Midi sequencer

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...
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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.

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m!lTone- A new Portable Air Synth & MIDI controller

m!lTone- A new Portable Air Synth & MIDI controller | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it
The m!lTone is an open-source synth & MIDI controller.Create music & control video,lights & sound w/ this refreshingly original device.
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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 )

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DIY: nano pad hacked in a Tactile Midi interface

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…
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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.

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Box of Sound: Documentary around circuit bending and music production.

Box of Sound - Directed by Chuck Przybyl, Produced by Mark Salach, Featuring Searchl1te and Antoine Kattar. This short documentary - available here for review…
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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.

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Roger Linn on LinnStrument and new Expressive Controllers (Moogfest 2014)

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...
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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

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Ugh GRIP | Reaktor User Ensemble

Ugh GRIP | Reaktor User Ensemble | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it
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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!

Need Reaktor 5.9.0 or newer.

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Use plants to supply electricity to your Monotron ?

Radio powered by moss, using Photo Microbial Fuel Cells (Photo-MFCs), an emerging biophilic zero-carbon technology. Find out more on mosspower.tumblr.com © University…
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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 .

what about a monotron..? ;-) more infos:

http://www.wired.com/design/2014/03/moss-solar-panels-power-pocket-radio/

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Smallest synthesiseur : Test of the Ploytec Pi L Squared

Smallest synthesiseur : Test of the Ploytec  Pi L Squared | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it
Hardwaresynthesizer für die Münztasche
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What's happen if you take off all the knobs and fader from an hardware synthesizer...?

Here only a Midi din connector, a small usb and a RCA output... ;-) A MAC and PC editor, 64 presets and many different sound possibilities to experiment

 

Thanks to http://de-bug.de/ for the article

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