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2V-P : A new live visual performance for Mac users

First tutorial covering the basics of 2V-P, a live performance software designed by Ali Demirel and engineered by Pascal Lesport. More info here: http://www.2v-p.tv
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A new  live visual performance for Mac user. Minimal and easy interface to create your own visuals . Based on Quartz Composer, OSC / MIDI / Key-commands automations.

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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, 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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Asombroso!

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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, 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, 7:54 AM
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Awesome tech for rapid proto-typing Arduino boards for the maker community

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Mephisto: an open source device to control any OSC program

Mephisto:  an open source device to control any OSC  program | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it
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An interesting project from Romain Michon, a simple arduino based interface , open source .Up to five sensors can be connected to it and configured in a JAVA application to control the parameters of your favorite effect and synths. All is explained on the website to help you built this device

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A new AVR Synthesizer (Open Source)

A new AVR Synthesizer (Open Source) | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it
Rolf Degens open source synthesizer WAVE1 based on ATmega (ATxmega128A1-Controller mit internen 128KB Flash, 8 MB SDRAM, 8 MB DataFlash, USB, einem Audioverstärker samt Lautsprecher, Potentiometer,...

Via Simon Decreuze
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A little box but :

 

2x DCO
3x LFO
4x ENV
1x Noise Generator
2x 2-pin analog multimode filter (with LM13700 )
2x VCA
filter matrix
5x rotary encoders for parameter input and menu function
1 MB Sample Ram
SD card for loading and saving of sound parameters and samples
Oscilloscope function and MiniScope Window
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Madrona Labs – Kaivo Beta, first sounds and demo

Madrona Labs – Kaivo Beta, first sounds and demo | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it
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Here the first demo sounds from Surachai for this new synthesizeur, can't wait to test this brother of Aalto . A really cool demo .You can listen more  on the soundcloud page :

https://soundcloud.com/groups/aalto-users-group-madrona-labs

 

One month to wait !

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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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Cerebel-USB: Use your Midi Usb Controlers directly with Your Din Midi hardwares

Cerebel-USB: Use your Midi Usb Controlers directly with Your Din Midi hardwares | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it
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Arduino offers definitively some cool and cheap solution for electronic musicians . Here a  work in progress interface from the creative Julian aka Multiman aka Inspektor Gadjet : a small interface which lets use you Usb controllers ( nanokontrol, lpd8 etc.) with, for example an old Midi synthesizeur or Expander. see a video example here when was a prototype: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfI12RBaiPs&feature=youtu.be)

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Glitchmachines offer a free buffer plug-in: FRACTURE

Glitchmachines offer a free buffer plug-in: FRACTURE | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it
FRACTURE is a FREE buffer effect plugin geared toward creating robotic artifacts and abstract musical malfunctions.
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A Really cool offer from Glitchmachines ( thanks to C.Webster for the link)  "This plugin is geared toward adding glitchy articulations and abstract textures to your projects." And this works with many differents sources with the help of many good presets .( Mac & PC)

 

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Diemo Schwarz demonstrating a new innovative interface: The Fonof

The FONOF is the first controller develop by Emmanuelle Gibello to perform and creat her music. This interface is based on a sensor array to “Hall effect”. This…
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Here a convincing demonstration of a new interface , the fonof developped by Emmanuelle Gibello .It offer 48 sensors using the “Hall Effect” (magnetic) process, that detect the presence and distance of magnetic pieces.Using an usb connection , it can send informations (0-1 type or proportionnal values) to Music composition software.

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http://www.scenophonie.net/editions/fonof/

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