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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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Xth Sense™: a biowearable musical instrument.

Xth Sense™: a biowearable musical instrument. | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it

It amplifies inaudible sounds from your internal body, like the heart beating, muscles moving and blood flowing. Then, by moving freely, you change the pitch, timbre and rhythm of those sounds.

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Most of us have discovered this sensor with the work of Marco Donnarumma. This open source project arrive now to a mature step with a new team and wireless version. Stay tuned !

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First official photos of GhostArk, the new ghost recorder

First official photos of GhostArk, the new ghost recorder | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it
Dear everybody, A couple of hours ago I was sent the VERY FIRST PHOTOS OF GHOSTARK with the new design and I just couldn’t resist to publish them. I just spoke to Massimo to get his approval for sharing the photos and finally here they are! We will publish more photos and videos soon. You are the …
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After the invisible electromagnetic world, here a new step with this device ready for paranormal investigations, able to record from 6Hz up to 20KHz.with temperature and pressure sensors .This device record also AM, FM and SW frequencies on 3 separate files.

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Bespoke : A new modular environement

Requisite cheesy sizzler video that all synth software must have at launch. Check out http://hihigogo.com/bespoke/ more info.
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Here a new modular environment for Mac users. Some synthesizers, drum sequencer, audio fx and an interesting support for Midi controllers, It's an Alpha release so except bugs, but it's promising !

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Pascal Quéru's comment, April 14, 5:10 AM
J'hallucine =8))
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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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Pascal Quéru's comment, March 18, 7:52 AM
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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Lissajous, a new interesting Audio and Visual generator

A demonstration video of Lissajous - an audio visual software module for Mac OS. http://www.audiobulb.com/create/Lissajous/Lissajous.htm Lissajous is a complex…
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The creative Audiobulb team give us here a new interesting tool (Mac only) to create some new sounds (and visual) oscillations .Its built in Max/MSP and inspired by the work of Jules Antoine Lissajous. Nice results ! More info: http://www.audiobulb.com/create/Lissajous/Lissajous.htm

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Elektrosluch 2 - Record the invisible electromagnetic world

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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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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Sam Thompson's comment, June 25, 8:55 AM
Theres a pickup that's been shipping since last month in the U.S. called "A Little Thunder" that does this and more, without any outboard gear or wires. Buying extra outboard gear is a real inconvenience and costs too much...
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Thanks Sam, another interesting project indeed ! ( i think both can find their public ;-) )
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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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Galia Leticia's comment, June 6, 2014 11:59 AM
nice
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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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