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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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Listen and record to short wave spectrum radio's

Listen and record to short wave spectrum radio's | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it
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I've always love this sounds from theses particular radios receivers. This time no equipment required except your web browser. Select a base frequency, a bandwidth and navigate slowly to find sounds jewels and strange noises . The bonus is you can record your experience and even save presets.
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Pascal Quéru's comment, May 23, 6:15 AM
ça me rappelles mes triturages des ondes courtes quand j'étais ado.
une excellente matière à triturer dans Usine !
Pascal Quéru's curator insight, May 23, 6:17 AM
Qui n'a pas malaxé les ondes courtes sur un vieux poste de radio ou sur une HF ? 
nay-seven's comment, May 23, 6:21 AM
oui, idem ici, j'adorai ça ado aussi :-)
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A dream: the new BLOFELD MIDI Controller

A dream: the new BLOFELD MIDI Controller | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it
Midi controller for Waldorf Blofeld synthesizer. This device is created to help you to work with Blofeld synth. Its take you to another level of working with sound. Thanks to cleary and space organ…
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Of course I'm afraid about the price, but this new controller, used a generic Midi controller can really be a dream for me, 24 faders, many knobs with names ( easy to remember functions, even if its not the sames for your plugins/Daw) , Nice look. Congrats to the team anyway .
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Imagine a  Sensor Tape you can cut and assemble

SensorTape is a modular and dense sensor network in a form factor of a tape. It enables intuitive deployment of sensor arrays, as SensorTape is modular, it can be…
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Imagine a kind of sensor tape you can cut, assemble as you need. A lot of possibilities in this prototype !  A kind of  leap motion you can hack and adapt to your project. I will be curious to test it in Usine Hollyhock.
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A new interface for your audio projects:Bela

A new interface for your audio projects:Bela | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it

Bela is an embedded system for real-time audio processing with ultra-low latency.

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Low latency, easy programming ( C or PD), and using Linux, Bela has 16-bit analog inputs/8 outputs and seems a great kickstarter project done by a cool team !

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Review of Usine Hollyhock II on Andrulian's Blog + bonus of a 7 track album

Review of Usine Hollyhock II on Andrulian's Blog + bonus of a 7 track album | Experimental music software and hardware | Scoop.it
Usine Hollyhock II is definitely under the radar, although I'm not too sure why. It's not new software by any means, the original version called Usine launched in 2006 undergoing version changes up to v5 in 2010. Hollyhock launched towards the end of 2012 with Hollyhock II launched in March 2015. Currently the launch price…

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A really cool review on Usine Hollyhock + a free Bonus 7 tracks album

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sensomusic's curator insight, December 24, 2015 8:31 AM

We are always happy to discover new enthusiastic users. Andrulian give us here a really complete review, discovering quietly  the racks, the samplers specification, OSC learn and many others Usine tools. And the good idea from Andrulian is to create a complete 7 tracks album during this review.

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Kirikoo Des : a Tattoo and Musical performance with Usine Hollyhock

Berlin, March 18th 2015. The electronic music producer and danser Kirikoo Des collaborates with the tattoo artist Olivia Jasinski to give birth to a mesmerising…


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Kirikoo Des, utilisateur d'Usine Hollyhock est un danseur et performeur qui nous offre, une fois de plus, une superbe performance, ici en association avec l'artiste Berlinoise Olivia Jasinski . La relation au corps, le hasard et le tatouage (super le motif !) sont les élément de cette performance.

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sensomusic's curator insight, November 5, 2015 9:33 AM

Kirikoo Des is a dancer and an electronic music performer who always had creative ideas and performances.Here this new performance associate the tattoo artist Olivia Jasinski to give us a reflexion around body feedback, random interactivity in music , sensors and tattoo art . The tattoo design is really perfect and really corresponds the musical speech. A great performance from the both artists

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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, 2015 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, 2015 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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Koka's Propeller, an UFO ebow

A rotary magnetic bow is designed and produced by Koka Nikoladze for extending string and percussion instruments.
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If you like ebow and experimental ways to improve your strings sounds, this new creation from the artist Koka Nikoladze will interest you. Don't know if he sell some, can't find the info. Explore his Website for more interesting works:http://nikoladze.eu/
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Do you dream of Velocity and Pressure detection on tablet ?

This video features a device that can be used to add pressure sensitivity to the touch screen of the iPad. More information and videos at
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We all dreamed of having this feature on a tablet to transform them finally in real musical instruments. Its a work in progress, but really promising. Detection is made directly by audio so will work on Ipad and Android.
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Landscape HC-TT To rediscover your old tapes

The Landscape HC-TT (Human Controlled Tape Transport) manipulating various cassette tapes through various effects pedals. Will play a regular cassette tape i...
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A fun new hardware to rediscover your old (or new, as far as this support comes back on some labels) tapes. Play, scratch, add effects, can be a lot of fun. The only issue is maybe the price for this limited used.
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Usine Hollyhock: Olivier Sens experiments DMX at Canal93 #1

Olivier Sens experiments real time control of DMX fixtures.at Canal93 (www.canal93.net) with Usine Hollyhock (www.sensomusic.com). Résidence soutenue par le ...

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Olivier Sens demonstrate here the DMX possibilities of his software Usine Hollyhock. You can find 2 others videos about this subject on the Sensomusic channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCanVe4HUO9kHIZPpjqPKrrQ

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sensomusic's curator insight, January 21, 8:52 AM

Olivier Sens experiment here the DMX possibilities of his software Usine Hollyhock. Using a patch named Arpix, based on a physical engine, each balls run a light event. Then he use a Leap Motion to control different parameters of the lights, like dimmer, gobo and  zoom.

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Skube: Creative and Inventive performance with Usine Hollyhock

Le devoir de mémoire est presque terminé. Enfin, Skube se souvient ! Logiciel : Sensomusic Usine. Merci Lucchio pour la motorisation :-)

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Un travail vraiment sympa, mêlant loopers hardware et software ! plus d'infos sur le projet: http://www.skube.fr/index.html

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sensomusic's curator insight, December 12, 2015 7:46 AM

Jacques Tribuiani, a Usine hollyhock user since a long time now, invent here a really creative interface/performance. Mix of hardware looper and software with a beautiful design. Skube project is also a mix between patrimonial text and modern rhythms, you'll find more on their website: http://www.skube.fr/index.html

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Musinekit, a new music education software by Sensomusic

MusineKit is a software which allows anyone to create music, playing with sounds, to understand the world of sound around us and so to access the music throu...

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MusineKit est un ensemble logiciel gratuit pour les enfants, adultes et enseignants, basé sur le moteur d'usine Hollyhock.

 

Pour les enseignants, MusineKit présente des contenus pédagogiques innovants destinés à la découverte de l’audionumérique, en intégrant la possibilité d’utiliser ses propres banques de son. Le logiciel permet aussi de générer des gestes musicaux à partir des technologies de notre quotidien, et s’adapte de manière extrêmement réactive aux nouvelles interfaces comme le Leap motion, les joysticks, tablettes et écrans tactiles, Zil, etc

 

http://www.musinekit.org/

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sensomusic's curator insight, October 27, 2015 10:20 AM

MusineKit is a free software package dedicated to the practice of music and sound art.
Based on the powerful engine of the professional software Usine Hollyhock, MusineKit provide a musical practice
for all of us: children, adults, teachers and educationalists.

With the help of la Muse en circuit (national music creation center) MusineKit presents innovative educational content for teachers and can play independently, but also in groups to promote team games.
The software also allows you to generate musical gestures from our everyday technology, and fits extremely reactive way to new interfaces like Leap Motion, joysticks, tablets and touch screens, Zil, etc.

MusineKit is a modular software giving immediate to a dozen instruments grouped under different categories (creative, group playing etc.).

Find more infos: http://www.sensomusic.org/musinekit
and follow the facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/musinekit/timeline)

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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, 2015 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...
nay-seven's comment, June 25, 2015 9:23 AM
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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