Muteand Dirty Electronics are delighted to announce the release of the Dirty Electronics Mute Synth II (MSII), a hand-held synth and sequencer designed in collaboration with the designer and writer, Adrian Shaughnessy. The MSII follows the first Dirty Electronics Mute Synth (MSI), originally created for the legendary Short Circuit presents Mute event at the Roundhouse in 2011.
MSII’s elegant design and focus on usability pushes through a pick-up-and-play approach, and switches and knobs, in conjunction with the touch controls inherent in the MSI, enable complex and infinite rhythms and sounds to be created.
From the Mouse on Mars instruments page I’ve discovered the announce of forthcoming release of this app for IOS iPhone and iPad. It looks like very cool although it remind me my favorite virtual drum machine Sonic Charge Microtonic but this is for touchable devices…I can’t wait (of course)!
From the MOM’s site:
Elastic Drums is an iOS app with 6 channels of synthesized sounds, a step sequencer and 4 effect channels, all tweak-able in an elastic way.
The first release will be iPhone optimized only. The second release will be optimized for iPad, it will be landscape instead of portrait mode, a one screen user interface and many more optimizations and additional features.
– iPhone version: End of 2014
– iPad version: Beginning of 2015
Description The basic idea was to create an easy and fun in handling drum app, with a genuine sound, an Instrument with it’s own character, not a virtual clone of any classic instrument.
Elastic Drum works with drum synth modeling, so the drum sounds are much more „elastic“ compared to the use of samples, most drum apps do so far. The sounds can be changed more drastically and combined with an elastic effect section Elastic Drums can be even a tool for sound-design, not only for creating beats. Hardware originals would be the Korg Electribes for their ease of use handling and the recoding of parameter and the Elektron Machine for it’s concept to have different switchable drum synth models for every sequencer channel. This, combined with the possibilities of software and touch screens and non-analog sound effects like grainy delay lines, etc.
This is the official trailer of “808” Film that Coming in 2015
“808” features appearances and commentary from: Arthur Baker, Pharrell, David Guetta, Phil Collins, Lil Jon, Afrika Bambaataa, Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), Rick Rubin, Diplo, Goldie and more.
Produced by You Know Films in association with Atlantic Films
Directed by Alexander Dunn
Executive Producer: Alex Noyer
Producers: Alex Noyer, Craig Kallman & Alexander Dunn
Producer & Co-Executive Producer Arthur Baker for Re-Covered Content Ltd
Written by Alexander Dunn & Luke Bainbridge
The WAV Trigger was born from the collaboration between Robertsonics and Sparkfun, it is an audio development platform that allows you to easily add music and sound effects to your project. The WAV Trigger plays uncompressed WAV files up to 16-bit stereo 44.1kHz, the same quality as audio CD’s. One significant feature is that the board has the ability to play multiple tracks at the same time, mixing up to 8 stereo tracks together on the fly. The board has an audio jack for use with headphones or speakers and a 2 pin output that can be connected to a speaker for audio output.
Every day this month, for three minutes before midnight, some of the giant electronic billboards in Times Square flicker violently in rectangular sequences of black and white. This is not a glitch. It’s test pattern [times square], an electronic piece by Paris-based Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda, reworked for 47 screens across five blocks of one of the most iconic and irritating places in the world.
Created by Florian Born, Modulares Interface B.A. is a physical interface for iPad comprised of knobs, buttons and sliders to provide precision and haptic feedback when operating a digital interface.
Multi-touch devices like the iPad have become more and more popular over the last couple of years. Nowadays they are not only used for browsing and sending e-mails, but also as a medium for new fields of applications. One particular thing of multi-touch devices is in need of improvement: It is the lack of haptic feedback, which makes it difficult to set parameters precisely.
Regarding to this problem the project has been developed to provide a variety of physical controllers. These controllers expand the usage of a touch device with a haptic feedback while adjusting parameters. By using magnets, the different controllers can easily be arranged onto the iPad. A modular interface appears, which uses a given device just like the iPad.
The system contains three different parts:
– The physical controllers (button, slider and knob), made out of conductive aluminium to pass on the electrical discharge of the human skin.
– A frame, made out of aluminium and plastic, in which the iPad is inserted. The edge of the frame has embedded magnets, making it possible to position the controller precisely and easily.
– The software, running as an app on the iPad. It organizes the control elements and sends the parameters to the corresponding software, which is controlled by the modular interface.
“Recent research proposes augmenting capacitive touch pads with tangible objects, enabling a new generation of mobile applications enhanced with tangible objects, such as game pieces and tangible controllers. In this paper, we extend the concept to capacitive tangibles consisting of multiple parts, such as stackable gaming pieces and tangible widgets with moving parts. We achieve this using a system of wires and connectors inside each block that causes the capacitance of the bottom-most block to reflect the entire assembly. We demonstrate three types of tangibles, called CapStones, Zebra Dials and Zebra Sliders that work with current consumer hardware and investigate what designs may become possible as touchscreen hardware evolves.”
The Distortion of Sound is a documentary about the decline of sound quality and how technology has changed the way we listen to music. It will open your ears and inspire you to reach for richer, more soul-stirring musical experiences. Hear it all at http://www.DistortionOfSound.com
Audio to midi process is not really a “brand new” but this seems working very good… Much more expressive and dynamic than other devices I know! The Kickstarter fundraiser project by Evan Balstersoon is gone, but
he promise that this app for Mac & Windows will be soon avaiable for sale.
Imitone is a “real-time, low-latency, monophonic audio-to-midi controller”. It is designed to be simple enough for a child to use, elegant enough to do its job with no set-up whatsoever and powerful enough to compose a symphony.
Imitone offers live pitch detection competitive with the best available, with superior latency and MIDI sequencing. Its unique core technology, combined with a streamlined design, make it a tool with unprecedented potential for creatively empowering musicians of all experience levels.
Its features include:
Volume control (instant and continuous modes)
Pitch slide (bend + glide)
Automatic scale/key detection (stretch goal hit!)
Percussion control mode (stretch goal hit!)
Audio / MIDI file support
VST Version (stretch goal hit!)
This video is a showcase of an audiovisual and interactive installation of sounds and lights called Cubled. It consist of 27 luminous spheres arranged in space to forming a cube 5 mt per side who floats on the stage. The structure made of steel wires, RGB L.E.D-strips and Ikea paper lanterns, is inspired to Matrix 3D mathematics theory applied to electronics, where each crossing point of 3 rows and 9 columns is a combination of high-level (columns) and low-level (rows) electric voltage that actuates the light inside each ball. The system is MIDI controlled, the notes generated by a sequencer are converted to electric signals thru Arduino UNO and a Mosfet driver. No DMX device was used for this system who is 12V DC powered, with slim electric wires in order to give the lightness needed to this installation. In this clip, the performance is splitted in 2 parts: in the first a kit of electronic percussion is “played” live by a step sequencer named Sonic Fraction Beatdown (a Max\MSP device for Ableton Live), the combinations of 12 MIDI notes generated are linked to the spheres. In the second part the combinations of sounds and lights are pre-programmed patterns clip and performed live by a Tenori-on Yamaha and Ableton Live. The installation was mounted inside the Link Club (Bologna – Italy) in December 2013, which hosted some world-famous DJ set, during a month of permanence.
Artwork : Giuseppe Acito
Camera: Peter Borgia
Rigging: Ale Dimonte
Produced: Link Associated