A blog by Aalborg medialab, label and publisher block 4 http://www.block4.com Amongst the block 4 artists are Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen and Malte Steiner, whose work ranges from visual art, performance to sound and experimental music. The electronic music goes from Industrial via IDM to Noise, including projects like Notstandskomitee, TMS, Elektronengehirn, codepage, Akustikkoppler and Das Kombinat. This blog also bring news about synthesizers, media art,3D, free open source software and more.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
robot voice control via Android cellphone
Monday, March 29, 2010
"The covers in this section may contain violent themes." . Yeah.
Friday, March 26, 2010
screencast tutorials on CSound editor QuteCsound
basic Linux synthesizer tutorials by Leigh Dyer
Check out his blog for Flash free Ogg Theora videos:
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Icon Midi controllers
Their I-Stage and I-Creative are most destinct, I wonder of the quality and wether the leds can be controlled via Midi to give optical feedback, would be cool for stepsequencers!
They also offer a MackieControl clone called QCon for 500.- €, only downside: only 1 of the 9 motorized faders is touch sensible.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
reverbscapes with Csound
Elektron +Drive memory upgrade
I dont like to make advertisement for free but as a Machinedrum owner I was curious, here is the text from Elektrons collapsed site:
The +Drive divides a machine in 128 Snapshots, which allows for thousands of patterns, sounds and songs to be stored internally and more or less instantly recalled. The +Drive also makes it possible for the Machinedrum SPS-1UW+ MKII to host over 6000 ROM samples. The Monomachine SFX-60+ MKII can be loaded with more than 8000 DigiPro user waveforms.
A Machinedrum Snapshot can contain up to 128 patterns, 64 kits, 32 songs and 8 globals. If the Machinedrum is a UW model, each Snapshot also contains a sample bank. A UW MKII sample bank consists of 48 ROM sample slots. A UW MKI sample bank consists of 32 ROM sample slots.
A Monomachine Snapshot can contain up to 128 patterns, 128 kits, 24 songs and 8 globals. In the case of the Monomachine MKII, a Snapshot also contains a Digibank consisting of 64 DigiPro user waveforms.
Either load a completely new Snapshot or a single Machinedrum sample bank/Monomachine Digibank. When loading a new Snapshot, all data will replaced by new content. Loading a new sample bank/Digibank means all other content of the current Snapshot stays intact. Load times for both options are just a few seconds.
The +Drive gives the enormous advantage of having thousands of patterns and kits available. Change Snapshots during a live performance for a completely new session. Load a fresh Machinedrum sample bank or Monomachine Digibank and experiment with new sounds in your currently active patterns and kits. A +Drive opens up a world of new possibilities.
All Machinedrum and Monomachine models are possible to upgrade with a +Drive. When you buy a +Drive, you will receive detailed instructions how to send in the unit for the upgrade. Shipping back to you after the upgrade has been carried out is included in the price.
Elektron Octatrack at the Messe
Elektron presents their Octatrack which is a 8 track sampler/sequencer with realtime timestretch and warping, someone said already its Ableton in a box.
Their website collapsed but interesting was a note about socalled +Drive which gives more machines in Monomachine or Machinedrum, sounds like a softwareupdate but not sure for now.