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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:32 pm

I've only just worked out why Wonks sings flat - he always lowers the tone whenever he gets involved ;)


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Wonks » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:40 pm

It's true! :D
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby ManFromGlass » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:58 pm

Ahh, but isn’t he also a few beats ahead of the rest of us? :D
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby fruitcake » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:06 pm

This one looks, and sounds, interesting. Too bad I’m on the wrong coast.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/arts ... estra.html
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby blinddrew » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:01 pm

Indeed, and I did like the piece in the video at the end. :thumbup:
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:22 pm

Sonica: Infinite Lives

"Robots, kinetic sculptures, modified technology and real live sea monkeys populate Robbie Thomson’s new work, inspired by the farthest extent of our perceptions. Infinite Lives turns Kings Place into a science laboratory, as the weird and fascinating objects come to life with special lighting effects, video footage and an irresistible electronic beat, experimenting with the limits of our own consciousness."



"Premiered 2017 at the Grand Theatre, Groningen, followed by performances at CMMAS (Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras), Morelia & CENART (Centro Nacional de las Artes), Mexico City; Sonica 2017, Glasgow; Sonica 2018, London and Digital Design Weekend, Jakarta, Indonesia as part of Arts and Technology UK/Indonesia 2016-18."

Now this is what can be achieved when performance/sculpture artists get proper financial backing for their projects! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Here's Robbie Thomson's web site if you want to find out more about his work: http://www.robbiethomson.co.uk/


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby okkkiam » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:55 pm

I think that is pretty nice for sure.
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:45 pm

ABSOLUT MACHINES - ABSOLUT QUARTET

It's high time I updated this eternal thread with some more inspired links, and this one's a corker!

"As seen in the beginning of the video, the visitor to the site enters a melody on their computer keyboard. The Absolut Machine then uses this melody to generate an original and unique 2 1/2 minute piece of music. The web visitor also receives a link to a webcam video of their piece being played."

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Now click here and prepare to be amazed! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e9AJVt ... e=youtu.be


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Folderol » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:14 am

:bouncy: :clap:
That's all :mrgreen:
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby blinddrew » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:08 pm

That is fantastic! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:55 pm

Glad you both like :D :ugeek:
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby ManFromGlass » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:05 pm

Not to burst anyone’s bubble as I like the video too, but I’m wondering if the tuned wineglass portion is fake. I recall a time years ago when glass players were searching for a material to replace the wetted finger with no luck. A well rosined violin bow will work in the vertical position but not horizontally like a pruny finger.
Perhaps they’ve discovered a new form of synthetic rubber or equivalent to a rosined bow. Not only that but the same size glasses will be the same pitch unless tuned usually by adding water. I see glasses of different sizes but also a number of similar sizes. The sound of the marimba is a bit troubling as I am hearing a lovely tone produced by yarn covered mallets, not hard bouncy balls, although a larger super ball type compound might give a tone like that.
Fact or overdubbed fiction - either way still a fun idea.
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby ElevatedCosmonaut » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:57 pm

Yo so I need some help with creating a specific sound.


https://soundcloud.com/dimbus-maximus/dittowave (Example)

I'm quite fascinated with the aesthetic of DS music. I've tried to do as much as I can to recreate it, but I wanna go further. I only have acsess to Garageband, Audacity, and a trial version of ableton. The most I've been able to figure out is downsampling in garageband, and running that through audacity and exporting at 32KHz, due to the system sound chip specifications. So do y'all have anymore advice?
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Folderol » Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:06 pm

A slight diversion...
I'm sure many of you remember the very first Animusic video, Pipedream. Well I just stumbled on a fan-made Pipe-Dream 3. It really is very good, with a very close emulation of the first one, but playing a quite different (and rather catchy) tune :bouncy:

It is here.
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:46 pm

OK, an update for this long-running thread is long overdue.

Sonic creature: melodic harp circuit sculpture

Built by Helen Leigh, this creature is a melodic harp circuit sculpture designed and built in 12 hours at a hack session with some other electronic music nerd friends. The first prototype was made at Music Tech Fest Frankfurt, then it was made a bit less scruffy (and a lot less prone to crashing) in the little workshop in the corner of Helen's kitchen in Berlin.

"Andrew Hockey designed the sound. It is tuned to C harmonic minor and has a three octave range from left to right.

Materials: steel wire, solder and paper.
Technologies: Capacitive Touch, Bela, BeagleBone Black and Pure Data."


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Look and listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqhyhH7 ... e=youtu.be

It both looks and sounds gorgeous, and if like me you'd like to find out more, click here: https://doitkits.com/portfolio-item/son ... creatures/

The website name suggests that it may be available in kit form, although I couldn't find details.


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