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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:03 pm

My pleasure - probably best to make it out of paper if you want it to rustle :beamup:


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Ramirez » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:27 pm

This thread is awesome.

Back to page 1 for me!
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Folderol » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:44 pm

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Technically quite interesting - distance measuring laser I'd guess - but musically not my bottle of beer (cups of tea are so 'yesterday') :tongue:
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:21 am

OK - high time to kickstart this thread once again, so here's an intriguing little introduction to Diego Stocco's new 'Creative Miking Techniques' video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MklDrs1-InA


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:32 pm

Another very innovative (and strange) audio setup - I give you 'Tasteful Turntable':

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And the accompanying video:


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:40 pm

Well this is certainly innovative for a bird! ;)




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Dave B » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:46 pm

Some raven ... didn't say "Nevermore" once!!!

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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:40 am

Now here's something rather different - Cymbalom played with multiple bowhammers:

http://soundworkscollection.com/videos/artists-in-resonance-with-michael-masley-and-eggdawn-autoharp


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:34 pm

Here's a goodie! An interview with inventor, sculptor, and instrument designer Andy Cavatorta, concentrating on How to Build a Magnetized Piano Harp.




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:37 pm

Now this instrument designer is simply AMAZING! 8-)

"Strange Musical Instruments Never Seen Before - Man Invents Hundreds of them - The Anarchestra"




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby tea for two » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:45 pm

Just wonderment.


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Postby Martin Walker » Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:57 pm

From the sublime to the ridiculous ;)




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:29 pm

"Cyborg" Inventor Steve Mann Builds Instruments Out of Water! (I kid you not ;) )

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http://motherboard.vice.com/read/sound-builders-cyborg-steve...


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby tea for two » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:07 pm

I'd love to do something as Steve Mann .... 
musical instrument for say those visually impaired thereafter trace steps towards designing instrument.


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(I know I'm on computers & software , however that's just convenience, restricted space &  time.... for now )
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:01 pm

Here's a goodie to start the year in 2016 - the Cemaes Bay Tide and Time Bell:



"The rise of the water at high tide moves the clapper to strike the bell. Played by the movement of the waves, the bell creates a varying, gentle musical pattern."


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:31 pm

Amazingly I missed this video from Diego Stocco, so just in case you did too, here's his inspirational "Music From A Dry Cleaner":




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:40 pm

It doesn't get more innovative than this - four drummers playing on ice!




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:58 pm

Now here's something really different - a live performance using recycled components that's actually musical:

"The band placed ventilation fans onto overhead projectors and attached tiny solar panels that connected to speakers. They programmed the circuit so that when the ventilators were switched on, they’d power the projectors, feeding light into the solar panels, which in turn produced sound from the speakers."




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:13 pm

Just discovered this fascinating discussion of Harald Bode's instruments, with loads of audio snippet examples:

http://econtact.ca/13_4/abocab_bode_instruments.html

Here for instance is a pic of his Melodium:

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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby sig-ex » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:29 pm

This is more of an innovative instrument player instead of the actual instrument sounds themselves, but just as fun and innovative anyway. :smirk:

Wintergatan - Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvUU8joBb1Q
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