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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:44 pm
by Martin Walker
Hi sig-ex!

I've been trying to resist posting this one for over a week, so I'm glad you succumbed rather than me ;)

Anyway, with that admission out of the way, here's Part1 of 'how it works':





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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:21 pm
by Martin Walker
This mechanical 'interactive rhythm sequencer' is certainly innovative, although a little more attention to the sounds being triggered would have made the mechanics seem far more impressive ;)

"Rhythm Ring Official Demo (Cornell ECE 476 Final Project)"




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:07 pm
by tea for two

Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:51 pm
by Martin Walker
Had to post this one - inspired by a bucket full of creativity and some lateral thinking, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you...

...the Drum Buddy, a 4 oscillator, light activated, mechanically rotating drum machine and the invention of renowned New Orleans musician, Quintron:



Watch and enjoy!


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:11 pm
by Martin Walker
Just had to post this one ;)

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you... making music with a cactus!




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:41 pm
by Martin Walker
Today's innovative sound is a 'feedback piano':

"a computer-controlled feedback loop which engages the strings as a sort of resonant memory. Any sound made in its vicinity will hang sustained in the air as it is slowly transformed. Its sound is at once familiar and alien"



Enjoy!


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:40 pm
by Martin Walker
I have a sneaking suspicion that I may have posted this somewhat bizarre link before, but if so it's nevertheless well worth a repeat performance:

"Austrian media artist Bartholomaus Traubeck making the connection between year rings of a tree trunk and grooves of a record. His record player "plays" slices of wood, with the year rings translated into music."

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http://www.cpr.org/classical/blog/turntable-plays-tree-rings-instead-vinyl-grooves-how-did-he-do

Enjoy!


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 7:48 pm
by Martin Walker
Since this thread is concerned with innovative sounds and recording methods, what better than 'A Brief History of Recording to ca. 1950'? ;)

www.charm.rhul.ac.uk/history/p20_4_1.html

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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:33 pm
by Martin Walker
Now if this isn't innovative I don't know what is! ;)




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:27 pm
by tea for two
http://mogees.co.uk

"Transform anything into a musical instrument"

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Connect Mogees sensor (£109) to any object.
"When stuck to an object, the Mogees sensor captures every vibration you create as you play the object."

Launch iPad App with sound engines to transform hits scratches taps into notes.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=30xWm0fyqsc
"Entire word of creative possibilities"


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G_hBhORGE6Y
"Play the world"

Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:11 pm
by Martin Walker
Wow - now that looks like fun! 8-)


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:29 pm
by Martin Walker
Now this is most certainly innovative:

"Artificial Sound Effects Have Now Entered the Uncanny Valley"

"Using machine learning, researchers from MIT have developed a system that produces sound effects that are so realistic they even fool human listeners.

The new algorithm, developed by researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, can predict the precise acoustical qualities of a sound, and then simulate it in an extremely realistic way. When analyzing a silent video clip, such as an object being hit by a drumstick, the system can produce a sound for the hit that’s realistic enough to fool human listeners."

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http://gizmodo.com/artificial-sound-eff ... 1781879992


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:58 pm
by Martin Walker
"A rusting water tank in the Colorado desert emerges as one of the sonic wonders of the world "

And quite right too - its reverb sounds amazing!! :cool:

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www.denverpost.com/2016/06/24/sonic-won ... n-rangely/


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:42 pm
by Martin Walker
Martin Molin of Wintergatan (remember that insane marble machine instrument?) is back with more self-created instrumental whimsy. Behold the Music Box & Modulin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFfe4ZRQOH8

"The first is a rather complex take on a traditional music box that uses punched paper-tape to control individual notes, and the second is something he calls a Modulin. The Modulin sounds a lot like an electronic theremin but seems to have an interface like a stringed instrument."


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:01 pm
by zenguitar
The Modulin looks like Eurorack modules with a ribbon controller for note CV and some modulation controllers operated by the other hand.

Andy :beamup: