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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby blinddrew » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:19 pm

Where's the top end coming from?
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:11 pm

blinddrew wrote:Where's the top end coming from?

Here's a more detailed gear break down for you drew:

"It measures frequencies of my brain activity (Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma, Theta) relating to my state of consciousness while wearing it. The data collected from EEG is translated in realtime to modulate vibrations of sound with using software programs. EEG sends the information of my brain activity to Processing, which is linked with Max/MSP to receive data and generate sound from Reaktor.

Programming: a custom written MaxMSP code & Reatkor
Special Thanks: Tony Lim (sound engineer) for programming
Eric Blue(open source Processing code for receiving Neurosky EEG data)"

There's even another vimeo file with more graphic details for you:



Overall, I suspect that pure brain waves would be largely inaudible, and probably quite boring to listen to, so an 'artistic approach' is used to convert them into the desired audio output. However, as far as I can see (hear), the EEG still results in changes to the audio output, which I suspect is the most important aspect here ;)


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby blinddrew » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:29 pm

I just meant that I see 5 large drivers moving the water around but nothing to handle high frequencies. It has only subsequently occurred to me that the large pan drivers are probably not responsible for the sound. :oops:
Blame it on a lack of sleep.
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:53 pm

RUN THE CODE: IS ALGORAVE THE FUTURE OF DANCE MUSIC?

I just spotted this on the Guardian Culture pages, and though it so interesting that I'm posting it here immediately.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/n ... h-festival

Reminds me of my C64 music-making days :beamup:

Now listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h340aNznHnM

And here's a link to the Tidal Cycles software used - it's a language for live coding patterns. It allows you to make musical patterns with text, describing sequences and ways of transforming and combining them, exploring complex interactions between simple parts:

https://tidalcycles.org/

Right - I'll come back tomorrow to see what you've all created with it ;)


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby ManFromGlass » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:07 pm

Bleep b l e e p bork bop meeeeep whir kachunk badum tish!
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:41 pm

I think the posted results are a bit more musical than that MFG, but I know what you mean ;)


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:15 pm

Radionics Radio - A User's Guide to Converting Thoughts to Frequencies

"Radionics is a fringe science founded on the idea that all living things have defined vibrational frequencies"

Now this is truly innovative in theory, but in practice I'm left wondering... :?

But then again that's exactly what you're supposed to be doing :thumbup:

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Here's a step-by-step tutorial to get you started: www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4isOUSU1ts

"UPDATE 2017: The Radionics Radio album - 'An Album of Musical Radionic Thought Frequencies' is now available. It contains compositions built from the radionically-selected thought-frequencies": www.subrosa.net/en/catalogue/electronic ... radio.html

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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby ManFromGlass » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:41 pm

How could one not buy their CD with song titles like -
"Clear up Schistrosome blood fluke worms and all other parasites 2'15"
Or
"Herpes"

Me hopes they have a sense of humour because if they are serious, well then...........
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:25 pm

Harddisko by Valentina Vuksic (DEAF07)

"In its day the physical disc drive was itself seen as a respite from the devices that had preceded it: the click of the shuffling CD player, the surface noise of vinyl, the playback mechanism of cassette tapes. Valentina Vuksic has made much of the inherent idiosyncrasies of the hard drive, the galloping clicks and fizzy transgressions, turning those signals of function and malfunction into sound for its own sake, a post-digital chamber music of delicate tensions. She’s employed the word Harddisko as an umbrella name for many of these projects."



I love these sounds, and they are most definitely musical! 8-)


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:40 pm

Video excerpt from SSS / Shore Scene Soundtrack by Cevdet Erek.

SSS, the Shore Scene Soundtrack is about mimicking the sea, or imitating a very common piece of nature, by using 2 hands and a piece of carpet.




Truly innovative sounds from a piece of carpet, and very creatively done in my opinion! ;)


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Folderol » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:05 pm

That's rather clever :thumbup:
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:14 pm

Cedar Choppers: Big Bend National Park

No, it's not what you might think, but Andrew Stoltz and Travis Weller (AKA Cedar Choppers) performing a fine collection of improvisations in Big Bend National Park. Instruments: Viola (Weller) and The Owl (Stoltz and Weller).



Now that's tasteful yet and evocative! :clap:


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby blinddrew » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:43 pm

I'm mostly envious of an environment where you can confidently take your instrument outdoors and not worry about being rained on. :)
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby zenguitar » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:03 am

blinddrew wrote:I'm mostly envious of an environment where you can confidently take your instrument outdoors and not worry about being rained on. :)

And what if your instrument is a Rainstick?

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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby blinddrew » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:40 am

I clearly hadn't thought this through...
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby bubisa.ljubisa » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:49 pm

blinddrew wrote:I'm mostly envious of an environment where you can confidently take your instrument outdoors and not worry about being rained on. :)

Maybe try some pocket instruments. Like has anyone played with those new pocket synths from teenage engineering? They look sooooo cool
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:10 pm

Here's a humdinger of an invention, or to give it its proper title:

Koka’s BlinkWheel




Love this one to bits and back again!! 8-) :thumbup:


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Forum Admin » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:20 pm

Who let Mr Sweep out of his box?

It is fun, though.
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby blinddrew » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:18 pm

That's fantastic!

(with slight overtones of Mr Sweep - though it actually reminded me of the bridge riff of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ttGgIQpAUc )
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Fri May 04, 2018 2:29 pm

RITUAL for a 3D Printer

I'm always fascinated by people who manage to re-purpose existing machines to create new sounds - Koka Nikoladze is a Georgian artist based in Norway.

"RITUAL for a 3D Printer is an electroacoustic musical piece composed for a machine.
This work is another turn on investigating some essential aspects of musical expression and examining dramaturgic potential of mechanical objects.
Monotonous motion, repetitive evolvement, irregularly pulsing passages and then straightened rhythmical patterns, all are silhouettes and shadows of different rituals."



More from the creator here: http://nikoladze.eu/

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