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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:33 pm
by desmond
This is pretty cool - Ableton's "Learning Synths" website:

https://learningsynths.ableton.com
https://learningsynths.ableton.com/playground

Interactive, great for understanding the basics to people new to synths...

Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:24 pm
by Martin Walker
desmond wrote:This is pretty cool - Ableton's "Learning Synths" website:

https://learningsynths.ableton.com
https://learningsynths.ableton.com/playground

Interactive, great for understanding the basics to people new to synths...

Oh , nicely done Ableton :clap:

Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:32 pm
by blinddrew
I'll bookmark that for later - add it to the list of projects... :headbang:

Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:11 pm
by Martin Walker
Collection of Homemade Electronic Musical Instruments Part I

Collection of MIDI controllers based on the Teensy modules that emulate natural musical instruments.

sound-designer.jpg


Now watch these instruments in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... R99__dW-_k

Sometimes, to get the most appropriate results, you'll benefit from building a controller that mimics a real-world instrument. Wonderful DIY work from laserr20 here!


Martin

Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:04 pm
by Martin Walker
Cicadas v1.0 - Building an artificial soundscape

"The Cicadas are tiny robotic insects, each one capable of a unique "call" tone, that can take part in different types of sound installations.

"Building an artificial soundscape" is a video documentation about the first breed of Cicadas, caught while busily creating a new, mediterranean soundscape for the Hasenheide Park in Berlin.

The Cicadas are built and programmed by Michele Pedrazzi, a.k.a. Bob Meanza."



This is quite delightful! :thumbup:


Martin

Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:55 pm
by blinddrew
Love that! :)

Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:18 pm
by Folderol
:clap: :bouncy: :thumbup:

Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:38 am
by Martin Walker
Neo 1.0 the first prototype

To celebrate my landmark 14,000th post here on the SOS Forums, here's an inspirational and in my opinion very beautiful sequencer creation by talented designer Lola Gielen.

Neo.jpg


"After years of fruitless effort to become a musician, I almost gave up. But then I decided instead of trying to master an instrument, I would make an instrument that needed neither years of practice nor any talent to play.

Neo's base is a circular matrix. On the rows of Neo’s base you can put down marbles and the Neo loops over them as pins on a barrel organ. Next to the base there is a collection of external sensory modules that influence the sound, the speed of the loop or make their own sounds.

For Neo you don't need rhythm, perfect pitch or years of practice, Just play."

The proof of the pudding as they say...

Watch the short video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4EkVehm48M


Martin

Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:44 pm
by Arpangel
Martin Walker wrote:Neo 1.0 the first prototype

To celebrate my landmark 14,000th post here on the SOS Forums, here's an inspirational and in my opinion very beautiful sequencer creation by talented designer Lola Gielen.

Neo.jpg


"After years of fruitless effort to become a musician, I almost gave up. But then I decided instead of trying to master an instrument, I would make an instrument that needed neither years of practice nor any talent to play.

Neo's base is a circular matrix. On the rows of Neo’s base you can put down marbles and the Neo loops over them as pins on a barrel organ. Next to the base there is a collection of external sensory modules that influence the sound, the speed of the loop or make their own sounds.

For Neo you don't need rhythm, perfect pitch or years of practice, Just play."

The proof of the pudding as they say...

Watch the short video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4EkVehm48M


Martin

This reminds me in an oblique way of the Buchla Arbitary Function Generator.
But a bit easier to use!

Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:56 pm
by blinddrew
Reminds me a bit of the video you posted recently about the chap who makes new instruments - because there is no 'way' to play them, anybody can. :)