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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:57 pm
by ManFromGlass
Yes! Super!
I wonder if that is dental floss they are using? I hear it works well on piano.

Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:09 pm
by Martin Walker
::vtol:: mayak

Here's yet another fascinating creation from our old friend vtol

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"Mayak is an interactive sound installation consisting of four LTE-modems connected to four Wi-Fi routers. The LED responsible for the display of the Wi-Fi-based data transmission from each of the routers is connected to an Arduino board. Arduino analyses the "flashing", and triggers the synthesizer generating sounds.

To all intents and purposes, the installation represents four open Wi-Fi Internet access points. By connecting to these points, people influence, through their network activity, a rhythmic sound generation process."



"Ever since I was a child, I have adored the display of information through light-emitting diodes, green ones especially. And above all in telecommunications systems. For many years I would observe with wonder the behaviour of LEDs in network devices. One day my Wi-Fi router, which stands out due to the particularly active display of data packet transmission, led me to come up with the idea of transforming this flashing flow into something different, furthermore by the most primitive possible method of implementing it directly in the router’s hardware. I started selecting Wi-Fi routers with the most interesting data transmission interpretation algorithm, which would react rapidly and sensitively and display all developments on the network."

More info on vtol's own website here: http://vtol.cc/filter/works/mayak

I love this experimental stuff - probably not that musical, but what a source of inspiration for sound designers! :thumbup:


Martin

Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:37 am
by blinddrew
Instant sci-fi movie backing track.

Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:55 pm
by Martin Walker
Koka’s Beat Machine No. 6

"Koka's beat machines are electromechanical musical instruments, which are programmable and produce different kinds of rhythmic and melodic patterns"



Now I personally love electro-mechanical musical creations, so this is right up my street 8-)

As its name suggests, this is Koka's sixth machine of this ilk. Here's a behind-the-scenes video showing the building of the one that started it all:



Martin

Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:16 pm
by blinddrew
love those! :)

Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:45 pm
by Martin Walker
RITUAL for a 3D Printer

"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."



Far out! (yet highly sophisticated) - love it :clap:


Martin

Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:38 pm
by Martin Walker
Celestina FX, by David Scheidler

"mechanical stepe sequencer based on the concept of a roller organ controlls midinotes and customised sample software."



This one I absolutely love! 8-)


Martin

Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:36 am
by ManFromGlass
and it looks fantastic too!

Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:00 am
by Eddy Deegan
I have very much enjoyed, and taken inspiration from, some of these links Martin.

Thank you :thumbup:

Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:12 pm
by Martin Walker
Eddy Deegan wrote:I have very much enjoyed, and taken inspiration from, some of these links Martin.

Thank you :thumbup:

My pleasure Eddy - I spend a lot of time tracking down interesting links for the Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer and the Innovative sounds & recording methods threads, and I can assure you that I also get huge enjoyment and inspiration from them all 8-)


Martin

Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:51 pm
by Martin Walker
Strange Musical Instruments Never Seen Before - Man Invents Hundreds of them - The Anarchestra

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"The Anarchestra is set up as an interactive art installation that the public gets to play. It can be tuned all to the same key making it hard to hit the wrong notes. You don't have to be a good musician to play it. "

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c__xzSfQA5g

This is something else! :o


Martin

Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:58 pm
by blinddrew
That is seriously impressive!

Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:18 am
by Folderol
Delightfully nuts :bouncy: :lol:

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.

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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: