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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby ManFromGlass » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:57 pm

Yes! Super!
I wonder if that is dental floss they are using? I hear it works well on piano.
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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:09 pm

::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:


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby blinddrew » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:37 am

Instant sci-fi movie backing track.
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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:55 pm

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:



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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby blinddrew » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:16 pm

love those! :)
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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:45 pm

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:


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:38 pm

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-)


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby ManFromGlass » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:36 am

and it looks fantastic too!
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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Eddy Deegan » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:00 am

I have very much enjoyed, and taken inspiration from, some of these links Martin.

Thank you :thumbup:
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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:12 pm

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-)


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:51 pm

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


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby blinddrew » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:58 pm

That is seriously impressive!
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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Folderol » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:18 am

Delightfully nuts :bouncy: :lol:
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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby desmond » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:33 pm

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...
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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:24 pm

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:
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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby blinddrew » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:32 pm

I'll bookmark that for later - add it to the list of projects... :headbang:
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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:11 pm

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!


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