Well, the october show did not really work because the server of audioasyl was down, the recording of the november show was totally overdriven (stupid mistake of mine), so here you can find the December mix. Pretty much electro this time, if you ask me, but make up your own mind. Listen in the player below, download the show or go to my page on audioasyl.net.
Yearly Archive for 2008
Today I went out and bought myself a tenori-on, instead of working on my own instruments. It’s pretty much a 16×16 button interface, with no velocity sensors, but it also has all kinds of software and sound generation included. Below you can see a product demo, I will try it out in the next days and then post some stuff of my own. For now I have attached the official demo video from yamaha, rather boring if you ask me, but it gives a good impression of how this thing works.
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My newest hardware creation is now ready as a first prototype. It will be a big matrix of buttons, each assignable to a MIDI-Note. Each button has an RGB LED, which can glow in any color. At the end of the video, when I take the cover of the LEDs, the camera cannot handle the big difference in light intensity and produces the vertical stripes. Sorry for that.
The last days I spent in the beautiful city of Genova, attending the 8th intentational conference for new interfaces for musical expression. Fascinating stuff there, lots of selfmade instruments and interfaces, sensors, concerts and performances. But: very little music, in my opinion. Most of the stuff is more a proof of concept and quite academic. Way too little beat and drive if you ask me. I liked these guys with their performance, it was very entertaining to watch them. The video is quite long and gets more dynamic towards the end, so stay in there. The nice thing is that the technology stays invisible but is very audible, which forces you to listen to what your ears are telling you.
There was also another interesting group which was doing a musical performance using biosensors: heartbeats from an ECG, muscle tension or movement and blood pressure were all used to produce wicked sounds. Unfortunately you see nothing on the video I made, and the sound is very unspectactular. Therefore you only get a photo of their setup here.
Its time again for weekend reverberations, this time with a very special guest. Long-forgotten vinyl and fresh sillicon sounds meet on a Monday in May. Faber and Ander will make the spring bounce. Click the player below to listen, or go to audioasyl.net. You can also download the show or go to my page on audioasyl.net.
Well, just after my first radioshow I found myself already in the second one, over at techandtim.com with the nice guys from The Passive Resistance and countersound. They even made some pictures of me during the show, I did not notice at all, I was indulging in my set. You can download the show here or listen to it in the player below. Big thanks to Timchen S. and the ironic Techtonic for having me on the show. And we all like Lutzenkirchen.