infovore + audio   57

Music Mouse - An Intelligent Instrument - An Emulation
Web-based port of Laurie Spiegel's _Music Mouse_. Instant composition; just wonderful to fiddle with. Suddenly thinking about interfaces for this.
audio  sound  composition  musicmouse  lauriespiegel 
may 2018 by infovore
Let's Learn About Waveforms
A superb interactive explainer. I've long believed the best way to understand this stuff - how sound works - is by seeing and hearing it simultaneously. This page does just that. Brilliant.
music  interaction  design  sound  audio  explainer 
february 2018 by infovore
Feet First Foley - Audient
Yes, it's marketing spiel for Audient, but it's a cracking film of a modern foley artist at work.
film  sound  audio  foley  effects 
october 2017 by infovore
You Can Have My LM386s When You Pry Them From My Cold Dead Hands | Hackaday
Good writeup on the LM386, and the fact the basic application note is garbage. (This solves many noise issues I had years ago).
audio  lm386  electronics  hackaday 
august 2017 by infovore
Modularity in plugin design - Valhalla DSP
The kind of thinking that makes you appreciate a company's work: clarity of design, whilst understanding themselves as part of an ecosystem (as opposed to: wanting to be your everything). I really like Valhalla's products.
dsp  audio  plugins  design  architecture  valhalladsp 
june 2017 by infovore
Project Adrift
David Cranmer's page about Project Adrift. Wonderful.
davidcranmer  danieljones  nickryan  engineering  music  audio  blimey 
december 2016 by infovore
G-Audio Unity | Dynamic Audio for Unity
Good looking Unity audio library (as used in Mini Metro).
unity  games  audio  sound  music 
october 2016 by infovore
What a Dinosaur’s Mating Scream Sounds Like - The New Yorker
In absolute agreement with Michael Cook: this is a great article about what procedurally generated sound is like - the answer being, a lot of up-front work on parameters before procedure kicks in; the role of the sound designer being in designing systems and simulations as well as sound (rather than *just* the sound); and most importantly, something that can be explained to a lay audience with truthful language, rather than hyperbole. A good piece of technology journalism.
sound  dsp  modelling  games  nomanssky  synthesis  audio 
august 2016 by infovore
Convert an AVCHD / MTS file to MP4 using ffmpeg - PvdMWiki
Some useful notes. I'm slightly tired of wrestling with MTS.
audio  mts  mp4  ffmpeg  video 
may 2016 by infovore
Alex Rice Piezo Preamplifier | Zach Poff
I've not been pre-amping my piezos, so this sounds like something I should put together.
audio  diy  microphones  piezeo  transducer  amplification 
may 2016 by infovore
Learn audio skills as a game, free, with your ears as guide - cdm createdigitalmusic
This is great: iZotope not just teaching about mixing and mastering, but providing interactive exercises. My ears are useless, some days.
eq  mixing  audio  izotope 
may 2016 by infovore
Delicious Max Tutorials - YouTube
Another interesting set of Max tutorials - a little more advanced than beginner, but some interesting stuff for sure.
maxmsp  max  software  music  audio  programming  tutorial 
april 2016 by infovore
Logic Noise: Sweet, Sweet Oscillator Sounds | Hackaday
"Welcome to part one of a series taking you down the rabbit hole of DIY electronic synthesizers based on (largely) CMOS logic chips." Looks good, especially the stuff on counters and shift registers.
audio  cmos  electronics 
january 2016 by infovore
Cortex M4 + on-board audio and MIDI + midi host + lots of GPIO = iiinteresting low-cost audio/midi prototyping board.
audio  midi  diy  dsp  hardware  electronics  arm 
december 2015 by infovore
Slides from my AES Reverb presentation | Valhalla DSP
Fascinating presentation - even in slides-only-form - from Sean Costello of ValhallaDSP, on a history of reverberation.
reverb  effects  audio  engineering  sound  music 
september 2015 by infovore
Logic Pro X 10.1 Compressor explained
A quick useful overview of Logic's compressors - specifically, what they emulate, and how to limit them to those original parameters.
audio  logic  compression 
july 2015 by infovore
Really impressive: audiomux/midimux let you send audio and MIDI to and from iOS devices over a lightning cable. Which eliminates all manner of cable tangles, for starters.
ipad  ios  audio  midi  music  software  osx 
april 2015 by infovore
CMOS Synthesizers - Beavis Audio Research
Another interesting resource on simple CMOS sound generators.
audio  cmos  electronics  diy  oscillators 
march 2015 by infovore
fun with sea moss (or, basic digital sound devices)
Basic digital oscillators based on hex inverters and the like.
audio  diy  electronics  music  sound  oscillators 
march 2015 by infovore
Pure Data
Bookmarked as the least horrible pd reference I could find.
audio  pd  puredata  reference  tutorial 
february 2015 by infovore
Gain Staging In Your DAW Software
Mike Senior on gain staging, which I'm still terrible at.
recording  audio  daw  gainstaging  mixing 
january 2015 by infovore
Mixdown dance music using Live - Video tutorials | Ableton
Found these useful, just on going from composition to final mix - and a particular simple take on something approaching mastering (or, at least, bus compression). Not just useful for Live, either.
music  daw  mixing  audio 
january 2015 by infovore
Nicolas Collins: Handmade Electronic Music
"My class handouts grew into a crude PDF textbook, which somehow escaped the walls of the school. Emails began to arrive asking me to conduct workshops. An editor at Routledge, invited me to elevate my drawings and prose to a publishable state, and the result was Handmade Electronic Music -- The Art of Hardware Hacking" Might have to get this.
audio  electronics  music  engineering  making 
october 2013 by infovore
This American Life: Best episodes in honor of Episode 500. (AUDIO)
Bookmarked to return to at some point. Some of these I've heard, some I'd like to hear.
audio  podcast  thisamericanlife 
july 2013 by infovore
Porthole | AirPlay all audio to multiple speakers
"Porthole streams music from your favorite music player to all your AirPlay speakers, in sync." Slightly cheaper alternative to Airfoil.
audio  app  airplay  mac  osx 
october 2012 by infovore
3D printing: The coolest way to visualize sound
"Realitat is a research and experimental studio founded by Juan Manuel de J. Escalante in Mexico City. Their recent creation "Microsonic Landscapes" visualizes music with physical form as a representation of an algorithmic exploration of the music. Realitat selected some of their favorite albums, including Nick Drake's Pink Moon and Portishead's Third, and converted them into 3D objects. Each album's soundwave were 3D printed in a cylindrical form layer by layer on a Makerbot 3D printer." I don't normally go in for this sort of thing, but it does look nice.
3dprinting  audio  fabrication  visualisation 
august 2012 by infovore
Halo: Reach Audio - Sound Mixing in Halo: Reach - Popular Mechanics
"Here's how important the music is: In all of the Halo games to date, Bungie has left out the option to turn the music off." Nice article on Marty O'Donnell's work for Bungie; I really enjoyed the shot of the "stripey room".
games  audio  sound  music  martyodonnell  halo  bungie 
september 2010 by infovore
Propellerhead - Record
"Record gives you unlimited audio tracks, world class effects and mixing gear, and a whole new take on music recording." Lovely: seamless Reason integration, virtual Line6 Pods, and a DAW-ish bit of software that works the way my brain does. Excited!
software  recording  propellerhead  record  music  audio 
may 2009 by infovore
Playdar - Music Content Resolver
"Playdar is a music content resolver service - run it on every computer you use, and you'll be able to listen to all the songs you would otherwise be able to find manually by searching though all your computers, hard disks, online services, and friends' music collections." Feels a lot like Audioscrobbler did when that first launched; it'll be interesting to see what user-friendly services get wrapped around it.
music  audio  playdar  lastfm  resolver  server  access  listening 
march 2009 by infovore
In search of the click track « Music Machinery
"I’ve always been curious about which drummers use a click track and which don’t, so I thought it might be fun to try to build a click track detector using the Echo Nest remix SDK." Analysing tempo fluctuation on a variety of popular recordings to find out who uses a click track; as you might have guessed, Ringo and John Bonham didn't.
audio  music  sound  analysis  api  python  clicktrack  drummers  rhythm 
march 2009 by infovore
Busker Du
"Busker Du (dial-up) is a recording service for buskers through the telephone (preferably public payphones hidden in subway stations). Audio recorded will be posted to this audio-blog and made available to all who cherish lo-fi original music. Try it out at your favorite subway station or street corner." Dial-A-Song comes full circle.
audio  music  phone  recording  busking  payphone  covert 
february 2009 by infovore
SoundManager 2: Javascript Sound For The Web
"By wrapping and extending Flash 8's sound API, SoundManager 2 brings solid audio functionality to Javascript." Dark voodoo. Dark, clever, voodoo.
flash  programming  audio  music  sound  javascript  mp3  nifty 
january 2009 by infovore
Bop It - Technical music and vocal details - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Bop It commands are called out in different tones. These tones differ from version to version as well. In Bop It Blast, distinct tones are employed by both male and female speakers." I did not know that.
play  audio  toys  sound  hasbro  bopit 
january 2009 by infovore
Blimey - 1.68gb multisampled Yamaha C7, for most popular soft samplers, for no money.
audio  music  samples  sampling  piano  grandpiano  bargain 
january 2009 by infovore
sakurakoshimizu: 20071201
"Waveform Series is the laser-cut shapes of the waveform of the sound in sound editing software environment. I used some human sound such as yawn, atchoum, giggle, wow, and the sound of church bell." Utterly, utterly gorgeous.
design  beautiful  sound  audio  silver  jewelry  lasercutting  waves 
december 2008 by infovore
Play Auditorium
"Auditorium is about the process of discovery and play. There are no right or wrong answers; there are many ways to solve every puzzle." Sounds gorgeous; looks beautiful. So much loveliness.
web  flash  games  play  audio  sound  music  beautiful 
november 2008 by infovore
"The original page, which sadly has since then disappered from the face of the earth, was all about this hidden "demon face" in one of Aphex Twin's tracks, #2 (the long formula) on "Windowlicker". This face was supposed to be viewable with a spectrograph program, so I decided to try it myself." Some fun - and somewhat impressive - decoding of hidden imagery on IDM cds. The Venetian Snares cats are particiuarly great.
sound  processing  audio  music  idm  imagery  spectrograph  spectrographic  crazy 
november 2008 by infovore
All This ChittahChattah » The Conversation, and The Technology
"There’s a lot of great technology imagery... Here’s a sampling of stills depicting the awesomeness:" Beautiful. (If I had to have a favourite film, it would still be The Conversation).
technology  movies  audio  theconversation  retro  imagery  coppola  via:brandonnn 
october 2008 by infovore
film music |
"this portion of, 'film music', is for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short... the music is free as long as it's being used in a non-commercial or non-profit film, video, or short. if you want to use it in a commercial film or short then you can apply for an easy license, with any money that's generated being given to the humane society." Moby is smart when it comes to licensing his music. I think this is a really good move, and not something you'd expect from a major recording artist.
video  audio  music  soundtrack  moby  film  independent  freeware 
september 2008 by infovore
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Lost tapes of the Dr Who composer
"A hidden hoard of recordings made by the electronic music pioneer behind the Doctor Who theme has been revealed - including a dance track 20 years ahead of its time." Wow.
electronicmusic  audio  sound  radiophonicworkshops  deliaderbyshire  music  effects 
july 2008 by infovore
celemony_ :: Direct Note Access
This isn't helping my suspicions that Melodyne is some kind of dark magic. Incredible.
melodyne  music  audio  software  remarkable  crazy  magic 
june 2008 by infovore
Sound and Audio Stock - AudioJungle
"AudioJungle is a brand new audio community serving up thousands of stock music loops and audio effects by independent authors for use in your projects."
audio  stock  loop  music  download  samples  community 
may 2008 by infovore
"Strictly limited edition 4Gb USB stick, shaped in Radiohead’s iconic "bear" image and housed in a bespoke deluxe box." Full .WAV files and some natty packaging, to boot.
radiohead  marketing  branding  audio  mp3 
december 2007 by infovore
Renoise - About Renoise
It's a tracker. A tracker for Windows/OSX with VST instruments and effects support, a built-in sampler, and more. Certainly worth a play!
mac  osx  audio  music  sequencer  tracker  midi  sampling 
november 2007 by infovore
Mood-Lab Concept - comes highly recommended as a cheap DAC for things such as a Squeezebox...
dac  audio  hifi 
may 2007 by infovore
Download MacFLAC 2.1.2 for Mac - MacFLAC is a GUI for FLAC audio codec - Softpedia
MacFLAC is a graphical frontend for FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec), developed using Applescript Studio.
mac  osx  flac  audio  codec  software 
may 2007 by infovore - A suite of shell scripts for FLACs and MP3s
Flac to MP3 with a single bash script. Just what the doctor ordered...
mp3  flac  audio  mac  scripts  conversion 
may 2007 by infovore
find, listen, and discuss free lectures from around the web.
audio  podcast  lectures  learning  reference  mp3  download 
april 2007 by infovore
cookin'/relaxin': On the nature of time-based media
"Fractals are common in nature and show a repeating, self-similar structure and there is a similar kind of structure here from schedules to programmes to music and speech." - some great visualisation from Tristan Ferne.
music  visulisation  broadcast  media  audio 
july 2006 by infovore
Griffin Technology
Cassette adaptor for an iPod - the difference being your tape deck functions as a remote for the iPod! nifty
ipod  remote  cassete  caraudio  personalaudio  audio 
january 2005 by infovore

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