infovore + synthesis   8

OMSynth miniLab - mehr DIY geht absolut nicht! |
Nice collection of videos on this page about the OMSynth, exploring building out some simple circuits.
synthesis  electronics  music 
december 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
'gazed and Confused: A Guide to Shoegaze in your DAW - Zeros and Ones
Yes, it's a bit heavily focused on copying/emulation, but there's some useful stuff in here and some interesting starting points.
synthesis  shoegaze  production  music 
november 2015 by infovore
Disaster, please! — I recently gave a workshop at the Gamer’s Rhapsody...
Rich "Disasterpeace" Vreeland talks through some of the Fez soundtrack, but really, he's giving a quite nice lesson in Massive, which is a synthesizer I'd sort of wrapped my head around but now am a lot happier with. It's been especially good since I've been messing around with a real (but simpler) analog synth, and that's been coaching me on sound design, too.
synthesis  sounddesign  music  composition  fez  disasterpeace  richvreeland 
june 2015 by infovore
The Father of the Digital Synthesizer
Cracking article on John Chowning, who invented FM synthesis whilst at Stanford, and the long road to it becoming a commercial and creative prospect. Interesting on the relationship of IP to universities, but also fascinating on Chowning himself - a composer and musician, not a mathematician, who developed one of the hardest-to-understand forms of synthesis simply as a way to push the palette of timbres he could compose with. Brilliant.
johnchowning  yamaha  stanford  fm  fmsynthesis  synthesis  invention 
march 2015 by infovore
Mozzi sound synthesis for Arduino
"Currently your Arduino can only beep like a microwave oven. Mozzi brings your Arduino to life by allowing it to produce much more complex and interesting growls, sweeps and chorusing atmospherics. These sounds can be quickly and easily constructed from familiar synthesis units like oscillators, delays, filters and envelopes.

You can use Mozzi to generate algorithmic music for an installation or performance, or make interactive sonifications of sensors, on a small, modular and super cheap Arduino, without the need for additional shields, message passing or external synths." Ooooooh
arduino  synthesizer  synthesis 
may 2013 by infovore
remain calm » ds music apps
"the nintendo ds is an excellent platform for homebrew audio software - here’s an (incomplete) list of some of the excellent sound toys that are available for the platform." Awesome. More listed in the comments, too.
ds  homebrew  music  sequencing  synthesis 
june 2008 by infovore
Toni Westbrook dot Com » Shredz64
"Shredz64 is a modern day game for the Commodore 64... [its] design is modeled against the popular "Guitar Hero" series, geared toward the ability to play along to your favorite C64 music on the guitar." Plays any .SID file you throw at it. Impressive!
guitarhero  sid  chiptunes  c64  synthesis  homebrew  games  play  programming 
march 2008 by infovore

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