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John Chowning Interview : Elektronauts
"Let’s say the computers I was working with had been powerful enough for me to do my experiments in real time. I’m not at all sure that I would have made the discovery! Because the condition under which I was working, on a time-share machine, a few seconds of sound might take me nearly two hours. So the time it took, perhaps specifically the time between experiments, I had to think. These were discrete times: I would generate a sample of a sound that was 20 Hz, with a modulating frequency of 20 Hz and a deviation of 100 Hz. Then I would wait. Then I would listen. Then I would increase to another. If I’d had continuous control, I think I probably would have missed it. I could have let the carrier sweep through frequencies that were way too high, and I would have missed the points where they converged to harmonic spectra. That being the case, the fact that I had to sit and wait and think, and listen, and then think about what I heard, “what will be the next step?” greatly enhanced my ability in realizing the discovery." John Chowning on how not having realtime feedback was an asset, rather than a problem.
fm  music  synthesizer  johnchowning 
february 2018 by infovore
DDS AHDSR for 5U modulars | MidiSizer
ATmega / DAC based envelope generator. Filed for reference.
microcontroller  electronics  synthesizer  diy 
april 2017 by infovore
meng qi "span" (live at cafa) - YouTube
Loving this short synthesizer performance from Meng Qi. Beautiful.
mengqi  music  synthesizer  module  contactmic 
march 2017 by infovore
Sunergy [Documentary] - YouTube
Lovely documentationn of a live performance by Suzanne Ciani and Kaitlyn Aurelia-Smith.
buchla  synthesizer  music  live  video 
october 2016 by infovore
The Piano Among the Patch Cables
I've been thinking a lot about pianos and electronics, and this is a nice exploration of the lines I've been thinking along. I think the piano manipulation could be more interesting, but it's certainly in the ballpark of what I'm interested in attempting.
synthesizer  music  piano  electroacoustic 
september 2016 by infovore
Martin Lüders' VST site
Really nice - and - lush - sounding virtual analogue, heavily pased on the JX8P. Those strings, that chorus!
synthesizer  va  virtualanalog  vst  plugin  roland  jx8p  music  instrument 
may 2016 by infovore
Scanner: Live Modular Rig - YouTube
Robin talks through the previous rig - again, note how carefully the elements are chosen as a broad but limited palette.
music  modular  synthesizer  scanner  robinrimbaud  live  improvisation 
january 2016 by infovore
Modular101 - YouTube
A really beautiful live modular set from Scanner/Robin Rimbaud. I love this because it's melodic and musical, delivered from a small but carefully chosen 6U rig; it is the exact thing I like in ambient music, and the exact opposite of so much modular nonsense in the world. It's beautiful to study, too.
robinrimbaud  scanner  synthesizer  modular  eurorack  music  live  performance 
january 2016 by infovore
P6: DIY, virtual-analog polysynth; €200 with case in a kit. Looks really nice - sounds good, too, and has a warmth to it.
diy  electronics  synth  synthesizer 
january 2015 by infovore
Bonhams : HELMHOLTZ SOUND SYNTHESIZER. HELMHOLTZ, HERMANN VON. 1821-1894. Chemnitz: Max Kohl, c.1905.
"A wood and brass sound synthesizer built by Max Kohl after the design by Hemholtz. 39½ x 29 inch mahogany base with turned feet, fitted with 11 small wooden platforms, each marked with a number and the words "aus" [from] and "ein" [to], 10 of the platforms fitted with tuning forks and accompanying brass Helmholtz resonators, the tallest measuring 18½ high, each pair ranging in size according to their graduating frequencies, 11th platform fitted with 1 large horizontal master tuning fork." Oh my.
antiques  synthesizer  auction 
october 2014 by infovore
Groovesizer: DIY 16-step sequencer and synth | MoShang - Chill Out Music - Musician and Producer
"I’ve attached a 16-step sequencer to the original Auduino lo-fi synth and have added 8 LEDs and 5 buttons to the original design, and thus the Groovesizer is born." Fun.
synthesizer  sequencer  arduino  music  diy 
july 2013 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
Shruthi-1, 4-Pole Mission edition | Mutable instruments
Oooh, the Shruthi got an upgrade: not just white PCBs, but an interesting new filter board. Seriously tempted by one of these.
opensource  synthesizer  electronics  shruthi1 
april 2012 by infovore
polychord: iPad App for Music Creation and Performance
Curious scale-based texture performance instrument.
app  ipad  music  synthesizer 
march 2012 by infovore
Bleep Labs » Thing-a-ma-kits!
"Now noisy makers can assemble and modify their own light controlled analog noise friend!" I want an analog noise friend.
toys  synthesizer  music  project  hardware  electronics  sound  noise 
september 2008 by infovore
"glitchDS is a FREE homebrew Cellular Automaton music sequencer for the Nintendo DS. It’s perfect for creating IDM and Glitch style loops." Should only work with R4, but seems to work with several carts.
homebrew  ds  music  nintendods  sequencer  sampler  synthesizer 
may 2008 by infovore

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