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RA: The Art Of Production: Maya Jane Coles
Ever since Real Tone Records released What They Say in 2010, Maya Jane Coles has been in the spotlight. She was just 22 years old then and had already been making music for years. In the decade since, she's amassed a staggering body of work that includes original material under her own name and as Nocturnal Sunshine, much of which she releases herself via her label, I/AM/ME. Since Maya Jane Coles released her first record in 2008, she has put out four solo albums, over 30 singles and EPs and more than 100 remixes for artists including Little Dragon and The Orb.
production  music  inspiration  advice 
17 hours ago
Hillman - Vintage Combo Synth
Hillman is a synthlike instrument inspired by old combo-organs, string machines and similar vintage gear. It has 4 voices per note, each with selectable waveform (transistor:ish, tube:ish, sine and special plasma), octave switch and a level control. The sound is generated with an analog approach, but does not use samples or sampled wavetables. Hillman also has an intuitive ADSR envelope control, FX section with Chorus, Phaser & Reverb, and comes with many built-in presets
ipad  music  synths 
17 hours ago
The Digitakt Notebook | Synthdawg
A Notebook, A Guidebook, A Reference. The Digitakt Notebook is packed with walkthroughs, diagrams and explanations for getting the best from Elektron's Digitakt and is also designed specifically to add your own notes and comments.
elektron  digitakt  resource 
17 hours ago
Lekko - Felt Instruments
Lekko [le•ko] is a beautifully recorded upright piano played as softly as possible and captured with a collection of hand-made tube and ribbon mics through hand-made valve preamps for that warm, almost fragile sound.
ableton  vst  piano  samples 
17 hours ago
List of stories set in a future now past - Wikipedia
This is a list of fictional stories that, when written, were set in the future, but the future they predicted is now present or past. The list excludes works that were alternate histories, which were composed after the dates they depict, alternative futures, as depicted in time travel fiction, as well as any works that make no predictions of the future, such as those focusing solely on the future lives of specific fictional characters, or works which, despite their claimed dates, are contemporary in all but name. Entries referencing the current year may be added if their month and day were not specified or have already occurred.
wiki  list  art  culture  scifi  stories 
18 hours ago
You want to reduce the carbon footprint of your food? Focus on what you eat, not whether your food is local - Our World in Data
‘Eating local’ is a recommendation you hear often – even from prominent sources, including the United Nations. While it might make sense intuitively – after all, transport does lead to emissions – it is one of the most misguided pieces of advice. Eating locally would only have a significant impact if transport was responsible for a large share of food’s final carbon footprint. For most foods, this is not the case. GHG emissions from transportation make up a very small amount of the emissions from food and what you eat is far more important than where your food traveled from.
food  data  climate  emissions 
yesterday
Atelier Janda Vanderghote turns historic Ghent house into B&B Entrenous
Young Belgian studio Atelier Janda Vanderghote has transformed the interior of one of Ghent's historic houses with a new concrete frame and brilliant blue furniture.
architecture  design  interiors  houses 
5 days ago
Run the Track | Elektron
A faded photograph … Sweet memories of a childhood long gone … Endless summer nights … Slow things down and enter into a chilly bliss with the help of this collection of sounds made by the German artist Jogging House. The gorgeous lo-fi drums will set the pace; the warm basses will be your foundation as the hazy pads envelop you and lift you to a higher state of mind. Let this Sound Pack help to guide your music into a retro-futuristic landscape, created by your every beat, your every note.
elektron  samples 
8 days ago
Insight Report: sustainable living at home | Journal | The Modern House
The beginning of this story is not an optimistic one, sadly. In a new report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), an independent advisory body to the UK government found that the country will not meet its legally-binding climate goals without the near-complete elimination of greenhouse gas emissions from its buildings. Given that the report also found that emission reductions from the UK’s 29 million homes – which account for 14 per cent of the country’s total emissions – is slowing, and that energy usage actually increased between 2016 and 2017, it doesn’t seem like we’re on our way to a greener future just yet.
articles  modernhouse 
15 days ago
Insight Report: curating and displaying objects at home
So, how can the simple act of displaying objects at home in a thoughtful way be an act of conscious consumption? Well, for starters, placing old objects and artworks you’ve had lying around for years in a new context can be a great way to switch up your home interior and calm the impulse of going out to buy new things. Would that kilim rug in the living room make for a beautiful wall hanging in the dining room? Could you round up all your vases and group them in new ways?
articles  modernhouse 
15 days ago
Get started | Learning Synths
On this website, you’ll learn the basics of using synthesizers (or synths). No prior experience or equipment is required; you’ll do everything right here in your browser.
ableton  audio  education  music  synth 
15 days ago
FLOW FIELDS — TYLER HOBBS
Flow fields are also something that many programmers reach for early on when they first get into creating algorithmic artwork, but few take the time to polish their use and explore the crazy variety of ways they be used. In this post, I'm going to cover the basics of flow fields, suggestions for different variations on their use, and tips for making them look good.
art  code  generative  programming  flow  tylerhobbs 
15 days ago
Kilpatrick Audio - PHENOL
PHENOL is a new type of electronic instrument from Kilpatrick Audio. Inspired by modular synthesizers, PHENOL offers the creative potential, sound and hands-on experience of a modular synth, in a sleek, compact and affordable package. And best of all, PHENOL is compatible with modular systems because it uses the same voltages and banana connectors as the Kilpatrick Format and similar modular synthesizers.
synths  modular  phenol  kilpatrickaudio 
16 days ago
'No Fiat 500 techno!': why electronic music in Cork is popping off | Music | The Guardian
A crop of hyper-imaginative producers like Lighght, Ellll and those on the Flood label all emanate from Ireland’s ‘rebel city’ – but can it hold on to them?
music  ireland  article  guardian 
17 days ago
Mastering Spark with R
With information growing at exponential rates, it’s no surprise that historians are referring to this period of history as the Information Age. The increasing speed at which data is being collected has created new opportunities and is certainly poised to create even more. This chapter presents the tools that have been used to solve large-scale data challenges. First, it introduces Apache Spark as a leading tool that is democratizing our ability to process large datasets. With this as a backdrop, we introduce the R computing language, which was specifically designed to simplify data analysis. Finally, this leads us to introduce sparklyr, a project merging R and Spark into a powerful tool that is easily accessible to all.
r  spark  dataanalytics  datascience  hadoop  databases 
20 days ago
Draw all roads in a city at once
This website renders every single road within a city.
maps  art  tools 
20 days ago
The Decade in Book Covers | The Casual Optimist
There is a bit of story to this post. The short version is that I started it in 2018 to celebrate 10 years of the blog. When that deadline went whooshing past, I thought I would rework it for the end of 2019 as a look back at the decade. Now in 2020, with the risk of another deadline coming and going before I get it exactly right, I am just going to post this as it is — a collection of covers from the past 10 years1 that I quite like!
bookcovers  design 
23 days ago
The 20 best potato recipes | Food | The Guardian
Lancashire hotpot, fisherman’s pie, Jane Grigson’s shepherd’s pie: few foods comfort like an old-school potato dish. Luxuriate in these: Rory O’Connell’s roasties, Jeremy Lee’s proper chips and Simon Hopkinson’s sublime saffron mash. Brilliant winter warmers for January days. A little further afield we present Meera Sodha’s saag aloo, Giorgio Locatelli’s gnocchi and Fuchsia Dunlop’s potato slivers with chilli and Sichuan pepper. Potatoes have the ability to heal, I think, whether they’re the Quality Chop House’s signature confit or in Anja Dunk’s heartbreak soup. It uniquely nourishes us, the humble spud, never more than here in our 20 best potato recipes.
recipes  potato  guardian 
23 days ago
Frank Ocean Synth Sounds, Part Two | Reverb Machine
Frank Ocean has recently returned with new music, dropped singles DHL and In My Room, his first new music since 2017. Both tracks are synth-heavy, and see Frank hinting at a bigger club-influence for his upcoming album. In this article, I’m focusing on Frank’s latest single, In My Room, as well as going back to the synth sounds in Skyline To from Blonde, and Sideways from the video album Endless. All the sounds from these tracks have been recreated using the Arturia softsynths Prophet V and Mini V as well as Xfer Serum, and all the patches are available as a free download at the end of the article.
music  production  synths 
23 days ago
Off the wall: the enduring impact of the printed poster | Art and design | The Guardian
t New York’s recently opened Poster House museum, three exhibits sum up the poster’s impact on life and culture. At one end is an ad by Raymond Savignac for French soap brand Monsavon. In the gallery next to it are hand-painted Ghanaian film posters – a rich tradition sadly falling victim to the lurid charms of digital printing. Downstairs is a display from the Women’s Marches in the US.
art  illustration  painting  posters  articles 
29 days ago
The future is grim - Cache Baba - Medium
10 years ago I was the guy chained up to a tree, 5 years ago I was the guy protesting and trying to get your attention to stop eating meat. I was arrested, ridiculed and “roughed up”. Now I’m just tired. I’m a Ph.D. in international relations with a specialization in climate conflicts
Please see [here] for 30,000 scientific papers about this fu*ked up situation. But showing research to people doesn’t work so
future  climate  nature  economy 
29 days ago
Applied Statistics with R
This book was originally (and currently) designed for use with STAT 420, Methods of Applied Statistics, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It may certainly be used elsewhere, but any references to “this course” in this book specifically refer to STAT 420.
r  statistics  resources 
4 weeks ago
Google AI Blog: Google Research: Looking Back at 2019, and Forward to 2020 and Beyond
The goal of Google Research is to work on long-term, ambitious problems, with an emphasis on solving ones that will dramatically help people throughout their daily lives. In pursuit of that goal in 2019, we made advances in a broad set of fundamental research areas, applied our research to new and emerging areas such as healthcare and robotics, open sourced a wide variety of code and continued collaborations with Google product teams to build tools and services that are dramatically more helpful for our users. As we start 2020, it’s useful to take a step back and assess the research work we’ve done over the past year, and also to look forward to what sorts of problems we want to tackle in the upcoming years. In that spirit, this blog post is a survey of some of the research-focused work done by Google researchers and engineers during 2019.
ai  google  blog  research 
4 weeks ago
Rafael Anton Irisarri Shares 100 of His Favorite Ambient Albums | self-titled
As if he wasn’t busy enough playing/curating (more on that soon) festivals, manning sound boards, mastering countless albums, and making his own experimental music—including an upcoming Ba Da Bing! LP with Benoît Pioulard—Rafael Anton Irisarri became our hero this week by filing a fantastic retort to Pitchfork’s recent 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time list. It’s a doozy—100 records that represent a full range of sounds that soothe and/or unsettle, from Earth to Eleh, GAS to Grouper, Biosphere to Brian Eno.
music  ambient 
5 weeks ago
Recreating the Synths of Aphex Twin's "Selected | Reverb News
Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II turns 25 today. The album was a departure from Selected Ambient Works 85–92 in that it is largely beatless, dropping much of the techno stylings of its predecessor. SAW II delves into dark ambient territory, with eerie soundscapes, drones, and repeating loops that approach the 10-minute mark. Most of the tracks were never given official names, and are instead commonly referred to by unofficial names based on pictures from the album's artwork. Selected Ambient Works Volume II has gone on to be highly influential to electronic and ambient musicians alike.
aphextwin  synths  ambient 
7 weeks ago
Moog Mother-32 Patch Sheets with Videos | Sweetwater
The first four of the patch charts were drawn up by Moog. To show some expanded possibilities, I created a variation or two for each of those patch charts and then came up with four more original patches that each show interesting aspects of the Mother-32.
moog  mother32  modular  music  synths  patches 
7 weeks ago
Superlative
Could we take the sound of an analog legend and reimagine it for the future? The answer–after years of development–was the creation of the SB01 analog synthesizer. An instrument that puts classic sound in a modern package and adds a number of essential upgrades. The SB01 is the world's thinnest and first rechargeable analog synthesizer.
music  gear  synths 
10 weeks ago
SH-101, the next generation? Superlative Instruments launch the svelte SB01 - CDM Create Digital Music
There’s an all-new keyboard instrument, born in the USA. It’s got the spirit of the Roland SH-101, but with modern design features. And CDM is getting an exclusive first look.

It’s analog for the 21st century – rechargeable and thin, like a smartphone, but with analog circuitry and instrumental interaction, like the classics that inspired it.
synths  keyboards 
10 weeks ago
Field Kit – Electro Acoustic Workstation – KOMA Elektronik
Play with Motors, Sensors, Contact Microphones, Radiosignals! Our latest machine the Field Kit was funded through the community at Kickstarter and now available here on the KOMA website. The Field Kit is more fun with the right tools! You could add an Expansion Pack or a Field Kit Eurorack Panel.
modular  music  eurorack 
12 weeks ago
Voltage Research Laboratory — Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers
The Voltage Research Laboratory is 100% eurorack modular format compatible and is comprised of 3 separate eurorack modules housed together in a purpose-built, handmade eurorack enclosure. More than a collection of tools and functions, it is a unique modular synthesizer designed to reward deep experimentation and encourage the creation of unique sonic systems.
modular  synth 
november 2019
What Made Lisp Different
When McCarthy designed Lisp in the late 1950s, it was a radical departure from existing languages, the most important of which was Fortran.
history  programming  lisp 
november 2019
The York Ghost Merchants
A most remarkable shop on the most extraordinary street in the most haunted city in the world. We are the makers and sellers of the Original and finest York Ghosts. The shop, located in number 6 Shambles, which was built in 1780 is, at first glance, a very traditional store with a clear Georgian heritage and theme, with oak-panelled walls and display cases, but from the moment intrigued customers step across the threshold, it becomes clear that this is a place where history and myth, heritage and legend overlap to intriguing effect.
york  ghostmerchants  ghosts  statues 
november 2019
Use plaintext email
There are two main types of emails on the internet: plaintext and HTML. The former is strongly preferred, but often isn't set up by default. We'll get you set up right.
mail  plaintext 
october 2019
New Territory launches biophilic office furniture with planters
The best way to fix your open plan office? Plants, and lots of them
office  plants  openplan 
october 2019
Should you replace Hadoop with your laptop? · Vicki Boykis
This talk is not meant to discourage you from pursuing distributed, NoSQL systems, but to get you to think about tradeoffs. Every technical choice is a tradeoff for another one, and it’s important to understand what you’re keeping and giving up in each scenario.
bigdata  article  hadoop 
october 2019
Alexey Titarenko
Alexey Titarenko was born on Vassilievsky Island in Leningrad (now St.Petersburg) in 1962. He began taking pictures in 1971, at the age of nine, and graduated from the Leningrad Public University of Society-related Professions in 1978 with a degree in Photojournalism.
photography  black&white  ghostly  spectre 
october 2019
Everest Pipkin
Everest Pipkin is a drawing and software artist from Bee Caves, Texas, who produces intimate work with large data sets. Through the use of online archives, big data repositories, and other resources for digital information, they aim to reclaim the corporate internet as a space that can be gentle, ecological, and personal.
art  code  data  illustration  drawing 
october 2019
I Dream of Canteens – Dinner Document
There is a space for everyone. A space, a glass of water, and a plug socket. Chairs and tables and cleaned toilets. So many chairs so that no one is without one. Enough napkins to blow your nose or wipe your mouth. The chairs take different forms and there are chairs placed in designated areas (a praxis of positive discrimination). High and low chairs create a varied landscape and the opportunity to avoid eye contact if wished (privacy); low, brightly coloured plastic chairs are a good height for children; there is an area reserved for women who want to breastfeed without negotiating the uncomfortable gaze of uncomfortable men if they don’t want to. An adequately equipped counter allows people to warm up baby food or homemade food and this acknowledges that babies exist and that people who bring their own food exist and that these people need space to eat, too. Stacks of trays, clean and ready to use, are placed at the start of the queue for food. Some trays can be placed onto Zimmer-frame-like devices on wheels with shelves for trays so that people for whom mobility is challenging, or people with children, or people who need multiple plates, can lean on it while queuing and place food on it without having to bear the weight of the tray.
society  ethics  food  writing  sociology  canteens 
october 2019
When data is capital: Datafication, accumulation, and extraction - Jathan Sadowski, 2019
The collection and circulation of data is now a central element of increasingly more sectors of contemporary capitalism. This article analyses data as a form of capital that is distinct from, but has its roots in, economic capital. Data collection is driven by the perpetual cycle of capital accumulation, which in turn drives capital to construct and rely upon a universe in which everything is made of data. The imperative to capture all data, from all sources, by any means possible influences many key decisions about business models, political governance, and technological development. This article argues that many common practices of data accumulation should actually be understood in terms of data extraction, wherein data is taken with little regard for consent and compensation. By understanding data as a form capital, we can better analyse the meaning, practices, and implications of datafication as a political economic regime.
papers  data 
october 2019
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