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Seaquence [Flash, Sound]

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Seaquence [Flash, Sound]: “

Seaquence is an experimental musical petri-dish created by Ryan Alexander, Gabriel Dunne and Daniel Massey. Adopting a biological metaphor, Seaquence allows you to create and combine musical lifeforms into dynamic compositions.

The way each lifeform looks and sounds is determined by the step-sequencer pattern you create, and other parameters you can tweak including their audio waveform, octave, melody, envelope, volume, and more. Compositions can be saved by creating a simple link, which can then be shared with others.

Created in collaboration with Gray Area Foundation for the Arts

 

(Via CreativeApplications.Net.)

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ottobre 1, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Reel to reel tape machines

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Reel to reel tape machines: “Open Reel Ensemble, Wada Ei, Matteo Marangoni, reel_time_sampling.jpg Reel to reel tape machines are dinosaurs compared to the digital audio workstations we use today and old timers are usually grateful not to have to resort to scissors when an edit is required in the modern sound studio. For people like Wada Ei who were born after the personal computer however old tape machines still carry a mysterious fascination. His Open Reel Ensemble has retrò-engineered a set of two track Pioneer RT-1050s and given them special features. The tape decks are interfaced with computers and can be individually controlled through an iphone application. But what is perhaps more interesting is that the play heads have been made mobile by mounting them on solenoids. Activating the solenoids moves the play heads back and forth at variable speeds, introducing novel jitter effects. The Open Reel Ensemble performs live combining their modded gear with conventional instruments. These are sampled in real time and then warped, warbled, looped and scratched by the nimble fingers of Wada Ei. It might seem like a lot of work for something that could be achieved far more easily by other means, but old school analog devices beat computers when it comes to stage presence and sheer physical response.

Matteo Marangoni

 

(Via Neural.it.)

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settembre 13, 2010 at 10:12 am

Pubblicato su DeadMedia, Performative, SoundArt

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