Tuesday, February 20, 2018

you, me and all these machines

you, me and all these machines from ::vtol:: on Vimeo.

by ::vtol:: and lovozero

“You, me and all these machines” is a performance for voice and electronic devices. The vocalist puts on his or her head a specially designed wearable interface tool to interact with the voice and display a visual score. Technically, the device consists of several elements: a narrowly directional microphone driven by a motor; an LED strip that shows the vocalist score; remote control with a joystick used by the second participant to control the interface. Shifting the microphone against the mouth makes it possible to achieve interesting sound effects, and makes it easier to manipulate the vocalist's voice. The LED line consisting of 10 diodes is a very primitive, but effective and convenient way of interacting with the vocalist, and the way of interpreting the values ​​is predetermined before each performance. During the performance, a sound canvas is formed, thereby changing the dynamics, consisting of a set of looped fragments created within voice and interface processing elements, without using other methods to generate sounds.

Initially, the project was built around the idea of using the body and its capabilities as a starting point or even a resource for later use in a hybrid work. However, the idea was subsequently transformed into a more subtle practice of interaction between two artists, using an electronic device and sound performance as its direct consequence. At the same time, the idea of ​​domination and manipulation was replaced by sensitive interaction, and the "resource" became more and more a source of inspiration. In many ways, the work can be described as a way of interpreting complexities in the relations between a couple, and the displacement of these complexities to the domain of creative interaction.

- arduino
- mic
- servo motor
- leds

-pure data

VGM #130: Madeline & Theo (Celeste) Chill Synth-Folk Cover

Published on Feb 20, 2018 Ace Waters

"I adore this game. Its only February and I already have a strong GOTY contender. If you have been sleeping on this game, stop. Go play it. The music is incredible, and I just had to do a cover from this game. I have ideas, and might do more. We will see."

Neon City

Published on Feb 20, 2018 Miguel d'Oliveira

"Heavily 80s influenced doodle on the OB-6 time machine.
Bucketload of chorus from Togu Audio Line on pretty much every track
Reverb from a Lexicon model 200
Multi tracked 6 times
No other instruments used - except drums (CR-8000)

filmed on a Porsche 924 (not mine) with my phone around and inside Blackwall tunnel {London]"

YUGAMI TSUMAMI// Prophet-12, Prophet-6, OB-6, System-8

Published on Feb 20, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"It means DISTORTION KNOB in Japanese"

Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 Feature Update – February 2018 – String Muting & Volume Knob Mapping

Published on Feb 16, 2018 Artiphon

"What’s New:
You strummed, we listened. The INSTRUMENT 1 just got a major playability update for muting strings. Now simply strum a chord, and when you lift off the fingerboard the strings will automatically mute. Easier than pie.

Bonus: Strummed notes will ring out for as long as you can hold them with new infinite sustain. Can you hear it?

The volume knob also learned a new trick – it now sends data to your DAW (via CC#9) so you can map your favorite effects, dynamics, and more when using an external sound card or line-out from your iPad. Awesomely optional.

Previously, the bridge on Tap Fretted Strings mode was strummable. Now, it’s tappable. That just makes sense.

Bow method also gained velocity sensitivity, for the orchestrally-inclined. Perfect for Hans Zimmer covers – or John Williams, if you prefer.

How to Get It:
Simply open the Artiphon iOS app or Desktop Editor and follow the prompts to update your firmware."

One day, earth will turn green again...

Published on Feb 20, 2018 Jörg Schaaf

"Radikal Technologies Accelerator, Delta CEP A
Moeck C Recorder, Sonor Chimes, Rode NT2-A microphone
music written and performed by Jörg Schaaf"

Roland SH-09 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 055130

via this auction

Rare Wavemakers x2 KB-258 Dual Input Module

via this auction

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter w/ MPG80 and M64C Cartridge SN 532309

via this auction

"The last great Roland Jupiter. That classic silky sheen that you would expect from a Jupiter. This is a Rev 5, perfect for Pads and Strings. Just epic."

Octave Cat

via this auction, also on Reverb.


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