MATRIXSYNTH: Doktorfuture's "Radio Modular"!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Doktorfuture's "Radio Modular"!

Update: I added a permanent link to the feed on the right.

Via Paulsop, aka Doctor Future:
"I've hooked up a feed of the main mixer from my modular and now stream it on the net. link

Here is a pic of what is making the sound.

Tonight's (and probably for the next few days) selection is minimal: 4 noise sources: white, pink, +/-, and + from a Modcan 07a (link). The +/- and + are sent to a Moog 904a lowpass and lovely glassy late model Arp Odyssey 4072 (Modcan 36a). These sounds are then sent to the Quadraphonic 33a surround position module (LFO's decide what the positioning is), and also through, to various modulated extents, two Ibanez AD202 and a Pioneer SR202 reverb. Envelopes and triggering is from Metalbox. Each day I'll tweak it (requests?) and keep it streaming.

I'm working on levels and stuff. There's no compression or anything. Just the modular->Motu Traveller->to stream. Let me know how it sounds? I am terrible with levels.

The modular is always on, and always squawking out something. Can't guarantee it'll be any good, but as far as I know, it's the first 24/7 modular source, so "yayz me!" It's all creative commons attribution stuff, so samples can of course be used.

Now, if other folk want to try something like this, I have plenty of bandwidth to host their radio streams. We could even make a 'meta modular' where we could, in real time, mix various modular streams (in a modular of course), and stream that out :)"

Very cool. Feel free to comment if you are interested."

29 comments:

  1. It just farted.

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  2. i thought that was your breath.

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  3. I find that today it blends well with other music. Sort of passive iTunes remixing.

    Try playing it along with Molitude's track "Bells and Noise" found at http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=479360

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  4. finally!

    this is why I was the first on my block to get broadband 8 years ago

    good show man

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  5. Stereoriffic!

    I hope the folks at the particle beam lab got to hear this.

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  6. There's a Moog 55 in Japan that was the first 24/7 web cam'd synth. So you're not the first, but still very nice.

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  7. Kind of funny... but impressive anyway.

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  8. I could listen to this all day.

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  9. I've been tweakin it durin the day, every hour or so. Maybe better, maybe worse -- but it changes.

    Now I've added an 8008 bass drum every now and then, plus a funny sine wave that's put through various modules i had not hooked up yet (StereoSpace, Sawtooth Animator, Peak/Trough, etc...). Trying to do something inspired by a didgeridoo.

    Are there any/many glitches in the streaming? How's the volume?

    It's had over 200 plays so far today! Bandwidth figures are way up :) Thanks for all the emails!

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  10. It got quieter, but that's good because it was too loud before. I can hear the didgeridoo and 8008 bass. I am excited to see how this changes from day to day.

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  11. http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/54892

    I just posted you on Metafilter, DF.

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  12. This is so awesome. Were it me, I'd have like 7 random LFO's going at once.

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  13. This is pretty damn cool.

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  14. Sunao Inami is the fellow who had his Moog 55 linked to the Internet. His website is well worth checking out. http://www.cavestudio.com/

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  15. Now we get to get another feed, from somewhere else, of beats (say, a copy of Live rigged up with all kinds of loops in random ways, with different follow actions.

    Then another feed with someone doing some melodic stuff etc.

    The worlds first international, computer-generated realtime music computer-generated art installation, anyone? ;)

    Play this over a TV or a film, and it turns anything into a 50s scifi culty flick!

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  16. oh man. so i tried to make some new patches to improve it, but it hit critical mass and imploded. now i'm watching some lost season 2 to decompress. i'll try to make it less sucky after.

    it's odd, people listening to you patch. 15 or so were listening while i a) screwed it up, b) tried to recover.

    ha ha!

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  17. Oh comon, you can do better Buchla than that.

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  18. Okay. It sucks less than it did. There was a big NiN pain hour or so there.

    But to do Buchla... now there's a challenge. I got no banjo modules. Truly then, what is "to Buchla"? Is it like flying towards the sun with wax wings and a maxed out credit card?

    Next week I'm gonna focus on Porno Music hooks.

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  19. > I got no banjo modules

    Haha.

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  20. why criticize? at leat the Doctor has a great idea, and its much better than shit pop music

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  21. oh that was the doctor criticizing himself :-)

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  22. We need an Ethernet to CV/Gate converter invented. People could send data to a port number and control modules.

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  23. More cowbell...

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  24. Kevin: I have a MAX patch that listens to tcp ports and sends MIDI data out. It's kinda like what you say.

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  25. Wow. Now that could be interesting. Doktor, if you ever get that set up, let us know. It would be awesome to be able to control your modular stream via a web page.

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  26. Except, who gets priority? 20-30 synth-nerds all trying to change things at once might not work too well.

    "Stop hogging the VCF, dude!"

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  27. I think it could be more like each port controls its own channel and module.
    So a person can control a module when no one else is.
    Or maybe it just locks other IPs out until packets stop a while or there's a usage timer. I'd personally like to control the whole thing and like a studio, have "lockout" privileges, but for how long? 10 mins per user is only 6 per hour.

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  28. What if you could submit sequencer patterns. That would be a great collaborative too. You could put them in a queue and use them to modulate oscillators, envelopes, lfos, filter frequencies, ets.

    I don't know how it would sound but I think it could work.

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  29. An ethernet to CV converter? They already have those. They are called Midi to CV to Midi converters. And of course midi cards can be controlled via software on your computer which in turn can be accessed via remote terminals over the internet. What you thought you were a genius or something?

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