stretta + stribe

A Brief Conversation Resulting in One Less Child from stretta on Vimeo.
Something beautiful, at last!

don't fence me in

...mangled by monome + stribe.

This song is from my Texas friend Manda Clair's music sampler. I hope she doesn't mind. The video effects are for fun - these chunks are what my video editor thought made reasonable "scenes". I had to stack them all up to get the video to be continuous.

hour of mindless fun

Make sure you have an hour to waste before clicking the link that takes you to this flash-based sequencer: Tony B Machine. Here's the history, google-ated from French.

monomuino: an Arduino-based monome compatible

monomuino: Arduino-based monome compatible from JMG on Vimeo.
via upward, not northward


mlr + stribe pt II

somewhat better angle so you can see what's happening. only the left 4 strips are working in this app, controlling the volume objects in mlr. I' need to re-tune them to have a longer "throw" instead of only being audible near the top. Otherwise noise floor comes up on my crappy PA mixer.

It seemed like vlad had built in some way to make the channels stay on but I realize now that was the trigger from mlr turning them on. Once I started messing with their volumes, if I didn't re-trigger on the monome the volume would drop to zero. Clearly I need to add the "fader knob" feature to the firmware soon! :)

new stribe video - stribe + mlr

Super-short demo of using the Stribe to control volumes in mlr - basically using the stribe as as a MIDI mixer but via Max - stribe is in default firmware cursor mode, w/ no feedback from mlr, yet.

Also check out the in-progress stribe builder's guide


monome 64: 100 units sell out in 2 minutes!

In about the time it took me to receive the e-mail that orders had begun and click through to the monome website - the 64 had already sold out! Simply amazing.

drool-icious: the rozzbox

via: CDM
pre-order: bigcitymusic

french flying-saucer music interface

This link takes you to a movie of this cool interface in action.

Find out more about Patrice Moullet and his amazing musical inventions here.


live looping with mlr on a 128

live looping in mlr from derekvincentsmith on Vimeo.

monome 10h!

monome will soon release their custom-designed 40h button-pads in combo with these smaller 4x4 circuit boards. Future 40h kit-builders can use 4 of these rather than one large 8x8 board (unclear if they've discontinued the 8x8 board). This design change arose from a discussion on the monome.org forum about alternative designs based around the 40h logic board and button pads. Instead of sawing the 8x8 board in half to build a 16x4 controller (which wouldn't work, anyways), these can be tiled as you see fit. I'm excited to see the variety of new controller configurations this will inspire...


Of course you'll still have to tweak the monome software to run your wacky new configuration, but you should find plenty of kindred souls on the monome.org forum to help you find your way.

Check back with monome.org in late February.


led sensing and display - together

Since I started to share the Stribe Project, I've had a lot of questions about why don't I use the LEDs as sensors like Jeff Han, and skip the touchstrips. I actually started down this path and came up with a couple of ideas, but then decided it probably wouldn't work, figuring the emitter LEDs would bleed into the detector LEDs. Well, I was wrong... Yay!

Check it out:

Here's the project blog: http://natebu.wordpress.com/


amazing monome 128 performance clip

parrelo/mlr from % on Vimeo.

Stribe in the Netherlands

I have no idea what they're saying on this site, but it's sent a ton of hits to my Stribe page: Dumpert.nl

Meanwhile, my Google Analytics is going wild - the graph is basically flat until the CDM & Make coverage - then immediately my views go from 5-10 per day to over 700 in one day!


more blog-press for the stribe

via thisisnotalabel.com
via califaudio.com
via boxxet.com/Star_Trek/

ipod controlling ableton live

via Youtube

new stribe video

More outerspace noises and ambient crunches, but shows some of the software possibilities. Hopefully someone who knows Max will help me write a nicer sounding patch real soon.

Percussion Lab

Ever since a friend at work turned me on to this site I've been listening non-stop. Tons of great live podcasts and DJ sets. Some of it is more danceable than my taste, but there's a lot of excperimental and ambient stuff that I'm diggin. What's nice is the sets are usually ~ 1/2 hr to over an hr long, so you're not constantly clicking track names to listen: percussionlab.com

Faves so far: Lackluster, Daedelus, Jet Jaguar.


stribe on matrixsynth

One of my favorite sites to peruse is MatrixSynth, and they just posted about the Stribe yesterday. Make sure you spend a little time poking around, some great stuff there...