stretta's procedures

maxforlive: stepfilter from stretta on Vimeo.

stretta continues to blow my mind - this time with his monome app 'step filter' running inside Ableton Live


KORG MicroSampler

A nice run-thru of features on the new bang-for-buck sampler from KORG


via Anarchy Rice

Novation’s new monome controller in action. 3-color buttons, seamless integration with Ableton Live. Only apparent drawback is it only does MIDI via Automap mode. But at only $200! street it's definitely worth exploring.

I wonder when they're gonna make a Stribe?


Chladni form as output?

Weird thought of the day:

Thinking about capturing 2D blobs and turning them into sound. What about 2D blobs made by sound?

What if you videotaped the changing design on a chladni plate and then used software to turn that video into sound?

I posted earlier about a Chladni plate powered by a speaker.


Touching the Sound

Touch Loop Navigator from christian bannister on Vimeo.

Check out this great project at subcycle.org.

subcycle labs is the creative work of christian bannister a musician, designer and developer located in portland, oregon

Foxy's 16-stribe monster

16-Stribe Monster from Stribe Forum member Foxy

16 Stribes will be mated to a variety of button pads. See the build log and current status here

Foxy's next challenge is getting the Max patches sorted. I'm still a bit all-thumbs with Max myself. I can probably cobble something together, but if someone has or can make an elegant solution to run 2 8-stribe Stribes (2 Arduinos) and 2+ monomes (not sure if he's going Arduinome or using monome boards), please give a shout-out on the Stribe Forum!


Monome Meet 2009

video still of MakingTheNoise

I would have loved to be at this event in Princeton Oct 3 but just couldn't work it out. Hopefully there will be a next time... Some consolation is this great Vimeo page with tons of great footage: http://vimeo.com/groups/monomeetfall2009 as well as some awesome live sets!

I hear there were also some great live performances in the evenings so when I find some video or audio of those I'll post them here...

Listen: Monome-Made Music, from tehn to Daedelus
By Peter Kirn


Latest tracks by monomeet


Moldover's new CD not only delivers music, it completely redefines what it means to "play an album"... Moldover's CD packaging itself IS a new musical instrument! The CD is mounted on a custom designed circuit board, intricately patterned and powering a "light-Theremin". Yes! You play the artwork and it makes sound!

Pretty dang clever!


First Industrial Stribe application

from CuriousInventor.com:

TracyEvansProductions, a company that specializes in interactive tradeshow exhibits and other multimedia, has integrated Stribes into a kiosk that interactively explains the interaction of water and oil in wells for Schlumberger.

Kudos to Scott Driscoll @ Curious Inventor for making this all happen Stribe-wise!


The Drum Buddy

Super-limited-edition drum gizmo - I love this thing - and the demo is too cool. I guess Laurie Anderson has one. I've thought of a similar concept but on a much larger scale, using different length rods rotating around a pole and IR triggers... anyways, check out the vids and an in-depth article at: matrixsynth. Be sure to stick out the video to the part where he brings in the scratchy record. Awesome.

Visit quintronandmisspussycat.com and freshkillsflagship.com for more info, images, & music.


Monome on Letterman

At the end he asks her what it is and and pokes at the buttons and she says it's her Twitter thing. Too bad she didn't give monome.org a plug, but hey it's totally featured so...


Chladni Plate

Chladni Song by Meara O'Reilly, film by Lisa Foti-Straus

This phenomenon was known at least as far back as 1680. Ernst Chladni published his technique to demonstrate the phenomenon in 1787 (wikipedia: Ernst Chladni), using a bow against a piece of metal sprinkled with flour. Nowadays a speaker is placed under the plate to more accurately control the amplitude and pitch of the signal to be displayed. Which actual patterns appear are affected not only by the pitches and resonance, but also by how the plate is physically attached and (presumably) the location of the speaker.

Here's a good explanation: Chladni Plates

And here's how to build yer own, via Make magazine: http://www.make-digital.com/make/vol16/?pg=128


New Stribe Goodies from Curious Inventor

Double: http://curiousinventor.com/store/product/292

Quad: http://curiousinventor.com/store/product/293

Shield: http://curiousinventor.com/store/product/290

Scott has been hard at work designing and making a simple system to connect multiple stribe kits together. The system includes a purpose-built shield that integrates a multiplexing circuit to use 12 sensors with the Arduino's 6 ADCs.


Curtis Roads and Granular Synthesis

Nice little vid series re: Curtis Roads and Granular Synthesis

from VBS.TV

My favorite part is where he compares granular synthesis to landscaping.


monomecontrol Max objects

A collection of abstractions created by James Drake in Max/MSP 5, used to build monome interfaces.

Discussion here: http://post.monome.org/comments.php?DiscussionID=4478

Time to get working on some stribecontrol objects!


low cost multi-touch for music

Multitouch Prototype 2 from Randy Jones on Vimeo.

My brother sent me this video of an awesome DIY multi-touch controller for music applications. No blinky lights, but it appears to be true multi-touch, pressure-sensitive, and the method is very clever. Plus the music apps look pretty cool so far.



More cool stribe-age from machinecollective

Check out this sweeeet case for 2 stribe1s and 4 potentiometers...

More pics here from machinecollective

...some of machinecollective's other products, together with the dual stribe1 case.


Blue stribe1 kit pics and movies

A really nice Flickr set from machinecollective, demoing a stribe1 kit in progress built with custom blue LEDs.


Quasimidi Sirius User Manual pdf (English)


Why am I posting this here?

Well, I recently acquired a rare and wonderful Quasimidi Sirius keyboard/workstation. Though the manufacturer (Quasimidi) has been defunct for many years, I figured I'd be able to find and download a manual for this quite sophisticated device. HOWEVER, the most-easily-found version of the download is a rough scan in a damaged PDF file that would not print on my printer. Very frustrating.

A good 2 hrs of web searching ultimately brought me here: http://www.quasimidisupport.de/html/downloads1.htm where lives a very nice pdf of the manual that prints-out crisp and clear. Yay!

I hope this information will be of use to other seekers.


monome 40h + 3 stribe1 modules = granular synthesis

Stribe1 Monome Sampler Scrubber from CuriousInventor on Vimeo.

Scott from curiousinventor has whipped-up this super-cool demo of a monome 40h working with 3 stribe1s. The devices are connected via software (Max/MSP). Links to the Max patch coming soon!


Finally, a reason to get an iPhone

TouchOSC is an iPhone / iPod Touch application that lets you send and receive Open Sound Control messages over a Wi-Fi network using the UDP protocol.

The application allows you to remote control and receive feedback from software and hardware that implements the OSC protocol such as Pure Data and Max/MSP.