Cool simple demo
Get your song submissions ready! The next Test Press event is coming October 4 at Pyramind in San Francisco. You must submit your entries early because only 16 songs will get a chance to compete. There’s prizes and other good stuff to be had. For more information please check out their link:
Here’s a cool new piece of software that’s available for the Mac and soon for the iPad. It works as an Audio Unit, and can be a host for other Audio Units—yes you can use it as an instrument or it can control other instruments. Talk about making really rich sounds!
I came across this article years ago and felt it does a concise job of explaining audio compression.
This is a rather interesting article:
“I analyzed the chords of 1300 popular songs for patterns. This is what I found.“
It’s from 2005 but it’s still good.
I just heard about the Kickstarter project! It looks to be an awesome project with some great music on it:
Robotspeak is having the first of a 3-part class on circuit bending starting this Saturday! More information at: http://www.robotspeak.com/html/catalog.html#diymidi
ROBOTSPEAK and Dmitri go forward with Dmitri’s second round of Circuit Bending classes on 3 Saturdays
3 sessions (eleven hours total) includes DIY voice changer:
TIME: Feb 11th, 18th, 25th from 1:00 till 4PM
Circuit Bending is the art of rewiring and short-circuiting a device to create entirely new sounds. Taking an obsolete piece of gear or toy and breathing new life into it turning it into a useable piece of Lo Fi kit for studio or stage.
Things that will be covered: how to house / place added controls / switches / knobs / how to circuit bendYou will leave with your piece of gear circuit bent / modified ready for the studio or the stage. You will also leave with an advanced understanding of circuit bending.
This class will teach the basic’s of circuit bending and follows through by providing examples of how to integrate these new sounds into your studio. It’s an inexpensive9 hour class that is spread over 3 Saturdays.
First class: Basics of circuit bending. How to do a Pitch mod, A Battery starve, and add Audio outs ( guitar jack ).
Second class: How to build an audio to 5+v trigger cable and how to use it to trigger toys/bent things from any DAW or drum machine.
Third class: Bring something in and Dmitri will help you bend it.
Requirements: A 30 watt (or more) soldering iron, your bendable unit of choice supplied by you (optional)
call 415-554-1977or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll
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