Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
This is a very interesting TED Talk with Peter Hirshberg talking about the merging of computers and media over the last 50 odd years. About 5 minutes in there is an archive clip from a 1949 CBS expo of the Whirlwind computer. First off it shows the whirlwind providing bombing calculations. The very next thing it does is play a little digital song. Strange times. The talk is worth watching if for nothing else the killer quote at the very end from 60's media prophet Marshall McLuhan.
Title says it all really 2 x0xb0xes and a 606 sync'd running a simple pattern. You can buy x0xb0xes kits and put them together yourself or if you want a ready made 303 clone maybe look at the acidlabs bass.
Anyways thanks to accenter for posting.
Monday, November 17, 2008
"i did this when i first got the 200e. The stages of the 250e are being selected by the random The The stages of the 250e are being selected by voltages from the 266e. The tip of the sonic iceberg that is the 200e and the lovely uncertainty that Don so thoughtfully provided us! The old SFTMC 100 is helping" - hyperguy61
I've been trying to mess about with randomness on the old modular. It's easier and more difficult than you think. When I first started looking into randomness it was all the same - just random shizz happening. Now though I know there are a countless ways for something to be random. Anyways the clip above is the kind of random that sounds like a bag of hammers falling down a stairs. If you're into that more power to you ;)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
"deep in the bunker yo
crabs and worms n crap
all over your face
using the modulars Laquarto, Nestor and Perky
dave wright / not breathing " - thanks to horchacha for posting it. As to the info... at least they're happy ;)
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Go to Synth-DIY blog for more pics, schematics, and a few mp3's. The thing is 8 bit and can sound animal enough. Running it through a full range PA would definitely annoy the neighbours :)
Saturday, November 01, 2008
"Game interface tracks the position of one or more game controllers in 3-dimensional space using hybrid video capture and ultrasonic tracking system," read the abstract submitted to the US Patent & Trademark office.
"The captured video information is used to identify a horizontal and vertical position for each controller within a capture area. The ultrasonic tracking system analyses sound communications to determine the distances between the game system and each controller and to determine the distances among the controllers," detailed the document.All motion tracking technologies have their strong and weak points and usually a combination of technologies is recommended for the best results. If you want to find out more about motion tracking generally or you want to see some of the downsides of using an acoustic tracking system you might like to check out this extremely good article on motion tracking.