Archive for July, 2007

Cymatics – A Study of Wave Phenomena and Vibration

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Always interested in approaches to visualising sound, I’ve been looking into Cymatics as pioneered by Dr. Hans Jenny in the 60s and 70s.

I found a PDF of a compilation of his original two volumes…
CYMATICS – A Study of Wave Phenomena and Vibration
Volume 1 – The structure and dynamics of waves and vibrations, 1967
Volume 2 – Wave phenomena, vibrational effects and harmonic oscillations with their structure, kinetics and dynamics, 1974

A youtube.com search for cymatics lists a surprisingly large number of relatively lo-fi videos of Hans Jenny’s original experiments, home made ‘tonoscopes’ and other related stuff…

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Musical online finds

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Interesting things I’ve found…

I want one… I really, really want one…
monome 40h – ~$500 second hand
monome.org
Several video’s HERE

the monome 40h is a reconfigurable grid of sixty-four backlit buttons.

buttons can be configured as toggles, radio groupings, sliders, or organized into more sophisticated systems to monitor and trigger sample playback positions, stream 1-bit video, interact with dynamic physical models, and play games. button press and visual indication are decoupled by design: the correlation is established by each application.

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Reverb magazine vol 02 issue 3 may/june

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Scanning Turnkey’s official magazine I noticed a few interesting things…

Most of all I really liked…
Novation ReMOTE 25SL
www.novationmusic.com

I’d always thought that my KORG microKONTROL MIDI controller was the best implemented compact unit on the market… and at current price of £155 new from Turnkey I still think nothing comes close for the money… but the Novation ReMOTE SL series look great… and with their Automap Universal standard feature – instant communication with most sequencers… and now with VST plug-ins too… I think this is a must. I can envisage it having a big impact on productivity working with Nuendo and that’s got to be a good thing… the ReMOTE 25 SL is £289 new from Turnkey… looking on ebay now… new US $299.99 + $80 shipping… drool…

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Its blogtastic

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

After mulling it over for a quite a while I’ve finally succumbed and have decided to start my own blog… Err… this is it

So, what blog tool to use? Needs to be…

  • simple to set up and use
  • clean & look good
  • easy to integrate and upload to from Journler
  • extendable if I want it…

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