The Nova Drone is an open source, analog experimental sound and light synth.
It it can be used to create effects ranging from slowly fading drones to chaotic harmonic sequences. It also functions as a complex visual pattern generator when combined with a digital/phone video camera. See the video below for an example of the color patterns generated by holding a camera up to the LED.
The Nova Drones offers 12 potentiometers, 10 switches, 6 oscillators, 9 oscillator sync inputs, 6 frequency modulation inputs and an epic 15 voltage outputs as well as 3 high current outputs for controlling external LEDs. All of the ins and outs have been routed to a prototyping breadboard at the bottom of the unit which allows for liberal experimentation and development of custom circuits. The prototyping area is especially useful for syncing the oscillators of 2 or more Nova Drones together.
Non Human Device #002” is part of a series of interactive installations where experimental audiovisual devices/instruments are explored. They are based on the speculative narrative of the project BORIS CHIMP 504, an audiovisual live performance that tells the adventures of a chimp cosmonaut in space.
Every version of the “Non Human Device” installations are based on an alien object/device found by Boris Chimp 504 during his missions through the deep space.
Rodrigo Carvalho – Visuals and interactive system
Miguel Neto – Sound
** Gestures captured with LeapMotion device (leapmotion.com/)
Leap data captured in Max with “cicm.leap” (github.com/eliottparis/Leapmotion/tree/master/cicm.leap).
Article on “The Creators Projects” with a nice resume about Boris Chimp 504’s space adventures:
//Presented at Xcoax 2014, Porto. 2014.xcoax.org/
// This revisited version is an evolution of the first version that can be watched here:
In this version there are more controllable parameters from the shape and sound, and it is possible to interact with 2 hands at the same time
Alexander Zolotov has introduced a new app, Nature – Oscillator, that lets you synthesize based on the world around you.
The world around us is an endless source of visual information, the flow of the fractal code of life. Nature – Oscillator is one of the attempts to translate this code to sound, using spectral synthesis algorithm of the Virtual ANS engine (software simulator of the unique Russian synthesizer ANS). The program continuously reads the image from the camera and interprets it as the spectrum of the sound.
soundmachines BI1brainterface Desktop Edition first video.
A simple introduction to the first commercially available mindwave to musical equipment interface. CV and MIDI outputs derived from your brain activity (EEG) and Attention and Meditation eSense ™ high level values.
The module has analog outputs (related to Meditation, Attention, 8 EEG bands and the RAW EEG signal) and 1 GATE signal (with a variable threshold). It will be programmable by the user (MIDI channel, cc, etc..) via a USB/serial cable.
More videos in the next days/week.
The product will be sold in early september, shipping end that month.
Music by Donics
electromagnetic phenomena transducer that makes use of bio and geo sensors to create a sonification (frequency) and visualization (cymatics) from different radiant energy inputs to allow for an interspecific prosthesis that could provide the basis for the creation of a new developmental synesthetic model of perception.
tinyTesla, a new Kickstarter project to fund a little MIDI Tesla coil kit that’s designed to be easy to build.
tinyTesla is a desktop MIDI Tesla coil kit designed to be suitable for beginners or veterans in electronics. The project has blown past its $20,000 fundraising goal, with more than 10 times that amount already pledged. Backers can get a kit to build a MIDI tesla coil for about $150.
The Tesla coil’s lightning heats up air and creates pressure waves that are audible as sound. The more times per second the lightning fires, the higher the pitch created.
Support us on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/…
tinyTesla is a desktop musical Tesla coil that fits in your hand.
We’re also introducing oneTeslaTS, tinyTesla’s big brother.
The music in this video was created through the movement of the dancers in front of a Kinect camera.This new interactive music experience is called Nagual Dance and will soon be available to public.
It works like that:
The Kinect tracks your movements and sends it in form of data to a computer. The software Nagual Dance translates this data into music. And this whole process happens in real time!
It works with one or two players.
Specific sound elements (instruments) are assigned to certain limbs of your body. What you play with it is totally up to you.
The music is created in Soundscapes (interactive music pieces), a new music format developed by Nagual Sounds. These Soundscapes exist in a variety of styles and offer you many options to create and vary musical elements.
This Soundscape is called Firedance.
The left player plays the drum elements.
He’s got Percussions on his feet, Kick + Snare on his right hand and Hi-Hat + Shaker on his right hand.
The right player plays the melodies.
She’s got chords on her right foot+percussive synths on her left foot, the bass on her right hand and a Pad + Leadon her left hand.
You can stream and download the track on our Soundcloud page:
It is a video that was broadcast on “in the classroom of Techne image” of NHK.
This is a video you want to test the hypothesis that sound rain that, or not than is made in the integrated sound of water droplets hit the thing.
Tuna knobs are control knobs that stick to any touchscreen and let you control DJ and music making apps like you would with dedicated music hardware. Tuna Knobs are designed to give you the tactile precision you need when making music, while giving you the versatility of mobile applications.
Making music is the passion of millions of people and nowadays it’s possible to make music anywhere due to great apps and accessible tablets. However the downside of using a touchscreen is that you miss the authentic feel of twisting a knob on professional DJ gear. Tuna Knobs wants to bring back that feeling to the tablet so you can enjoy the mobility and versatility of your touchscreen with the precise and expressive experience of professional hardware. On top of that Tuna Knobs are small enough to take with you wherever you go so you can transform your tablet into a true DJ station anywhere.
We need your pledge to make these a reality!
A Stylus in the shape of knob, with a small axis in the middle and a suction cup on the bottom. Made to control (music) apps with virtual knobs on every touchscreen device.
So Tuna Knobs stick to your touchscreen using a micro suction cup and translate a turning movement to a touch command. Simply stick them on your screen and you are ready to start twiddling away. Tuna Knobs use conductive rubber to translate turning a knobs into the right signal for your touchscreen, not dissimilar to how a stylus works.