http://bit.ly/rTtL8P Laugh Synth for iPhone and iPad is the first dedicated laugh synthesizer in the world.
This ultimate weapon of sonic annoyance comes with 25 built-in laugh presets ranging from Almighty to Zombie, plus 4 effects and the ability to sample user voice.
This little machine can produce nearly all possible kinds of laughter. We spent a while crafting our ultimate laugh generation algorithm. It takes a sample of a laugh as an input, then divides it into phases and intelligently loops the most notable part, enriching it with the pitch modifications, subtle vowel alterations and crazy effects.
Laugh Synth is available for $0,99 or equivalent on the iTunes AppStore.
See http://bassling.blogspot.com/search/label/park%20remix%20… for detail on this project to remix parks within Leeton for the centenary of the town.
“Here’s the result of my visit to the park that’s at the heart of Leeton and the setting for many town events, like the upcoming Light Up Leeton concert for Christmas. I’ve stuck to the playground here though. “
Ritornell’s business cards are inspired by the project’s live show. The improvised concerts evoke a lively atmosphere by the combination of filigree electronics with playful timbres of diverse acoustic instruments and utensils such as egg whisks, toilet brushes, chopsticks or sewing needles. As an integral part of their set list, Ritornell invites the audience to bring along their private musicboxes. Arranged in a big circle, the players’ speed of turning levers is conducted: the results are as shimmering as you would expect.
Katharina Hölzl designed very special business cards to recreate this playful sonic universe. With the aid of laser assisted milling, nine micro compositions consisting of circles, triangles and Ritornell’s contact information were applied onto a long musicbox paper stripe. Before handing out the cards to interested adressees, each individual subdivision is played back via an especially designed musical box – thus providing every business card receiver with a tailor made musical experience.
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What if you would be able to generate music by the simple act of riding your bike? This project started with that question. We have build the first prototype and thanks to Jeffry Sol and Vincent Beijersbergen we were able to do so in a month. And yes it was pretty difficult, but loads of fun…. the idea is pretty simple; basicly, a wheel and dynamo work the same way as a record player. But it was not as easy as it looks. First, we had to come up with a solution for the wheels; how can we change the records? The forfork was blocking the wheel. That’s why we changed a 30 year old bike into a lefty bike; and build a construction that would still support the weight and would be strong enough for people to ride on it. The biggest challenge of all was to make sure that the needles would stick to the record and follow the grooves, without skipping too much. Therefor we bought two vertical record players and took them apart, to see how they worked. Also; we wanted our bike to be as low tech as possible; that’s why the only “extra” energy we used was a 9 volt battery to support the amplifier. In order for the records to run smoothly, we also had to change the crank of the bike and the chain. After that, we build our own horn, to have some extra volume, and we sprayed the whole bike black. We had some sponsors like bikestores, handy people and DJ’s and that’s how our dream in progress turned out to be real… Here’s to the crazy ones; thank you guys, you rock. – Merel, Pieter and Liat
Caught this funny video on my G-Reader this morning.
“Loopy2 hd helps me cover bobbie brown.”
Create music by layering looped recordings of singing, beatboxing, or playing an instrument with a savvy, sophisticated, tactile new looper that totally reinvents the formula.
Have you ever wondered what your children will sound like when they grow up? This fun, easy-to-use iPhone, iPad and iPod* App lets you explore the possibilities.
So easy to use:
• Record speaking or singing (tap mic to start, tap again to stop)
• Adjust for bigger or smaller (swipe or pinch)
• Listen to how it sounds (tap speaker)
• Send the adjusted voice with a message to friends via E-Mail.
Once you have a sound you like, you can send it to your friends. Swap recordings, and see who sounds the most grown-up or the most awesome.
You can also hear what grown-ups might have sounded like a few years ago. Just remember that having fun is half the fun!
• iGrowUP requires an Internet connection and E-Mail account to send your recordings to others.
* iPod Touch 2G and 3G require an external microphone, such as an Apple headset with mic. iPod Touch 1G does not support microphone input and cannot be used with iGrowUP.
Spice up your phone?
Korg USA has launched a collection of free Ringtones, all created with real Korg instruments. You can choose from a variety of Korg-quality synth sounds: bass, lead, vocoder and more. Also offered are more acoustic sounds including piano, harp or even a complete orchestra. Korg ringtones are now available to download free of charge at the URL below or on Korg USA’s Facebook page.
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One day we had this idea of trying to turn the annoying noises of a child’s ballooon into music, by doing the right treatment.
We captured many samples, making all sorts of noises, extracting the air, hitting, rubbing. And then we edited it into a beat, a bassline and a melody, with the right processing tools.
Keeping up with our great hero, the late John Cage, we always want to remind everyone that everything and everyone has music inside. You just gotta know how to bring it out!
A special thanks to our friends from Celemony, we couldn’t have done this without Melodyne.
A potato powered transistor oscillator with light dependent resistor, which gets its power from potato battery. Low power circuit is based off Forrest Mims light-dependent oscillator.