In May of 2012, Google turned its homepage over to Moog, creating a playable version of one of their synthesizers. The synth “Doodle” was used by over 300 million users, and brought a new level of attention to the Asheville, N.C.-based company. Acknowledging this, Moog, as part of their 3rd Annual Circuit Bending Contest held during the Moogfest music event, called for enthusiasts and benders to create a sampler and use the Google Moog Doodle as the basis for it’s sounds. The winning sampler was unlike anything we’d ever seen, and we contacted some of our favorite musicians, including Detroit techno pioneer Carl Craig and hip-hop icon El-P, to create or rework songs using this new tool. The resulting tracks and documentary chronicle the dynamic relationship between technology and music, and how each field pushes the other in unpredictable and amazing directions.
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We of course all new that some people would enjoy the challenge to make some music on the Google Moog synth 😀
And by the way here’s another one from Jordan Rudess:
And of course Moog has to try it out as well:
In celebration of Bob Moog’s Birthday Google created a web based synthesizer for the world to enjoy. Moog’s Chief engineer, Cyril Lance, overviews the doodle’ s capabilities to help you get started crafting sounds. Now everyone can explore the wonders of subtractive synthesis and express their creativity by sculpting sounds. Remember, experimentation and learning will reward you with a lifetime of rich synthesizer experiences. #celebratebob
What happens when you take Animoog, a MF-102 Ring Mod, a MF-104Z Analog Delay, the Moog Google Doodle, and put them in a room together? Pure sonic creativity.
Has Bob Moog inspired you? #celebratebob
check out the whole celebration at: www.moogmusic.com
By the way here’s a birthday gift from Google – Google Honors Bob Moog, Turns Search Engine Into A Synth!
t had to be done! I saw the Les Paul interactive guitar Google homepage www.google.com a couple of hours ago so I performed a quick song/mashup about it… here it is.
It wasn´t more then 24h after CDM released the beatbox thinking in relation to Google Translate before this video appeard
Google translate beatbox Meme Video Mashups
Thanks internet for the LOLs :*
This is actually quite funny
German to German translation turns Google Translate into a Beatbox
Click here and then click on listen >>
The details of Google’s long-rumored music service are starting to leak out, setting the scene for the launch of a cloud-based storage locker that users could keep their music in and stream it from anywhere.
Billboard quotes “industry sources” who suggest that the first step would be a download store, which Google would operate in much the same way that iTunes and Amazon MP3 work. Alongside would sit a locker that songs and albums could be stored in, and then streamed or downloaded to any internet-connected device, likely including Android phones and the forthcoming Google TV.
When users buy tracks in the download store, they’re given the option to copy their purchase over to the storage locker automatically, meaning no download-then-upload hassles. Meanwhile, a desktop app would scan the user’s hard drive, quietly uploading any tracks recognized as music in the background, whatever their source.
However, the search giant could run into trouble when it comes to deals with the record labels. The same industry sources claim that the subscription fee for such a service would be around $25 (about £16) per year, and that revenues would be split 50:50 with the rights holders. Music publishers will also take a 10.5 percent share, but it’s not clear whose chunk that’ll be taken from.
That’s a large percentage for Google, and I’ll be surprised if the labels let the company get anywhere near that figure, especially as tracks sourced from filesharing sites would be streamable in the same way as legitimate ones. If they do acquiesce, it’ll no doubt be in exchange for concessions from Google, like removing sites associated with piracy from search results. That’s something that Google is unlikely to look favorably on.
One industry insider that Wired.co.uk spoke to, who didn’t want to be named, confirmed this, telling us: “I don’t see this ever working with the U.S. labels, especially not with a 50/50 split. Google has seriously overestimated their generosity.”
So in short, it seems like there’s still a very long way to go before agreements can be signed. Especially as Google will undoubtedly want to start in the USA where the major labels are at their most fuddy-duddy. A similar streaming service proposed by Spotify hasn’t managed to get off the ground there, despite gathering nearly 10 million users in Europe, supposedly due to objections from the labels.
Rumor has it that Google will go for a holiday-season launch for a new music download service. Google’s new msic service would be deeply connected to the Android mobile operating system. Apparently the company would go for the launch of a music download service first and then have that followed by an online subscription service next year. The service Google is aiming at would be a cloud-based subscription service with the ability to stream directly to Android mobile devices.
It remains to be seen if ‘Google Music’ will be able to present a serious threat to Apple’s iTunes. AdMob reports have already revealed that Android users are half as likely to pay for mobile apps as iPhone users. Users of the iPhone download an average of 8.8 apps a month, of which just 1.8 are paid for. Android users, meanwhile, download 8.7 apps a month and only pay for 1.1 of them. Good to know, AdMob is Google’s mobile ad company and Android is its mobile platform.
Today’s big rumor, coming from an un-named single source by way of the Download Squad blog, is that a Google tablet, made by HTC, running Google’s Chrome OS, and available on the Verizon network, will go on sale on November 26th this year. That’s Black Friday.
Or, maybe not: Citing similarly un-named sources among “upstream component makers,” Digitimes asserts that it’s Motorola, not HTC, that is Google’s first choice for a tablet, which Digitimes says will be based on Android.
The Motorola-made Google tablet will utilize Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor platform, and will have a 10.1-inch Sharp-manufactured LCD that’s not as bright as the iPad, but is thinner, says Digitimes. It will be in production by the end of 2010, the paper added.
Judging from the number of micro synths and drum machines that has popped up for Android, I guess it is just a matter of time before we see a similar development on the tablet side