WIthout the little beings from outer space, we would only have buttons.
A first try with the ribbon controller and the modular synth. The “Alien Zip” module is designed after the first Coagula dot org model. I’m using a MIDI out from it to a vst of a Novachord patch. The other sound is from the CV and Gate out to the modular synth. The fun part is setting the amount of pitch shift for each voice. They are different so as I slide around the ribbon the notes spread apart different distances from each other. A very spooky effect. The ribbon pitch bend amount in the vst is setup by using Midi CC#20 in Kontakt 5 as a modulator. The output of the high and low regions of the ribbon controller are pitch value 0 – 127 as per Midi spec.
The scale is controlled on the modular by a Q125 Signal Processor. There is no way to control the amount of pitch bend on the modular. It is a simple voltage amount generated by the Arduino and ribbon. These differences make it challenging to get harmonies from both voices because the modular’s response is very sensitive and wide and the vst requires a lot of movement along the ribbon to get a small shift in pitch. The module itself uses the Arduino Uno R3 board and the software allows the user to set up the area of the ribbon controller to be used. This makes it flexible as an instrument but hard to get the scales exactly congruent to each other after a reset for calibration. I set it up so when you touch the ribbon the pitches are in tune but when you move, they spread at different rates. All the background sounds and sequences are from the modular clocked by the Q960 sequential controller. The drum part is added later after determining the beats per minute and soft syncing to the track in Cubase. I used Addictive Drums for this.
A revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.
With thanks to Emm Gryner, Joe Corcoran, Andrew Tidby and Evan Hadfield for all their hard work.
Captioning kindly provided by CHS (www.chs.ca)
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A very quick demo of one of the patches contained within UVI’s CS-M instrument, part of their Vintage Legends package
A dreamy, relaxing space ambient drone electronic music soundscape played live on Novation Supernova 2 keyboard synthesizer. Utilizing comb filter, reverb, delay, resonance, sync skew, filter & envelope adjustments.
Performed live, no external processing. Excerpt from a longer session.
FOR PART 1 CLICK HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhs-LguPTx8
Randy Rose, lead singer for The Residents, hosts an infomercial where the group presents its entire catalog of music in an uplifting once-in-a-lifetime offer.
S.P.O.C.K. is probably well known all around the world with their Star Trek-inspired Synthpop. This release is however, the first one released in North America. “Another Piece Of The Action – The Best Of The Subspace Years” is an 18-track greatest hits compilation with some of the bands most successful songs through the years.
The project launched in the late 80′s and the debut album “Five Year Mission” saw its release in 1993 through Swedish label Energy Rekords, including hits like “Never Trust A Klingon” or “Last Man On Earth”. The band released one more album on Energy before moving to Subspace Communications and released “Assignment: Earth” in 1997 followed by three more albums. The last release from the band was the “2001: A S.P.O.C.K Odyssey” in 2001 and since then no new music have been released by the band.
This “best of” album include lots of great songs and some of them are rare versions of which was only released on EP or singles; “E.T. Phone Home”, “Klingon 2000″, “All The Children Shall Lead”, “Not Human” and “Alien Attack”.
01. The Awakening (Intro)
03. E.T. Phone Home (Radio C-C-Cut)
04. Dr. McCoy (Classic)
05. Mr. Jones
06. Alien Attack
07. Queen Of Space (Single Version)
08. Wolf In The Fold
09. Astrogirl’s Secret
10. All The Children Shall Lead
11. Not Human
13. Satellites (Single Version)
14. Speed Of Light
15. Out There
16. Where Rockets Fly (Original Version)
17. Star Pilot On Channel K
18. Klingon 2000 (Radio Mix)
19. Dream Within A Dream
Giles Reaves: Space Music Improv on the Synapse Antidote Synthesizer.
“Testing my new Nikon D600, and the new Synthesizer from Synapse Audio: Antidote (for Reason 6.5). I created the patch from scratch in real time, as shown in the video. To keep in the “space music” theme, I used my night time time lapse footage from a recent trip through Southern Utah and Northern Arizona (including shots at Arcosanti, AZ).”
If you are into glittering and bleepy synth pop, here’s a nice treat for you all.
This was the first promotional video made for Swedish spacepop group S.P.O.C.K. It contains footage from some of the TV-shows the band appeared in 1996:
1) “All ETs Aren’t Nice (A.R.M. Mix)” – Fritt Fall, SVT2, Sweden
2) News At Night, MTV Europe
3) “Astrogirl” – MC, SVT2, Sweden
4) News At Night (with excerpts from “Astrogirl” and “Strange Dimensions”, MTV Europe
5) Sydnytt, SVT, Sweden
Bluezone Corporation has announced Tripod Invasion, a sound library featuring 200+ unique stereo drones and Sci-Fi sound effects.
Bluezone Corporation releases Tripod Invasion, a newly designed sound library containing 200+ unique stereo drones and Sci-Fi sound effects, produced as 24 bit / 44.1 kHz wav files. These pro sound effects, drones and mechanical textures offer unlimited usability for numerous audio professional needs. Ideal for sound design for TV, Big Screen and Video Game audio projects.
In this new downloadable sound library you will find high quality underground atmospheres, crashes and impacts, noise FX, risers and downshifters, transition and a large choice of alien rumbles, synthetic roars and deep organic ambient soundscapes. All audio elements are perfect for the needs of scoring, temp tracks, trailers, songs and of course background music. Like all Bluezone Corporation sound libraries, this pack is royalty-free and does not require any additional costs or permissions – it’s 100% ready to be used in your commercial productions. This sample pack is also suitable for style such as: Breaks, Dubstep, Ambient, Psy Trance, Techno, Drum and Bass and much more.
Now available in the iOS App Store! http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spacewiz/id541828795
This is the introduction of a 6 part video tutorial on SpaceWiz.
SpaceWiz allows you to interact with and control your environment at the highest level of complexity. With the manipulation of your own fingers on the playing surface, together with the technological wonders of the Chaos and Satellite generators, you fabricate particles, which then collide into planets.
You can even add the onboard real time synthesizer with its independent set of sounds and parameters to create your sonic masterpiece.
Regardless of your desires, this app will reward you with a mind-blowing creation. Sit back, and allow SpaceWiz to guide you on a uniquely woven audio-visual journey. Enjoy the ultimate sonic/visual wallpaper, or get busy and start throwing your own particles around the universe. Try rolling the dice for total randomization and see what happens! For creators who want to play a larger role in their SpaceWiz experience, you also have the opportunity to build your audio/visual world from the void!