It shows up on a standard (Teletext) television. It turns your remote control into a music interface. It makes glitching rhythmic music from sounds – even re-sampling bits of your TV. And then it prints your musical patterns.
That’s the wild, far-out project concocted by chip artist goto80. The result is a “tracker, artificial intelligence, speech synthesis rap, stats sucker, printer, video feedback,” and music studio for your remote control, thanks to goto80, aided by the hackery of Peter Kwan and Raquel Meyers.
Teletext may not be familiar to you depending on which part of the world you live in (and, uh, how nerdy you are about this stuff); it’s an old information retrieval system – a bit like a primitive Internet for TVs.
Remote Control Music Studio, a music software that runs on any TV that supports teletext. You can compose music in a tracker interface, modulate it with sounds and information from any available TV-channel, use different AI-settings to morph the music, and much more. In fact, you can do anything you want!
To save the music you need to have a TV with a teletext printer, like Philips 26CS3890 used in this video. As teletext inserter I use Peter Kwan’s vbit.
Get a better look at the print-outs here: My Teletext Music Software
Quote of the video:
“But it doesn’t matter. Everybody’s happy.”
Watch it in action:
Thanks to Brendan Ratliff on Twitter – @echolevel – for the tip!