Journal: The Mind Meld Audiovisual Retreat in New England

Last month, I was lucky enough to head to a gathering of music and visual artists at the studio of artist Duncan Laurie in Jamestown, Rhode Island, accompanied by performances in Providence and Boston. Among the cast: Richard Devine, Josh Kay (Phoenicia/Schematic), Steve Nalepa, Todd Thille (Synesthete), Vidvox’s David Lublin, Josh Randall (Robotkid/Harmonix), Aerostatic, Brian […]

Join in on Crazy Video Projects in LA, Worldwide: Stuntman Jump, High Noon Sunshine

Machine Project is the wonderful gallery / multimedia educational center and maker of happenings in Los Angeles. They’re on a roll with Big Ideas this month, so I thought I’d pass them along — aside from participating, they may inspire similar stunts in your hometown. (Just make sure you hire professionals if they’re going to […]

Wrist Synths: Whisper-Quiet Wearable Wristband FM; Solar-Powered Beats

Tired of all those DIY electronics projects making an awful racket? This one is whisper-quiet. You may have to turn up your volume to hear it at all. Project creator Andrew Benson (maker of many wonderful things for Cycling ’74) writes: I just finished sewing together an FM synthesizer that lives on a wristband and […]

Projection, Models, Stop-Motion in Production: Lightsurgeons "Eight Questions" Video Built from Waste

Some interesting production techniques used in this video from the Lightsurgeons. This film was created entirely from the waste collected and produced during the Sapporo ICC International Creative Workshop 2008 that took place between 4th -14th March. It was led by Light Surgeons creatives Chris Allen, Tim Cowie and James Price. The resulting piece of […]

Projection, Models, Stop-Motion in Production: Lightsurgeons "Eight Questions" Video Built from Waste

Some interesting production techniques used in this video from the Lightsurgeons. This film was created entirely from the waste collected and produced during the Sapporo ICC International Creative Workshop 2008 that took place between 4th -14th March. It was led by Light Surgeons creatives Chris Allen, Tim Cowie and James Price. The resulting piece of […]

Projection, Models, Stop-Motion in Production: Lightsurgeons “Eight Questions” Video Built from Waste

Some interesting production techniques used in this video from the Lightsurgeons. This film was created entirely from the waste collected and produced during the Sapporo ICC International Creative Workshop 2008 that took place between 4th -14th March. It was led by Light Surgeons creatives Chris Allen, Tim Cowie and James Price. The resulting piece of […]

CDM Asks: Digital Music + Beautiful Weather? (Go Play On a Lake!)

CDM traffic has taken a sudden plunge. Now, it could be all those digital DJ stories (um, sorry about that), but based on past experience, we tend to see a dip in readership whenever the weather turns lovely (which also happens to coincide with the end of the semester, a big deal for the many […]

Logic Environments: Connect Logic to Nintendo NES via MIDINES

Logic’s Environment, a modular layer in the program for creating custom configurations, isn’t well known to many Logic users. But if you can get used to its slightly unusual interface, it’s capable of some really powerful stuff. You know, important music stuff. Like connecting Logic to your Nintendo NES game system. Jonathan Flugel writes: The […]

Call for Help: Logic Environment Round-Up

With the release of Logic Studio 8, several soundware houses released custom Logic Environments / sound packs. Taking advantage of Logic’s unique modular engine, beneath its shiny new skin, has some real potential. I’m trying to organize a round-up of everything out there, so if you represent a company doing commercial Logic development — or […]