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CPU vs. GPU Mythbusters Demo Reveals a Lot

If you haven’t seen it yet, Jamie and Adam did what may be the greatest illustration of a computing concept onstage ever, using an 1100-barrel paintball gun: Updated: We’ve seen the basic idea before — one of the Max/MSP + Atmel-powered Printball notes his own, similar project, as featured on Pixelsumo way back in 2005. […]

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How to Turn Theremin into MIDI, Free with Pd

Last month we saw Sarah Angliss using the Theremin as an audiovisual controller. If you’ve got a Theremin and want to try this yourself — or try some other similar continuous input — here’s a really simple example of a patch that converts audio to MIDI. It uses Pd, Max/MSP’s open-source cousin for Mac, Windows, […]

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VDMX5 VJ App Beta for Mac Chugging Along, Adds New Render Engine

It may be called a beta, but that hasn’t stopped VDMX from being a favorite in big live gigs. Here is powering przemion’s rig in Amsterdam. VDMX5 may be “perpetually in beta”, but oh, what a beta it is. The latest version includes some major breakthroughs, a new render engine, lots of new features — […]

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Easier DIY Controllers: MachineCollective in Beta, Shipping Next Month

There’s a growing appetite for using custom controllers or creating DIY controllers from scratch. Why not, after all, get exactly the number of knobs and sliders you want, in just the layout you want? Where a lot of these projects stumble, though, is in the enclosure. That’s what made the appearance of machinecollective, an polished-looking […]

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Learning Reaktor: 10-Step Path to Building New Sequencers, Beatboxes, and Effects

“What if you had to take just one software instrument with you to a desert island?” It’s not an entirely silly question, with so many choices in software potentially distracting you from real music making. I say, cheat: take a tool that lets you build your own tools, specific to the job. Reaktor immediately springs […]

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Processing to C++ Code: Memo’s Fluids and Particles released

Memo has released the source code for his optical flow/psychadelic fluids project, used at the Glastonbury Pi Installation. Seeing as a lot of what I’m doing is based on open-source software and the good intention of others, I think its fair that I release some source code too… So I’ve tried to clean and comment […]

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Processing to C++ Code: Memo's Fluids and Particles released

Memo has released the source code for his optical flow/psychadelic fluids project, used at the Glastonbury Pi Installation. Seeing as a lot of what I’m doing is based on open-source software and the good intention of others, I think its fair that I release some source code too… So I’ve tried to clean and comment […]

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Unreleased iPhone – iPod Touch MIDI Controllers, Ready for Ableton Live and More

When I first saw the iPhone at Apple’s keynote in 2007, my first thought was, this could be an interesting controller: big, pretty display, accelerometer sensors, and multi-touch input. It’s not without some problems (namely, small amounts of latency, the lack of tactile feedback inherent to touchscreens, and the size of your fingers reducing accuracy). […]

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Archivist Responds: Yes, Virginia, Delia Derbyshire Really Was That Awesome

A sadly out-of-print album of Delia Derbyshire’s music, with Brian Hodgson, Don Harper. It came as no surprise to me that Delia Derbyshire, composer and BBC Radiophonic Workshop maestra, would have created incredibly forward-thinking music in the 60s. But when one track seemed to predict IDM and modern electronica, the story of Derbyshire’s vintage “dance” […]

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Resolume 3 Will Merge Audio Effects, Beat Sync with Visuals

Resolume Avenue 3 Introduction from Bart van der Ploeg on Vimeo. If you’re interested in audiovisual performance as well as audio, here’s an app to keep an eye on. Resolume “Avenue” 3, announced today, is a ground-up rebuild of a popular VJ app. Now, things like GPU-native video may not mean much to the musical […]

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