Sound Experiments

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The New Moog: 25-Key Synth Prototype Walkthrough with Pioneer Herb Deutsch

Moog has revealed the innards of the synth they’re launching later this month, and it looks like a cute but sonically-rich analog monosynth: two-octave keyboard, no display, plenty of knobs. What’s best is, we get not some strange Web teaser or blurry cropped photos, but a ... More

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Handmade Custom Guitars by Paul Rhoney Video

The process of building a custom guitar is something that takes patience, talent, and an eye for precision. Elk Grove, CA based custom guitar builder Paul Rhoney took the rare leap of faith to follow his passion for guitars and open his own custom shop. In this great video, filmmaker Ryan Shevlin follows ... More

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Re: Sound Bottle

This is a music medium that can reproduce a recorded voice as music. It makes a database of sound sources that is managed and used as formal and automatic repetitions, and forms a music medium of the day. I felt something missing in the habitual use of music reproduction media, so I thought to create an interactive music medium that ... More

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Landfill Harmonic Teaser

Landfill Harmonic is an upcoming feature-length documentary about a remarkable musical orchestra in Paraguay, where the musicians play instruments made from trash. Cateura, Paraguay is a town essentially built on top of a landfill. Garbage collectors browse the trash for sellable goods, and children are often at risk of getting ... More

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FREE Plugin: TurboCharged Distortion Filter

A versatile, creative distortion and filter effect. The smooth filter, powerful distortion, and audio modulation combine to take tracks from subtle filtering to all out mayhem. • Create amazing textures from subtle to devastating • Add dynamic motion to static sounds • Incredible buildup and breakdown ... More

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Cabbit

"A beautiful style of moving image, building a dense, miniature and dreamlike world, intricately observed. I can sense the dedication and generosity of spirit in each frame." - Shaun Tan, Oscar winning director of 'The Lost Thing' (2010) 'Cabbit' is a handmade animation by Montana based artist, Soogie. Animated frame-by-frame using paper, ... More

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Portlandia - "The Studio"

Winter came to Portlandia Friday night for a special episode and brought a wordless Jack White along with it. The rocker appeared in a short sketch featuring Fred Armisen playing a character obsessing over the vintage gear in his home studio, much of which, he notes over and over, was used on the making of the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds. ... More

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The Mixtape: Celebrating 50 years of the cassette tape.

Celebrating 50 years of the cassette tape. The format that brought us mixtapes and the birth of home sampling culture. 16 track live mashup performed on a 23 year old Tascam 1” tape machine. A free copy of the mix is available on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ithacaaudio Ithaca Audio is a ... More

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Musical table & pendulum sound machine live at pola museum annex

###Musical Table The musical table installed 504 volumes on the top plate, and there are 504 musical box movements which play only a single sound in the point of the 5-m electric line extended from there. the motor revolving speed of the musical boxes are adjusted by the volume of the ... More

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Nonlinearity III: Sound instruments that no one's ever seen before

###Q: So what do you do? A: I make sound instruments that no one's ever seen before, and then I teach myself how to play them. ###Q: Do you play them well? A: Well, if no one's ever seen one before, how can they tell if I'm playing it badly or not? Triple soundbox-drone nonlinearity ... More

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BeetBox: Play drum beats by touching actual beets

###Description BeetBox is a simple instrument that allows users to play drum beats by touching actual beets. It is powered by a Raspberry Pi with a capacitive touch sensor and an audio amplifier in a handmade wooden enclosure. ###Concept BeetBox is primarily an exploration of perspective and ... More