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Kyle Scheele found a dead opossum. Really really dead. Really, it was only an opossum skeleton, but it was fully in tact. He had already been considering a project in the area of typography, and this just seemed like a perfect opportunity. He started arranging some of the bones into […]
Maker Faire Milwaukee kicked off last weekend with tons of really cool things. Due to a fire in a Chicago airport, some of us didn’t get to make it to the event. Luckily Brian McCormick was able to attend and shot this great video for the world to enjoy. Filed […]
Pretty lights are no fun if they’re off limits. So, Reaktor gurus, your fun starts now. As promised here, you get some example patches to begin working with those light-up keyboards from Native Instruments (Komplete Kontrol S-Series, to be technical). And they’re available now:
Here are two example ensembles showing how to control the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-series LEDs and key properties from Reaktor.
HWControl_BasicUse.ens – can be used with an S-series keyboard to directly control the key LED colours and note properties.
HWControl_KB-LED-Simulator.ens – includes a keyboard LED simulator instrument so that you can test your Reaktor HWControl messages without having an S-series keyboard.
HWControl Module Examples: Hardware Control module examples for builders [Native Instruments User Library]
If only one person reads this article and that person makes something amazing with Reaktor, it’ll be worth it having published it. So do let us know here at the CDM Office Tower. (Dizzying, the view from the executive suites, I will say that.)
Nothing yet for controlling the display text, though – that should be interesting.
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The phenomenon of techno’s growth right now can’t even be confined to one corner of Berlin. Rødhåd and Dystopian Records demonstrate not only the uncontainable nature of their own particular brand of shadowy dance creations, but perhaps this folk quality of electronically-produced music generally.
And if you happen to like that flavor, we have quite a lot of media for you to gobble up. Dubby, dark, and distant, it’s all as always perfectly constructed, reserved in its trajectory as it builds energy. I suppose it’s predictable that getting Berghain’s stamp of approval brought Rødhåd to an international audience, but it’s just as interesting that he and the Dystopian crew were running their own parties for so long.
Before we get to the music, though, here’s the ever-calm man himself talking to INPUT’s Urban Stories, set against spectacularly futuristic architecture of Tbilisi, Georgia. If the talking head thing isn’t doing it for you, there’s some nice music and slow-motion shimmying later on.
Or – listen/watch:
Video from a live set at France’s Nuits Sonores festival:
Podcast for Groove Magazine (download available):
on SoundCloud, Groove 33
Article for Groove 33 [in German]
And another mix/podcast for Token Records:
From La Bacchanale Montréal, also live:
And the story behind the scenes:
With a crowd clad in masks and t-shirts, Dystopian Records did a recent takeover of Boiler Room from their usual party headquarters Arena Club. Here’s Rødhåd from that set:
I think it’s also worth watching the younger protege Alex.do, also on Dystopian, who played for hours into the night carrying on the gloomy-but-groovy mood:
For teshno, he picks out some records for us – from his first to his latest – and no, not just techno (though about that, he says “forget the world, forget the people, just close your eyes”):
on the record ~ rødhåd
You can follow Rødhåd on Facebook, of course.
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Defense Distributed, the group that has been making headlines by using 3D printers to make guns and gun parts has some new headline material. They’ve just released their own CNC Mill, called the Ghost Gunner, specifically aimed at manufacturing reliable firearm parts. The term “Ghost Gunner” is a reference to […]
Snap Circuits Extreme is Elenco’s largest set of snap-together circuits featuring 750 experiments — including 73 computer interface experiments. The kit covers electromagnets, strobe lights, transistor AM Radio, solar power, and vibration switches in addition to all the other experiments included in their smaller kits such as the SC-100, SC-300, and SC-500.
Here’s the link to Elenco Electronics Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750