Jun 18, 2013 0
On the Internet, no one knows you’re a dog. But they just might know you’re an MS-20.
Hector Urtubia – aka Mr. Book – has connected his synths to the Web and set them up for the world. Submit a music pattern, and send it off to the synths to be rendered to sound. It’s like Kinko’s, if they did analog synths instead of printers.
Hector explains more:
I created a web app (http://analogalacarte.com) which allows you to create a synth pattern, submit it and it will get rendered live in hardware on one of my synths at home.
That’s an MS-20 mini, connected to the world via Web tech. And below, a Shruthi-1 in the same role. Images courtesy the artist.
Keep up with the latest on his Twitter account:
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Not just another Theremin or KAOSS-style control. Now you’re playing with cubes. Image courtesy the developer.
Cue the Tetris theme, and start playing music by navigating a field of cubes.
So, you’ve seen X/Y touchpads before, many times, in hardware like the KAOSS Pad (or Lemur, or your computer trackpad). But AeroMIDI 3D does something rather different: instead of just a single X/Y area, you get an array of programmable 3D cubes floating in space, all triggered with waves of your fingers using the forthcoming Leap Motion connect. Use one finger, multiple fingers, different parameters, whatever you like, and notes and control messages are sent via MIDI to your favorite software.
You get three dimensions of control for each finger, if you like, and the developer promises low-latency gesture recognition. The software is available for Mac and Windows.
With Leap Motion apparently on track for a release next month, you could have your fingers on this very soon. And this is the second dedicated music app we’ve seen in development for the Leap, even before it has been released. (Leap Motion recently did a round-up of music apps; more are on the way.) Previously:
From Gestures to MIDI: Geco Promises Music Applications for Leap Motion
And more details from the developer:
AeroMIDI uses the Leap Motion controller to track your fingers in 3-dimensional space, allowing you to trigger notes and MIDI continuous controller messages. Works with any MIDI software or hardware! Control synthesizers, lighting rigs, DAWs, effects, virtual instruments, and any other MIDI-capable hardware or software with AeroMIDI!
AeroMIDI is the virtual 3D glue between your synths and your fingers. Prepare to create music in a whole new way.
Welcome to AeroMIDI – New Dimensions in MIDI Control!
**AeroMIDI and the Leap Motion are expected to be released in late July 2013.**
To learn more, go to:
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Jason “True Dimensions” Allemann built this motorized Theo Janssen-style strandbeest walking robot, but evoking a cool steampunk style! I love all the little details on the deck like the tiny herd of goats to the ratty shack teetering on one corner. Jason has the building instructions on his website.
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Here is a wonderfully produced video profile of the Musée Mécanique — one of the world’s largest privately owned collections of mechanically operated musical instruments and antique arcade machines. Located in San Fransciso at Pier 45 at of Fisherman’s Wharf, the Musée features every imaginable kind of mechanical amusement from turn-of-the-century hand-cranked music boxes to modern video arcade games.
Learn more about The Musee Mechanique on their web site.
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MAKE is teaming up with Google again for our 2nd annual Maker Camp July 6-Aug. 16—a virtual summer camp that features six weeks of projects, making, field trips, and fun for teens hosted on Google+. And we need your help to round out our roster of fun loving, energetic makers.
Awesome Maker, and even awesomer Dad Kristoffer Dominic Amora dropped us a link to his Google gallery of pictures from the “working” arc reactor he made for his son to wear to the new Iron Man movie a little while back. It’s a great medly of repurposed parts and creativity, and you can see from the smiles on Rayne’s face that the effort was more than worth it. See select pictures above, or check out out Kristoffer’s galley to more.
Math Mondays has been accumulating a lot of mail from all you fellow makers out there with a mathematical bent so today’s installment marks the beginning of a series (the length of which depends on how much more mail you all send) based on readers’ responses to earlier columns