Diego Stocco – Beachwood Real-Time Multi-Processing Improv

Sound designer Diego Stocco has released a new video, Beachwood, that captures a short improvisation, created with a musical object he calls “Beachwood”.

In the beginning of the video, he explains that he started with a piece of wood he found at the beach. Then he added a contact mic and a lavalier mic and some metal resonators.  Continue reading

LinnStrument, Bus-Powered By iPad Air (Sneak Preview)

Developer Geert Bevin has been working closely with Roger Linn on the firmware for the new LinnStrument, and is testing a new mode that lets it be bus-powered by devices like an iPad.

In the video above, Bevin tests out using the LinnStrument to control ThumbJam on the iPad.  Continue reading

Inside Therevox Custom Musical Instruments

Reader Stephen Young created this short film, Therevox – Wood & Wires, which takes a look inside the workshop of Therevox Custom Musical Instruments.

Since 2004, Mike Beauchamp’s Therevox has made instruments in the tradition of Paul Tanner’s Electro-Theremin and the Ondes Martenot.

Their ET-4 line is controlled by moving a finger along a reference keyboard, shaped to provide tactile feedback. Dual pressure sensitive intensity keys control the amplitude of the ET-4’s two independent analog oscillators. The ET-4’s performance options are rounded out by a low-pass filter, white noise generator and internal spring reverb.

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Seven Year-Old Kid Demos The Elektron Analog Four, Covers Depeche Mode

Reader Tubesockor started his son out young, teaching him how to use the Elektron Analog Four.

Now his son is covering Depeche Mode. Here’s what he has to say about the video:

My 7-year old son started to learn my Elekron Analog Four, and actually got pretty good at it. Since he loves “Photographic” by Depeche Mode (and had been playing it on the piano) he taught himself to program it into the A4.

One day I thought I should just capture what he’s doing on video to keep as a memory, and a the same time learn a two-cam setup. This is the result – all filmed in one go. There are English subtitles available in the video as well.