Navichord – A New iPad Instrument For Exploring Chord Progressions

navichordDeveloper Denis Kutuzov has released Navichord – an iPad instrument for exploring chord progressions.

Navichord displays notes in both keyboard-style and grid-style arrangements. And it automatically displays chord names. This lets you play chords traditionally, or use chord ‘shapes’, which are consistent for playing the chord with any root note.  Continue reading

James Murphy Remixes The US Opens

James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) and IBM recently collaborated on a music project for the U.S. Open that explored creating a soundtrack to the event, based on the sonification of data from each tennis match.

In a nutshell, IBM developers built algorithms that mapped each player’s movement to audio samples, automatically creating ambient soundscapes based on the matches.  Continue reading

Pendeo Intros Hardwood OP-1 Case, Monolith Adapter

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Pendeo has introduced two new accessories for the Teenage Engineering OP-1, the Monolith connection adapter & a solid wood case.

pendeo-monolith-adapterThe Pendeo Monolith Adapter allows conversion from the standard 1/8″ audio connectors to 1/4″, using high-quality Neutrik connectors.

It connects with the OP-1 easily, for a secure fit which allows reduced wear and stress on the standard OP-1 connectors. The monolith adapter also integrates perfectly with the Pendeo OP-1 Case.

The Pendeo OP-1 Case is machined from solid Burmese Teak, and comes with the Monolith adapter for the OP-1. Continue reading

P5.js Lets You Do It In Your Web Browser

P5JSp5.js is a JavaScript library that’s designed with the original goals of the Processing programming language – to make coding accessible for artists, designers, educators, and beginners – but to do it with Javascript, so that you can do it in your Web browser.

p5.js lets you create Web-based multimedia applications that can interact with other HTML5 objects, including text, input, video, webcam, and sound. Continue reading