The performance was part of a presentation on modular synthesis for Chicago Ideas Week. Continue reading
Virtual Vocalist Hatsune Miku ‘performed’ on Late night with David Letterman earlier this week – taking the show on a detour into a William Gibson world, where millions of people worship virtual popstars.
The song was performed using only analog synthesizers, either played live or sequenced. The performance was recorded directly from the mixer to a stereo track and later mixed together with the ambience from the arena. A few mistakes have been cut out and replaced with the audio from a rehearsal take. Continue reading
4DSOUND is a new immersive audio system that allows for evolving changes in three-dimensional positioning of sound.
Despite the emergence of professional and consumer surround-sound systems, most live performances still rely on stereo (or even summed mono) sound, with an audience hearing most of the music from one direction.
4DSOUND is built from expansive array of speakers, a Max-based core, and custom Max for Live devices that allow for sound to be positioned anywhere within the system’s space.
In the video above, 4DSOUND founder Paul Oomen talks about its conception, and Martin Stimming discusses performing with the system. Continue reading