Installation Turns Bitcoin Exchange To Music

Laboratoria Art & Science Space in Moscow is hosting an instrumental installation, Silk, which generates sound based according to the real-time changes in the market activities related to cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Litecoin.

The artist, ::vtol:: explains how the installation works:

[The] constantly changing currency rate of of Bitcoin against major world currencies is influencing the strain of strings in installation and the way the picks are hitting them. The robotic system of the artwork is directed by a computer algorithm: influenced by dynamic changes of data, the installation sounds like a complex sound instrument.

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Siren Audio Releases Feedback 2, Generative 2

Siren_Audio_Generative2Siren Audio has announced the release of new versions of Feedback and Generative, standalone applications for creating drones, textures and loops.

Two of the three applications in the 2011 Lorelei suite, the updated Generative and Feedback applications “retain the same core ideas of generating drone and loop based audio material via delays and granular synthesis,” the developers say, but give much more control to the user over how the sound is created.
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Expert Sleepers Intros Max/MSP External Objects

Expert Sleepers has announced their first Max/MSP externals.

These native Max objects support the ES-4, ES-5 and ESX-4CV modules, so it is no longer necessary to use the Silent Way plug-ins to drive these modules from Max. Continue reading

rePatcher Adds A Modular Synth Interface To Your Computer

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This video, via FSK1138, takes a look at unboxing and testing the rePatcher.

The rePatcher is a $25 Arduino shield that basically lets you add a physical modular synth controls to Pure Data and MAX/MSP patches. It offers 6 general purpose potentiometers for modifying parameters in your patch and a 6 x 6 patchbay matrix.

rePatcher is available at Open Music Labs.

‘Concatenative Synthesis’ Lets You Play Anything With Anything

This video, by Rodrigo Constanzo, explores ‘concatenative synthesis’, an approach to synthesis that lets you play anything with anything:

C-C-Combine is a corpus-based audio mosiacing application, built in Max/MSP, based on concatenative synthesis. Concatenative synthesis is a technique for synthesizing sounds by concatenating short samples of recorded sound. It is essentially a type of granular synthesis that, instead of playing back grains based on position/windows, plays back grains based on analysis of incoming audio. In order to do this you must have a corpus (the pre-analyzed body of sounds) and an input sound source (either incoming audio or file playback).

You can get more info or download the patch at Constanzo’s site.

The Beatdown Step Sequencer For Akai APC40

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Sonic Faction has introduced The BeatdownThe Beatdown Step Sequencer for the Akai APC40 and Ableton Live.

This custom device comes with the Beatdown library and lets you program beats and note velocities,while saving and recalling patterns in realtime. It also features realtime looping, FX and groove manipulation for killer live performances.

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