Diego Stocco Wants You To Use A Squirrel For A Reverb, Intros Rhythmic Convolutions 2 Impulse Responses


Diego Stocco is one of the most creative sound designers around – whether he is creating sounds for OmniSphere, scoring films, building his own orchestra or finding inspiration in strange places.

Now he wants to teach you how to use a squirrel for a reverb.  Continue reading

An Interview With Sound Designer & Composer John Keston

john-kestonThe latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast features an interview with sound designer, developer and composer John Keston.

Here’s what host Darwin Grosse has to say about the interview:

John Keston came onto my radar in sort of a random way – he sent me a link to some of his music, and I kind of fell in love with it. It was sound designerly, but also musically deep. Then I started digging into his work, and it touched on a lot of my interests.

So wouldn’t you know that, when I interviewed him, I find out that our paths were constructed in similar ways. Musc, tech, art – it boils together to become an interesting – and personal – mix. In John’s case, this was programming, music and gigging, expansion into visual arts and finding a way to bring it all together. Some of his concepts on scores and improvisation are incredibly insightful, and I really appreciated him sharing his background and perspectives.

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New iOS Looper Designed For ‘Drastic’ Mangling

poolpFlart Studio has introduced Poolp – a new iPhone looper that features 3 loopers, 3 send effects and 2 global fx, all tweakable.

Poolp is designed to let you to record your own samples and change them in ‘drastic’ ways.


  • 3 synchronised loopers
  • independant record length (1, 2, 4 bars and free) for each looper
  • independant direction and speed (0.25, 0.5, 1, 2) for each looper
  • one low pass filter for each looper
  • volume and pan for each looper
  • 3 send effects: Reverb, Delay, Distortion
    2 Master effects: EQ, Autopan
  • Audio input and resample (pre/ post effects)
  • adjustable gain
  • adjustable loop points per sample (trim)
  • adjustable count in (‘record in 2 steps, 4 steps, or immediately)
  • Audio paste
  • Audiobus
  • global performance recorder

Here’s a video demo of Poolp in action: Continue reading

The Human Harp Transforms Suspension Bridges Into Instruments


The Human Harp, a global multi-media project founded by Di Mainstone, explores the idea of attaching controls to suspension cables, making it possible to ‘play’ a bridge as an electro-acoustic instrument.

Here’s an example, recorded at Bristol’s Clifton Suspension Bridge: Continue reading