This Is The Star Wars EDM Album You Probably Didn’t Know You Needed To Hear Before You Die

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StarWars.com has announced Star Wars Headspace – a Rick Rubin produced compilation of original electronic dance music.

Star Wars Headspace is a new compilation of original electronic dance music, infused with Star Wars sound clips and effects, and with track titles like ‘Ewok Pumpp’.

Before you can say, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this…”, here’s what StarWars.com has to say about the new compilation: Continue reading

Tie Fighter Music Box Is Exquisite, But $18,000+

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Before there was MIDI, music boxes used pins to sequence music.

The BM&F MusicMachine 3 is an exquisitely crafted, crazy expensive music box, inspired by Star Wars’ legendary imperial TIE fighters.

And it’s geeky to the core. The 1,400+ pins play themes from Star Wars, Mission Impossible and Star Wars.

Here’s a video demo of the Tie Fighter music box in action: Continue reading

60 Years Of The Wilhelm Scream

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This is a bit off topic – but this video compiles 60 years of the use of the “Wilhelm Scream’ – a popular stock scream that has been used in countless films, tv shows, and video games.

It’s sort of the Amen Break of cinema.

It was recorded in 1951 for Distant Drums, but has become a bit of a sound editor’s inside joke, finding infamy when sound magician Ben Burtt snuck it into the films he was working on, especially Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

via Cinexcellence

Brain-Controlled Synthesizer, Or What A Jedi Would Do With A Monotron

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This video, via bitmat23, demonstrates using brainwaves to control a Korg Monotron synthesizer:

This is a brainwave controlled synth i made for a mate for his birthday. The frequency of brainwaves is sent from the sensor digitally to the base station, all I have done is mod the monotron to have a cv/gate input and added a few components to the force trainer to output a voltage determined by the brain activity sensed.

Now, instead of it looking like you’re checking your email when you perform, you can look like you’re meditating!

It might be more interesting to patch this to use the CV output as a modulator, such as controlling the filter cutoff of a sequenced riff.