Csound Now Available On Android

Csound – an open source user-programmable software sound synthesizer  is now available on Android. Csound contains a full complement of digital oscillators, samplers, filters, envelope generators, random number generators, physical models, sound granulators, phase vocoders, and other unit generators. Users write instrument definitions in Csound’s orchestra language to render notes written in Csound’s score language, played… Read More Csound Now Available On Android

Fairlight CMI Honored Australia’s National Film & Sound Archive

Among this year’s entries into the Australian National Film & Sound Archive’s Sounds of Australia are sounds of the Fairlight CMI. Established in 2007, the Sounds of Australia is the NFSA’s selection of sound recordings with cultural, historical and aesthetic significance and relevance, which inform or reflect life in Australia. Here’s what they have to… Read More Fairlight CMI Honored Australia’s National Film & Sound Archive

Goldilocks Analogue Combines Arduino With Audio I/O, Is ‘Just Right’ For Music Projects

Reader Phillip Stevens let us know about a Kickstarter project he’s running to develop a new Arduino, just right for audio projects, Goldilocks Analogue.  Arduino is an open-source computer platform, designed for creating microcontroller-based devices. The goal of the Goldilocks Analogue is to bring sophisticated analog and audio input, output, and storage capability to the Arduino environment. Here’s… Read More Goldilocks Analogue Combines Arduino With Audio I/O, Is ‘Just Right’ For Music Projects

What’s The Best OS For Doing Music & Audio Production? (Poll)

MusicTech magazine recently published a guide to tuning your computer for audio.  It covers topics like the performance benefits of hard drives, CPUs, additional RAM, SSDs and decluttering your hard drive. One thing that’s striking about the article, though, is that it’s mostly stuff that OS X users never think about. As the article notes: Mac will provide… Read More What’s The Best OS For Doing Music & Audio Production? (Poll)

The Computer Orchestra

The Computer Orchestra is a crowdsourcing platform, created by Simon de Diesbach, Jonas Lacôte, Laura Perrenoud, that allows users to create and conduct their own orchestra. Users can choose to upload their own music or download samples to integrate into their formation Once the ‘orchestra’ is configured, users can direct it with the movements of their… Read More The Computer Orchestra