Cyril is a new tool, that enables you to live-code visuals. It is based upon OpenFrameworks, has its own, easy to learn syntax and it’s still early in development. I will definitely keep my eye on this.
“Level” is an album from Disasterpeace from 2008 I almost overlooked. The sound is rough, but well thought-out, reminding me most of the time of soundtracks of MegaDrive games or the 16-bit era in general. Moody, opulent, but always with that extra-dash of Disasterpeace’s genius.
A nice blend of playing video games and music at the same time – or to be more precise: to use video-game mechanics as an extended input device to order to organize sound. An interesting concept to build upon!!
Here you’ll get the idea:
In the center stands also the Illucia patchbay controller – an limited and very nice looking controller. Get them, while they’re available.
Here I have two great videos from people, doing extremely talented stuff with their Korg Monotribe. The first one is from “Kid Schurke”, who shows, that you can do stuff like “turntableism” with this compact new-school music-gear.
The other one is from “Hyboid” – pulling insanely great electro out of his devices!
Sometimes music-mixes hits the mood so perfectly. This mix has a nice blend of 8-bit console inspired chipmusic, that come along with sold beats and a relaxed, retro-urban atmosphere. Enjoy the night!
The lovely app “Spectral Eye” is not only a neat music-visualizer, but makes jamming along with music not only possible, but really fun. The app consists of a “harmonics-ring”, where the frequencies of the current input sound is mapped to notes (from C, C#, D etc. to B). You can at a glance and on the fly see the main base harmonics of the current track playing. If you start playing the main notes, you instantly “got” the music harmonies. And you can see the play of the overtones as well.
Of course, there are apps in the market, that automatically match the harmonics and apply “automatic to MIDI magic” for example. But the human factor like “seeing the notes and start playing” is sort of charming and makes this a recommended music app!
I am lately interested in the Raspberry Pi as a gaming platform. And say what? There are a couple of interesting projects doing exactly this. There is for example Cave Story available for the Raspberry! Between other goodies, browse for example the game-tag at the Raspberry-site.
Another cool project seems to be the “RetroPie-Project“. This is a dedicated Raspberry-distribution, that aims at turning the Pi instantly into a retro-gaming console.
Got more interesting project? Feel free to leave a comment!