Online Drum Machine Drumbot is the next best thing to a real drummer. Full song loops and tons of grooves. Designed specifically for non-drummers for use as backing tracks during song composition. We've partnered with real drummers, (can you think of a better beat maker?) Otomata 16 Jul 2011 Click on the grid below to add cells, click on cells to change their direction, and press play to listen to your music. Update: Click here to get Otomata for your iPhone / iPod / iPad!
The Rational Keyboard The Rational Keyboard is a browser app to play with harmony on the rational number line. Imagine a piano with infinitely many keys, one for each rational number, and the keys move around and resize based on what sounds good, using some really cool math. Audio is synthesized in background Web Workers and played with HTML5 Audio objects, and the interactive visualizations use a 2D HTML5 Canvas. Check out the source at github, or just grab the audio encoder for your own apps.
Ferrofluid Display Though the technical description of ferrofluid is "a stable colloidal suspension of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles," we prefer to stick with "magnetic magic in a bottle." Usually confined to scientific demonstrations, in the presence of a magnetic field ferrofluid essentially goes nuts—shifting into spiky three-dimensional shapes, bouncing from one magnetic pole to the other, and being generally fascinating in every way. By sealing this scientific oddity into a glass bottle, the team at Concept Zero has created the most hypnotic desk distraction of all time. Concept Zero has also found a way to tint their ferrofluid, giving the magnetic "spikes" yet more definition and even appearing to change color. Simple, Fun and Free - Musical Creativity with iNudge Finding and using simple, effective music technology tools While I’ve been preparing materials for a new online course, Music Technology for the Terrified, I’ve been thinking a lot about the barriers (both perceived and real) that many teachers face when incorporating technology into their music classes. Whether it’s a fear of things going wrong, a lack of time to explore or try new techniques or the feeling that students are much further ahead of the curve, technology can be a big hurdle for some. The aim of the course is to present quick and easy ways that technnology can be used with students by showing a range of resources – like iNudge – that (hopefully!) remove some of these hurdles. iNudge is a free interactive website that’s accessible on any online computer.
Graph Theory Graph Theory is a 2005 commission of the New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether Ore) for its Turbulence web site. Itwas made possible with funding from the Greenwall Foundation. Jason Freeman: concept, music, programming Patricia Reed: design Maja Cerar: violin click to launch Titles of the Sublime Mundane: the Empty Calories of the Over-Obvious JF Ptak Science Books LLC Post 540 Sometimes publications have absolutely no pretense, stating exactly what it is that sleeps between their covers. And sometimes these titles seem more like declarative broadsides or posters and not books at all, the "book part", or any writing furthering the cover's statement, being unnecessary. The first example here (and one which begs the response "yup!"), Saturn Has Rings, written in 1944 by Donald Lee Cyr (of El Centro), should've stopped at the end of the title of chapter one, "A Rose has Petals".
Favourite Audacity Keyboard Shortcuts Favourite Audacity Keyboard Shortcuts – Free Download Free Download: Favourite Audacity Keyboard Shortcuts I’ve always enjoyed the simplicity of the free audio recording and editing program Audacity. It’s my go-to tool for many tasks, especially things like recording voice-overs for tutorial videos, removing a verse and chorus from a song, taking lyrics out of a recording and adding fade-ins and fade-outs with a click or two. Audacity is ideal for recording student compositions and performances, digital storytelling with funny voices and sound effects and editing existing audio recordings. Following is the list of my favourite, most commonly-used shortcuts for Audacity 2.0 – a cheatsheet.
1 - harmonics of 55hz A musical realization of the motion graphics of John Whitney as described in his book "digital harmony" Animation and music by Jim Bumgardner of krazydad.com and the wheel of lunch. Jim makes free puzzles, including sudoku, killer sudoku, kakuro, mazes, and thousands of other puzzles. Music box variations: var. 0 - chromatic - 48 tinesvar. 1 - harmonics of 55hzvar. 2 - harmonics of 20hzvar. 3 - harmonics of 48hz, reversedvar. 4 - harmonics of 48hz, palindromevar. 5 - chromatic - 88 tinesvar. 6 - microtonesvar. 7 - harmonics - 120 tines, reversedvar. 8 - chromatic - 88 organ pipes, rev.var. 9 - chromatic - 88 bars, rev.var. 10 - chromatic - 64 pipe cyrpto calliopevar. 11 - minute waltz - 60 keys, 60 secondsvar. 12 - chromatic - prime numbers onlyvar. 13 - chromatic - non-primes onlyvar. 14 - stereovar. 15 - stereo - 120var. 16 - stereo - 210var. 17 - hand crankedvar. 18 - stereo drone (new)var. 19 - stereo sonar (new)var. 20 - bell carol (new)
Top 5 Interactive Generative Music sites Have you ever stumbled upon those interactive little places on the internet, that let you toy around with totally random sounds and images and generate your own tunes, for no good reason? These interactive generative music sites can leave you feeling surprised, delighted and strangely art-satisfied. The experimental interfaces of these sites approach the interplay of digital sounds and visual arts in a completely innovative way. This is art. But the pedestal it deserves is nowhere to be found… Submarine Channel filters out the best expressions of this underrated digital art form in this top 5. Showcase site Chrome Experiments is a precious goldmine for all kinds of surprising web experiments.
'Poetry Is Useless' and Other Merciless Engagements With Meaninglessness (Drawn and Quarterly)US: Jul 2015 Poetry is useless, writes Anders Nilsen at the outset of his new sketchbook compilation of the same name. So too, it appears, is narrative structure.