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The Listening Machine

The Listening Machine

Gootar Guitar Chord Generator and Scale Finder Programs... 86,724,401 (million) chords aM laboratory stereomood – emotional internet radio - music for my mood and activities Adventures in 3D Sound! Edgar Choueiri knows how things work; he’s a rocket scientist — officially, the Director of Princeton University's Electric Propulsion and Plasma Dynamics Laboratory. If NASA ever sends a person to Mars, Choueiri’s research probably will have played a role. But Kurt Andersen visited his lab recently to get a taste of the future right now. Unlike surround sound and other elaborate hardwiring, his breakthrough consists of a software algorithm applied to sound files that allows stereo playback to sound much more real and lifelike. The 3D audio in the show segment above is calibrated for stereo speakers only so it won't work on headphones. Try out the clips below, in which Choueiri demonstrates the sound of water in 3D. 3D Audio Demonstration for Speakers 3D Audio Demonstration for Headphones So how does it work? Drawing on some of the math in plasma physics, Choueiri devised a digital algorithm that cancels crosstalk transparently without changing the tonal quality of the sound.

Audiotool - make music in your browser 7 Alternatives to Pandora and Last.FM | Mystery Tricycle Whether you are annoyed by the ads on Pandora, the limited number of skips, or the abyss of cruel 30-second song teasers from Last.FM, many online listeners are growing weary of mainstream methods of hearing new music. While the Pandora algorithm is strong, and the Last.FM related artists tool is pretty useful, don’t fool yourself in to thinking that there aren’t other great ways to expose yourself to new music in the depths of cyberspace. Here are 7 alternatives to Pandora and Last.FM that will infuse your day with an uninterrupted stream of music that large record companies haven’t managed to squash under their thumbs yet. StumbleAudio StumbleAudio has a killer recommendation engine that works better for me than Pandora’s. Songza Songza uses a recommendation engine that runs for each ‘channel’, but unlike Pandora, channels are not tied to specific listeners and rather are community property. Musicovery Stereomood Ah, the power of the ‘tag cloud’. 8tracks Grooveshark The Hype Machine

Music Machinery Choosing a Mixer for Your Home Studio Page 1 2 3 4 by Tweak Tweak: This is the back of a Mackie 1604VLZ3 a known favorite in many home studios. Understanding the back of your potential mixer is more important than the front. By the end of this article you will know what all those ins and outs do. On the next four pages we will cover a lot of mixers and approaches to building your studio. Understanding mixers is important. What does a Mixer actually do? A mixer or mixing console or mixing board all refer to the same thing: a device that allows you to balance, position, effect and equalize its different audio channels into a good sounding sonic image that we call a mix. Those starting a studio need to decide early on what is going to be the center of the studio. Making this choice is one of the most difficult for the home and project studio, as no piece of gear has as many ramifications for the future path of your studio. Going Mixerless Is a mixer even necessary for your rig? Even many professionals are mixerless now.

Otomata - Generative Musical Sequencer - Earslap 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! Official facebook page: Also this reddit page has many examples: And there is a subreddit for Otomata: Otomata is a generative sequencer. Each alive cell has 4 states: Up, right, down, left. at each cycle, the cells move themselves in the direction of their internal states. This set of rules produces chaotic results in some settings, therefore you can end up with never repeating, gradually evolving sequences. If you encounter something you like, just press “Copy Piece Link” and save it somewhere, or better, share it! Here is something from me to start with: And here is an action video: Here are replies to some common questions: Q: MIDI Output?

Text Composition Generator The P22 Music Text Composition Generator allows any text to be converted into a musical composition. This composition is displayed in musical notation and simultaneously generated as a midi file. 1. Type or copy any text into the Text Field. A short text may be best at a slow pace (IE 10 BPM) whereas a longer text may prove more engaging at 1200 BP. In some browsers (Safari 2 or greater), the ability to play real time multi-tracking can allow for complex compositions. The generated musical text does not claim copyright nor imply any rights from the text used. 2. The P22 Music Composition Font was proposed in 1997 to the John Cage Trust as an accompaniment to the John Cage text font based on the handwriting of the composer. 3. P22 Music Pro is a unique font system that expands on the concept used in the Music Text Composition Generator. The font used in the P22 MTCG is a basic version that closely follows the initial Cage inspired idea. 4.

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