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THIS LEGO CREATION PLAYS ACID HOUSE LIVE

- http://www.mixmag.net/words/news/this-lego-creation-plays-acid-house-live -

Coder and PhD student Alex Allmont has made a Lego creation that plays its own version of acid house. Yup, you read that right. Allmont put together the model for AudioGraft, a far-out music festival based in Oxford. It plays sounds based on the drums and notes particular to the Roland TB303, the synth responsible…

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Sony develops tech for 185TB tapes: 3,700 times more storage than a Blu-ray disc

- http://www.extremetech.com/computing/181560-sony-develops-tech-for-185tb-tapes-3700-times-more-storage-than-a-blu-ray-disc -

There was a time, in computing’s not-so-distant past, where magnetic tape was the best way to back up large amounts of data. In the mid-90s, tape could store tens or hundreds of gigabytes, while hard drive capacities were still mostly measured in megabytes. That would soon change, of course, with the advent of writable optical…

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A Giant LEGO Construction Makes Music with NI's Maschine

- http://createdigitalmusic.com/2014/05/giant-lego-construction-makes-music-maschine-made-nis-devs/ -

LEGOs and rapid, hacked construction have led to the development of hardware sold to musicians; Push and Maschine each saw hacked-together versions as prototypes before the more-polished versions we see today. So, why not use some of those toys and hacks to make something you can actually use, right now?

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Drum anywhere with Aerodrums “air kit”

Drum anywhere with Aerodrums “air kit”

First shown at the NAMM Show earlier this year, Aerodrums is a new kind of electronic drum kit that comprises… well, not much at all really. Designed as a portable and quiet substitute for a drum it, the idea is that your drumming movements are read by a Sony Playstation 3 Eye camera (this has…

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Animusic’s “Pipe Dream” Made Real

Animusic’s “Pipe Dream” Made Real

By now most of you have probably seen or heard some version of Animusic’s digitally animated musical concerts, specifically, their “Pipe Dream” video which has over 1.1 million views on YouTube. Well, Intel went ahead and made a real-world version of that concert! Taking 90 days to go from concept to completion, the robot “musicians”…

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CloudChamber

- http://cloudchamber.co/#info -

CloudChamber lets you hear your sounds played in the Reverberation Chamber at the National Physical Laboratory in London, UK. One by one, submitted sounds are played out of a pair of loudspeakers into the chamber and simultaneously recorded in stereo with a pair of measurement microphones. The recordings are then uploaded to the CloudChamber soundcloud…