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    Sound Design, FM Synthesis, Publishing, Improvised music, Music Concrete, Digital Synthesis, Visual Design, Video Production, Software Development, Unix, Outdoors, Spirituality, Reading, Publishing

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  1. The title refers to that certain timbral or spatial or acoustic property that makes you notice a sound. I record all the sounds I use, both in my studio and in the field and all in M/S Stereo. I listen for that bit of new information in the sound, that uniqueness, that thing that made me turn my head and push record. That’s the sound I use. Sound is an energy field that I’ve been immersed in and worked in my whole life. There are always surprises and ways to treat the ear to new experiences and I try to find them in the real sounds of my world. John Wiggins 2018 All sounds recorded by John Wiggins Mixed at Wonderland Sound Mastered by Thomas Dimuzio at GENCH Studios John Wiggins is best known as an Emmy winning film and television sound designer, working for HBO and his own production company, Wonderland Sound. Wiggins is a master of the techniques of musique concrete, his experimental work often consists of painstakingly arranged synthetic and natural sounds that create extraordinary "living" audio environments. In 2017 Wiggins was one of the distinguished winners of "PRESQUE RIEN" Luc Ferrari Prize.
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    Dreadbox Murmux Semi-Modular

    Full Analog Vintage Monophonic Synthesizer. Completely Handmade, everything crafted by hand, with love. Electronics by Dreadbox and enclosure by Black Science. Features 2 Voltage Controlled (VC) oscillators with suboctave Saw and Square wave with 4 octaves control VC 4-pole 24db/octave state variable Filter (Low Pass or High Pass) White Noise Generator Patchable Sample & Hold, Attenuator, Voltage Inverter Patchable Inputs: Clock In (4 stage mode) Osc1, Osc2, Filter, Amp, CVs Patchable Outputs: 4 stage mode, LFO, Envelope Generator White Noise, Osc1 saw + square Triangle wave LFO modulation 4 step modulator VC Amp 2 Envelopes – 1 for the Amp & 1 for the Filter
  3. Synthesis: An Introduction to the History, Theory & Practice of Electronic Music
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    Memphis Concrete

    Memphis Concrète is an experimental electronic music festival held at Crosstown Arts, featuring new musicians from the Memphis region and beyond. This recording of electronic music presents the works of sixteen authors who come from four different countries with quite varied musical backgrounds. The common experience for these composers has been the use of technical resources at the Memphis Concrète Electronic Music Center and the investigation of specialized methods for the evolution and transformation of recorded sound materials. Many properties of arbitrary triangles, or other geometric figures, can be reduced to an analysis of the properties of right triangles. Recall that a right triangle is a triangle such that one of its angles is a right angle. The sides of the triangle which determine the right angle are called the legs; the side other than the legs is called the hypotenuse. In Experiment 1-4, you probably realized that if two right triangles have the same size legs, the two triangles are exact copies of each other. (If you didn't realize this, go back and cut up some more triangles!) We formalize this notation in the next postulate. Memphis Concrète is a new but obvious name for musically organized sound built from electronic technology, new devices, manipulations, methods of sound organization―the hardware of the system was conceived on a new musical aesthetic: one which intends to bridge some previous musical experience with the new freedoms of electronically oriented sounds. It may be as valid as any new musical philosophy. The validity lies in the listener―the seeker of meaningful aural sensation, musically communicative sound. More information here - http://crosstownarts.org/calendar/memphis-concrete-2/
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    SAIC Sound Waldeck Sound Synthesizer

    The Waldeck Sound Synthesizer was created by Steven Waldeck at the Art Institute of Chicago in the mid-70s. The synthesizer began as a school project that later grew into a product made by "SAIC Sound". The Waldek synthesizer design was inspired by the EMS Putney VCS3 . Sharing many of the configuration aspects such as 3 oscillators, combingation ENV+VCA, ring modulatpor, spring reverb and modularpatch - oddly enough, using RCA jacks instead of phone jacks. The synthesizer that was made in small quantities is said to have a "Sears" quality build with a less than good sound that is not indicative of the VCS3.
  6. Volume I in the Keyboard Synthesizer Library. Bob Moog, Roger Powell, Tom Rhea, Steve Porcaro and other leading designers, performers and expert writers offer step-by-step explanations and hands-in advice in a practical, comprehensive introduction to understanding and playing synthesizers.
  7. KEYFAX is a guide with reviews on hundreds of different keyboard instruments, from $50 Casios to instruments you'd have to sell your house for. Instruments are grouped into categories.
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    Gotharman's Little deFormer 3

    Gotharman's Little deFormer 3 (LD3), Rev. 3 prototype design. Planned changes on the final model: - Will have 8 Edit Knobs instead of 4. - The name on 2 of the shortcut buttons will be changed to: Copy and Paste (don't know which yet). - Frontpanel will be professionally made and look nicer. Preliminary Specs: Expected release: September 2018. - 16 parts - 8 stereo voices - One oscillator per part, that can either be a multi-waveform oscillator, a stereo sampler, a noise generator, one audio input or both audio inputs. - 2 filters per voice. 16 filter types. - Cross fading chop playback system for ultra smooth transitions between chops -See the XXX7 video for a demo. - 16 Audio Tracks (only 8 can play back at a time at the moment). Chops while recording. Playback starts immediately when recording stops, and chops can be rearranged and re-pitched (again: See XXX7 video). - Sample time: Either 94 minutes (477MB) or 194 minutes (977MB) of mono sampling (half in stereo), kept in super reliable NOR FLASH memory. Samplings and audio tracks are immediately available when turning on -No loading time. - 8 busses, on which insert effects and optional analog filters can be placed. - 8 Insert effects, that can be placed on any audio bus. - 2 output effects. - 16 sequencer note tracks. - 32 sequencer controller tracks. - Morph Knob. USB: Connect a USB drive for importing and exporting of wav samplings, presets and songs, and for updating the firmware. Audio: Stereo in and out. Left output also functions as a headphone connector. MIDI: In and out. Optional Analog Board (Planned -Not yet made): - 2 slots for Anamono X series analog filterboards. Each filter can be individually placed on any of the 8 audio busses. - 4 x CV/Gate in. - 4 x CV/Gate out. - 4 extra Audio inputs and outputs -Stereo jacks: Tip = input, ring = output.
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    Sismo SAMBA Analog Percussion Synthesizer

    The SAMBA is an analog percussion synthesizer. Named by the most known Brazilian traditional rhythm. This machine is divided in 5 sequencers (elliptical tap and trigger) and sound percussive effects, expanding possibilities of rhythm combinations. We redesign our first bass machine Twint-T included on this new device.
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    Palindrome is a granular morph plotting sampler geared toward experimental sound design. The basic concept behind Palindrome is to fuse four granular samplers with a coordinate plotting grid and complex modulation sources in order to facilitate the creation of morphing sound effects and unusual instrument patches. The plugin’s main grid section facilitates the creation of custom paths that determine the trajectory of a playhead over time. This playhead travels across a user-definable path that corresponds with the outputs of the samplers which are smoothly morphed using a bilinear interpolation algorithm. Palindrome also features 8 user-definable multi-breakpoint modulation envelopes to facilitate the creation of intricate modulation shapes. With its 4 granular samplers, morph-plotting system, 8 multi-breakpoint modulation envelopes, dual effects processors per sampler, shape presets, 4-note polyphony, deep randomization system, global reverb, 1.4GB sample library and numerous factory presets, Palindrome brings sound designers a powerful new sound sculpting tool. TECHNOLOGY 4 Granular Sampler Modules Morph Plotting System 8 Multi-Breakpoint Envelopes 2 insert FX Per Sampler 4 Voice Polyphony Comprehensive Randomizer 70+ Presets & 1.5 GB of Samples PC/Mac – VST/AU 32bit & 64bit At the heart of Palindrome are 4 granular samplers which feature new algorithms not available in our other sampler plugins. Each sampler includes a variety of sculpting options, all of which are viable modulation targets. In addition to this, each sampler features the ability to integrate up to two insert effects, which are also assignable as modulation targets. The insert effects include three filter types, two distortion types, ring modulation and delay. In the center of Palindrome’s UI lies the plotting grid. The grid is a charting framework where you plot up to 16 points that determine the trajectory of a playhead. The grid coordinates of the playhead will determine which sampler outputs are currently audible. As the playhead travels along the path and over the grid zones, Palindrome will smoothly morph between the corresponding sampler outputs using a bilinear interpolation algorithm.
  11. A streaming sound palette for experimental musicians, sound designers and artists. Includes over 40 preset randomized Internet audio streams. Add IAA and AUv3 effects to streams in supported DAWs ( Digital Audio Workstations ) such as GarageBand, AUM, Audioshare, Cubasis, and AuriaPro. Add up to 5 of your own user presets.
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    apeMatrix Audio Unit Host

    apeMatrix is a unique AU/IAA routing tool that gives you total control over what you want to do and how you want to do it. Holding true to the standard of apeSoft, apeMatrix continues to push the limits of possibilities in music creation. Automating almost every aspect of linked control, apeMatrix brings all your creation tools together and links them both in MIDI and audio. Letting you inject all your favorite FX both AU and IAA in a very easy and intuitive way. apeMatrix can also assign its Control Manager MIDI, Accelerometer, Scrub and LFO’s to modulate every built-in parameter and any parameter available inside the AUv3 (Audio Unit Plugins). apeMatrix offers 10 slots on each of the three Matrix grids with 2 bus slots on each grid that make it possible to interconnect all 3 Matrix. The MIDI Patchbay also offers endless possibilities for MIDI routing and control in a similar grid design for both internal and external MIDI control. So you can send and receive MIDI and have ultimate control over where its routed. Each Audio Connection on the grid has its own gain control. Just tap on the node and drag will give you the full range of volume control. Or use Mixer to controls the RAU output and automate them using apeSoft’s unique Control Manager MIDI, Accelerometer, Scrub and LFO’s to modulate every built-in parameter and any parameter available inside the AUv3 (Audio Unit Plugins). Turn each slot on or off by a control switch on the Matrix or MIDI control. Control output, pan, mute and solo of each slot and Master output of each Matrix with the built in mixer control or MIDI control. Route your sounds through all a series of FX or route multiple sounds through the very some FX. The possibilities are as endless as your creativity. Features include: 3 Matrix Audio 3 MIDI Matrix 10 Open Slots per Matrix (hosts up to 30 plugins) 2 Audio Bus Slots per Matrix 2 MIDI Bus Slots per Matrix MIDI Monitor MIDI Scale Filtering, Transpose etc… Control Manager (MIDI, Accelerometer, LFO, Scrub) for all Built-In Parameters Control Manager (MIDI, Accelerometer, LFO, Scrub) for all AUv3 (Audio Unit Plugins) Presets Manager and Morphing Pad Save Custom AUv3 Presets Session Saving/Load Save/Load View’s Frame in Presets Transport to sends host sync to Audio Unit plugins and IAA Integrated and configurable MIDI keyboard with scales Connections output and panning controls Post Dynamic Processor Audiobus and Inter-Audio App (Sender and Fx) Audiobus state saving Ableton Link Precise MIDI Clock In/Out AudioShare Compatible AudioCopy Compatible MIDI Manager: Virtual Midi and Network, 14 bit NRPN controllers File Manager, sharing common audio files via iTunes, Dropbox and AudioCopy etc… Variable Sampling Rate (up to 96 kHz) Variable Buffering Size Variable UI Color Schemes etc…
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    E-Pro Mini Synth

    Monophonic synthesizer made in Holland around 1983.
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    Some Things by No Thing

    No Thing was a group of three artists who performed in the Washington DC area between 1989 and 1992. The trio preformed live improvised sound fused with elements of avant garde, classical, futurism, and popular culture.