Sadly we’re going to have to postpone this event for a little while as Michael (from Audiobus) isn’t well at the moment, but it’s nothing serious though.
However, it will be rescheduled as soon as we can get it sorted out.
A bit different from some of DigiEnsemble’s previous performances, but you have to admit, it’s quite impressive isn’t it? Just shows what you can do with a few mobile devices.
Here’s the video’s description:
The DigiEnsemble Berlin is one of the first repertoire- and ensemble-based performance groups of its kind playing on mobile devices only. http://digiensemble.de
The video shows a piece of “Hard Rock” played with Apps like iShred (2), Drums XD, Basist and GarageBand (2). Its just easy to play. The performance took place at the LinuxNacht Europe’s largest conference and expo on open source and free software. Now we are looking forward to get some new instruments on linux soon 🙂
The DigiEnsemble Berlin is founded by Matthias Krebs at DigiMediaL_musik at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin). It is a repertoire-based ensemble using mobile devices as primary musical instrument. While mobile devices have been used for artistic expression before by musical technologist like MoPhO and some other, the DiEn is the first ensemble (to the best of our knowledge) to approach its possibilities from an ensemble angle of trained musicians.
Ten professional musicians got together trying out how to turn handheld devices into instruments. It is presenting their musical results on stages. Because of its experimental approach the ensemble plays a wide range of musical styles from classical music (“largo” from Haendel) up to metal music (“word up” in the version from Korn). Every note is played in realtime with a music app on stage. Most of the performances are made and played unique for one show.
More: http://www.digiensemble.de | http://www.digiensemble.com
Excellent news from Synthtopia. The Mac OS app Audulus is on its way to iOS and the iPad in particular.
If you don’t know about Audulus you should watch the videos below to get a feel for this synth building app, it’s really worth a look at, and I think it is one of the few apps I know of that’s moved from Mac OSX to iOS, which is an intriguing turn of events.
Anyway, have a look at the videos and also take a look at the Mac app on the Mac App Store too.
Although it’s just a brief video it’s very cool. I’ve never used Kinect, but it makes me want to know a bit more about it now.
Anyway, here’s the video’s description:
Another simple experiment…
i use synapse to control devices on Ableton Live, but i wanted to control another midi hardware from live, like my boss gt8 guitar processor, on this example the Y and Z positions of my right hand are changing the cutoff frecuency of the vc highpass and lowpass filter of my iMS20 respectively, the messages are routed with maxforlive devices (to avoid osculator and have automation with live) and sent via midi over wifi.
I always liked the Tinysizer, but they are very expensive so I guess I’ll just have to appreciate them from afar.
Via the Tinysizer facebook group.
Interesting use of a DS. Here’s the video’s description:
Nintendo DS running Glitch DS, to Doepfer A-119 to generate gate signals. Gates divided, multiplied, by various modules and sent to Rene X and Y inputs. Rene quantized cv to Synth Tech. cloud generator. Out to QMMG then to mixer. Had fun with this one, hope you like it.