OTOTO Overview (video)

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Ototo from Yuri Suzuki on Vimeo.

OTOTO is a musical invention kit which allows anyone to quickly and easily create their own electronic musical instrument.
With OTOTO you can unpack the kit and make anything from a drum kit of saucepans to origami that sing when touched.

Reminder … It’s Movember you know

So here’s your daily reminder that it is Movember this month! If you don’t know what Movember is all about then I suggest you visit this site, and if you do know what it is and would like to donate, please visit my Mobro page, here.

It is a very important cause, and, I do only ask one month in the year, so at least give it some thought.

KORG volca sample – Smart Bomb (Ver.3) / BakaOscillator (video)

AudioPocket for volca sample – KORG INC.

Korg Volcas on eBay

Virtuoso arrives

Virtuoso is a new instrument app for iPhone. Here’s the app’s description:

The user can act as a performer – a virtuoso in his own right – with this app, calling for a bit of choreography from the user. By moving the device around, while touching down one or multiple fingers on the screen, the user can control and manipulate 5 different electronic sounds, all of them refering to classical electronic music, in the vein of Karlheinz Stockhausen, Morton Subotnick and others.

While activating and selecting each desired sound, the user generates a 15-second musical composition and a simple graphical user interface, from a build-in algorithmic composition-setup. This composition will play with the selected sounds, whenever the fingers are released from the screen.

Virtuoso costs $0.99 on the app store:

MUTE SYNTH II in association with Dirty Electronics (video)

Mute are only making 300 of these, so if you want one you should grab one as soon as possible (I have!). You can pre-order here.

Also, if you’re interested in version 1 of the Mute Synth, this one Mute Synth (I) by Dirty Electronics on eBay is still available, or at least it was when I posted this.

Early design experiments for Mute Synth II and patchbay

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Phonebloks update – Ara Prototype and a couple of thoughts from me (video)

I posted this last week, but I think it is worth saying this again actually. I really do think that this modular concept could completely change how we think about handheld technology, and then if Android starts to get better audio latency and as a result better apps, then this could be a serious contender as a music making platform if the right sorts of modules appear.

Any thoughts?

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