“Multiple layers of modified records rotate on the turntable. Some of the vinyl has been sliced and bent, while others have little nuts and bolts drilled in or are covered in stickers to blank out certain sections. A ring stand—normally used to clamp test tubes in laboratories—holds a few contact mics. The tonearm is precariously held in place, tethered by a string leash. With every revolution, analog synths and drum machines are triggered. A beat even gets tapped out on a cowbell, without any human touch. This is Mechanical Techno.” – Nara Shin
Full interview here – http://www.coolhunting.com/culture/interview-graham-dunning-mechanical-techno-turntable-machine
A short film by Robin Joseph – A curious fox goes in search of an elusive whale. “Fox and the Whale” has played at more than 40 festivals around the world, won awards at the Sene Film Festival, the Oxford Film Festival and the VIEW Conference, and has been submitted for Academy consideration.
Directed and Produced by : Robin Joseph
Character Animation, Models, Rigs : Kim Leow
Character Rig ( Fox ) : Louis Vottero
Music : John Poon
Design, Storyboards, Backgrounds, 2D anim, VFX
Comp, Edit, Foley & Sound Design : Robin Joseph
In this 2017 session, Doom composer Mick Gordon provides a detailed look into the compositional process, production techniques and creative philosophies behind the hell-raising soundtrack to the 4th installment of the seminal first-person shooter franchise, Doom.
GDC talks cover a range of developmental topics including game design, programming, audio, visual arts, business management, production, online games, and much more.
For more details and talks visit the GDC site – http://ubm.io/2ctNvqZ
“Step into my Time Machine. This 20 minute video takes you from the quiet beginnings of the Compact Disc in 1980 through to Loudness Peace by the year 2020. It includes demonstrations of the loudest master I have ever had to make and paints a picture of what the art of audio mastering will be like once the loudness war has been settled.”
Incredible ‘little path tracer experiment’ by Roope Mäkinen coded in just 4096 bytes. You can find the Windows executable here: pouet.net
“Visual art and electronic music regularly intertwines and with DJs and live acts like Moderat, Richie Hawtin and Dubfire to name a few, continuing to push the envelope in this area, this connection is getting deeper. Telekom Electronic Beats TV looked into this relationship and stumbled upon the work of visual and electronic art pioneer, inventor, visionary and unsung hero Walter Giers, who sadly passed away in 2016. Travelling to Schwäbisch Gmünd we uncovered some of the life and work of this late, great artist and learned where some of today’s visual artists are taking their cues.” – Telekom Electronic Beats
Garip Ay was born in 1984 in Siirt (Turkey) – He Started painting in 2000 at High School of Fine Arts in Diyarbakir, then graduated with a degree in Traditional Turkish Arts from Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul. In his exploration as an Ebru artist, Ay revives the traditional Islamic art form with a contemporary touch, and has been invited to hold numerous exhibitions, workshops and seminars around the world, from his native Turkey and the Persian Gulf regions to Scandinavia, Russia, Singapore and the USA. He has also taken part in various filming and performing projects worldwide. Ay now lives and works in Istanbul.
Visit his site here: garipay.blogspot.com/
Beautiful realtime demo of the RSF Polykobol II synth
The Polykobol II is a synthesizer analog polyphonic manufactured by RSF and marketed in 1983. It has 8 voices and a 61-key keyboard and a backup K7 integrated interface. Used by Jean-Michel Jarre and Lightwave, it was quite complex (more than 500 components including 3 microprocessors, Motorola 6809 ) and unstable, and was never fully developed. However, it was appreciated for its warm and powerful sound.
RSF filed for bankruptcy before closing completely.
A VST recreation of the Polykobol is available from Xils Lab