Archive for Design
A series of informative posters detailing how some of the most notable drum sequences were programmed using the Roland TR-808 Drum Machine. Each sequence has been analyzed and represented as to allow users to re-programme each sequence, key for key.
“The unspectacular things are the important things. Especially in the future.” – Dieter Rams
Grotesk has a lovely collection of vintage Porn magazine covers over at his Flikr.
Via – LaBoca
A switch-up from the usual here. ‘Eclipsing Binaries’ is a short mix of bass transmissions you’ll hear me banging on occasions where I’m fortunate enough to play at Glasgow’s Sub Club or a warehouse party and infact was recorded as a promo for an upcoming party hosted by Subcity Radio at SWG3. Download it here.
Struktur XVI Intro
Ossie - “Tarantula” (Lightworks)
Julio Bashmore - “Batty Knee Dance” (3024)
Jook 10 - “Growler” (Soulserious)
Technasia - “Movement” (Technasia Hong Kong)
Boddika - “Soul What” (Swamp 81)
Instra:mental - “Thomp” (Nonplus)
Bob Sinclar - “Ultimate Funk” (Yellow Productions)
XXXY - “Ordinary Things” (Ten Thousand Yen)
The Weeknd - “What You Need” (mp3)
Seaquence is an experimental musical petri-dish.
Adopting a biological metaphor, Seaquence allows you to create
and combine musical lifeforms into unique, dynamic compositions.
* The 12 blocks under the sequencer represent the scale. Play with different combinations to modify the tonality of your melody.
* The + and – next to the scale represent the octave of the waveform.
* The waveform control points that modify the envelope can result in some very unique sound qualities.
* Click+Drag on the number underneath the waveform to change the waveform length.
* Mouse-wheel up and down on a creature to change its volume.
In collaboration with Gray Area Foundation for the Arts
Known for pioneering a more abstract style of graffiti writing, Futura played a major role in the NYCs graffiti scene of the 70s. As the popularity of graffiti art flared in the 70’s and 80’s, Futura’s work was shown alongside artists such as Basquiat and Keith Haring. As his style developed, he began designing, and has collaborated with numerous artists and companies, including The Clash, Supreme, and A Bathing Ape. Get an inside look at his workspace and his love for b movies, video games and, apparently, all things Sony in the interview from “The Run Up,” available to the public for free for the first time, on Upper Playground’s Walrus TV. – via Hypebeast
Clavilux 2000: Generative Music Visualization Composition
The setting of this installation consists of three parts: A digital piano with 88 keys and midi output, a computer running a vvvv patch and a vertical projection above the keyboard.
Clavilux 2000 [jonasheuer.de] is a subtle music visualization installation that represents the playing of sounds by way of a simultaneous animation that can be interpreted.
For every note played on the keyboard, a stripe appears of which the dimensions, position and color correspond to the way the particular key was stroke. The length and vertical position of stripe is mapped unto the velocity, while the stripe’s width reflects the length of each note. By mapping the color wheel on the circle of 5ths, the colors give the viewer (and listener) an impression of the harmonic relations. Notes belonging to one specific tonality correspond to colors from one specific area of the color wheel. Therefore each key has its own color scheme and “wrong” notes stand out in contrasting colors. The more different tonalities a music piece has, the more colorful the resulting visualization will be.
As all the stripes do not disappear, the resulting representation is able to convey insights about the composition as well as the specific performance: Which notes were played the most? Which were the loudest notes? Which range of the keys was played mostly? How harmonically constant was the music?