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ACID DECEMBER

Posted on December 30th, 2011

During December of 2011, we decided to do a project!
The idea was to release one acid track every day.

We succeeded with the help of some old friends, and some new :)

Complete track list here.
Download the all the tracks as a ZIP (420Mb) link removed.

Thanks to all the people involved!

Now, it’s January. Time for a new one-track-a-day project…

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ShruthiBox – A wooden case for my precious

Posted on December 30th, 2011

I’ve had my Shruhti-1 synth for about a year now, and all this time I’ve kept it in a makeshift cardboard/woodglue box. This had to change :)

I didn’t really like the standard, square, plexi case that would have been easy to laser cut. Instead, I wanted a smooth, organic, wooden thing. Something shiny, yet durable…

So, during a couple of hectic days at STPLN, me and STG designed a new case, selected a nice piece of Fagus sylvatica (that’s Beech for you non-latin speakers), and milled it with a CNC-mill.

It’s not quite done yet. It still needs some filing around the buttons, sanding and polishing of the surface, and a couple layers of antique laquer. But, already it looks (and feels) super awesome :D

Not quite sure about the purple plexi backpanel, but it looks kind of indian, so…

Also, anyone notice something I’ve forgotten? ;)

Download the Rhino and dxf-files here.

 


The Bitbuf – Chiplooper!

Posted on December 23rd, 2011

From the awesome guy Linus Åkesson, who previously built the Chipophone, here’s a new SUPER AWESOME instrument/looper… The Bitbuf! “a portable 8-bit minimalistic live looping machine”

Why continue to describe this wonder when he does it so well himself? :)

Then, when you’re done having your head exploded.
Proceed to his Youtube channel.


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The Fluid Piano

Posted on December 19th, 2011

Check out this incredible instrument! It’s a microtonal piano, which means that you can tune every key, as you play it. Apart from playing the keys, you can also play it like a harp. Check out the video below where the inventor Geoff Smith explains how it works.

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MosterBass – Piano String Double Bass

Posted on December 16th, 2011

I found this slaughtered piano in my thrash-room, so naturally i took some strings from it. (It was like monkey island, you find something and you grab it.) Since then they’ve just been lying around, getting stuck to trousers as ppl walked by them and such. Read more »


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What different sorting algorithms sound like

Posted on December 12th, 2011

…and made a video of it!

Found on Reddit.


The Filiari

Posted on December 9th, 2011

Check out this unusual and haunting stringed instrument.
The creator calls it The Filiari and seems to be constructed like a single string slide guitar with an ebow.
 

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Syltjam Synth

Posted on December 9th, 2011

During the Syltjam last weekend our good friend STG designed, built and programmed a really nice little synth based on Arduino and a MAX261 Microprocessor Programmable Universal Active Filter(!).

The result was a 4-note polyphonic, supersawtooth, ultraresonantglitchy synthesizer with pitchbend, volume shaping, selectable mono-mode with adjustable portamento and oscillator detune.

This is what it looked / sounded like during the build:

More technical informations available at Forskningsavdelningen.

We didn’t take any good pictures or record any high-quality sounds…
But they are coming, check back again soon.


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