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by Consul
Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:08 am
Forum: 100% Project Unrelated
Topic: The Alchemists of Sound: BBC Radiophonics Workshop
Replies: 15
Views: 10942

Re: The Alchemists of Sound: BBC Radiophonics Workshop

If I could ever have met Delia Derbyshire in her prime, I would totally have hit on her. :mrgreen:
by Consul
Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: 100% Project Unrelated
Topic: A draft whitepaper of my parameterization idea
Replies: 116
Views: 33539

Re: A draft whitepaper of my parameterization idea

Some other ideas: We'll need to design our blocks to report back to Omnibus the following information: Name Input(s) Output(s) Range and curve for each input Range and curve for each output Is It a Control or Signal Input or Output? This way, Omnibus can be more intelligent when making connections. ...
by Consul
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: 100% Project Unrelated
Topic: A draft whitepaper of my parameterization idea
Replies: 116
Views: 33539

Re: A draft whitepaper of my parameterization idea

You know what would also be a great feature? The ability for two or more people to collaborate on the creation of an instrument. It doesn't need to be anything on the level of CVS, just a few features to make collective synth-building run smoothly. That way, more complex projects, like our big sampl...
by Consul
Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:18 am
Forum: 100% Project Unrelated
Topic: DIY hardware resources
Replies: 3
Views: 7994

Re: DIY hardware resources

Here's a few sites to help you all out! The Electronics Datasheet Search Engine http://www.datasheetarchive.com/ This is exactly what it sounds like it is. :D Elliot Sound Projects http://sound.westhost.com/ An Australian site featuring articles, projects, forums, and PCB sales. The AX84 Tube Guitar...
by Consul
Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:52 am
Forum: 100% Project Unrelated
Topic: A draft whitepaper of my parameterization idea
Replies: 116
Views: 33539

Re: A draft whitepaper of my parameterization idea

Well, I'm finding out that explaining this project and its goals is a lot more difficult than I first though. One thing a professor of mine always says is, "you never know if you truly understand something until you try to explain it to someone else." I'm hoping my latest email has explained it a li...
by Consul
Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: 100% Project Unrelated
Topic: Anders' DIY Projects
Replies: 9
Views: 4832

Re: Pro Audio DIY Kits

You go, boy! DIY electronics can be addictive. I, myself, quite miss that sweet smell of solder. ;) I look forward to smelling it again soon.
by Consul
Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: 100% Project Unrelated
Topic: The Alchemists of Sound: BBC Radiophonics Workshop
Replies: 15
Views: 10942

Re: The Alchemists of Sound: BBC Radiophonics Workshop

Sorry, I didn't mean to belittle your suggestion. Renoise is a great application for those who love trackers. It's just that, to me, Impulse Tracker was quite capable, but just not, I don't know, intuitive, from my point of view. It didn't fit how I think.
by Consul
Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: 100% Project Unrelated
Topic: The Alchemists of Sound: BBC Radiophonics Workshop
Replies: 15
Views: 10942

Re: The Alchemists of Sound: BBC Radiophonics Workshop

I've worked with plenty of trackers in my time, and even though I could get results, I was never very fond of them. I still like being able to sit down and play at a keyboard and just record the audio. Still, for a more pure musique concrète paradigm, I can see how they fit the bill.
by Consul
Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: 100% Project Unrelated
Topic: The Alchemists of Sound: BBC Radiophonics Workshop
Replies: 15
Views: 10942

Re: The Alchemists of Sound: BBC Radiophonics Workshop

This is a large part of why I've been focusing on the idea of sampling found sounds and simple invented instruments as sound libraries for composition. I see that as the "in-between option" with musique concrète at one end and the modern "every softsynth you can imagine and 600GB worth of sound libr...
by Consul
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: 100% Project Unrelated
Topic: The Alchemists of Sound: BBC Radiophonics Workshop
Replies: 15
Views: 10942

The Alchemists of Sound: BBC Radiophonics Workshop

If nobody here has seen this BBC4 documentary on the BBC Radiophonics Workshop, which existed from the late 50s through the 90s, I really, really recommend it. It's possible to find it out on the web. One quote in particular really hit home with me, and explains better than I could why I like buildi...