Ultrasonic tactile feedback – by Matthias Kispert and Sus Garcia

Miha Ciglar presented his interface Syntact™ at the Music Hackspace on Thursday 21st of June 2012. To feel the sound, in this occasion meant to place your hand in a focal point where ultrasonic transducers literally blow acoustic energy on your skin. Similar to AM radio, sound waves are amplitude modulated on ultrasound, thus the ultrasound carries the acoustic information inaudibly. The Syntact interface was developed from Miha’s interest in receiving tactile feedback... Read More

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Oli Larkin: Intro to audio plug-in development with iPlug

Ever wanted to make your own VST or Audiounit plug-ins? iPlug makes it really easy to get started. With just a basic knowledge of C/C++ programming you can make a plug-in using iPlug.  Oli Larkin is an audio software developer and maker of Endless Series – a unique plug-in based on the Shepard Tone auditory illusion. He is also developing iPlug which is an open source project originally by Cockos (the company that makes Reaper). Oli will introduce his work and show... Read More

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Composer residency available with the Music Hackspace

The Music Hackspace is teaming with Sound and Music to host a composer residency from September 2012. “Embedded is Sound and Music’s artist development programme. Funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Embedded places a selection of artists from a range of disciplines into real-world artistic contexts with leading national creative organisations. Aimed at talented artists at an early stage in their career, Embedded is a bespoke programme, providing practical hands-on... Read More

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Interview with the Audio Podcast

The Audio Podcast interviewed Jean-Baptiste Thiebaut about the Music Hackspace on Monday 25th of June 2012. The interview was part of their 61st show, which is recorded weekly by Scott Hewitt and Samuel Freeman, PhD students from Huddersfield university. The podcast – subtitled All About Audio –  lasts 50 minutes and covers in details a wide array of new technologies and innovations. Follow them on Twitter @theaudiopodcast. The interview is visible here and the... Read More

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I Dream of Wires

Robert and Jason, the team behind the new modular synthesizer documentary I Dream of Wires, came to HQ on the weekend. They travelled all the way from the US to talk to us! Actually that’s not true – they came here to interview our friend Dom Butler from Factory Floor. Nice people that they are, after seeing some of what we do here they agreed to point the camera our way. Hopefully the footage will be up on their website at some point. It looks like it will be a fantastic... Read More

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BEAM Festival

We went with the London Music Hackspace to the BEAM festival this weekend. Had a great time, met lots of lovely people and saw some amazing performances! On the Sunday we played a set with the Hackspace Big Band, which was a lot of fun: Stoicheia and a few prototypes featuring as part of the improvised performance. Massive thanks to Atau Tanaka and the organisers, hope to enjoy much more of this in the future.  Read More

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Today’s Links

Online Sales We made an announcement yesterday on the venerable muffwiggler forum to introduce Stoicheia. It was greeted with such enthusiasm that we decided we should make a few modules available for immediate purchase. We have therefore put a small number of Stoicheia modules … Continue reading → Stoicheia Video Here’s a user video of our Euclidean Sequencer – Jim Credland rockin’ out with one of the very first prototypes! Euclidean Sequencer... Read More

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Music Hackspace at BEAM Festival

The Music Hackspace is going to BEAM! We will be there from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th of June 2012. We will show the SOLARIS project (Jean-Baptiste Thiébaut and Thierry Guibert), Michael Page’s mechanical step sequencer, Martin Klang’s Euclidian Sequencer, Ariel Elkin’s AriVibes, Tasos Stamou’s bended toys, Jag’s din is noise, and more… On Sunday, we  perform together as the Hackspace Big Band. Exciting stuff.    Read More

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Online Sales

We made an announcement yesterday on the venerable muffwiggler forum to introduce Stoicheia. It was greeted with such enthusiasm that we decided we should make a few modules available for immediate purchase. We have therefore put a small number of Stoicheia modules aside, available to buy online from the BlipBox shop. If you place an order, please remember to include a shipping method! Many thanks to all those expressing their interest and encouragement!  Read More

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