> Jan 4th 2014, cicada?
> making music with a moebius strip?
> Resonance in your body? Eyeballs 20-90Hz, Spinal column 10-12 Hz etc…
> interesting analysis of the stereotype of video games being male dominated
> Sounds from dangerous places
> love these fragmented sculptures
> funny isn’t it, that despite all the ux researchers & people making a living from supposedly making apps better suited to our use, that these two VERY human features are only found in two apps (afaik… there may be others)
- When you are listening to music & hit stop, the app does not create a digital cut to zero. It eases out, doing a quick fade to silence. Lets face it, going from X volume to zero is ugly, and the louder X is the more ugly the hard cut becomes… Well done Vox for implementing this feature. (I have nostaglic memories of this from mixing on a fully analogue film dub stage – the mixer hitting stop and hearing analogue multitrack tape gorgeously pitch bend to a stop…)
- If I stop watching a video before its finished, why does the app not remember where I got up to & if I later restart watching that same video give me the option to start from the beginning or from where I left off? Well done Kindle app and Vox both have this option available.
Lots of work still to finish – editing, grading, sound design, score & mix… but I am so looking forward to this screening! I have a projector, big screen & decent sound system sorted for it – can’t wait to see the material I’ve been working on for 2 months on a big screen. The screening is being held in Huia Lodge, which is a beautiful old building and was actually the school at Huia until the mid 1960s.
See you there!
Whoever designed that curve in the retaining wall (& whoever implemented it) on the foreshore of Little Huia deserves a permanent pat on the back. Beautiful!
Shot 29th November with Fuji X100s
As per the photo above an ableton PUSH device just washed up on the beach at Little Huia! I’ve been using a first gen Novation LaunchPad & as I am using LIVE a lot I decided to upgrade, and so far so good although I am still learning to use it. As with LIVE itself, it is easy to do the basic stuff, but requires time to get deeper with it… Certainly from a build & feel angle it is a solid bit of gear, which isn’t surprising since Akai actually built it – the pads are solid & responsive, and in terms of layout it appears highly evolved. And that is the part I will need to learn to appreciate over time..
This morning my music was yellow!
Relatedly, I have been developing some work using the LiveGrabber plugins to analyse music/sound and control VDMX via OSC – wow!!! Now there is a combination capable of some profoundly interesting cross pollination between image & sound!
4 ways to sync VDMX and Ableton Live from Studio Rewind on Vimeo.
Yesterday was a day bookended by dramatic clouds, first at dawn when I was drawn to the beach to record some Oyster Catchers (birds) having a territorial dispute, flying big loops along the beach as the intruding Oyster Catcher was shown the exit
Then at the end of the day, flying back to Auckland after a quick trip to Wellington to sort out a few things with my new house/studio – view from the window seat as the sun was just setting:
It made me think about how the ‘bad’ part of ‘bad weather’ completely depends on what you are doing. A beautifully sunny day with no clouds is always welcome but nothing beats the drama of an approaching storm, even if this morning was only a very brief shower…
Dawn clouds shot with 5DmkIII and EF70-200L lens, dusk clouds shot with iPad