HISSandaROAR Sound Design Challenge

We’ve just launched a sound design challenge over at HISSandaROAR and it is quite an interesting challenge…. Check out the short mute video below, and go download the video and HISSandaROAR TestPot HERE – the deadline for entry is June 1st so you have about 2 weeks…

The prize is a free copy of next HISSandaROAR Library: SD030 NOISE SOURCE which you could almost consider a sister to the EMF Library we released previously… Anyone who has played with synths will appreciate what can be achieved with just a noise generator as the only source so I have been capturing every noise source I can think of and access, from modules to synths to vinyl and tape to a collection of multiband radios, televisions, circuit bent musical instruments and other electronic devices…

I plan to give away at least ten copies of the new library, but I would be very happy to give away many more than that if the entries impress me….

Air Ship

XPAN2/TX2 with TMax100

The Book of Circles

This gorgeous book arrived in the mail today: The Book of Circles by Manuel Lima – I love data visualization, another book I own & find very inspiring is RAW DATA by Steven Heller Infographic Designers’ Sketchbooks which provides invaluable insight into how infographics are created…. Meanwhile The Book of Circles focuses exclusively on the use of circles for such work…

I also recently got the new Haruki Murikami book Men Without Women: Stories but opted for the Kindle version as wanted to start reading it immediately… but now find myself restricting my reading so I can enjoy it for as long as possible…


I thought I had the fastest Fibre UFB connection I could get via Orcon…
but yesterday I switched to BigPipe and lo & behold:

Especially amazing when look back at the speeds I used to suffer with via ADSL

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Its a brave person who takes on creating a version of a Bob Marley song… many have tried & most fail to improve on the original, but here are three worth a listen: Ishivu, Photek & Bill Laswell

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▶ Giriu Dvasios – Tyla via COLD TEAR bandcamp


▶ . . ..and a great mix by Giriu Dvasios


▶ Mark Pritchard – Light Bodied


▶ Carl Craig – Versus
with pianist Francesco Tristano and Les Siècles Orchestra
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