Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
"This was shot on a bare bones Canon HV30, no fades, no video effects except speed and resizing, no foley, no reverse, and no color correction were used (not because I'm lazy, I liked the challenge). A Zoom H2 was used for some sound, but proved to be a pain syncing with the video, so the onboard mic was my fallback. I wish I had more time to work on this, deadline had me rushing.
All sound appearing in this video plays through first at regular speed, while simultaneously linked with its original video source, before any speed was changed, audio looped, or audio was decoupled from source video. Hope that makes sense to you editors out there. There is one continuity error in this video, left there on purpose. See if you can pick it up. Also, the riff with the bells sped and slowed is a very weak tip of the hat to the breaking bells on Run DMC's Peter Piper.
This video is also my submission to Wired's media room contest... http://www.wired.com/magazine/wiredmakeover/"
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Tonight I put together the modular synth I'll be using in Miami.
I picked up this new Mission6 case from Shawn from Analogue Haven last night.
It was custom-built for me by Steve R from Monorocket. Thanks, Steve!
The construction is solid, and the dark red snakeskin looks great!
After a few hours of planning, screwing modules in place and patching cables like a mad scientist...
I was cranking out some super wild sounds. The delays in the new Tiptop Audio Z-DSP module are really amazing!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The Coachella 2010 lineup has been announced:
Thom Yorke????, Them Crooked Vultures, Gary Numan, LCD Soundsystem, Les Claypool, Z-Trip, Devo...
FRIDAY APRIL 16: Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend, Deadmau5, Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Benny Benassi, Fever Ray, Grace Jones, She & Him, Erol Alkan, The Avett Brothers, Calle 13, The Whitest Boy Alive, The Cribs, La Roux, Yeasayer, Lucero, DJ Lance Rock, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Proxy, Ra Ra Riot, Deer Tick, Wolfgang Gartner, Aeroplane, Iglu & Hartly, Sleigh Bells, P.O.S., Baroness, Hockey, Little Dragon, White Rabbits, Wale, Kate Miller-Heidke, As Tall as Lions, Jets Overhead, Alana Grace, Pablo Hassan.
SATURDAY, APRIL 17: Muse, Faith No More, Tiësto, MGMT, David Guetta, The Dead Weather, Hot Chip, Devo, Coheed and Cambria, Kaskade, 2Many DJ's, Major Lazer, Dirty Projectors, Gossip, Z-Trip, The xx, John Waters, Les Claypool, The Raveonettes, Mew, Sia, Camera Obscura, Tokyo Police Club, Porcupine Tree, Old Crow Medicine Show, Aterciopalados, Bassnectar, Frightened Rabbit, Dirty South, Flying Lotus, Corinne Bailey Rae, Pretty Lights, Shooter Jennings, RX Bandits, The Almighty Defenders, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Craze & Klever, Zoe, The Temper Trap, Portugal. The Man, Band of Skulls, Girls, Beach House, Steel Train, Frank Turner.
SUNDAY, APRIL 18: Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke????, Phoenix, Orbital, Spoon, Sly and the Family Stone, De La Soul, Julian Casablancas, Plastikman, Gary Numan, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sunny Day Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, MUTEMATH, Deerhunter, Infected Mushroom, Club 75, Matt & Kim, The Big Pink, Gil Scott-Heron, King Khan and the Shrines, Florence and the Machine, Yann Tiersen, Little Boots, Miike Snow, Talvin Singh, Ceu, B.o.B., Babasonicos, Owen Pallett, The Glitch Mob, Mayer Hawthorne, Local Natives, Rusko, The Middle East, Hadouken!, The Soft Pack, Kevin Devine, Paparazzi, Delphic, One EskimO.
Tickets for COACHELLA go on sale Friday, January 22 at 10:00 AM through Ticketmaster. Three-day weekend passes are $269.00, plus surcharges.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I set up a Twitter account for Califaudio:
I plan to tweet about the audio-related pursuits of the interesting musicians - artists - experimenters + dreamers of the world and beyond, along with my own adventures in music - sound + noise.
This morning is the start of the 2010 NAMM Show, the huge convention in Anaheim for all the cool new musical instruments and sound gear. I'll be cruising the show and tweeting along the way. If you're into music tech geekery... Follow!
Catch you on Twitter. You can also keep up with Califaudio through the RSS feed + email updates.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
"A multimedia performance written for and incorporating small moving toys and found-objects, video, physical computing, and sound art.
The miniature 5ft x 4ft stage, performative video, and interactive serially-operated devices (controlled via an Arduino physical-computing microcontroller) are the heart of the project. The rich, realistic world of HO-scale model trains is the source-material for video and audio. Cameras positioned in and around the stage feed an automated video mixer and custom video-processing software."
Thursday, January 7, 2010
plasmawaves from collider
"light sound interactive installation using plasma-globes which light is generated directly by sound signals and picked up by contact microphones. (more documentation is coming). Plasmawaves has been exhibited in the collective AS IF MA - 2009"
Prospectives of Resonance from collider
"A documentation of an Interactive Sound Installation for Sonic Architecture Course of the Dutch artist Edwin van den Heide. I wrote a software in MAX msp which used feedback dynamics in 4 channels of sound to describe an architecture trough the acoustic principle of resonating frequences in the space - NL '09"
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
2x (potencia de dos) from h.cosas.
Jorge Crowe's 2x [Potencia de Dos] is a DJ/VJ electronic instrument made of a simple circuit, a scanner, six speakers, a subwoofer, an overhead projector and an LCD panel from an old laptop.
Placing your hands on the scanner's touch panel triggers seven different frequencies, and each of them is double the bits/beats of the previous (2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, etc.). The pulses excite an LCD screen to create geometric visual compositions.
BENDITO CIRCUITO! from h.cosas.
A day of circuit bending at the Toy Laboratory in Almagro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Short video documentary on Jorge Crowe by Pablo Betas, Sol Astolfi, Flor de Giovanni, Ezequiel Pereyra Lucena and María Pirsch, first year students of the Diseño de Imagen y Sonido program at the University of Buenos Aires.
Check out Jorge Crowe's vimeo channel and his blog for more.