Category: Tech Trumpet
Tech Trumpet: Synth in the Pond
Welcome to another iPhone-inspired Tech Trumpet.
Following on from iPhone Bloom comes this interesting “music” created with SynthPond (iTunes link) by Zach Gage. It’s all quite random but you can get some nice ambient sounds from it…
Tech Trumpet: Mr Do! Mix
Welcome to another ’80s-inspired Tech Trumpet.
Relax, you’re safe from another rickrolling, because this TT pays tribute to my favourite video game character — Mr Do…
Tech Trumpet: iPhone Bloom
It’s time for another edition of Tech Trumpet.
This week, I have been mostly playing with “Bloom” for the iPhone. Developed by Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers, the application offers an audio-visual experience simply by touching the screen or letting the instrument play itself.
“Bloom is an endless music machine, a music box for the 21st century. You can play it , and you can watch it play itself,” says Eno…
Tech Trumpet: The Cosmovox Mixes 1 & 2
Hello, and welcome to another Tech Trumpet.
Today, I’d like to share with you two compositions made with the help of the marvellous solo instrument that is “iPhone running Cosmovox”.
The Cosmovox (iPhone users can get it at the iTunes App Store for £1.19) is a rather bizarre, motion-controlled instrument featuring 45 different musical scales, real-time multi-touch parameter sliders including modulation, feedback, instability, vibrato, and beating, and stereo output…
Tech Trumpet: Old '80s Computers Rickrolled
Firstly, an apology to anyone eagerly awaiting a track composed from the “interesting looking audio boxes sitting next to me”. Unfortunately, I’ve not yet got all the wires and other gear required to do them justice.
This week, I’ve dug out what may well be the earliest example of Rickrolling. Take a few defunct ’80s computers (the BBC Model B, to be precise), a discarded dot matrix printer or two, a few industrial monsters, and a handful of sound effects that never quite made it into any successful game, and you have a late-Eighties Rickroll extraordinaire…
Tech Trumpet: Mad Skype Mix
Welcome to a new weekly feature: Tech Trumpet. Each week, I’ll be attempting to create something vaguely resembling “music” using various gadgets and computers.
This week, to ease things in gently, here’s a track made up entirely of sounds from my favourite piece of communications software, Skype. I’ll leave you to judge whether it’s electronica, synth, ambient, all or none of the above.
Hit the jump to play the music and find out what’s coming next week…