Now That’s What I Call MIDI is a project by Internet Archaeology. They want to make a full length EP containing 16 of your favorite Jamz from yesteryear (Nirvana, Ace of Base, Eminem, Jay-Z …) converted from MIDI format onto the plush sound of vinyl. It will be limited to 500 copies only.
You can help this project through Kickstarter. If you pledge $25 or more you’ll receive a copy! They need $2.500 by Sunday January 9th 2011, otherwise no ones pays or receives any money (no risk for you or them). They’re almost half way there, so pitch in. It’s MIDI on vinyl!
“Back In” from Laser is probably the first laser cut plexi phono record. A few weeks ago, Niklas Roy and Jari Suominen had the chance to use a laser cutter at timelab’s fablab. So they decided to make a record with 8 track loops.
They used a vector program to draw the actual record. With different line colours they could modulate the laser’s intensity. They also experimented with different depths of the groove within one loop like in track 6. Track 2 is something like a random noise experiment where the needle jumps in a different way over the grooves, each time the track is played. So every track has a different idea.
In the video, Jari explains the whole project and at the end you can listen to all 8 tracks.
The vector design:
The laser cur plexi phono record:
Remember the Nike Music Shoe ad from 2 weeks ago? Well, here’s the making of video. Seems like it was a very fun project.
Nike Music Shoe is an awesome ad for the Nike Free Run+ shoe. In the video you can see Hifana doing a live performance by using the shoes as controllers. By bending the flexible sole of the Nike Free Run+, they can control different sounds. I’m actually pretty sure that it is real because I think that I spotted Daito Manabe in the video. And we all know what he’s capable of. I guess they’ve used some flexible sensors and hooked them up to MaxMSP. Great work!
Indeed the shoes used in the video are the real sound controllers. Tomoaki Yanagisawa of 4nchor5 la6 was responsible for the hardware part. He added flexible and accelerometer sensors to the shoes. Daito Manabe of rhizomatiks did the sound programming with Max.
They were both commissioned by Wieden + Kennedy Tokyo for this project.
“Quarter Mile Groove” by Daniel Eatock.
The recording translates the length of its vinyl groove into audio allowing listeners to experience the 1/4 mile length of the spiral as the record is played. Every inch of the needle’s path is audible in the form of a click, each foot as a beat and distances of 10 feet are heard as a blip. These sounds gradually slow as the stylus approaches the center, (the stylus travels less distance in the groove with each revolution of the record). Along the way, the voice of the narrator mentions the horizontal dimensions of particular objects.
Production by Malcolm Goldie.
This tangle is the unbroken, vinyl residue resulting from the initial master cutting of Quarter Mile Groove. Unraveled, this thread of vinyl would be 1⁄4 mile in length.
Alexis Malbert a.k.a. TapeTronic knows how to handle oldskool audio cassettes. The first video shows you his different scratch cassettes, the second one some weird customised tapes and tapedecks.
Katie Paterson recorded the sound of 3 glaciers (Langjökull, Snæfellsjökull and Solheimajökull) on Iceland. She then pressed those recordings on ice record made of melt water from those glaciers. The records were played on 3 turntables and it took almost 2 hours till they were completely melted. You can listen to one here.
found at I’m Revolting
The Amateur Music Production project by Yuri Suzuki was an one afternoon event during the exhibtion “Coalition of Amateurs” at the Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg. Yuri recorded music with 3 punk bands from Luxembourg (Tvesla, Takemeunderground (myspace.com/takemeundergroundband) and Yegussa) and pressed vinyls all during that one afternoon. I really like this DIY style. Unfortunately there is no audio sample available of a record playing.
found at designboom weblog