The Number of the Beast

October 19th, 2009

Cory Arcangel compressed an mp3 of “The Number of the Beast” by Iron Maiden 666 times.
Here’s how it sound like:

Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast

Bootleg Objects ReBraun

March 9th, 2009

I just rediscovered the Sound Series of the Bootleg Objects. This is the ReBraun, an MP3 jukebox and server based on the Braun “Audio 1 Kompaktanlage” designed by Dieter Rams in 1962. It was build in 2002 – 2003, so I guess the hardware isn’t that up to date anymore. But I still would like to have on, the 12000 euro pricetag is just a little hefty – the loudspeaker unit is not included.

Bootleg Objects ReBraun

Bootleg Objects ReBraun

Bootleg Objects ReBraun

Bootleg Objects ReBraun

Neo Gramophone

February 12th, 2009

Neo Gramophone is concept by Lars Amhoff, it is an reincarnation of a classic gramophone. It can play music streamed from your iTunes, a subsurface touchscreen menu let you control the music player. I’m currious if it will get past this concept phase, but it’s a nice object anyway.

Neo Gramophone by Lars Amhoff

Neo Gramophone by Lars Amhoff

This shit’s getting way too complicated for me

February 6th, 2009

This quote comes from the book “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance” written by Barack Obama, indeed that Obama, but it is actually from a school friend. He wrote his memoirs back in 1995 and the audio book read by Obama himself was released in 2005. He even received a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album in 2006 for it. There are some more interesting quotes available like “You ain’t my bitch, nigga”, listen to them here. This screams to become the next internet meme!

And here is the first remix:

I’m on the Internet

September 1st, 2008

This track called ‘Internet Bitch’ by Ninjasonik just nails it.

I got a MySpace
I got a Gmail
I got that Facebook
But I don’t do Friendster
I’m on the Internet, bitch
I’m fuckin’ famous

timbap digital DJing

July 30th, 2008

Timbap is a platform-independent application for augmented DJing. It was developed by students and assistants of the University of Ulm (Germany). It provides a rugged tangible interface for browsing your music collection and manipulating playback by scratching, pitching, skipping etc. Like many others it is based on an acoustic timecode signal recorded to vinyl records. In contrast to existing digital solutions however, it completely releases the DJ from mouse, keyboard and monitor. Instead it relies on physical interaction with the standard club turntable only.

It still sounds quite strange, right? So basically it is a projected video interface for selecting mp3’s. Maybe this video will make it all clear to you.
Guessing from the amount of student DJ projects, there are a lot of bedroom DJ’s among the students out there.

found at MAKE: Blog

Attigo TT

May 23rd, 2008

The Attigo TT is digital DJ setup designed by Scott Hobbs, an Innovation Product Design student from the UK. There are already a few mp3 DJ mixing systems out there, but his is a little different. He didn’t use any breakthrought technology, just 2 touchscreens to manipulate a visualisation of audio files. He used Flash for the interface and Max/MSP to control the sound files. He has a lot of documentation on this project on his website. Honestly, I don’t think that it’s very innovative, but well done anyway. Hey it’s a functional prototype afterall.

Explicit Content Only

April 23rd, 2008


I’m a true ni9e / F.A.T. fanboy, here is his next project: Explicit Content Only, a vinyl album. On side A you can hear a curse words only version of N.W.A.’s classic album Straight Outta Compton. On the B side is the Explicit Content Only version of Eazy-E’s ‘Eazy Duz It’. You can of course buy it or download the mp3’s. Or even better, watch it spin.


April 2nd, 2008


I know, I’m a little late to this Muxtape party. The tag line explains it all: a simple way to create and share mp3 mixtapes. You can upload up to 12 mp3’s to this service and share the mixtape with your friends and the world. The interface is soo simple and perfect.
On the technical side, all files are hosted on the Amazon S3 servers (one of Amazons Web Services). I really would like to see some stats and the bill on the end of the month.

Hard Format & Sleevage

November 9th, 2007


Hard Format is a website dedicated to music-related design. Sleevage is a similar website, both have a very nice collection with covers and package design.