Max for Live – Device Decimator

Max for Live – Device Decimator from Bangbang on Vimeo.

In preparation for our Max for Live clinic I thought I’d share a video of this awesome device that is a part of the M4L API. Whether you want to get deep into Max development or just make some creative new sounds, this device has something to offer.

For more info on Max for Live you can always visit the following sites:
http://www.ableton.com/maxforlive
http://cycling74.com/products/maxforlive/
http://www.maxforlive.com/

And please don’t forget our NYC Max for Live clinic at Tekserve on Monday. Don’t forget to register for the event.

Computer music pioneer Max Mathews passes away at 85 today.

Mathews wrote the first widely used computer program to generate sound in 1957. He also arranged the musical accompaniment for the song “Daisy Bell” which HAL sings along to in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The “Max” in the modern music programming tool Max/MSP is named for Mathews.

Max Mathews dedicated his life to developing computer music performance and I’d like to say thanks for all his hard work.

If you’d like to know more check out the following links:

http://www.csounds.com/mathews/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Mathews

New Elektron Octatrack Shirt

Its no news that Elektron makes some amazing hardware, and while their products may not be the cheapest way to get started making electronic music, there are few (if any!) instruments that are as immediate, hands-on, and inspiring as the Machinedrum and Monomachine have proven to be.

So when Elektron debuted the Octatrack a few months ago, it would be a serious understatement to say we were excited – we ordered one immediately. By our count, the possibilities are endless with the new approach to sampling this product presents. The Octatrack will definitely be making multiple appearances in this blog as time progresses, but for now I thought I’d start by showing off this wonderfully stylish Octatrack t-shirt that Elektron sent over – just in time for t-shirt weather to get started in NYC. Thanks Elektron!

 

BLIP FESTIVAL 2011 ANNOUNCED!

It’s that time again! May 19-21, 8bitpeoples and The Tank present the fifth installment of Blip Festival. Artists from across the world come together in NYC with their Gameboys and other instruments to bring you the best in 8-bit entertainment. We can’t wait for the three days and nights of workshops, lectures, demonstrations and musical performances. A perfect mix of nostalgia and modern tech, come out and celebrate chiptune!

http://www.blipfestival.org
http://twitter.com/blipfestival
http://www.eyebeam.org
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=105798896165311