Another music-making game: play auditorium. This is a pretty cool puzzle which I enjoyed learning about. OTOH it’s not ultimately about musical creativity. Is the output expression and art, or is it high score? Guitar Hero is not for music making; ditto Play Auditorium. Link via steveray, then createdigitalmusic.
The glitch musician Bit Basic, who made the excellent Grating Rainbows netalbum on Monotonik, has created a… Max/MSP patch for the ‘monome’ interface called ‘dj64’. It allows the user to model the actions of conventional turntables dj64 for Monome – by Bitbasic from simon on Vimeo. Thinking about the monome in terms of the convergence […]
What are the economic prospects for in-game music making? October sales numbers for video game-related products, set against the background of a 1% overall drop, from allheadlinenews.com: hardware sales up 5% software up 35% total up 7% Not that the news is all good by any means, but relatively speaking it seems to be the […]
Christopher Andersson brought up the stribe, which is is an 8-channel multi-touch controller for music or video software. and is partly based on monome 40h, which is a reconfigurable grid of sixty-four backlit buttons. 40h and Stribe are open source. If I’m getting this right, the situation is DIY consoles for gamestruments.
This is the official music video for the song “Ready for the Floor” by Hot Chip: This cover version played on the Tenori-on has 100,407 views: Greg describes the situation this way: I came across the Tenori-on a while back because of Little Boots. She’s a YouTube phenom who use it and quite a strong […]
Videos of a couple more convergence game-instrument hybrid combo thingamawhatzits, pointed out to me by Anselm Hook — The Tenori-on vibes like a Game Boy or other handheld game console: Jazzmutant lemur is based on Ableton and Reason:
The iPhone “Ocarina” app fits the gamestrument model.
sull posts a screencast of his session with the innerpartysystem gamestrument, in which he gets high score. Question: how would you do “high score”? Couldn’t you have ratings on these things to enable that? Question: is it possible to have really different expressions in a gamestrument, or is the expressive range more limited than that? […]
Embed: No embed: http://innerpartysystem.shuffl.es/dontstop?r=63 That is fucking wondrous. First of all, the impact of in-browser-music-making is not trivial or obvious. You can’t be blase about it. But beyond that, what’s striking about this particular hack is how high-level it is. It pulls the end user up several levels from decisions like the selection of video […]