This one is for the audio geeks among us. While I was in Austin I got to play around with my friend Beamer’s Arduino Sequencer prototype (see video above). This thing is really fun and has some very interesting features. We both have the Doepfer MAQ-16 which has it’s strengths, but overall is sort of disappointing so I’ve been looking for a replacement. Hopefully Beamer gets his Arduino into production soon, would love to take this on the road.
The Matrix Synth blog posted about the video, there are also some pictures and more info on the sequencer.
Paddy Duke sent in this great video about Fractals.
"Arthur C. Clarke presents this unusual documentary on the mathematical discovery of the Mandelbrot Set (M-Set) in the visually spectacular world of fractal geometry. This show relates the science of the M-Set to nature in a way that seems to identify the hand of God in the design of the universe itself. Dr. Mandelbrot in 1980 discovered the infinitely complex geometrical shape called the Mandelbrot Set using a very simple equation with computers and graphics."
Found this on Youtube. By Joaquim who, if I’m not mistaken, comments on this blog now and then.
Jakub sent me the Timothy Saccenti video for Animal Collective’s "Peacebone"; a perfectly amazing visualization of a perfectly amazing song.
I’ve embedded the Youtube version for ease of use, but I’d encourage you to check out the higher quality Quicktime version here. It does a little better justice to the audio / visual.
Joyrex sent in this link to some renderings of futuristic "mega-cities". Included was this shot from Werner Panton’s "Visiona 2". Anthony Mark also sent in this footage from Visiona 2. Looks like fun.
I know this isn’t exactly the subject matter that’s normally discussed here, but I saw this today and just had to post it. Really cool 80′s video vibe here, complete with old school video effects and VHS "PLAY" text overlay at the beginning. Really cool how the VHS tracking is off at the beginning like it’s an old tape, they really did a great job making this feel authentic. The whole thing is an interesting departure for this guy and shows that along with a whole lot of style he has a great sense of humor. The video was directed by someone called "Melina", not sure who that is, but good work. Snoop Dogg – Sensual Seduction Video >
While discussing some plans for a future Tycho video with Ghostly, the Legowelt "Disco Rout" video by Brazilian firm Lobo.cx came up. This was an incredible video at the time (2002, Ghostly International), and still is. It’s like a bunch of European travel posters coming to life. Lobo did a great job making it all feel authentic while lending a modern edge with the 3D work. The song itself is amazing as well; the video fits it perfectly. Listening to this track always makes me think of driving an ’84 BMW down the Autobahn at speed with perforated driving gloves and Ray Ban Pilots. Jakub probably did that already, or at least mocked it up for a photo-op. See the video here >