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New Instrument Jamming

Buoyed by a previous success in polyrhythm generation in Pure Data I decided to see if I could make a hardware only one. The short answer is yes but the longer and more factually accurate answer is yes but it’s still software really because it’s an Arduino running the show. I wish I knew how...

BBC Sound Effects Scraping

I was skulking around on Twitter (@petehaughie) instead of doing any actual work when I saw that there was some talk in excited hushed tones of the BBC releasing a huge archive of sound effects. There was also a complaint of the fact that there was no option to download the whole thing and that...

Noise Making

For the Live Electronic performance module I quickly knocked up a controller and super simple Pure Data sketch. The Controller Just three potentiometers, a rotary encoder, and a paired light dependent resistor (LDR) and super bright white LED were used in the end. I had given myself the affordance of utilising buttons as well but...
Suspicious Drone

Suspicious Drone

After some prompting from my music elective tutor Mariam Rezaei I took my newly reconfigured controller into a soundproof room with a big set of speakers and tried to work out what I could get out of it. Newly reconfigured because I had to quickly change it from a Bela self contained device into an...
ReCoding the Wall

ReCoding the Wall

ReCoding the Wall: A Digital Making Day FabLab Sunderland, Hope St Xchange, City Campus Join Creative Fuse for an exciting Hack Day to investigate, experiment with, and modify a new artwork by Cate Wilkinson and Colin Rennie. The artwork, Colour Field, is a large interactive LED wall, which will be on display at Sunderland Fab...

Cognitive Load “”

I’ve been working on my music elective piece recently and it’s taken a path which is different to that which I had initially envisaged. I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone. To be fair all music is out of my comfort zone but I thought if I were to learn and experiment...
In Response: Mediastructures, Prototypes and Collective Prosthesis

In Response: Mediastructures, Prototypes and Collective Prosthesis

In her 2012 paper Mediastructures, prototypes and collective prosthesis: Digital facades as public infrastructures [1] which I’ve linked below for your convenience Nerea Calvillo proposes a world where instead of our public spaces being dominated by large format digital signage under the control of media advertisers and the moneyed elite a new and egalitarian platform...