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1386 Retro Synth Ads: Sound Master Memory Rhythm SR-88, Keyboard 1982
Sound Master Memory Rhythm SR-88 drum machine 1-page advertisement from page 67 in Keyboard Magazine August 1982.
Hmmm. Not sure how I feel about this ad. There just seems to be a lot going on.
For example, am I supposed to know who "The Rhythm Section" is? The fact that they include themselves in an already long ad title suggests they must be some kind of a big deal. And then you find their name again in the bottom left-hand corner:
"The SR-88. Another innovative product from The Rhythm Section by Sound Master Distributed exclusively by JTG of Nashville."
So, let me get this straight. JTG of Nashville is the distributor of the SR-88 which was created by The Rhythm Section which is somehow owned or operated by Sound Master.
That is waaaaay to much information. Sounds like something political is going on there, and readers unfortunately get stuck in the middle of it.
There also seems to be a lot of ad-copy which actually doesn t give me much information. Reason #4 gives readers the most info including instant stop/start, variable tone and output switches, and a write/play mode indicator. The most I glean out of the four other reasons put together is: 16 rhythms, clock pulse and a price of under $200.
The actual specs that are probably most important to potential buyers are inexplicably shoved into the bottom right-hand corner.
Luckily for me, there are a few resources on the Web with more information about this beast. Unluckily for blog readers, as soon as I started looking for more info, I got swept up in a certain SR-88/Boss DR-55 controversy.
Comparing the SR-88 and Boss DR-55
One of the first Web sites I hit while looking for info on the SR-88 was Dubsounds.com. The site includes a great little write-up on the SR-88, but, more interesting was finding out about a little controversy about whether the SR-88 or the very similar Boss DR-55 came out first.
The two do seem mighty similar in functionality. For comparison purposes, I did a quick search on MATRIXSYNTH to find more photos. . A great photo of a gray SR-88 can be found in this December 2005 SR-88 MATRIXSYNTH auction post and the less common, but definitely more cool, blue SR-88 can be seen in this January 2011 MATRIXSYNTH auction post.
Comparing the two to the Amdek RMK-100
Interestingly, it s not just these two machines that look and function similarly. In this May 2009 MATRIXSYNTH SR-88 auction post commenter "PAC" notices:
"Interesting. I have an Amdek RMK-100 (sold as kit), very similar!"
Never heard of it, so I Googled "Amdek RMK-100" to see just how similar it was to both the DR-55 and the SR-88. Turns out (according to the Internet) that Amdek products were made by Boss/Roland back in 80s, and, not only that, but that the RMK-100 is actually the kit version of the Boss DR-55. Makes sense on why it would also be similar to the SR-88.
I found an ebay auction for an Amdek RMK-100 going on right now with a great photo of the front panel (see below), and indeed it does share a lot with the DR-55 and SR-88 - but definitely not identical to either one.
For example, it looks like the Amdek and SR-88 share a similar filler function that as far as I can tell is not available on the DR-55. And the DR-55 and the RMK-100 share a similar accent function that I don t see on the SR-88.
Now where does the Electro Dynamics Corporation Programmable Rhythm SR-99 fit in?
I also came across another machine with similar features - the Programmable Rhythm SR-99. No - not manufactured by Sound Master, but by Electro Dynamics Corporation. And, it too resembles the others in functionality, and especially the SR-88 in design also.
I ve included a row of photos below to help make the comparison between the two. The SR-88 photo is from the 2005 MATRIXSYNTH auction post and the EDC SR-99 photo is from the excellent BigBlueWave.co.uk site. I ve also thrown in a photo from another recent E-bay listing that included both - plus boxes and manuals! Sick!
Obviously, Sound Master and EDC are somehow connected, although I can t find any info on the Internet concerning these two companies. I do know that they were both advertising separately in Keyboard Magazine in late 1983, making it unlikely that one of the companies changed their name to the other. Anyone know anything?
And then there is the Clef Master Rhythm...
Now, I m going to throw in a late entry. It s Sunday night, and I just came across this August 2010 MATRIXSYNTH auction post for the Clef Master Rhythm. It not only shares part of the name of one of the other units ("Master"), it too has many features of the other rhythm machines, and identical innards as the DR-55, but is expanded to include even more sounds:
"This is essentially a fully expanded Boss DR-55 feature-wise and tone-wise. The circuits are identical (schematically and tonally) to the Boss DR-55, but the Clef Master Rhythm gives you way more instruments than the Boss DR-55..."
Interestingly, according to the post, it pre-dates the Boss DR-55 - and also came in a kit form like the Amdek.
"The Clef Master Rhythm came out a little before the Boss DR-55 in late 1979/early 1980. It was sold in two versions and available in greater quantities in Europe than in the United States. One version was a kit that the user put together and another one was a prebuilt machine."
A photo from the MATRIXSYNTH post really helps show the similarities in functions with the others:
What does it all mean?
So, looking at all five machines, its almost like there was a rhythm machine salad bar of some sort in Japan, and each company stepped up to it and picked out which features they wanted to include in their product.
And that begs the question - since we know there was a kit form available and there are claims that the Clef Master even has the same circuits as the DR-55, could all five products (and probably others) have used the exact same internal parts - each company choosing which features to include and then customizing in their respective rhythm machine? And if so, were those parts supplied by Amdek, or did all five get their internal parts from some other manufacturer?
And if that is the case, then the question of whether the SR-88 or DR-55 came first doesn t really matter much, since it is likely that the kit components would have been available first. Plus, we have that one auction post with the claim that the Clef Master came out before the DR-55 - making it all even more confusing to figure out.
Or, am I totally off the mark on all this? Were they all created separately? Maybe I ve just been fixated on this a little too much...
I ll keep on looking for more info on these companies and any connection they might have, but if anyone want to buy all four and open them up to take a look - it would be muchly appreciated. :D
Posted by RetroSynthAds at 12:05 PM
Labels: 1982, amdek, clef master, dr-55, drum machine, electro dynamics corporation, keyboard magazine, rmk-100, Sound Master, sr-88, sr-99
Here s a funny thing - I seem to remember Clef in the early 1980s as a British company that made electronic pianos (touch-sensitive ones!) in kit form. Deep in the back of my mind I recall seeing them at a music fair in London with a couple of their pianos and some drum machines including a prototype drum/bass/chord sequencer called something like a "Band-Box". But it WAS a long time ago.
February 12, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Looks like (for once) my memory didn t fail me. Here is a 1982 ad for Clef Electronics showing all the products I mentioned, plus a natty-looking little monosynth! BTW, I owned an EDC SR99 drum machine in the mid-1980s, but replaced it with a Yamaha RX-21 a couple of years later.
February 12, 2012 at 12:46 PM
1246 âTen Rules for Maker Businessesâ by Wiredâs Chris Anderson Ã¢ÂÂ Rule #1 Â« Ponoko â Blog
1217 Serialize java objects using GZip streams (GZIPInputStream and GZIPOutputStream) at INC
A bit of python, a bit of Java, a bit of C, a bit of everything .
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1033 "I'm a technical lead on the Google+ team. Ask me anything."
I helped design and build a lot of the circles model and sharing UI for Google+. I was recruited to Google to work on "getting social right" in early 2010. Prior to that, I was CTO of Plaxo, and also its first employee (since March 2002). I've also spent many years working on open standards for the social web (OpenID, OAuth, Portable Contacts, WebFinger, etc.) Since I work for a big/public company (albeit a pretty cool one), I can't provide specific stats, dates for future features, or details of confidential code/algorithms. But I will do my best to be "refreshingly frank" about everything else. :)
1025 OÃ¹ trouver des livres Ã©lectroniques ? | eBouquin
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SCI - SixTrak - Windows.zip SCI - SixTrak - Windows - r1506 Windows 2.4 MB Sep 17 41
SCI - SixTrak.zip SCI - SixTrak Windows 1.8 MB Aug 2010 9
Studio Electronics - SE1X - Windows.zip Studio Electronics - SE1X - Windows - r1506 Windows 2.2 MB Sep 17 44
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Yamaha - AN1x - Windows.zip Yamaha - AN1x - Windows Windows 2.6 MB Sep 01 53
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Yamaha - TX7 - Windows.zip Yamaha - TX7 - Windows - r1506 Windows 3.8 MB Sep 17 59
Yamaha - TX7.zip Yamaha - TX7 Windows 3.2 MB Aug 2010 11
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833 BBC - 6 Music News - Peter Christopherson dies, aged 55
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820 50 UNIX / Linux Sysadmin Tutorials
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813 15 MORE Free Guides That Really Teach You USEFUL Stuff
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786 InfoGraphic: How to Save Money Shopping Online | Out of Debt Again
Shopping online can be a great way to save money. It's easy, here are a few examples. Credit Loan provided a nifty infographic to go with my post today. | Out of Debt Again
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767 The 5 types of programmers Â« Steven Benner's Blog
In my code journeys and programming adventures Iâve encountered many strange foes, and even stranger allies. Iâve identified at least five different kinds of code warriors, some make for wonderful comrades in arms, while others seem to foil my every plan.
However they all have their place in the pantheon of software development. Without a healthy mix of these different programming styles youâll probably find your projects either take too long to complete, are not stable enough or are too perfect for humans to look upon.
The code may not be pretty, but damnit, it works!
This guy is the foundation of your company. When something goes wrong he will fix it fast and in a way that wonât break again. Of course he doesnât care about how it looks, ease of use, or any of those other trivial concerns, but he will make it happen, without a bunch of talk or time-wasting nonsense. The best way to use this person is to point at a problem and walk away.
You want to do what to my code?
This guy doesnât care about your deadlines or budgets, those are insignificant when compared to the art form that is programming. When you do finally receive the finished product you will have no option but submit to the stunning glory and radiant beauty of perfectly formatted, no, perfectly beautiful code, that is so efficient that anything you would want to do to it would do nothing but defame a masterpiece. He is the only one qualified to work on his code.
Iâm a programmer, damnit. I donât write code.
His world has one simple truth; writing code is bad. If you have to write something then youâre doing it wrong. Someone else has already done the work so just use their code. He will tell you how much faster this development practice is, even though he takes as long or longer than the other programmers. But when you get the project it will only be 20 lines of actual code and will be very easy to read. It may not be very fast, efficient, or forward-compatible, but it will be done with the least effort required.
What do you want? It works doesnât it?
The guy who couldnât care less about quality, thatâs someone elses job. He accomplishes the tasks that heâs asked to do, quickly. You may not like his work, the other programmers hate it, but management and the clients love it. As much pain as he will cause you in the future, he is single-handedly keeping your deadlines so you canât scoff at it (no matter how much you want to).
Well, thatâs a possibility, but in practice this might be a better alternative.
This guy is more interested the options than what should be done. He will spend 80% of his time staring blankly at his computer thinking up ways to accomplish a task, 15% of his time complaining about unreasonable deadlines, 4% of his time refining the options, and 1% of his time writing code. When you receive the final work it will always be accompanied by the phrase âif I had more time I could have done this the right wayâ.
Personally, Iâd have to classify myself as the perfectionist. So, which type of programmer are you? Or perhaps you know another programming archetype that is missing from my list? Post a comment below and Iâll add it to a new updated list.
766 [WS001] Circuit-Bending â Initiation Â« Gasol
Le Circuit-Bending ou Circuitage dÃ©signe lâactivitÃ© qui consiste Ã volontairement court-circuiter un appareil Ã©lectronique (gÃ©nÃ©ralement sonore) afin de provoquer des comportements inattendus pour le dÃ©tourner de son usage dâorigine. Par exemple, un jouet sonore pour enfant ou une console de jeu gÃ©nÃ©reront des sons ou des images plus ou moins alÃ©atoires et imprÃ©visibles.
Ce terme Ã Ã©tÃ© introduit par Reed Ghazala dans les annÃ©e 60 lorsquâil court-circuita accidentellement lâun de ses instruments. Mais des mÃ©thodes similaires ont Ã©tÃ© utilisÃ©es auparavant par dâautres musiciens et ingÃ©nieurs.
Cette activitÃ© peut Ãªtre assimilÃ©e Ã une certaine forme dâart, de part le dÃ©tournement, lâappropriation et la personnalisation de ces appareils ainsi que leurs usages lors de performances audiovisuelles. Câest lâart du court-circuit.
On rencontrera souvent les termes Circuit-Bender ou Bender pour dÃ©signer la personne qui effectue ces modifications et on parlera de Bends pour toutes modifications apportÃ©es Ã lâappareil.
Ne jamais tenter ces manipulations sur des appareils alimentÃ©s par une tension supÃ©rieure Ã 12V, risque dâÃ©lectrocution.
Ne pas torturer des appareils trop onÃ©reux ou auxquels on tient, en effet il existe un haut risque de casse irrÃ©versible qui transformera le jouet en un joli presse papier.
Un peu de thÃ©orie
Le Circuitage ne demande pas de grandes connaissances en Ã©lectronique, mais quelques bases sont nÃ©cessaires Ã lâapprÃ©hension de cette activitÃ©. Notamment la reconnaissance des divers composants Ã©lectroniques qui seront utilisÃ©s ou court-circuitÃ©s.
La rÃ©sistance est surement le composant le plus rÃ©pandu. Sa principale caractÃ©ristique est dâopposer une plus ou moins grande rÃ©sistance Ã la circulation du courant Ã©lectrique. Sa valeur (mesurÃ©e en ohms) peut Ãªtre dÃ©terminÃ©e par un code couleur ou lue sur le boÃ®tier des composants les plus rÃ©cents.
Un potentiomÃ¨tre nâest autre quâune rÃ©sistance ajustable. Il possÃ¨de 3 pattes ainsi quâun systÃ¨me mÃ©canique permettant la variation de la rÃ©sistance.
Une photo-rÃ©sistance est Ã©galement une rÃ©sistance dont la valeur varie en fonction de lâintensitÃ© lumineuse. On peut Ã©galement le nommer rÃ©sistance photo-dÃ©pendante (light-dependent resistor (LDR)) ou photoconducteur.
Un condensateur est un composant Ã©lectronique ou Ã©lectrique Ã©lÃ©mentaire qui a pour propriÃ©tÃ© principale de pouvoir stocker des charges Ã©lectriques opposÃ©es sur ses armatures.
Il est utilisÃ© principalement pour stabiliser une alimentation Ã©lectrique, traiter des signaux pÃ©riodiques, sÃ©parer le courant alternatif du courant continu, stocker de lâÃ©nergie.
La diode est principalement utilisÃ©e comme convertisseur de courant alternatif vers du courant continu ou comme multiplicateur ou rÃ©gulateur de tension. Câest un composant polarisÃ©, ce qui signifie que le sens de branchement a une importance sur le fonctionnement du montage.
Diodes Electro-Luminescentes (DEL / LED)
La LED possÃ¨de la particularitÃ© de gÃ©nÃ©rer de la lumiÃ¨re lorsquâelle est parcourue par un courant. De la mÃªme maniÃ¨re que la diode, ce composant est polarisÃ©.
Le transistor est le composant actif utilisÃ© principalement comme interrupteur commandÃ© ou pour lâamplification, mais aussi pour stabiliser une tension ou moduler un signal.
Le circuit intÃ©grÃ© (CI), aussi appelÃ© puce Ã©lectronique, est un composant Ã©lectronique reproduisant une ou plusieurs fonctions Ã©lectroniques plus ou moins complexes, intÃ©grant souvent plusieurs types de composants Ã©lectroniques de base dans un volume rÃ©duit, rendant le circuit facile Ã mettre en Åuvre.
Il existe une trÃ¨s grande variÃ©tÃ© de ces composants divisÃ©s en deux grandes catÃ©gories : analogique et numÃ©rique.
Un interrupteur est un dispositif permettant dâinterrompre ou dâautoriser le passage dâun flux.
Le bouton poussoir est une touche tactile qui permet de faire une liaison Ã©lectrique momentanÃ©e le temps que lâon appuie dessus ou, sur certains modÃ¨les inversÃ©s, dâouvrir temporairement le contact Ã©lectrique.
Format de connecteur mÃ¢le et femelle gÃ©nÃ©ralement utilisÃ© pour les connexions audio de types casques et micros. Le mini Jack fait 3,5 mm de diamÃ¨tre, le jack normal fait 6,35 mm.
MatÃ©riel et compÃ©tences
Pour mener Ã bien ces projets et en plus de certains composants citÃ©s ci-dessus, il faudra Ãªtre Ã©quipÃ© du matÃ©riel basique (tournevis, fer Ã souder, Ã©tain, pompe Ã dessouder, cÃ¢blage, pinces coupantes, pinces croco, perceuse, dremel â¦)
De plus, il faudra un minimum de compÃ©tences en soudage, mais tout le monde se souvient des cours de technologies au collÃ¨ge et dans tous les cas, ces compÃ©tences sâacquiÃ¨rent vite aprÃ¨s quelques essais. Il faudra simplement veiller Ã ne pas dÃ©poser la panne du fer trop longtemps sur un composant pour ne pas lâendommager et ne pas faire baver lâÃ©tain au risque de crÃ©er un court-circuit non souhaitÃ©.
Il faudra Ã©galement sâarmer de patience, câest la qualitÃ© premiÃ¨re et la plus haute compÃ©tence dâun Bender. En effet, un jouet nÃ©cessite gÃ©nÃ©ralement entre 4 Ã 12h pour Ãªtre modifiÃ© (dont les 3/4 de ce temps sont consacrÃ©s Ã la recherche des Bends). Avec lâexpÃ©rience ce temps sera considÃ©rablement rÃ©duit.
Beaucoup de pratique
Pour dÃ©buter, lâidÃ©al est de sâattaquer Ã des appareils peu couteux tels que des jouets sonores rÃ©cupÃ©rÃ©s dans votre cave ou lors de vide-greniers. Les plus rÃ©putÃ©s Ã©tant les jouets vintages du type DictÃ©e Magique et dÃ©rivÃ©s (Speak&Spell/Math/Learn), les insupportables Furby, les petits synthÃ©tiseurs type Casio SK-1 â¦ Tout ce qui possÃ¨de un haut-parleur, fonctionne sur piles ou en dessous de 12V. Plus particuliÃ¨rement les appareils fabriquÃ©s durant les annÃ©es 80/90 qui ne sont pas encore Ã©quipÃ©s de composants Ã©lectroniques sophistiquÃ©s ou de circuits entiÃ¨rement numÃ©riques. Les constructeurs les plus connus sont: Texas Instruments, Casio, Vtech, Coleco, Creatoy.
Il est Ã©videmment possible dâÃ©largir les domaines de recherches Ã des appareils plus Ã©laborÃ©s mais gare Ã lâirrÃ©versible court-circuit meurtrier qui mettra dÃ©finitivement la machine hors-service.
Il faut tout dâabord dÃ©sosser votre cible pour mettre Ã nu le circuit Ã©lectronique. Ensuite, on allume le jouet pour lui faire Ã©mettre un son et on test simplement sa rÃ©activitÃ© en posant plusieurs doigts simultanÃ©ment sur diffÃ©rents endroits du circuit. GÃ©nÃ©ralement, un effet de Â« pitch Â» se fait entendre (baisse/augmentation de la tonalitÃ©), on comprend alors que la machine est sensible au Circuitage et les choses sÃ©rieuses peuvent donc commencer (toutes les machines ne sont pas forcement sensibles au toucher, mais câest une bonne technique dâapproche).
Afin de ne pas avoir Ã mÃ©moriser tous les endroits sensibles, lâidÃ©al est de prendre une photo du circuit, de la transferer sur un ordinateur et ainsi noter pas Ã pas Ã lâaide dâun logiciel de dessin type MSPaint ou Photoshop tous les Bends dÃ©couverts. Certains les notent directement sur le circuit Ã lâaide dâun stylo ou dâun feutre, mais lâencre contenant gÃ©nÃ©ralement du carbone et le carbone Ã©tant conducteur, il existe un risque de court-circuit non dÃ©sirÃ© dont on pourra difficilement se dÃ©faire.
La premiÃ¨re et la plus simple des modifications Ã apporter Ã son appareil est le raccordement Ã un ampli ou une console de mixage. Il sera alors possible dâenregistrer les sons de la machine ou de lâutiliser lors de performances live. Pour ce faire, on repÃ¨re gÃ©nÃ©ralement le haut-parleur et on le remplace ou on installe en parallÃ¨le un connecteur Jack. Dans le second cas, lâajout dâun interrupteur pourra servir Ã basculer entre la sortie audio ou le haut-parleur.
On peut maintenant commencer Ã parcourir mÃ©thodiquement ou au hasard le circuit Ã lâaide dâun testeur. Le plus simple est dâutiliser des pinces croco que lâon raccordera Ã deux petits tournevis dâhorloger.
On place la pointe du premier tournevis qui restera stationnaire sur un point du circuit et avec le second on parcourt diffÃ©rents autres points en Ã©coutant les changements de sons intÃ©ressants que lâon note au fur et Ã mesure sur notre photo. On poursuit ensuite en dÃ©plaÃ§ant le premier tournevis sur un autre point et en recommenÃ§ant notre parcours avec le second. On rÃ©pÃ¨te cette procÃ©dure jusquâÃ ce que la totalitÃ© du circuit ait Ã©tÃ© parcouru ou lorsque nous estimons avoir trouvÃ© toutes les modifications souhaitÃ©es.
Les Bends les plus courants sont gÃ©nÃ©ralement: la sortie audio permettant lâamplification, le volume, lâoverdrive/distortion, les glitches, les boucles, le bouton reset.
Dans certains cas, les Bends ne sont pas compatibles entre-eux. La machine plantera irrÃ©mÃ©diablement dÃ¨s lors quâon activera plusieurs Bends simultanÃ©ment. On peut alors dÃ©cider de continuer la quÃªte des modifications compatibles ou bien Ã©viter dâen activer plusieurs Ã la fois.
CÃ¢blage et placement des composants
La prochaine Ã©tape est le raccordement des diffÃ©rents points du circuit trouvÃ©s prÃ©cÃ©demment. On les relie entre eux en soudant un fin cÃ¢ble de cuivre sur chaque point. On placera ensuite, par exemple, un interrupteur entre deux de ces cÃ¢bles allant de paires, de maniÃ¨re Ã (dÃ©s)activer notre court-circuit. Il est aussi possible dans certains cas de remplacer ou coupler lâinterrupteur Ã un potentiomÃ¨tre ou une photo-rÃ©sistance qui appliquera une plus ou moins grande rÃ©sistance au passage du courant, attÃ©nuant ou accentuant ainsi lâeffet du court-circuit (trÃ¨s utile pour les effets de pitch/volume/overdrive).
Il est prÃ©fÃ©rable de ne pas souder le composant avant de lâavoir montÃ© sur le chÃ¢ssis de la machine, de maniÃ¨re Ã ne pas le dessouder par inadvertance lors de son placement. Utile aussi pour connaitre la bonne longueur des cÃ¢bles et leur cheminement et ainsi Ã©viter les surplus qui empÃªcheraient la fermeture du boitier.
Pour percer le chÃ¢ssis, on utilisera une petite perceuse ou un Dremel. Le positionnement des composants est libre mais attention Ã choisir un emplacement qui ne gÃªnera ni la fermeture, ni lâergonomie du boitier. En effet, un composant mal placÃ© et difficilement accessible pourrait compromettre la spontanÃ©itÃ© de la performance.
Afin de ne pas trop endommager le chÃ¢ssis, il est aussi possible de raccorder tous les composants sur un boitier externe qui servira de contrÃ´leur. Dans ce cas, lâutilisation dâun cÃ¢ble nappe tel que lâon trouve dans un ordinateur peut Ãªtre trÃ¨s pratique pour ne pas avoir des dizaines de fils qui sortent du chÃ¢ssis (un cÃ¢ble SCSI est parfait pour ce type de montage).
Il est maintenant lâheure de tester notre nouveau jouet !
http://www.anti-theory.com : Reed Ghazala, pÃ¨re du Circuit-Bending
http://www.casperelectronics.com : Peter Edwards, grand maÃ®tre Bender
http://gieskes.nl : Gijs Gieskes, un extra-terrestre
http://bitcrusher.free.fr : Mon cher ami Bitcrusher, grand Bender francophone
http://www.dataglitch.org : Label associatif regroupant des amoureux des technologies Lo-Fi
http://www.getlofi.com : Astuces et ressources pour dÃ©butants ou vÃ©tÃ©rans
http://www.sailormouth.org : Des infos et des schÃ©mas trÃ¨s utiles
http://www.datamath.org : MusÃ©e des produits Texas-Instruments
http://www.miniorgan.com : Base de donnÃ©es de jouets plus ou moins rares
Screaming Teacher aka Talking Teacher â Coleco
Le Livre Tragique aka Le Livre Magique â TI
Speakân'Glitchân'Bleepân'Math aka Speakân'Math â TI
La Tortu(r)e aka Tortue Musicale â Carrefour
LoFi Mic aka TÃ©lÃ©phone Ã cadran â Socotel
746 40 Essential CSS Templates, Resources and Downloads | Speckyboy Design Magazine
Every web developer should have in their toolbox a collection of CSS tools and resources like the ones outlined in this article. A set of techniques that you rely on and that are always at the ready to cover any possible eventuality.
You will find not a selection of the latest innovative CSS techniques (there are some) in this article, merely a collection of tools, resources and downloads that can be used by web designers for solutions to everyday CSS design and coding solutions.
The resources below have been split into four categories: CSS Download Packages (all of the CSS resources offer multiple variations of each technique), Downloadable CSS Tools (the resources within this category offers specialized templates), Web, Mobile & Form Frameworks (+ tools and templates to help you get started with each); Feature-Rich and Outstanding Mobile & Web Templates and finally, a selection of tools to help with cross browser compatibility.
We donât presume that this is an ultimate collection, merely a selection of resources we have found to be indispensable. We are positive we have missed a few, and would love to hear about the tools and resources you rely upon.
726 Procrastination Â« You Are Not So Smart
The Misconception: You procrastinate because you are lazy and canât manage your time well.
The Truth: Procrastination is fueled by weakness in the face of impulse and a failure to think about thinking.
720 Common Security Mistakes in Web Applications - Smashing Magazine
Web application developers today need to be skilled in a multitude of disciplines. Itâs necessary to build an application that is user friendly, highly performant, accessible and secure, all while executing partially in an untrusted environment that you, the developer, have no control over. I speak, of course, about the User Agent. Most commonly seen in the form of a web browser, but in reality, one never really knows whatâs on the other end of the HTTP connection.
There are many things to worry about when it comes to security on the Web. Is your site protected against denial of service attacks? Is your user data safe? Can your users be tricked into doing things they would not normally do? Is it possible for an attacker to pollute your database with fake data? Is it possible for an attacker to gain unauthorized access to restricted parts of your site? Unfortunately, unless weâre careful with the code we write, the answer to these questions can often be one weâd rather not hear.
Weâll skip over denial of service attacks in this article, but take a close look at the other issues. To be more conformant with standard terminology, weâll talk about Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF), Phishing, Shell injection and SQL injection. Weâll also assume PHP as the language of development, but the problems apply regardless of language, and solutions will be similar in other languages.
719 Facebook owns us â Copy me happy
Facebook has become the event planning system. Itâs the place where you have all your friends (and other people) somewhat sorted and organized. All in all, itâs the organized system in the chaos that is otherwise known as the internets.
This is leading Facebook towards a virtual monopoly. There are lots of issues with monopolies, but one of the more interesting ones when it comes to Facebook is the impact is has on our social lives, online as well as offline.
718 Musiques - H O R S N O R M E
Dossier : OÃ¹ trouver de la musique sur internet ?
Par Ed End le samedi, mai 29 2010, 10:07
fÃªte de la musique
oÃ¹ trouver de la musique
I. Pourquoi chercher de la musique sur internet ?
Pour rÃ©pondre Ã cette question on peut se poser une autre question : OÃ¹ trouver de la musique en dehors d'internet ?
A part quelques exceptions Ã Paris, la plupart des disquaires indÃ©pendants ont disparus. Les supermarchÃ©s ont trÃ¨s peu de choix. Les magasins spÃ©cialisÃ©s, par exemple la Fnac ont un nombre limitÃ© de rÃ©fÃ©rences disponibles Ã des prix pas toujours accessibles.
Cependant il reste des solutions intÃ©ressantes : le marchÃ© de l'occasion, acheter les albums lors des concerts Ã des prix plus abordables ou encore moins onÃ©reux les emprunter Ã des mÃ©diathÃ¨ques. Convertir en mp3 les anciens supports, k7, cd, vinyles et Ã©changer des albums numÃ©risÃ©s dont on dÃ©tient les originaux, lÃ©galement, dans le cadre de la copie privÃ©.
Si malgrÃ© cela tant de personnes cherchent de la musique sur internet, c'est :
a. Parce qu'il y a beaucoup plus de choix.
A l'heure actuelle, par exemple, le dÃ©veloppement de la musique libre est tel qu'il est impossible de suivre l'intÃ©gralitÃ© des Åuvres qui sont publiÃ©es.
b. Parce que le coÃ»t est quasi nul.
- Soit en raison de la disparition du support, il n'y a plus de coÃ»t de diffusion, plus de coÃ»t de fabrication, juste Ã©ventuellement un coup de crÃ©ation. MalgrÃ© cela dans le domaine commercial les magasins en ligne (Itune et autres consorts) sont loin de rÃ©percuter la disparition des coups sur leurs tarifs.
- Soit en raison de ce que les lobbys et le gouvernement appÃ¨lent piratage, pour ma part je considÃ¨re qu'ils font une faute d'orthographe et prÃ©fÃ¨re parler de partage. Un exemple flagrant de leur mauvaise foie, contrairement Ã ce qu'a prÃ©tendu un jour un patron de la Fnac, un album n'est pas une baguette de pain, passer l'Ã©tape de crÃ©ation du premier exemplaire, il est duplicable Ã l'infini, ni farine, ni travail supplÃ©mentaire, autrement dit, je ne connais aucune baguette de pain qui puisse nourrir toute la planÃ¨te.
c. Parce que la dÃ©couverte est facilitÃ©e.
Depuis que les majors ont pris le contrÃ´le des mÃ©dias radio et tÃ©lÃ©, Ã part dans de rares mÃ©dias papiers spÃ©cialisÃ©s, et certains gratuits culturels, c'est trÃ¨s difficile de faire des dÃ©couvertes. ConcrÃ¨tement avec un logiciel de peer to peer, on Ã©tend trÃ¨s rapidement la diversitÃ© des musiques que l'on apprÃ©cie. DÃ©jÃ pour la simple raison que dans tous les genres, au-delÃ du mainstream des majors il existe des Åuvres de qualitÃ©.
d. Pour pouvoir essayer la musique avant de l'acheter.
Une bonne faÃ§on de se prÃ©munir des singles qui pourraient permettent d'Ã©couler des albums bÃ¢clÃ©s.
714 30 free programming eBooks Â« citizen428.blog()
Since this post got quite popular I decided to incorporate some of the excellent suggestions posted in the comments, so this list now has more than 40 books in it. [UPDATED: 2010-10-12]
Learning a new programming language always is fun and there are many great books legally available for free online. Hereâs a selection of 30 of them:
How to Desing Programs
Interpreting Lisp (PDF, suggested by Gary Knott)
Let Over Lambda
Practical Common Lisp
Programming in Emacs Lisp
Programming Languages. Application and Interpretation (suggested by Alex Ott)
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
Teach Yourself Scheme in Fixnum Days
Visual LISP Developerâs Bible (suggested by âskatterbrainzâ)
Data Structures and Algorithms with Object-Oriented Design Patterns in Ruby
Learn to Program
MacRuby: The Definitive Guide
Mr. Neighborlyâs Humble Little Ruby Book (suggested by @tundal45)
Read Ruby 1.9
Ruby Best Practices
Ruby on Rails Tutorial Book (suggested by @tundal45)
Learn You a Haskell for Great Good
Real World Haskell
Concurrent Programming in Erlang
Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good
Dive into Python
How to Think Like a Computer Scientist â Learning with Python
Dynamic Web Development with Seaside
Pharo by Example (based on the next book in this list, suggested by Anonymous)
Squeak by Example
The Art of Assembly Language
Building Accessible Websites (suggested by Joe Clark)
The C Book
C# Yellow Book (suggested by Joe Wyatt)
Dive Into HTML 5 (suggested by @til)
The Implementation of Functional Programming Languages (suggested by âDefâ)
An Introduction to R
Learn Prolog Now!
Objective-C 2.0 Essentials
Of course there are many more free programming eBooks, but this list consists of the ones I read or want(ed) to read. This is far from comprehensive and languages that are completely missing are mostly left out on purpose (e.g. PHP, C++, Java). Iâm sure somebody else made a list for them somewhere.
704 What Is User Experience Design? Overview, Tools And Resources - Smashing Magazine
Websites and Web applications have become progressively more complex as our industryâs technologies and methodologies advance. What used to be a one-way static medium has evolved into a very rich and interactive experience.
But regardless of how much has changed in the production process, a websiteâs success still hinges on just one thing: how users perceive it. âDoes this website give me value? Is it easy to use? Is it pleasant to use?â These are the questions that run through the minds of visitors as they interact with our products, and they form the basis of their decisions on whether to become regular users.
User experience design is all about striving to make them answer âYesâ to all of those questions. This guide aims to familiarize you with the professional discipline of UX design in the context of Web-based systems such as websites and applications.
[Offtopic: by the way, did you know that we are publishing a Smashing eBook Series? The brand new eBook #3 is Mastering Photoshop For Web Design, written by our Photoshop-expert Thomas Giannattasio.]
701 How To Convince The Client That Your Design Is Perfect - Smashing Magazine
As designers who deal with clients, we all have to face one situation, no matter how difficult and uncomfortable, and that is guiding the client to accept that your design is perfect. Now, you already have the project, so this is not a matter of convincing them to pick you for the job. This is about getting them to see that your design satisfies their requirements and contains everything they want. We all have to take on this role of virtual tour guide and lead them through the projectâs twists and turns, ensuring that the best interests of the client and website are served.
We have to be the lighthouse, guiding the clients to shore. (Image credit)
In the end, the final decision falls to the client, but there are times â and most of us have experienced them â when the clientâs lack of expertise in the field affect the quality of the design. In such times, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to convince the client that the design is perfect as it is, and that any further alteration would impair the websiteâs ability to communicate everything it needs to. This confrontation is not welcome by either party, but it is certainly necessary.
Many designers want to avoid conflict and, as a result, cave to their clients at the slightest sign of disagreement, rather than spend time trying to convince them that they stand on the right side of the design decision. This is often a mistake and does not serve the design, which should be the paramount consideration. We owe it to our creative work to argue for whatever serves the design beyond all else, even though the client is footing the bill. We may end up having to give in to the client, but at least we tried.
Below is an overview of some tips and techniques you can employ when you find yourself butting heads with a client. These approaches might work individually or in combination, but they all at least offer a launching point to help you put your best foot forward and lead the client exactly where they need to go.
688 Wonders World: Top 5 Most Dangerous Cities for live of the World
The crime statistics of world's five most dangerous cities are disheartening and shocking. With such high rates of homicide, robberies and violence these cities deservedly bear the names of 'the places of chaos and death' or 'the murder capitals of the world'. Despite the scary data, some of them still remain wanted tourist destinations, though extreme caution is strongly advised when visiting.
687 50 Beautiful and Fresh Free Fonts
As you will already know, there are thousands upon thousands of free fonts available, so choosing that perfect font can be very, very difficult. Its tedious business constantly scouring through countless font directories and foundries to hopefully find what you are looking for.
Hopefully, with this post, we can make your search that little bit easier by rounding up 50 of our favorite fonts that have been released in recent months.
So, whether you design web pages, t-shirts, posters or just seeking some typographical inspiration, we have no doubt that you will the perfect font for your perfect project in this round-up.
Please note, licenses to have a tendency to change so please double check before usage.
669 AudioPorn Central - Â» The Ultimate Gear Porn â 2010 calendar by APC
international music blog about cutting edge music and hot sweaty juicy sounds and toys
music, mashup, bootleg, remix, tools, software, hardware, VS, party, mp3, DJ, download, art, concert, live,
668 Brian Eno Streams Small Craft on a Milk Seaâs Hypno-Sonics | Underwire | Wired.com
Brian Eno's multimedia box set Small Craft on a Milk Sea doesn't set sail until Nov. 2. But the acclaimed composer and ambient pioneer prepared its launch
brian eno,small craft on a milk sea
667 There is no Plan B: why the IPv4-to-IPv6 transition will be ugly
The Internet is running out of IPv4 addresses—not at some point in the future, but right now. But the only solution to the problem, IPv6, is just now really starting to be deployed. That's why we're all in for some tough times ahead.
664 MATRIXSYNTH: Pikaremin plays CV/GATE Pikachu
YouTube via Kaseo | September 30, 2010
Korg MS03 signal processor. You can see the MS02 and MS03 in this auction post.
(C) KORG MS-03 Signal Processor
(R) CV/GATE Pikachu"
657 MATRIXSYNTH: Spunk 0.11
"Granular synthesis using a particle system. Desktop app for Mac OS X from The Strange Agency. Early prototype."
656 Stochastic Packet Inspection et DPI : vers un Net quasi plus neutre du tout | â Bluetouff's blog
L'opÃÂ©rateur historique, ce n'est pas que les logiciels de sÃÂ©curisation un peu douteux ou un service marketing vivant sur une autre planÃÂ¨te. Orange est aussi
dpi,fai,net neutrality,orange at&t,spi,stochastic
653 MATRIXSYNTH: Frequency meditation (Plogue Bidule + 2 Moog FreqBox)
632 ericmiraglia.com Â» The 2010 Web Application (R)evolution: HTML5 and Beyond (Resources)
Some notes from a recent presentation on HTML5, CSS3, and other current proposals that are starting to see real world browser implementations â serves as a starter linkography for reading up on recent developments.
614 digital life - Digicult.it
DIGITAL LIFE, is a project dedicated to the digital future and to the cross-fertilization between technology, new media and contemporary artistic expressions. On the 3 March 2010, this project inaugurates La Pelanda, a new location in the newly refurbished ex-abattoirs in Testaccio for contemporary artistic and cultural productions. These premises have been renovated for the city by the Rome Municipality as part of the Zone attive Project.
Digital Life, Richard Castelli, Romaeuropa, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Shiro Takatani, Jeffrey Shaw, Ulf Langheinrich, Jean Michel BruyÃ¨re, Erwin Redl, Thomas McIntosh, Emmanuel Madan, Martux-m, Mikko Hynninen, Julien Maire, Christian Partos, digicult, digital culture, culture, digital, electonics arts, arts, elecronics, promotions and circulation, circulation
612 dictÃ©e magique Bend me I'm famous
Speak and Spell
Posted in Speak and spell, circuit bending with tags bent, circuit bending, dictÃ©e magique, LFO, speak and pell, trigger in on May 5, 2010 by bendmeimfamous
Ma dictÃ©e magique anglaise, dans un boitier franÃ§aisâ¦.
Un trigger in permettait de la faire jouer grace au sÃ©quenceur anaologique de lâatari punk bassline. Maintenant elle est en midi avec un kit highly liquid, midispeak 2.
Une LFO casper electronics, a Ã©tÃ© montÃ©. Pour les deux sorties jack en faÃ§ade, la premiÃ¨re est pour lâaudio la seconde est pour lâentrÃ©e trigger in.
609 The Next 5 Years in Social Media
What's in store for the future of social media? Trends point to a more connected future built on the backs of today's major social players.
608 Stories In Flight | HTML5/CSS3 Cheatsheet
Here are some simple cut-and-paste examples of HTML5/CSS3 features that are currently (mid-2010) usable across a number of web browsers, chief among them Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera.
For many of the CSS3 examples, Internet Explorer is the lone holdout with a limited number of workarounds, however these features degrade gracefully and may still be useful on new projects as long as this limitation is kept in mind.
Please note: With the exception of SVGWeb, no Internet Explorer workarounds have been included on this page - most of the examples will therefore not work in IE6, IE7 or IE8.
And if you want to discuss any of the code below or leave a correction or suggestion, you can leave comments below and here is also The Web We Should Have on my blog. Thanks!
On this page:
Rounded Corners Redux: Circles
Canvas Text Rotate
Some more complex subjects are also discussed in these separate pages:
Multiple Background Images
HTML5 Audio Data API - Spectrum Visualizer
Google Font API and Font Loading Behavior
...and don't forget to leave some comments below!
597 MATRIXSYNTH-C: MARTIAL CANTEREL LIVE
587 Leisure Cove: April 2010
modular synth monorocket
574 26 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed
We're back with a brand new edition of great Mashable resources you may have missed. Check it out!
Business Lists,Channels,Lists,Mobile Lists,Social Media Lists,business,facebook,features,social media,twitter,youtube
563 Top 20 Sites To Improve Your Twitter Experience
We compiled a list of the top 20 third-party websites for making your Twitter experience more useful and easier to manage.
twitter, hootsuite, brizzly, seesmic, polldaddy, klout, twitpic, list, wefollow, yfrog,Channels,Lists,Productivity Lists,Social Media Lists,Twitter Lists,Web Apps,features,mashable,social media
559 50 Useful Tools and Resources For Web Designers - Smashing Magazine
Related Posts You may be interested in the following related posts: 50 Powerful Time-Savers For Web Designers 50 New Useful CSS Techniques, Tools and Tutorials 45...
web design, magazine, html, photoshop, wordpress, wallpaper, icons
557 Experimenting with Node.js - Jeff Kreeftmeijer
Using Node.js and a bit of jQuery to annoy you.
jeff kreeftmeijer, jeffkreeftmeijer
553 Gearjunkies.com - Comprehensive resource for music production and DJ equipment
New gear in this Category
Digital Pianos Drum computers Drum modules
Expansion and effect boards Modulair synths Sampler workstations
Samplers Sequencers Sound modules
Synthesizer filters Synthesizer modules Synthesizer workstations
Synthesizers Vintage Exotics
Roxy Music consider releasing new material as downloads only on 21/07/2010
Continuum Fingerboard version 4.08 released on 21/07/2010
Teenage Engineering OP-1 featured in a music video on 17/07/2010
Get closer to the music with Producer Sessions Live on 16/07/2010
Moogfest 2010 will be held in Asheville from October 29-31 on 16/07/2010
The Fingerist keytar for iPhone or iPad on 15/07/2010
New gear at Deadmau5 studio: Modular Mau5 on 15/07/2010
Next Generation M-Audio Axiom Keyboard Controller Series unveiled on 13/07/2010
Click here for more news!
Ableton Denver User Group - Site for Ableton users and electronic music producers, based around Denver Indaba Music - Online musicians community
SoftSynthForum review page (dutch) - Our dutch SoftSynth forum review page Collabs - Seek electronic musician partners (dutch)
EMS Synthi - Everything EMS! 440 TV - Audio en music video\'s
Digital Audio Service - German gear blog SoftSynthForum - Dutch softsynth forum
Lydmaskinen - Audio forum from Denkmark Wrongroom - Blog about adventurous projects in the world of audio-electronics.
Click here for a complete list of hyperlinks
Roland Lucina AX-09
Dave Smith Mopho Keyboard
Analogue Solutions Europa
Evol Audio Fucifier
Clavia Nord Piano
Kawai ES 6
Akai Pro MINIAK
Clavia Nord C2
Dave Smith Tetr4
Roland Juno Di
Yamaha S90 XS
547 Din Sync: How to modify a Korg Monotron
So here's how to modify Korg's new Monotron analog ribbon synthesizer. Perhaps this is the first document of Monotron mods in Europe since it still hasn't been released here.
It's actually a very easy machine to modify because for whatever reason Korg decided to label all the interesting points on the bottom side of the PCB. This may well have been for testing units at the factory/service centers. Perhaps though it could have been that the designers anticipated this little machine would be hacked, much like the Gakken which pretty obviously inspired this piece. Incidentally in the magazine that comes with the Gakken there's a picture of them showing it to Korg, that was in 2008, go figure.
525 Tek411: OSX in Virtual Box (Hackintoshed VM)
OSX in Virtual Box (Hackintoshed VM)
How to create a Hackintoshed Virtualbox
What youâll need.
An AMD or Intel system that supports hardware virtualization.
The newest Virtualbox (get it off of filehippo.com).
An OSX86 iso, Get it off of torrents if you donât have one.
After you have the above mentioned files install Virtualbox. Open up Virtualbox and click on New at the top left.
510 How Social Media Has Radically Altered Advertising
Social Media started out as a bit of a novelty -- a playground for the geekerati. But it has taken hold as a game changing force that will reshape advertising at its very core.
Business Lists,Channels,Lists,Social Media Lists,business,contributor,features,social media
507 Designing A Facebook Fan Page: Showcases, Tutorials, Resources - Smashing Magazine
Despite its privacy issues, Facebook clearly has a key role in global Internet activity. It has become a kind of universal social network, being used for both
web design, magazine, html, photoshop, wordpress, wallpaper, icons
481 50 Powerful Time-Savers For Web Designers - Smashing Magazine
Being a web designer is not easy. Not only do we need to have a good understanding about visual design, typography, information architecture, psychology and a plethora of other disciplines; in our work, we need to take care of so many details, so that our job becomes more and more time-consuming, requiring dozens of tools, attention span and an effective workflow for beautiful, timely and functional results.
And this is where small time-savers become handy. Be it a handy checklist, batch installer, dummy image generator or converter from Excel spreadsheet to HTML â all these things can save us a couple of minutes every day, making our work easier and more efficient. And this is why we keep collecting them for Smashing Magazineâs readers. Whether you like lists or not: this one will probably help you find those little nuggets out there that will help you avoid headaches and stress. Below we present useful time-savers for web designers.
475 Guide droit d'accÃ¨s 2010 : maÃ®trisez les infos qui vous concernent - CNIL - Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertÃ©s
Comment un cabinet de recrutement a-t-il Ã©valuÃ© vos capacitÃ©s Ã occuper un poste? Quelles informations figurent dans votre dossier mÃ©dical? Comment accÃ©der ou rectifier des informations erronÃ©es dans certains fichiers de police ou de sÃ©curitÃ© publique? Vous avez un droit de regard sur lâutilisation qui est faite de ces informations qui vous concernent. Ce guide vous informe sur vos droits et prÃ©cise les dÃ©marches Ã accomplir pour les exercer.
469 10 Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Google
Google is not your average company and it's fitting that they have a history chock full of quirk. Here are 10 facts you may not have known about Google.
google,Channels,Google,Google Lists,Lists,Top Stories,Web Apps,features,pop culture
468 The Complete Web Design Style Series (700 Designs in 14 Categories) - Speckyboy Design Magazine
Over the past year or so we have periodically published web design collections and inspirational showcases from the most popular and important design
2009,2010,404,agency,app,application,apps,art,best,black,blog,clean,collection,color,company,corporate,design,design style,designer,developer,ecommerce,effect,form,free,freelance,graphic design,gui,headline,illustration,inspiration,large background,layout,logo,magazine,minimal,nav,navigation,photo,photography,proposal,retro,showcase,text,typography,vector,vintage,web app,web design,web designer,wp,css,design style series,illustrator,web apps
467 35 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed
Looking for something you missed during the busy week? Check in here to catch up.
Business Lists,Lists,Mobile Lists,Social Media Lists
466 Musicians â This Is How You Create A Great Looking Facebook Page
Like most of you, I too LIKE Facebook, and ever since my last TechCrunch post (How to Build Engaging One-of-Kind Facebook Fan Pages), I've been exploring and trying to find new ways to improve the creation process of a Page. This time, I'd like to focus on a how-to for the musicians among you.
464 Ksplice Â» Attack of the Cosmic Rays! - System administration and software blog
Itâs a well-documented fact that RAM in modern computers is susceptible to occasional random bit flips due to various sources of noise, most commonly high-energy cosmic rays. By some estimates, you can even expect error rates as high as one error per 4GB of RAM per day! Many servers these days have ECC RAM, which uses extra bits to store error-correcting codes that let them correct most bit errors, but ECC RAM is still fairly rare in desktops, and unheard-of in laptops.
For me, bitflips due to cosmic rays are one of those problems I always assumed happen to âother peopleâ. I also assumed that even if I saw random cosmic-ray bitflips, my computer would probably just crash, and Iâd never really be able to tell the difference from some random kernel bug.
A few weeks ago, though, I encountered some bizarre behavior on my desktop, that honestly just didnât make sense. I spent about half an hour digging to discover what had gone wrong, and eventually determined, conclusively, that my problem was a single undetected flipped bit in RAM. I canât prove whether the problem was due to cosmic rays, bad RAM, or something else, but in any case, I hope you find this story interesting and informative.
463 Combien de fabricants de modules Eurorack ?
I'm mainly compiling this list for my own reference.
If anyone knows of another make, let me know.
Eurorack synthesizer module makers, 2010:
Analogue Solutions (UK)
Analogue Systems (UK)
Cwejman (Sweden by way of Poland)
Elby Designs (Australia)
Encore Electronics (USA)
Endangered Audio (USA)
Flight of Harmony (USA)
Future Sound Systems (UK)
Hinton Instruments (UK)
Macbeth (Scotland & England)
Malekko Heavy Industry (USA)
STG Soundlabs (USA)
Synthesis Technology/MOTM (USA)
Tip Top (USA)
462 PHYSICAL RECORDINGS: Gravez des disques dans vos assiettes!
449 Alejandro and the Idea Machine by Souther Salazar Â« Drawn! The Illustration and Cartooning Blog
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446 Ta mÃ¨re en string dans Google Street View ! | Rue89
Alors que la Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertÃ©es (Cnil) commence Ã Â s'intÃ©resser aux donnÃ©es recueillies par Google dans le cadre de son service Google Street View, petit florilÃ¨ge
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444 How Do Americans Save Money? |
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442 How We Got To 40,310 Facebook Fans In 4 Days
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438 Mensch -- A coding font
435 Free Professional PSD Template: BlueMasters - Smashing Magazine
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433 The Beauty Of Typography: Writing Systems And Calligraphy, Part 2 - Smashing Magazine
The beauty of writing systems is that each has something unique from which to draw inspiration. Two weeks ago, in the first part of this article, we covered Arabic
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431 Exploring the software behind Facebook, the worldâs largest site | Royal Pingdom
At the scale that Facebook operates, a lot of traditional approaches to serving web content break down or simply arenÃ¢ÂÂt practical. The challenge for FacebookÃ¢ÂÂs engineers has been to keep the site up and running smoothly in spite of handling close to half a billion active users. This article takes a look at some of the software and techniques they use to accomplish that.
428 Alain Neffe and the Home-Taped Electronic Music Revolution
Alain Neffe launched his first tape label at home in Belgium in 1981. He called it Insane Music Contact and his first installment was called Insane Music for Insane People. Thus began a nearly thirty year foray into home-made, visionary and utterly unfashionable electronic music that has hardly made anyone involved a household name.
Insane Music released 55 titles in its most prolific years (1981-87). Five of these were vinyl records and the rest were cassettes tapes. Why cassettes tapes? Magnetic tape was the obvious solution to the problem facing many artists working without record contracts in those days. Cassettes could be recorded at home, produced at home, dubbed at home, and sold or traded by mail. No need for tasteless outside producers and marketing mojoâone needed only leave home to buy more tapes. Says Neffe, âI could copy the tapes on demand. Releasing an LP required that you print 500 copies and 1000 copies of the cover sleeve, and everything had to be paid up front â¦ if the buyer didnât like the music, he or she could wipe it out and record something else on it.â
Mr. Neffe was not the only one out there recording, selling and trading tapes by mail. On both sides of the Atlantic, home cassette technology was permitting the release of much groundbreaking and breathlessly beautiful work, as well as some noxious and otherwise self-indulgent wankingâthat coat of many colors we call the DIY (do-it-yourself) Revolution. As early as 1974, Albrecht/d. self-released a cassette entitled Amsterdam Op De Dam in Germany. In 1976, Throbbing Gristle was distributing tapes of their infamous live recordings, and in 1977, the French electro-industrial unit Die Form began releasing tapes on their own Bain Total label. 1980 saw the release of two monumental self-released cassettes, The Storm Bugsâ A Safe Substitute and Colin Potterâs The Ghost Office. In Japan, 1980 saw the release of Merzbowâs first two cassettes, Remblandt Assemblage and Fuckexercise. And in the USA, 1981 saw John Benderâs Plaster: The Prototypes, a laconic and mysterious series of tone and vocal poems. Home taping was not limited to electronic music. R. Stevie Moore, one of the elder living ancestors of the lo-fi rock aesthetic, began releasing distributing home-made tapes via the R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club sometime in the 1970s. And tapes of live punk shows from the era continue to trade hands.
Soon, cassettes were coming from everywhere: mysterious PO boxes in the Midwest, to which you sent a blank tape and three dollars and received the tape back with something on it. The Tellus Audio Cassette Magazine was a Fluxus-inspired subscription audio-journal dedicated to music as well as poetry and drama and other forms of audio-art. Zines like Factsheet Five and Unsound devoted entire columns to the material they received from bands on home-made cassette, and demo tapes began leaking to radio stations prior to official record release dates. It was a grassroots movement that marched in association with the self-publication of zines, comics, chapbooks, and other media. The medium had begun to become the message.
Insane Music for Insane People (which eventually reached 25 volumes) was a series compiling all home-made electronic music made by artists from across the globe. By including in the liner notes the contact address for each artist featured, Neffe helped pioneer a snail-mail network for those interested in more of what they heard. Artists from all over Europe and the USA, from Japan, New Zealand, and beyond contributed over the years. One could send a few dollars to Insane Music Contact, receive tapes in the mail, write to artists involved and receive more cassettes.
Insane Music Contact (now known as Insane Music) has always been a vehicle for Mr. Neffeâs own electronic music projects as well, many of which are periodically active to this day. Though he now makes liberal use of the CD format, Neffeâs artistic approach remains undiluted by years of underexposure. He expects very little acknowledgment of or remuneration for his efforts, which, for him, are emotional articulation, continued experimentation, and purity. It seems nothing but nothing could possibly catapult such heavily uncommercial sounds into the public consciousnessânot even this thirty-year retrospective box-set entitled The Insane Box released (ironically, on vinyl) by the venerable Frank Maier of Vinyl-on-Demand Records, an outfit devoted to preserving the precious gems of cassette culture before the evidence disintegrates.
For this retrospective (4 LPs + a 7â 45), Mr. Neffe has reached into dusty attic boxes, wherein lay unreleased (or hardly available) material by five projects of which he has been a part: BeNe GeSSeRiT, Human Flesh, Pseudo Code, I Scream and Subject. Each has a unique cerebral orientation and emotional vibe made possible by the combined efforts of invited guests; each runs the high fever of a man very much committed to a personal vision of artistic purity without virtuosity, and each is distinctly French.
BeNe GeSSeRiT was not the first of Mr. Neffeâs projects to be recorded and distributed, but is, to my understanding, the genesis of his approach to music as âtextsâ or âphotographsâ, or as he puts it, âpotlatch musicâ. On these early tracks we also detect a burgeoning interest in the endless expressive properties of the human voice, both explicitly human and as heavily-treated sound sculpture, both French and English At times, voices shout like besotted Celine parlor workers at each other from tenement windows; at other times a high-pitched female voice wails up and down like Catherine Ribeiro alone in her bathroom. In these tracks, one can also detect the half-digested influence of electro-rock luminaries Silver Apples, the avant-lashings a la Yoko Ono, and occasionally the thunder-beat of early Laibach. Primitive Casio electronics, stage whispers, delay echoes, tape loops, and a certain absurdist humor redolent of Erik Satie, neither dampen the fabric with melodrama, nor detract from the integrity of the grist, nor from the topical seriousness of the textâs subjects. BeNe GeSSeRiT is difficult music, even in the moments that risk elegy, yet it is still more accessible than some of the other Francophone avant-dada outfits of the day, such as DDAA and Ãtant DonnÃ©s, or Nurse with Wound in the UK.
Human Flesh is decidedly more structurally cohesive and song-oriented than BeNe GeSSeRiT, and its predecessors and influences are less clear. Still there is a clear interest in the human voice, its textures and timbers when removed of sign value by backwards-masking, and the new textures that emerge when disassembled and reassembled. Even rock-oriented at times, Human Flesh chases a more delirious climax, for the hounds of the carnival are snapping at their heels as they run. This is also a project of varied angles and pursuits, sliding as it does into poetic electro-pop (the supple and Chicago-accented voice of the late Lydia Tomkiw, of Algebra Suicide, appears on two tracks), and moments of Half Japanese-style primitivism. The side-long track âLangsamâ is more reminiscent of Piper-era Pink Floyd and Brainticket, as well as other Krautrock, yet is still distinctly French. These early and rare tracks are, in contrast to the more ambitious Pseudo Code and the more intimate recordings by I Scream, more oblique for being a mix-down of materials sent to Neffe from artists around the globe. The track âSons of God?â is also notable for what is perhaps the first recorded sample of the American fire-and-brimstone preacher Ferrell Griswold, whose voice has appeared in music by Front 242, Phallus Dei, Pragha Khan, et cetera.
The cassette medium, for all its benefits to individual artistic expression and culture, is for the selfsame reasons impermanent. Magnetic tape has a thirty year lifespan if properly archived, which means both that preserving their contents in other formats is important, and that paying hundreds of dollars for the original artifacts is a questionable collectorsâ pursuit (nevertheless, you can watch it happen daily). With the advent of the mp3 and the efforts of Vinyl-on-Demand and other labels, Insane Musicâs CD-r reissue program included, some of this exquisite material has been rescued from oblivion.
399 How To Permanently Delete Your Account on Popular Websites - Smashing Magazine
We all have an increasing number of sites and online services we're members of, and sometimes it all gets a little overwhelming. At times, we just need to delete our...
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394 17 Fresh Web Tools for Working with Colors
Color is a design element that sets the tone, theme, and mood of a visual project. Here are some handy web tools to help you choose the perfect colors.
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392 50 New Useful CSS Techniques, Tools and Tutorials - Smashing Magazine
Over the last years we've got a pretty good understanding of what CSS does, how it works and how we can use it for our layouts, typography and visual presentation of...
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374 40 Fresh Free Texture Packs - Noupe
By By Janos Racz Every designer knows the importance of using the right textures in designs. And since making use of an already existing texture or image is so common...
372 La Taverne de GueX: Bruxelles
370 Welcome, WebM <video>
In February 2007, 1177 days ago to be exact, Opera proposed the <video> element and we published a manifesto for video on the Web. When proposing <video>, we knew there would be two challenges. The first was easy: to get consensus around the syntax. We wanted <video> to be as easy to use as <img>. The second was harder: to find an open and freely-usable high quality video format.
The big news today is that WebM will join the list of open and freely usable Web formats, and video will finally become a first-class citizen of the Web. This is a big deal, and the day will be remembered in the history of the Web. At Opera, weâre proud to add support for WebM into a Labs build â you can download this build for:
362 90+ Essential Social Media Resources
Check out our extensive list of social media, business, mobile and tech resources. No matter what you're into, you're sure to find it here!
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Weâll just say this: No matter what youâre into â Twitter, Facebook, Mobile Apps, Business Development, or good-old-fashioned YouTube hilarity â you will find it below.
So put down your barbeque, send out another huge thanks to our men and women in uniform, and limber up your scrolling finger â itâs a big one.
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343 Technologies du Langage: Web: La mort des blogs ?
339 HOW TO: Market Your Small Business With No Budget
The social web makes it more cost-effective than ever to get the word out about your business, no matter what industry you're in. We spoke to the experts for their cost-cutting tips.
338 Web Design Trends for 2010 | Webdesigner Depot
Purists will say that great design is timeless. Yes, in an ideal world, we should ignore trends. Pragmatically speaking, though, there is a lot of value in
336 Change of Address: 20 Ways to Get to Know Your Neighbors
Being the new family on the block can be hard, especially if youâre even remotely shy. It can be hard to make friends, made even harder by the fact that almost everyone in the community already has their own group of friends. Still, there are lots of ways you can connect with them and itâs worth the effort required as there are several advantages to getting to know your neighbors. Whether itâs having someone to watch your home while you are on vacation or a helping hand when you desperately need one. Here are some tips to help you break the ice with your new neighbors
332 Web Design Trends for 2010 | Webdesigner Depot
Purists will say that great design is timeless. Yes, in an ideal world, we should ignore trends.
Pragmatically speaking, though, there is a lot of value in monitoring and incorporating design trends, especially with regard to websites.
Letâs face it: the web changes at a rapid pace. Unlike in other media, design trends on the web are not just driven by aesthetics.
Technology is changing that can drastically alter the capabilities of the medium.
In 2010, weâre seeing designers continuing to push the boundaries of web design, setting the following clear trendsâ¦
325 Electronic_a # 11: Jeudi 29 avril 2010
Ben Edwards est un humble artisan amoureux de lâanalogique, archÃ©ologue des temps prÃ©-Ã©lectroniques. "la musique synthÃ©tique", comme on lâappelait alors. Ben collectionne les synthÃ©tiseurs et en a accumulÃ© une quantitÃ© invraisemblable. Si les noms suivants ne vous disent rien, Korg Modular, Oberheim SEM, Roland 100 M â¦ souvenez-vous de Abbey Road ou de Blade Runner. C'est tout un pan de la musique pop qui fut irriguÃ© des vibrations quasi cosmiques de ces machines et câest une Ã¢me singuliÃ¨re et poÃ©tique que nous retrouverons ainsi ce soir.
Ce que la presse en dit:
Â« De son vrai nom Ben Edwards, Benge dÃ©veloppe depuis ses premiers pas musicaux une passion peu commune pour les synthÃ©tiseurs, passion qui lâa conduit Ã amasser au fil du temps une collection de machines qui ferait baver dâenvie bien des aficionados de la chose. ObsÃ©dÃ© par cette famille dâinstruments aux possibilitÃ©s infinies et compositeur stakhanoviste si il en est, Benge passe sa vie Ã dissÃ©quer les algorithmes abscons de chacune de ses machines quâil connaÃ®t jusquâau plus profond de leur process Ã©lectroniques Â» - A dÃ©couvrir absolument
Â« Album concept que ce Twenty Systems puisquâil sâagit, en vingt pistes plutÃ´t courtes, de prÃ©senter vingt synthÃ©tiseurs diffÃ©rents, un par annÃ©e de 1968 Ã 1988. Dans un esprit didactique, le disque est accompagnÃ© dâun livret cartonnÃ© de 52 pages dÃ©taillant les caractÃ©ristiques de chaque synthÃ©tiseur tandis que les morceaux portent le nom de lâinstrument ayant Ã©tÃ© utilisÃ© pour chacun et lâannÃ©e correspondante (utilisation unique et solitaire dâailleurs, Ben Edwards indiquant nâavoir employÃ© aucun autre effet ou appareil en dehors de ces synthÃ©tiseurs). Â» - Etherreal
Â« Avec ce disque poÃ©tique, Ã la naÃ¯vetÃ© parfois dÃ©sarmante (Yamaha CS30) mais toujours trÃ¨s inspirÃ©, Benge nous fait voyager Ã travers les Ã©poques et rend un bel hommage Ã ces machines pleines de chaleur (qui sont pour certaines de vÃ©ritables antiquitÃ©s !) et Ã leurs gÃ©niaux crÃ©ateurs. Rarement une leÃ§on d'histoire aura Ã©tÃ© aussi dÃ©licieuse que celle-ci. Â» - Pop News
Â« La musique de Ben Edwards est en effet bien plus et bien moins qu'un impossible catalogue de sons ou une ode technopositiviste : c'est un rÃ©enchantement viscÃ©ral du son Ã©lectronique. Â» - Chronicâart
Â« A brilliant contribution to the archaeology of electronic music Â» - Brian Eno
Â« Indicates what a deliriously desirable thing the synthesis of sound has historically been Â» - The Wire
Â« Absolutely cast iron irrefutable proof that synthesisers are better than guitars Â» - Vice Magazine
324 61 High Quality And Free xHTML Templates Part 2: Year 2010 | Graphic and Web Design Blog
This is part 2 of really fresh and high quality XHTML templates free for you to download, study and get inspired - all in the same time!
We discussed importance and usefulness about such free templates few days ago, but today we will present updated Part 2 with even more free xhtml templates! How cool is that â check out this article and get more 61 new and free template right now!
Study code, design, style â how templates work in different browsers, what makes them look good â great case study! Evaluate it and bookmark for later use, when youâll need to complete quick project or check some nifty effect with some cool code.
322 How to Center an Absolutely Positioned Element Using CSS
Centering an absolutely positioned element is a CSS challenge that occurs now and then. The solutions seem obvious once IÃ¢ÂÂve
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316 100 Fresh And Free xHTML Templates Of Year 2010
If you remember some long time at 1stwebdesigner we published huge 2-part article (part 1, part 2) with 202 free HTML templates there, time has been passed and this is follow-up articles. This time you will find here just really new templates, mostly created in this year 2010!
Hopefully this article will be good success as well, because I think these templates can really help if you need to complete any fast project, see how things work and finally get inspired! Enjoy!
315 exp etc
An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music
Marcadores: Anthology of Noise and Electronic Music, â¢ avantgarde, â¢ classical, â¢ electronica, â¢ experimental, â¢ noise
298 The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook
Facebook is a great service. I have a profile, and so does nearly everyone I know under the age of 60.
However, Facebook hasn't always managed its users' data well. In the beginning, it restricted the visibility of a user's personal information to just their friends and their "network" (college or school). Over the past couple of years, the default privacy settings for a Facebook user's personal information have become more and more permissive. They've also changed how your personal information is classified several times, sometimes in a manner that has been confusing for their users. This has largely been part of Facebook's effort to correlate, publish, and monetize their social graph: a massive database of entities and links that covers everything from where you live to the movies you like and the people you trust.
This blog post by Kurt Opsahl at the the EFF gives a brief timeline of Facebook's Terms of Service changes through April of 2010. It's a great overview, but I was a little disappointed it wasn't an actual timeline: hence my initial inspiration for this infographic.
286 The Current State of Web Design: Trends 2010 - Smashing Magazine
Web design is a fickle industry. Just like every other form of artistic expression, Web design has undergone a continuous and surprisingly fast evolution. Once a...
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285 2010 Trends article on LogoLounge.Com
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284 MATRIXSYNTH: Alesis Andromeda A6 Tip
Alesis Andromeda A6 Tip
If you own an Andromeda, give this a try. Via this gearslutz thread where you'll find additional details, via mister bunty on AH:
"For those that asked, here's the thread on gearslutz that explains the waveshaping that happens above level 30.
I know it sounds crazy, but if you keep the levels pre-mix below 30 total (yes, total!) and then the filter/ringmod/postmix levels around 70 at sum, you'll hear a whole new definition.
I tried it on a crappy set of headphones and was amazed. Then, I listened through my bluesky monitors and a set of NS-10s, and couldn't believe the detail I had been missing.
For me, at least, the juice and "vintage-ness" of the Andy was discovered."
281 What Every Developer Should Know About URLs
I have recently written about the value of fundamentals in software development. I am still firmly of the opinion that you need to have your fundamentals down
279 VI Editor / Linux Terminal Cheat Sheet (PDF) - Smashing Magazine
We've been releasing many icon sets and WordPress themes on Smashing Magazine, yet today we are glad to announce the release of a bit different freebie. This post...
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278 10 Reasons To Delete Your Facebook Account
Your information is never really private on Facebook.
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272 10 things to do after installing Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid | OMG! Ubuntu!
271 Flex and Flash Developer â Jesse Warden dot Kizz-ohm Â» Blog Archive Â» Steve Jobs on Flash: Correcting the Lies
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