[NYC] Sunday May 25th: Biz Markie x Hank Shocklee Memorial Day Weekend Cruise

shockleewebpic_memorialdayboatbizAll aboard NYC area citizens! Join us for a sunlight cruise around New York City on Memorial Day Weekend – Sunday, May 25th featuring DJ sets from Hank Shocklee and Biz Markie alongside DJ Seoul, Burner Brothers, Eshin, Trigon, MC Posi-D, Mike Loe, Poon and Marvl.

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Beatboxing Man + Machine: Watch Humanelectro’s Sigma Project

shockleewebpic_humanelectroUsing MIDI gloves paired up with a Leap Motion Controller and armed with a curious tech crew Japanese beatboxer Ryo Fujimoto is using his body to master the new digital arts by becoming a human interface.

Electrical signals radiate from the body of Ryo Fujimoto via the various sensors that are connected to his face, arms, and hands. These sensors track heart rate, muscle movement, and finger positions in real-time. The data is then converted directly into audio and visuals, thereby allowing the expressive unification of man and machine, and the birth of “Σ [SIGMA]“.

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MRI Scans Show Singing & Beatboxing Skills Are Similar To Language Skills

The complexities of the human vocal range are an amazing thing. Take a listen to this segment from The World, and a rare look at what the mouths and throats of a beatboxer and soprano look like while they are performing, part of learned speech functions that as it turns out, are very similar to that of learning various language skills.

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Listen To Every Instrument Known To Man

Well maybe not quite, but it’s pretty damn close! Watch this video from Robot Repair for a cool sampling of sounds – it won’t be long before these get remixed.

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

It’s the last #freesamplefriday edition of 2011…thanks to all music producers, beatmakers, sound designers, DJ’s and audio experimentalists who’ve participated, sent over their links and have shouted us back with feedback throughout the year. More free audio samples, loops, VST’s and goodies are coming in 2012. Stay tuned and keep making music!!

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

This latest round of audio freebies will kick your July off right…inside are some cool transition special effects, synth & bass sounds from Akai and some human beatbox loops to keep things interesting.

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