MIDI Sprout: Now You Can Create Music From Plants

shockleewebpic_midisproutThe Sonification of Plants is here. MIDI Sprout is a biorhythm to MIDI converter that will allow you to create music from your houseplants via the power of biofeedback. So basically, this unit will allow you to collect data from your plants or even your own body and convert these readings into MIDI which means that now you can get some inspiration from your green friends.

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Robert Henke: I Really Do Everything Myself

shockleewebpic_henkeidoeverythingComputer music creator and Ableton Live co-developer Robert Henke talks about some things in this new video by 6sept13 which many digital music makers can relate to, mainly, how it can be hard to make musical decisions with so many options at your fingertips.

How do you avoid a career of ‘producing an arbitrary output of exchangeable stuff’? Robert shares his thoughts on this and gives us a look at his new project, Lumière.

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An Up Close Look At Microsoft’s Xbox One

shockleewebpic_xboxoneOut this week, Microsoft’s new Xbox One is a gaming system, set-top box, PC, Blu-ray player and universal remote all wrapped into one that comes 8 years after its predecessor, the Xbox 360.

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An Up Close Look At The Sony PS4

shockleewebpic_ps4debutvideoWith crazy anticipation from gamers and 7 years since the last system was released, Sony’s new PlayStation 4 game console has already racked up one million units in sales in the first 24 hours. If you’ve got PS4 on the brain, check out this pretty solid breakdown of this next-gen black box from the guys at The Verge.

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A Ring To Control Your Software: The Hot Hand Wireless MIDI Controller

shockleewebpic_hothandmidicontrollerThis cool new ring device from Source Audio is a wireless USB MIDI controller with a motion-sensing accelerometer that you can use to control your DAW or live-performance software while creating in the studio or performing live.

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Apple Gives A Tour Of The Making Of The New Mac Pro

shockleewebpic_applenewmacproA quick inside tour of how the new Mac Pro is built for fans of manufacturing, design and Apple products. This look at the assembly line is equal parts futuristic and PR move by Apple, who is trying to establish that it is working on bringing jobs back to America, though robot to human workforce ratio unknown.

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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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[NYC] Thurs. October 17th: Ableton Advanced Users Meetup — RSVP & Come Network!

shockleestorypic_AA_POSTCARDSQ_10_13The next installment of our Ableton Advanced Users Meetup is taking place on Thursday October 17th, the same day AES kicks off in NYC. This is also the very last meetup for 2013 so don’t miss this last chance to catch up on all the audio buzz. Featuring guest hosts and resident presenters Hank Shocklee, Ben Casey from Tekserve and Brian Jackson from Devotion Learn alongside some dynamic and fun presentations from very special guests.

Get in on the action and RSVP now!

We’ll be live streaming it here 7:00-9:30 EST / 4:00-6:30pm PST / 1:00-3:30 CEST – tune in & join the chat!

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Eidos: Hardware For Superhuman Sight & Hearing

shockleewebpic_eidosEidos consists of two pieces of experimental equipment that give you superhuman sight and hearing. Eidos Vision enhances the way we see motion, while Eidos Audio lets us hear speech more selectively.

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

shockleewebpic_FSF100Out to all the music creators…sound designers…musicians…composers…songwriters.. #freesamplefriday continues to hook you up on a weekly basis with free sounds, samples, tools and new experimental instruments. This roundup is a big one – packed with the last few weeks worth of goods.

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