I'm a graphic designer and illustrator with a pathologic love for synths and electronic music.
Here I talk about musical hacking, DIY, circuit bending, synths and handmade, experimental electronic music.
I run a small design studio called papernoise, you can find our website at: www.papernoise.net. I also play in an experimental noise band called kvsu
Ok we can’t hear that song anymore, it almost hurts, but the technical side of this is pretty interesting.
May I present to you, one Raspberry Pi Model B, one $5 USB MIDI interface, one £20(ish) Behringer USB audio interface, 7 Virtual Analog synthesizers, 9 notes of polyphony, a bunch (4 or 5?) stereo delays, a global reverb straight out of the upcoming Jordantron, and ladies and gentlemen - Popcorn!
Recorded straight out of the phono outputs of the Behringer into my Mac, no processing, exactly the bytes emitted by the Pi. Here we go …
Graphical notation and composition by Candas Sisman – more info here
I must say that I find these experiments very fascinating and this one example very beautiful in its graphical representation of timbres, pitches and gestures. It kind of lacks a more defined relationship between all those parameters and the visual elements though. It often feels like the choices have been made according more to a graphical taste than to their musical function. Still… this video is totally worth watching/listening to!