In the World of Grains – Part 3

In the World of Grains – Part 3

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Sonic Pi

The first time I came upon Sonic Pi was, when I did my first steps into the world of the Raspberry Pi mini one-board computer. Sonic Pi comes with the installation download of the little computer´s operation system. But it´s available for Windows and for macOS as well.

Sonic Pi is meant to be an instrument for live coding, but because of its easy syntax it also suits well for someone, who wants to do their first steps into coding sound in general.

The Modules of the Vintage ARP 2500 – Part 6

The Modules of the Vintage ARP 2500 – Part 6

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The ARP 2500 synthesizer module 1027 is a ten position sequencer generating sequential voltages. The module containes a ten step counter and three rows of of potentiometers to provide three independently adjustable voltage outputs for each step of the counter. This module of the vintage ARP 2500 is a polyphonic sequencer therefore.

Close Encounters of a Special Kind – Part 6

Close Encounters of a Special Kind – Part 6

There are a lot of things a sound designer should know. Most of them you´ll find in every sound design 101 and in most of the articles about sound. There are also a lot of things – exciting things, interesting things, surprising things – a sound designer discovers while doing his or her work. But first of all there is a very basic thing to do, and this basic thing we should not forget is …. listening. I hear you saying: “Ah, yes, why does he tell us that?!

Thoughts on Semi-Modular Synths vs. Eurorack – Part 6

Thoughts on Semi-Modular Synths vs. Eurorack – Part 6

And a last article about a special semi modular synth, which supplies us with more uncommon modules: the Soma Pulsar 23. The domain of this semi modular desktop synth are drum sounds and other percussive sounds, even if it is well able to produce wide range of other kinds of sonic events too.

In the World of Grains – Part 2

In the World of Grains – Part 2

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Extempore

Impromptu and Extempore both focus on live coding. But as Impromptu is only for the Mac world, whereas Extempore is a multiplatform language, and Extempore is developed from Impromptu, I am going to talk only about Extempore here. Both, Impromptu and Extempore are designed by Andrew Sorensen, Extempore, the younger one, went public in 2011. Let me quote the documentation (see resources chapter):

Rolf´s Infotalk 5: Adam Reifsteck - Producer, Musician, Entrepreneur - Part 1

Rolf´s Infotalk 5: Producer, Musician, Entrepreneur in New York – Adam Reifsteck, part 1 is online now.

This series of talks with successful and interesting people (musicians, producers, composers, manufacturers, sound designers, promoters, music marketers) has the motto “Learning about and learning from”. Today Rolf´s guest is Adam Reisteck, a New York based composer, producer, and entrepreneur and music business coach.

Thoughts on Semi-Modular Synths vs. Eurorack – Part 5

Thoughts on Semi-Modular Synths vs. Eurorack – Part 5

And even this part 5 of my series talking about the pro and cons of semi modular synths compared to Eurorack does not leave chapter 3 “sonic functionality and potential”, where it´s all about special semi modular synthesizers, which offer unconventional modules, and can enrich our purely semi modular setup in an - at least – similar way as Eurorack modules would do (see https://www.dev.rofilm-media.net/node/354).

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