Tuesday, November 8, 2016

UniLooper by Tim Thompson

The UniLooper is a four-track MIDI looper that does visuals as well, using the pitch, channel, and velocity of the MIDI notes to control the position, behaviour, and size of heavily-processed visual sprites. The result is geometric mayhem, perfectly synced to the music being played and looped. The LinnStrument is used as the controller.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Robotica

Robotica by Justin Dwyer

Interactive audio-visual installation for children; involving video projections.

Music, visuals, projection mapping, programming and installation construction by Justin Dwyer

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Isotonik Arcade

Isotonik Arcade by Mark Towers

Mark converted his Asteroids Max for Live device into a four player jambox for Leicester UK's 2015 Make Sound Festival. It offers a 4-player mini arcade cabinet housing 4 x LaunchPad Mini Controllers provided by Novation, all powered by the Isotonik Asteroids device. This is a custom version of the device that allows 4 LaunchPads to run at the same time on individual tracks. Arduino was used for the arcade buttons which also talk to the Max for Live device.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Moldover's Octamasher moves to Ottawa

Dec 14 update: an excellent article about this in Carleton Now

Composer, percussionist, artist, and educator Jesse Stewart has taken ownership of Moldover's first, one-of-a-kind jambox, The Octamasher. Jesse is an Associate Professor of music in Carleton University’s School for Studies in Art and Culture and an adjunct professor in the Visual Arts program at the University of Ottawa. He has plans to use The Octamasher at a wide variety of events, including performances and workshops created by his organization "We Are All Musicians" which is rooted in his firm belief that music is a fundamental human right and that everyone deserves to have opportunities to make music, regardless of musical training, socio-economic circumstance, and/or level of physical or intellectual ability.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

ConnecTable #2 by Moldover

Physical jamboxes have been one-of-a-kind creations, until now. ConnecTable is Moldover's standardized, modular, and open-source platform for making jamboxes more quickly, affordably, and awesomely. Say hello to the world's second ConnecTable, nicknamed "The Launchbox Junior".
Orbit by DJ Tech Tools

DJ TechTools’ latest musical experiment offers an alternative to main room dj attractions, by inviting party goers to experience the joys of controlling music in a collaborative fashion. Built for Richie Hawtin’s Enter party this summer in Ibiza, 12 independent touch wheels on a large circular table allow people to play one instrument in an evolving “dj mix” running through Ableton Live. VIDEO: http://youtu.be/KibnMs-QyMk
The Launchbox by Moldover

The Launch Box is the first jambox built using the ConnecTable platform. ConnecTable is a standardized, modular, and open set of tools for creating jamboxes quickly and affordably. Thanks to Ninja Tune, Novation, Ableton, and Cycling 74' for supporting this project. VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpxeLB-cmBs

Featured Event


REBOOT MUSIC
Unleash your inner music-maker at The Tech’s new exhibition, here for a limited engagement in 2014. Explore what it means to make music in the digital age. Interact, and inspire your creative spirit with the help of more than a dozen imaginative new musical instruments.

Exhibition Highlights

  • 14 installations by renowned artists that allow you to collaborate and explore the boundaries of music making.
  • Red Hot and Sympathetic Resonance, two large-scale, electro-acoustic experiences bring a technological twist to familiar acoustic instruments.
  • The multi-player ConnecTable invites spontaneous jam sessions with friends and strangers alike – no rehearsal necessary!
  • The Space Palette puts futuristic soundscapes at participants’ fingertips – literally. 
  • Stepping Tones’ immersive projection mapped environment lets participants create and visualize beats by hand.
  • The Laser Harp Alembic surrounds visitors with an orchestra of sounds, each just a pluck of the air away.

…and many more. Full details
Cotracks by Futucraft

Cotracks is a collaborative music studio for teamwork on a single iPad. With Cotracks you can create multiple layers of loops and phrases with multiple instruments. In Cotracks you are never farther than a single tap away from recording, regardless whether you are flying solo or collaborating with a few friends.
Reactable

The Reactable was conceived as an instrument to bring back the expressive possibilities of traditional instruments to musicians who are working with new technologies. It uses concepts of modular synthesis, sampling, advanced digital effects processing, and DJing and combines them with modern human computer interaction, multitouch technology and a tangible interface. The Reactable is a completely new experience in live music performance. Its collaborative and multi-user capabilities, allow the instrument to be played by several simultaneous performers, opening a whole new universe of entertaining and creative possibilities.
The Octamasher by Moldover

The Octamasher was created in 2005 for festival and party environments. It repurposes eight musical keyboards into new musical instruments and allows anyone to instantly remix & mashup samples from popular songs. MORE INFO
Syzygrid

Syzygryd is a town square for the collaborative creation of music. It’s a public space, it’s a sculpture, and it’s a professional musical instrument. It’s the most beautiful expression we can imagine of the joy we take in community, music, technology, fire, sculpture and architecture. Three large custom hardware grid sequencers. Each controls a single instrument and they share a clock, so they’re all synchronized. By controlling time, pitch, and harmony, these devices make it easy for people with no musical training or talent to create melodious compositions.
The Syncomasher by Moldover

The SyncoMasher was created in 2009 for performances by trained music-makers. It features five new hybrid interfaces, that combine parts of traditional instruments with elements of modern controllers. The SyncoMasher forms a new kind of quintet, instantly accessible to both players & audiences. MORE INFO
Space Palette by Tim Thompson

The Space Palette is a musical and graphical instrument that lets you play music and paint visuals simultaneously by waving your hands in the holes of a wood frame. No pre-recorded media, sequences, or loops are used - everything is generated in realtime by your hands. The wood frame is a reference for the player, while the Microsoft Kinect is used to detect the position of whatever hands (or objects) appear in the holes of the frame. The depth of your hands matters as much as their left/right/up/down position - it's like having multiple three-dimensional mouse pads in mid-air.
The Minimasher by Moldover

The MiniMasher was created in 2010 for young and old alike. It combines three instruments in one transparent surface, providing a visually and musically interactive group experience. MORE INFO