Monday 16 November 2009

iPod SC & OSCemote Demo

There are a few Open Sound Control controllers available on the iPhone platform now, the way they are usually used is to join the same network as a computer and send messages there to perform (for instance) synthesis tasks. Now that SuperCollider itself is available on the iPhone / iPod Touch, even the synthesis can be achieved on the same machine. Usually it's impossible for the user to run two programs together, but there is a program called Backgrounder, available on Cydia for jailbroken devices, which lets you do this. The video demonstrates OSCemote and SuperCollider running simultaneously: everything you hear is coming from the iPod itself.

The code is pretty crude but it demonstrates the principle of using the OSCemote multi-touch screen and is available here:

Wednesday 11 November 2009

DJ Cylob @ Berlin, 27 Nov 2009

[UPDATE] I'm supposed to be on at 4AM!

A mini-gig in Tacheles, which will be my first and probably last time playing there - I thought it had already been shut down but it's still hanging on, the last little piece of anarchy left in the centre of Berlin.

Freitag 27 November, 2200 Uhr @ Tacheles, Oranienburgerstrasse, Berlin-Mitte.
Cylob (Rephlex, Breakin’, Cylob Industries)
Puzzleweasel (Tigerbeat6, Sublight)
Quip (The Centrifuge)
Vertical67 (Acroplane)
Nexus (The Centrifuge)
Herv (Acroplane)
TCO (The Centrifuge)
Loom (Acroplane)
Atlas Moth (Rock Paper Scissor)
Phlex (Rock Paper Scissor)
missaw (The Centrifuge)

More info:

Sunday 8 November 2009

DJ Cylob @ Brussels, Fri 4 Dec 2009

The punishing winter tour schedule has yet another date crammed in, so be sure not to miss out on witnessing my Belgique Freak Technique (this paragraph will end here due to sudden increase in nonsense.)

BOYA Tones

Acid Kirk (live)
Squeaky Lobster (live)
Ucture (live)
BIshop Dust (live)
Al Capile (live)
BOYA sound system

KultuurKaffee (VUB)
Pleinlaan 2, Brussels.

4 d├ęcember, start at 22h
Entrance: 7€

More info:

Wednesday 4 November 2009

Tiny Music System

You can now get SuperCollider on your iPhone / iPod Touch. I have an iPod and so last week iProdded RedFrik to install it for me, and now a new software project has begun, the Tiny Music System. So far there is just a drum synth / sequencer, demonstrated in this little video I just made.

The CPU load % of real time synthesis on this first generation device (running at 412 mhz) is about 10 times that of my laptop (2 ghz) which is about what you'd expect. It's a sort of miracle that it exists at all, and one I intend to exploit.

[UPDATE] Part 2