Posts Tagged ‘video’

Timelapse Video – Festival of Lights 2011 – Funkturm

October 26th, 2011 2 comments

berliner funkturm – festival of lights – timelapse from rasda on Vimeo.

The Berlin Radio Tower is very nice illuminated to the yearly Festival of Lights. Perfect for a timelapse video.
The music is from the upcoming album NEUSTADT of my band TOLCHA.

Al Haca – Family Business Video

March 12th, 2008 1 comment
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Free your iPod with ROCKBOX

April 12th, 2007 No comments

This is a very nice software written in linux for iPods.

It’s a parallel install. Which means you can use your existing Library and the original iPod software parallel to Rockbox.

It’s themeable and has some nice features that the original iPod software doesn’t have. You can nearly customize everything and even build your own themes. The coolest thing in my opinion is that i’m not restricted to iTunes anymore to sync it. I just have to drop those mp3s in my Music folder on the iPod and i’m done. This i can do on ANY system (Mac, PC, Linux). YES ! so cool !!!

The only thing that lacks compared to the original iPod software is video playback which plays only mpgs very stuttered. But if you need video u can use the default iPod software. Maybe it gets better in some of the next versions. There are daily builds and an active community.

check it out at

My iPod now looks like this:

Music Thing links the 10 greatest beat-making videos ever !

August 14th, 2006 No comments

1) Here is Masaaki (aka Anchorsong) from Tokyo, playing live with an MPC2000 and a Triton keyboard, building the tracks as he goes along. More great clips here and here.

2) Here is Daltron from Melbourne, playing an incredible live drum solo on the MPC4000 (it’s a MySpace video. I’d say it’s worth typing in your password, but not worth registering specially…)

3) Here is Pete Rock sampling, remixing and singing along with ‘Love is a Battlefield’

4) In this report on an Atlanta beat battle, there’s no live MPC action, but it provides several answers to the age-old question: ‘What the hell kind of face am I supposed to pull when my music is playing on big speakers, people are listening, and I don’t have any gear to fiddle with?’

5) Here is the old-school version – making beats on an Emu SP-1200. Love the sliders.

6) Here is DJ Shadow talking about his ancient MPC60, the machine he made ‘Endtroducing’ on. The clip has cruddy sound and Shadow always comes across as pretty irritating, but it’s history.

7) Here, speaking the international language of Akai, is French producer 20Syl, with a step-by-step guide to making laid-back MPC/Rhodes/Loops hip hop for expensive Parisian bars.

8) Here is Just Blaze putting together a big horn sample and some beats. It’s nice to see that even big name producers spend most of their time stroking their chin thinking: ‘Hmm… This sounds OK, but what am I going to do next?’

9) Here, DJ Quik talks eloquently and at great length about his custom MPC3000.

10) If you’ve actually read all the way to the bottom of this list, then here is a treat to say thanks.

(via 16pads and everyone else who posted these in forums…)

[via Music Thing]

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Dash Clipping: Don’t wait for Leopard

August 9th, 2006 No comments

Dash Clipping is a universal widget tool that allows you to turn any part of any web page into a Dashboard widget with a couple of clicks. Download it here. Feedback to the usual address.
If this sounds familiar it’s because it’s a shameless rip-off of the new Web Clipping tool that’s due in Leopard and that I knocked together over the last 24 hours. If you watch the video on that page (and the keynote) carefully, you’ll realise all Apple’s doing is loading the whole web page but only showing part of it. There’s nothing clever about what they’re doing, and there’s nothing clever about my version either, though I did have to write part of it in Cocoa to get in working (you can almost do it with just an IFRAME, but not quite). (The icon and background were created in AppleWorks in all of 2 minutes and I cut a couple of other corners to get it done in one day, but it still does the job) — Graham, August 8th, 2006 9:10 PM.

via fondantfancies blog

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Control your iPod with an umbrella

August 1st, 2006 No comments

Apple may think that future of iPod control lies in a virtual, on-screen scroll wheel, but we know better. As it turns out, the best way to change tracks, adjust the volume, etc. is by attaching your DAP to an…umbrella? Well, it may not actually be the perfect input method (or even in the top 10), but the homemade iBrella (in white, of course) certainly takes Apple’s suggestion to “think different” to a whole new level. The makers of this strange device crammed a two-axis accelerometer, Hall-effect sensors, and a gyroscope into the handle of a standard umbrella, and using a PIC microcontroller programmed with the so-called iPod Mini Protocol, were able to translate the sensors’ motions into commands that the ‘Pod can understand. So, opening and closing the iBrella will play / pause the current track, while rotating the handle could either tweak the volume or change songs, depending on what mode it’s in (mode changes are achieved by stabbing the umbrella skyward). There are obviously a thousand reasons why this device is completely impractical — especially if you happen to be using it in the rain — but we prefer to concentrate on the innovative design rather than the lack of real-world applications; after all, it’s the seemingly useless projects that often inspire folks to go out and build stuff that really will make a difference.

[Via Make]

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Boutique effects pedals

July 31st, 2006 Comments off

Each week Tom Whitwell of Music Thing highlights the best of the new music gear that’s coming out, as well as noteworthy vintage equipment:

About a year ago, I wrote about boutique synthesizers — fantastically obscure boxes hand-made by freaks (normally Scandinavian). Compared with synths, effects pedals are relatively simple — sometimes just a handful of components, a switch and a couple of knobs in a steel box — so there are loads of people experimenting and making great-looking but expensive pedals for guitarists. Most of the pedals mentioned here are in the $350-$500 range. Sure, that would buy you a dozen Chinese-made Behringer pedals, but would that make you happy?

Zvex Ringtone

Disappointingly, Zachary Vex’s new Ringtone pedal won’t make your vintage strat sound like the Crazy Frog. Instead, it’s a 8-step sequencer driving a ring modulator — the early sound effect used to make the voice of the Daleks, and built into the Commodore 64’s SID sound effects chip. It’s pretty hard to understand what the Ringtone does, or why it’s cool, without watching Zachary’s wonderful demo video. Like all boutique pedals, the Ringtone is crazy expensive at $349, but that gets you a hand-made, hand-painted pedal.

After the break: Kitsch Brazilian pedals, butch American pedals, clever English pedals, and a fuzzbox with a joystick…

MG Pedals

Marcelo Giangrande makes MG pedals (and a cool little range of amps) in Sao Paolo, Brazil. His bright pink “That’s Echo Folks” pedal is an analog delay controlled by a light-sensitive sensor on a tail.


In Bristol, England, Tom Bugs makes a big range of lo-fi sound mangling devices. His Mini-Modular is a little slope-fronted box full of circuits to modify other sounds, or create them from scratch. It’s also a synth, but don’t expect it to play in tune. His Bug Crusher is a stompbox which uses an analog process to roughly reproduce the bit-reduced sound of old samplers and circuit-bent toys.


While MG gear is kitsch and colourful, Trogotronic’s stuff is butch: Huge, custom-modified all-tube signal generators and effects, and the Iron Cross, a bombproof arcade joystick turned into a four-way signal router.

Guyatone Optical

Guyatone pedals are a little less underground than the others featured here – they’re made in Japan in a factory, rather than someone’s garage – but they make up for it through over-engineered complexity and an exuberant number of lights, switches and controls. Their Ultron filter pedal even has old-school DIP switches inside for further tweaking.

Schumann Electronics

In the back room of a music store in Brooklyn, John Schumann builds pedals for bands like Portishead and Radiohead. His pedals are fantastically esoteric, like the PLL: an “analog harmonizer” which plays along with the notes you’re playing.

Effector 13

While most pedals are aimed a guitarists, the Effector 13 Synth Mangler is designed for keyboard players. It’s two channels of ultra-fuzz, controlled by a joystick and a “magic eye” light sensor.

via Engadget

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