Posts added by joe

20 Jun 2009
"Why Game Composers MUST become 21st Century Artists or Face Extinction."

Interview with flOw composer Austin Wintory

The ability to house more data in the game means more and more opportunity for interactive audio. We certainly did that on flOw, but I know we were only scratching the surface.

Púchov "The ability to house more data in the game means more and more opportunity for interactive audio. We certainly did that on flOw, but I know we were only scratching the surface."

Really good interview with sound designer of flOw here.

14 May 2009
Send your audio files to be processed by a massive water tank in germany. Excellent.




Free non-digital online reverb. Very useful. Check it out.

“Tank-FX is a non-virtual effect device. The reverb is generated by
a huge [11m] tank made of ferroconcrete. We put some mics and
speakers in it and connected them to a unix box, so everybody can
use it now from the internet. To try it out, just upload some
audio material. It will be processed in real-time.

Have fun with our genuine reverb!”

26 Apr 2009
Traditional Media in Transition: Blip.TV
31 Jan 2009
Sublime Drone Installation / NYC

La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela
Museum, NYC
Annex Gallery 4

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crankily Friday, January 30 – Sunday, April 19, 2009

This new site-specific Dream House installation is a rare counterpart to the 16-year ongoing Dream House installation at 275 Church Street.Young and Zazeela characterize the Sound and Light Environment as “a time installation measured by a setting of continuous frequencies in sound and light.”

In the concurrent sound environment, La Monte Young presents The Base 9:7:4 Symmetry in Prime Time When Centered above and below The Lowest Term Primes in The Range 288 to 224 with The Addition of 279 and 261 in Which The Half of The Symmetric Division Mapped above and Including 288 Consists of The Powers of 2 Multiplied by The Primes within The Ranges of 144 to 128, 72 to 64 and 36 to 32 Which Are Symmetrical to Those Primes in Lowest Terms in The Half of The Symmetric Division Mapped below and Including 224 within The Ranges 126 to 112, 63 to 56 and 31.5 to 28 with The Addition of 119, a periodic composite sound waveform environment created from sine wave components generated digitally in real time on a custom-designed Rayna interval synthesizer. As this is a setting of the same sound environment presented at the MELA Church Street Dream House, the two Dream Houses running in simultaneity represent a perfect unison in New York City for the first time.

The New York Times wrote: “…As for Mr. Young, he and his ‘Dream House,’ with a 24/7 drone and trippy lighting by Marian Zazeela, have long since become underground institutions. First installed as a permanent environment in his Manhattan home in 1962, then used for performances with his teacher, the Hindustani raga vocalist Pandit Pran Nath, and now reconstituted at the Guggenheim, “Dream House” forms a natural bridge to the conceptual and performance art”.

For more information regarding the Church Street installation, the Guggenheim installation, or the upcoming concerts, please email

30 Jan 2009
Pixel Aspect Ratio / QT Compression tips

Tips on getting good quality/low filesize Quicktime vids.

And this site has some very useful tools for sorting out footage.

Aspect Ratio calculator, Pixel Aspect calculator, etc

Here’s a good tutorial on resizing Aspect Ratio in your NLE for Widescreen, DVDs, etc

30 Jan 2009
Youtube changes Aspect Ratio from 4:3 to 16:9

useful to know.

“Greetings. It appears that YouTube has switched their standard video display window from 4:3 aspect ratio to 16:9 widescreen. As anyone can tell you who has ever worked to try make sure that a 16:9 image displayed reasonably in YouTube’s previous 4:3 window — not as straightforward as you might think — this should be a welcome development, as was “high quality” video mode (if you know how to trigger it).

Of course, videos previously encoded 4:3 will now display black side panels, just like your home HDTV when showing standard definition fare — assuming you’re using the proper TV display mode and don’t select the painful “distort the image to fill the screen” setting. (Note to History Channel: stretching most of your standard definition shows feeding on your “History HD” channel looks seriously awful.)”

29 Jan 2009
Progressive / Interlaced video

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