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Freaks de la Síntesi és un repàs a la música electrònica, prenent com a referència al músic amb el seu instrument. Comencem aquest cicle amb Wendy Carlos i els sintetitzadors Moog. Una revisió de la seva obra amb conegudes bandes sonores com The Shining, Clockwork Orange, Tron,...


Freaks de la Síntesi continuarà amb exemplars dignes dels millors circs com Chris Liberator & TB303, Oskar Sala & Trautonium, Corrupt Souls i PenduLum & Virus, ...

Wendy Carlos (born Walter Carlos—see Personal life section below—November 14, 1939 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island) is an American composer and electronic musician. Carlos was one of the first famous performers of electronic music using synthesizers.



Switched-On Bach was perhaps the first album to attempt the use of synthesizers as an alternative to an orchestra. Having assisted Robert Moog in the development of his first commercially available synthesizers, Carlos helped pioneer the technology, which was significantly more difficult to use than it is today. Multitrack recording techniques played a critical role in the time-consuming process of creating this album. On its release, Switched-On Bach became the best-selling classical album of all time, and the first to go platinum.
A sequel of additional synthesized baroque music, The Well-Tempered Synthesizer followed in 1969. (Its title is a play on Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier".) While it sold well, it did not achieve the near-legendary status that Switched-On Bach did. For listeners new to synthesized music
The Well-Tempered Synthesizer is more recommended since it contains a wider variety of synthesizer sound. These first albums were a crucial source of inspiration for Japanese composer Isao

Tomita, who later recorded and released his own interpretations of numerous classical works performed with synthesizers.1972's Sonic Seasonings pushed the envelope further. This was packaged as a double album, with one side
dedicated to each of the four seasons, and each side consisting of one long track. It blended recorded sounds with synthesized sounds, without melodies, to create an ambient effect. Not as popular as some other albums, it was however very influential on other artists who went on to create the ambient genre.
Also in 1972, music by Carlos was released on the soundtrack for the film A Clockwork Orange.

In 1982, she scored the theatrical film Tron for Disney. This score incorporated orchestra, chorus, organ, and both analog and digital synthesizers. Some of her end title music was replaced with a song by the rock group, Journey, and the music that originally was composed for the lightcycle scene was dropped.

1984's Digital Moonscapes switched to digital synthesizers, instead of the analog synthesizers that were the trademark of her earlier albums. Some of the rejected material from the Tron soundtrack was incorporated into it.

1986's Beauty In the Beast saw Wendy Carlos experimenting with just intonation, using an alternate tuning system she invented for the album. The system uses two keyboards, one on which the notes are played. The other keyboard is used to set the "root note", and retune all of the notes on the keyboard to just intonation intervals. There are a total of 144 possible notes per octave, from 12 notes in a chromatic scale times 12 different tunings.

1987's Secrets of Synthesis is a lecture by Carlos, with audio examples (many from her own recordings), expounding on topics she feels to be of importance. Some of the material is a good introduction to synthesis, and some (i.e., a discussion of hocketing) is most useful to experienced musicians.

wcarlos.jpgIn the early 2000s, most of her catalogue was remastered. In 2005, the two-volume set Rediscovering Lost Scores was released, featuring previously out-of-print material (The Shining score), the unreleased soundtrack to Woundings, and music recorded for Tron and A Clockwork Orange that was left out of the films.

Recursos Externs

  • Schlieren :: enregistrar ones de so i calor

    La fotografia Schlieren és una tècnica que permet captar el so o la calor.

    Es capten les variacions en la densitat d'un fluid (l'aire en aquest cas) generades pel so o la calor. Aquestes variacions es coneixen com l'efecte Schlieren, i van ser descobertes pel físic alemany August Toepler al 1864.

  • Moss FM

    Han arrribat les piles-planta!

    És un fet conegut que les plantes generen electricitat en petites quantitats.

    Un grup de recerca de la Universitat de Cambridge ens han fet arribar aquest vídeo on fan funcionar una ràdio ::
    (Font: http://wired.com/design/2014/03/moss-solar-panels-power-pocket-radio)

    moss fm
  • Valve Open-Sources Their Direct3D To OpenGL Translation Layer

    With Valve's Source Engine originally just targeting Direct3D, when initially porting their games to Linux and OS X they relied upon a hand-made Direct3D to OpenGL translation layer. In potentially assisting other game developers, Valve Software has now opened up this graphics translation layer.

  • riot-NAS: Almacenamiento móvil para fotografía de calle

    Dispositivo portátil que permita almacenar un respaldo de las fotografías que se tomen con teléfonos celulares cercanos.

    El principal objetivo es preservar la información (videos y fotografías) que sean tomadas por los asistentes a grandes concentraciones de personas, de tal forma que en caso de perdida o robo del equipo o de que su propietario sea obligado a borrar la información local en el dispositivo, esta información sea conservada para posterior uso en redes sociales o periodismo ciudadano.

  • AratechLabs presents Polarmic

    AratechLabs, http://www.aratechlabs.com , a catalan start-up, introduces new Augmented Reality application:


    It helps sound technicians and musicians to visualize the directional polar patterns of microphones, with a tablet device that captures and matches microphones and shows the patterns on the screen.

    Ara PolarMic Augmented reality application for microphone directivity monitoring

Recursos comunitAV

  • Kickstarter - FPV Live Streaming Paper Airplane Drone

    kickstarter powerup-fpv-live-streaming-paper-airplane-drone

    Acerca de este proyecto

    It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Well, sort of. It’s you, flying atop your very own paper airplane... It’s PowerUp FPV: the first ever paper airplane drone with a live streaming camera!

    paper drone FPV stream
  • Desbloquear celdas protegidas en documentos excel

    Para desbloquear celdas que no nos permiten escribir porque estan bloqueadas por un password que no conocemos, se puede seguir el siguiente procedimiento:

    Guardar el fichero con un formato abierto, un fichero.ODS por ejemplo. Este formato es en realidad un zip con varios ficheros dentro.

    Cambiar la extension de .ODS a .ZIP y descomprimir el contenido en una carpeta.

  • Listening-Lights

    Andrés Pérez López

    Sound and Light Free software tools for sound and lighting synchronization

    Presentació a Telenoika: https://vimeo.com/117961054

    Listening-Lights - Machine Listening for Lighting Synchronization


    sc3 plugins
    SCMIR (http://composerprogrammer.com/code/SCMIR.zip)


  • synthpibots

    Xavi manzanares

    Synth > Synths // Sintetitzadors
    Pi > RaspberryPi platform // Plataforma Raspberry Pi
    BØTS > Generative compositions of light and sound // Composicions generatives de so i llum