Pixelsumo is a blog about interaction, with an emphasis on play, installation, video game culture, playgrounds and toys. Written by Chris O'Shea.
More turntable research. Datasound from Troika offers an alternative and more sensual interpretation of electronic data by exploring their musical potential. Datasound is a fully functional musical instrument that enables you to hear, mix, scratch and perform digital data signals, from a picture, an old program floppy, a computer virus, a love letter, or a […]
More turntable research. Audio-Visual-Disk-Jockey vinyl turntable (AVDJ Deck) from 3eyes (former RCA students) is a device that allows you to scratch video and audio media using a normal turntable and unmodified record. “The AVDJ deck is in fact a steel deck plate that can be fitted to any Technics 1200 or 1210 turntable in less […]
Some more turntable scratch control, this time in the form of using MS Pinky over video content. In a FACT funded project, Manchester based Brendan Dawes (magneticNorth) is working with DJ GKUT exploring this form of input and control. At the moment it is just the beginning, but based on Brendans previous work, this is […]
V-Scratch by Valerio Spoletini is a software environment which allows for unique visual interpretations in turntable composition. It transposes aural nuances made by the rotation of the record: the variations of speed, audio spectrum and volume. In addition to the sonic aspects (volume and frequencies), the physical act of spinning the record back and forth […]
A project in a similar concept to RGB Player is spinCycle from Spencer Kiser (an NYU ITP student). As the turntable rotates, a camera reads the fluorescent tinted plexiglass (red, yellow and blue). The camera acts as the input detection, picking up the colours and positions of the pucks, but also as the visual feedback […]
Visual Scratch by Jesse Kriss is a realtime visualization of scratch DJ performance. Ms Pinky is used to get the velocity of the turntable into Max/MSP using a control record. Ms Pinky allows you to scratch an MP3, so the sound is routed out to the mixer, and then back into Max where volume & […]
[update] a video is now online. RGB Player by Toke Barter, is a cylinder-shaped musical instrument with a built in scanner and a mounted rotating disc. The ‘instrument’ is played by placing coloured objects (childrens toys) onto the surface of the rotating glass disc. As an object passes over the scanner beneath the disc and […]