Archive for February, 2011

…wondering about cv > midi

Posted in DIY, gear, midi, research with tags , , , , , , on 05/02/2011 by sync24

in a spare moment i was looking at my music machines and thought about how little i actually have used the Shruthi-1 i made, which is a shame.
i don’t use it because it needs midi to control it.
i don’t use midi.
so how can i go about getting some use out of it..?
i can play about with it via MAX and the Monome things i was playing with from Stretta.
but that really involves a computer, i don’t want to use a computer.
i don’t have a midi seq or controller keyboard.
i have analog stuff.
some of which sends out cv/gate info.
so i after a google hunt for cv to midi convertors, found this:
it’s made using similar stuff to the Arduino – code in a chip.
i don’t like the code side of things, but this is a little diy project that could do what i want and would be quite interesting and relativley cheap to make.
i could send cv info out of my 101 or 202, OR, when i have finished it, my Klee…
here’s a link to a post on muffs where someone has built one of these Miduinos anyway:
and here’s his video from the same link (just so this post isn’t just all text):

what the Miduino project allows for is a reprogrammable midi interface.
all you need to do is send the chip different code and the unit will operate in a different way.
i guess, of course, you would need different hardware configurations, but essentailly that’s the bottom line.
also, i found out about the Minicommand project which works in a similar way, so here’s a link:
and here’s a video:

finally, i should probably look through the videos which appear in this youtube search:


busy but got the mac to do some processing for me ;)

Posted in creative practice, software, video with tags , , on 04/02/2011 by sync24

managed to get round to making one of these 800% stretch tracks…
this: Justin Bieber track stretched to 800% is amazing, i got an email sent to me about it around august last year.
so here’s my take on the paulstretch approach:

i used paulstretch from here:
i have an hour long version of the track on my hd, for the youtube version i downloaded the video and popped it on the timeline in FCP, stertched it out to match the fully stretched version. then just chopped out a bit to export.
happy days!
the Bieber one has had over 1 million hits in about 6 months, mine got 150+ in 36 hours, so that was interesting.
i uploaded it to the paulstretch soundcloud group too: