Posts Tagged ‘Engineering ’
Today I worked on a quick mix for some singer-songwriter stuff I recorded a while ago. I’m sure you all know about Waves plugins. Well, what you may not know is that they have new plugins for people who don’t know what plugins to use.
That awesome Superman-coloured device pictured above is the invention of mad-genius tinkerer Mike Walters. He sent me the link to his creation and it actually took me a while to figure out what was going on.
Peter Cocteau over at nxtasy.org has posted the software he created for a sample-based drum machine hacked into a Lego Mindstorm NXT unit. Using the NXT brain and some rotary dials, you can program some pretty nice sounding drums. I’m pretty impressed by the sound quality from such a supposedly lo-fi device.
I like listening to new independent artists. Finding great music by someone who produces it in their bedroom is inspiring. As I keep saying over and over, technology is making it easier for anyone to create something great. You don’t need racks full of expensive gear or a band to back you up; you can do it all on your own, all within your computer.
With Ikea’s wide variety of products and comparatively affordable prices, it’s no wonder that their products are ripe for the “hacking”. Ikea Hacker has a tutorial for making your own speaker stand out of a table leg, and a shelf.