This is nuts, some guy wrote an awesome sound editor for the Commodore 64, Cubase64! Link comes via man like Tack
Really nicely, and visually, explained introduction to the Fast Fourier Transform - great stuff!
This is a good chat with Doug Eck, of the Google Magenta project It’s a project I’ve been keeping an eye on, as it has a ton of potential. I’ve generated some melodies based on their Melody RNN - although i need to spend more time with it, as I’ve been more focussed on own generative algorithms.
Hmm, my granular synth hasn’t quite come together yet, but I’m learning a load.
This is a pretty informative (promo) video from Robert Henke/Monolake showcasing his ‘Granulator’ plugin for Ableton Live.
If i can get mine to sound anything like that i’ll be stoked!
I’ve just read ‘Microsound’ by Curtis Roads. I was well aware of the microsound movement, but hadn’t realized the depth of the theory behind granular synthesis, with it’s history going back to the 1940s, and early practise from Xenakis (using tapes) and this lad, Curtis Roads, programming his own granular synth on a
PDP-11/20 in 1974 - what a bad-ass! Check this site for some good background and papers.
I found these videos of Curtis Roads, via the site linked above.