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A random link led me to a series of fantastic tonal toys. Some of these are simply diversions, and some are elaborate programs that can be used to create amazing compositions. Here’s a quick run-down of what I found… Pulsate Think wind chimes. This little Flash app by Andre Michelle is hypnotic and addictive. Clicking [...]
Today I discovered an excellent new online resource.Â The South Carolina Digital Library is a collaborative project between several agencies, organizations, and colleges which brings together several digital libraries.Â The collections include historical images, documents, audio, and other ephemera.Â These items are still housed in their previous locations, but the SC Digital Library brings all [...]
Back in 1985 my brother Houston introduced me to Todd Rundgren’s innovative album, A Cappella [sic]. Rundgren used digital sampling to create an album made up only of the human voice. He added distortion and manipulated the sounds to emulate drums and other instruments. Back then this was really impressive, and I was amazed that [...]
Today I got word that Aviary.com has released a new online audio editing tool called Myna. This joins Aviary’s growing collection of online tools with bird names, including Phoenix, the image editing program, and Raven, a vector graphics program. Myna is a loop-based editor, and has many of the same functions as Garage Band or [...]
The citizens of South Carolina really have some wonderful online resources available to them. For ten years now the State Library has made available a wealth of research and reference materials through the DISCUS project. This is available in all schools, libraries, and colleges, and available at home if you obtain a free password from [...]