Alexander Graham Bell : Smithsonian researchers used optical technology to play back the unplayable records

Audio of the famous inventor speaking was discovered on June 20, 2012.

Today, however, a dramatic application of digital technology has allowed researchers to recover Bell’s voice from a recording held by the Smithsonian—a breakthrough announced here for the first time.

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/We-Had-No-Idea-What-Alexander-Graham-Bell-Sounded-Like-Until-Now-204137471.html#ixzz2UPYbfojZ
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Lord Kelvin’s Harmonic Synthesizer 1873

This device was designed and built in the laboratory and instrument shop of the Physics Dept. of the Case School of Applied Sciences.  It is built from Lord Kelvin’s harmonic synthesizer design of 1873.  This may be the world’s first additive synthesizer.  More information about the project is here:

 Physics Dept. of the Case School of Applied Sciences

The Harmonic Synthesizer was used was used by Dayton Miller to check the results produced by the harmonic analyzer against the original phonodeik curves.

The phonodeik is an instrument designed by Dayton Miller. It allows one  to photographically record the shape of complex sound waves more precisely than previously possible.

Phonodeik

This all started with Lord Kelvin inventing an analog computer to predict tides.

Mixxx: Free, Open Source Cross Platform DJ Software For Live Mixes

Mixxx Is Available Here: Mixxx

 

“In less than 48 hours since we went liveMixxx has become the #1 Top Free App in the USA, Germany, and Italy. We’re also one of the top 3 Apps in Brazil, Canada, France, Japan, and the UK.
We’re completely overwhelmed by the response – I don’t think anyone saw this coming. We wanted to be in the Mac App Store to reach more users, and now we’re reaching far more than we ever expected!
I’d like to thank our entire community of DJs, artists, and developers for their dedication and cooperation that have brought Mixxx this far. Without the devotion of many individuals, Mixxx would not be the software it is today.”

 

 

MEAPsoft: A Program For Automatically Segmenting and Rearranging Music

Press Here To Enter The Site: MeapSoft

MEAPsoft works by (a) segmenting original audio up into individual beats or events, (b) calculating some features for each segment, and (c) matching or rearranging segments from one or more pieces to create a new piece of music.

MEAPsoft comes with a wide and increasing range of feature extraction routines, and algorithms for matching and rearranging the segments (called “composers”). MEAPsoft is written in Java, and makes it pretty easy to write your own feature extractors and composers.

 

DevineSound: High Quality Sound Design & Music Production

Great Site To Visit With Lots Of Professional Free Samples & Reaktor Software & More

 

Press Here To Enter The Site: DevineSound

“During the past three years, Richard Devine has remixed top Warp artists like Aphex Twin and Mike Patton (Faith No More). He has released 4 full-length albums on Schematic, Warp, Asphodel, and Sublight records and has performed his own ear-tearing music mayhem worldwide.”

Read The Entire Richard Devine Interview At RME Here: RME