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.

The Synthi Group Vol. 3 (ca412)

Synthi-A

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“The Synthi Group returns for part three of their EMS analog music series. Unlike the first two releases, this edition was recorded with a specific theme in mind and with parameters of limitation. The artists appearing on volume three were asked to create ambient soundscapes using EMS equipment ONLY. No other musical gear was used in the creation of this compilation.”

Found At: The Synthi Group On The Internet Archive

MAX Demos For Music, Audio and MIDI Training-Excellent!

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I especially like this great MIDI tool/reference patch

National Science Foundation CCLI Grant
Linking Science, Art, and Practice Through Digital Sound
This project’s objective is to develop curricular material that explains the science and mathematics of digital sound in a way that makes their relationship to applications clear, using examples from theatre, movies, and music production. This is a collaborative project among computer science, education, and digital sound design professors at a liberal arts university and a performing arts conservatory.
The intention is to engage students’ interest in science by linking it more tightly to practice, including artistic applications. The vision is to draw more students to the study of computer science by means of its exciting connections with art and digital media.

Native Instruments Kontakt Scripting Tools

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Excellent Kontakt Tools

Features:

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  • Syntax highlighting of script code.
  • Indent/dedent selected code (you can indent/dedent several rows with one key press).
  • Automatical reindentation of selected code
  • Pressing F5 runs compiles the code (this lets you declare and use user-defined functions and organize variables into families) and puts the code on the clipboard, ready to be pasted into K2.
    The compiler now reports common errors and automatically moves the cursor to the right place to let you fix them. Furthermore the syntax has been extended.
  • Pressing F10 exports the script to syntax highlighted HTML and automatically opens the page in your browser for previewing.
  • Code completion (pressing Ctrl+Space fills in the rest of the current word).
  • Call tips (pressing Ctrl+Shift+Space shows documentation for the function being called).
  • Parenthesis matching. When you write “)” the corresponding “(” is highlighted.
  • Goto line function
  • Ability to switch between fixed width fonts and variable width ones
  • Ability to choose number of steps (spaces) of indentation and an option to reindentate the whole script when this setting is changed.
  • Unlimited undo / redo
  • The compiler can optionally output compacted code (reducing it’s size by >50%) to help dealing with a K2 bug causing slowdowns for large scripts.
  • ‘end …’ lines can optionally be automatically added and there’s support for automatic indentation of pasted code.
  • Navigation panel which lets one quickly jump to any callback or function.
  • Tabbed interface for editing multiple scripts at the same time.
  • new Code folding and improved syntax highlighting. It is off by default since it makes files slower to load, but can be activated in the Settings menu.

Argeïphontes Lyre 6.05 : Audio, Video And Text Filters For Mac (Updated)

This Very Useful Application For Mac Not Only Sports The Most Bizarre User Interface I’ve Ever Seen but also has a combination of very well programmed effects for audio, video and text.   It is very hard to list the functions of this software other than it mangles anything that it comes into contact with.

One Of The Many User Interfaces

Another Interface

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Click On The First Box In The Upper Left To Download The Software.