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Marble Machine

Written by Xavier Gouchet - 09 march 2016 - no comments

I've already said that I'm a huge find of Animusic, especially Pipe's dream, which Intel have already built in real life.

Today, I've discovered this incredible Marble Machine, created by Wintergatan with wood gears, springs and lots of lego pieces to program the main melody. It uses thousands of marbles to play a combination of vibraphone, bass guitar and a cardboard based drumset.

You can watch the two parts making to see how he constructed the whole machine.

Song from τ

Written by Xavier Gouchet - 15 april 2014 - no comments

So I'm a geek, and love math, and so have always stumbled across this kind of songs. I've already posted a Song from π , here's a reply with π's nemesis : τ1.

1 : π is the ratio between a circle's circumference and it's diameter, roughly 3.14159. τ (pronounced tau) is the ratio between the circumference and the radius, so it's two times π, that is 6.28318.

Action Strings

Written by Xavier Gouchet - 28 march 2014 - no comments

I'm a geek and developper, and so naturally I'm interested on Music software. And one of my preferred musical genre is Movies and Games soundracks. That's why I find this software trully amazing. It's really simple in its use, and yet can come up with amazing results in no time.

Here's a preview of what it does, and for those interested, below is a tutorial demonstrating all the features of this software . And for those really interested, you can get it for $300.

 

Get Lucky (Evolution cover)

Written by Xavier Gouchet - 07 october 2013 - no comments

PV Nova is a french musician who does funny, yet accurate analysis of modern music styles. For my french readers, take a look at his videos, it's interesting and hilarious.

This video is a cover of Daft Punk's famous Get Lucky through a decade of music styles.