Machine-made synthesizer weirdness.
September 19, 2006 12:34 PM   Subscribe

Doktor Future's modular synthesizer has been set up to send a real audio stream, 24/7. The analog modular synthesizer will be running a quadraphonic aleatoric patch that will change from day to day. (via Matrixsynth)
posted by zonkout (10 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is really cool. Dude's got himself a Capybara - I wonder if that's triggering things or if it's just the metalbox thingies driving it?

I am a lover of algorithmic composition like this - at its best it's a fine balance between intention and (hopefully happy) accident.
posted by fleetmouse at 1:19 PM on September 19, 2006


Hmm, it's been playing for 24 minutes now and I still find myself occasionally mistaking it for that FSOL song on 'Lifeforms'. Better than I expected, certainly.
posted by ikalliom at 1:30 PM on September 19, 2006


CRAPLORD this is cool. Damn.
posted by geekhorde at 4:13 PM on September 19, 2006


I can dig it. what's the name of that program that does RealAudio that's not RealAudio?
posted by carsonb at 6:14 PM on September 19, 2006


Real Alternative? Hm... I forget.
posted by geekhorde at 8:01 PM on September 19, 2006


Real Alternative.

Mplayer.
posted by flabdablet at 9:06 PM on September 19, 2006


Great stuff.... thanks!!!
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 9:57 PM on September 19, 2006


unable to connect to stream. So much for 24/7
posted by Goofyy at 12:19 AM on September 20, 2006


It actually seems to be an mp3 stream.. well it plays with mpg123 on the command line anyway, using:

mpg123 http://www.paulsop.com:8000/radio1

but it's cool anyway.
posted by zog at 8:23 AM on September 20, 2006


I believe that zonkout meant "real" as in "for real", not as in "Real Player". This is indeed a 192kbps mp3 stream.

And holy gawd is it good.
posted by rabble at 9:27 AM on September 24, 2006


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