As promised, here’s part 2 of my article about the OWL audio processor.
This week I had the pleasure of being in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In addition to watching cactus bloom, eating incredible red and green chile, listening to cicadas zip, chirp and zing, and taking in the smell of desert rain, I’ve also been participating in the Currents International New Media Festival.
To accompany the announcement of our recent acquisition, David Z. asked a number of Cycling '74 employees - past and present - to say a few things about their first encounters with Max and their experiences working with Cycling '74.
This week, Cycling '74 checks out some generative Acid House in Denmark, explores the Objeq Delay plug-in, and kicks off a sale.
The Objeq Delay VST/Audio Units plug-in from Applied Audio Systems combines input filter/dual delay line processing with a set of resonators based on the physical models That AAS perfected with their earlier Chromophone 2 acoustic object synthesizer. It’s a subtle, deep, and elegantly realized approach that uses a simple and straightforward interface to investigate resonators - one the world of possibilities that physical modeling offers.
On behalf of my co-workers at Cycling ’74, I am pleased to share the news of our acquisition by our good friends at Ableton. Above all, the primary goal with this new partnership is continuity, which is probably not what you typically think when you hear about acquisitions. But this is not a typical acquisition.
Mikkel Meyer’s installation piece ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ lives in an unlikely place - a train station south of Copenhagen. It is also an unusual piece of public art - a composing machine inspired by the 1980s Detroit Acid House. Its creator was kind enough to sit down for a little remote chat about the randomness of old analog machinery, prototyping, and a fascination with coincidence.
This week, Cycling '74 investigates laser control with Max and checks out a cool sequencer
If you’ve got a hankering to put on your own expansive laser show in the comfort of your own hub or the local club or gallery, I’ve got just the thing for you: Maxwell - an application that allows you to interface, shape, control and produce visuals that can be translated not just to laser output, but recorded to ILDA-compatible files for playback or VJing or producing visuals, even without a laser.