This week, Cycling '74 goes on the road to the Currents New Media Festival and checks out the amazing new OWL Package.
This week, Cycling '74 pauses just a moment to reflect on recent events, looks back just a little bit, and then gets back to work.
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.