I love 80s analog video, VHS glitch effects. I use my Bleep Labs HSS3i for my live show video and have my eye on the LZX Analog Video modular modules. PixiVisor is a new app for iOS that allows you to transmit video from an iPhone to a reciever iPad app. The video is transmitted via audio through the air. The results are very cool and the Receiver app allows you to further customize the image. You can also use a cable to connect the transmitter and receiver and then use a filter to modify the image. In the last video above you see an analog mixer sending different signals to the transmitter therefore becoming a video mixer. This is wonderful.
“PixiVisor is a revolutionary tool for audio-visual experiments. Simple and fun, cross-platform application with unlimited potential for creativity! It consists of two parts: Transmitter and Receiver. Transmitter converts the video (static 64×64 image or 10FPS animation) to sound, pixel by pixel (progressive scan). This lets you listen to the sound of your image. But the main function of the Transmitter is to transmit the signal to the receiving devices. Receiver converts the sound (from microphone or Line-in input) back to video. You can set the color palette for this video, and record it to animated GIF file.” – warmplace.ru
For more info: warmplace.ru/soft/pixivisor
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Sprockets was a SNL skit. I admit my idea of a good club is basically Dieter’s Dance Party. Video link: youtube.com/watch?v=LxQ6olQjebg
“Sprockets was a recurring, fictional West German television talk show sketch created by actor, writer and comedian Mike Myers with Canadian actor Dana Andersen for Second City Theatre. The show parodied German stereotypes, especially those pertaining to German seriousness, efficiency, and precision.” – Wikipedia
For more info: wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprockets_(Saturday_Night_Live)
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Dave Gahan and the song People are People star in Volkswagen’s new advertisement. The Golf is VW’s most important car. It shows how freakin huge DM are in Germany. Really huge. My only question is: Why didn’t they use the song Behind the Wheel?
“You have to know people to build the one car — Der Golf. Das Auto. Enjoy the new tv commercial and discover different cover versions of the famous Depeche Mode Song “People are People”. If you look closely, you might spot a celebrity.” – volkswagen.de
For more info: depechemode.com
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Sometimes I have dreams like this.
“(recording test)” – Satoru Higa
For more info: vimeo.com/satoruhiga
Vyclone is a new iOS app that let’s multiple phones shoot video then the the app automatically combines the different shots. I can’t help but think how great this would be for shooting live music performances. It’s Free.
“Vyclone is fun as heck to use. And the technology is super exciting to think of its uses in other, larger networks.” – All Things Digital
For more info: vyclone.com
Here we have an incredible 80s find. These magazine covers were created by Tom Southwell and appear in the movie Bladerunner. How beautiful and fascinating! A look into our future and past. You can get some more info on each magazine by clicking on it’s image.
“Fictional magazine covers from Blade Runner… as shown in the blade runner bonus feature “Signs of the Times: Graphic Design”. The covers were created by production illustrator Tom Southwell in 1980-1981 and appeared in the background on a magazine stand in the city streets.” – sbwoodside
photo credits: sbwoodside
I knew my 10 days in Berlin would be incredible. What I didn’t expect was the movie I was going to watch on the flight home would be just as epic. At 42 I’ve seen a lot of films. When I was 13 my father showed me A Clockwork Orange. It takes a lot to impress me. Whenever I fly I download a few movies onto my iPad. I usually just look at see what’s rated highly on Rotten Tomatoes and is somewhat new. Within the first 10 minutes of Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In my eyes were glued wide opened on the screen. It’s a super stylish tragic drama with a heart wrenching and surprising twist. It’s too early to tell for sure but I believe it’s one of the top 10 movies I’ve ever seen. I’m so in love with what I saw I would dare say it could even be my favorite movie of all time. If you have seen it let me know your opinion (good or bad). If you haven’t seen it wow you are in for a real treat!
“it’s instantly clear that something is jumping beneath the surface here, threatening to burst forth.” – NYTimes
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When I was in Berlin I shot a music video. The director sent me the above still frame. It’s in very early post production so the final video may look quite different. I’m excited so I want to share it of course. The song is special for a few reasons. Lyrically it touches on some of my deepest not so secrets. From a production stand point you will really like it I think as it’s a fully analog affair. The song was sequenced using a Doepfer Dark Time. The Dark Time itself was synced using a 5v click from a MFB-522 drum machine (a kind of TR-808 clone). The main EBM synth line is an Analog Solutions Telemark. You can hear a clip of the song starting at 3:56 in the video here: The Horrorist 2012 Preview. This will be the 2nd single off my next album Fire Funmania. The single and video will be released in August with remixes by David Carretta, Millimetric and Dupont.
“Feed me poison. I vomit blood. I kiss your feet. Show me the boss.”
For more info: thehorrorist.com
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If you are able to come to my live show in Berlin on Friday you will see a special one minute intro. To “clear the air” between the band before me and my own music I have created audio and video from my HSS3i. The HSS3i creates analog audio and video. The kicker here is the video part. Just as pure analog give a certain untouchable sound analog video is also quite special. Stan Stencil from is an artist touring around using modular analog audio and video. Besides the HSS3i also look at LZX Industries. Check out Stan’s work and if you know more about analog video synthesis send me link as I’m getting more and more interested in the subject!
“The backbone of Stencil’s Eurorack system are modular analogue video synthesisers combined with audio waveform generators. The result is a mesmerising visualisation of sound synthesised entirely from audio signals and creating an incomplete visual artefact of the original audio.” – stanstencil
For more info: stanstencil.tumblr.com
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“Gaz is in for a flying visit this time, just back from Paris where he is working on a major Rock opera production. Still he’s managed to get some quality time with the iPad working on this project. We hear about the apps that have really helped him out.” – sonicstate.com
For more info: sonicstate.com
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