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We have an amazing opportunity to migrate Social Sound Design to the Stack Exchange Network. This means brand new and up-to-date software with lots of great features (including chat and a meta site!). Best of all, we’ll be part of a massive ecosystem of knowledge. Hurray! Ever since starting my journey into the world of sound design, […]

At our last hacKinect Wednesdays gathering, we worked on the physical side of the installation. We bought a bunch of different types of solenoids (push, pull, big, small) to see how they work and which ones suit best our installation. We also wanted to see a prototype of the whole system in action. The system […]

I thought I’d share with you a little video from our hacKinect Wednesdays get-together last week (too much fun). This is the first test so it’s VERY rough! We’re communicating between the KinectCoreVision by Patricio González Vivo and Max/MSP via TUIO protocol. I put together a super basic sound engine in Max, just to get […]

Co-founded with Tegan Bristow, Hackinect Wednesdays is a small group of programmers / artists / designers / hackers that meet once a week to hack the Xbox Kinect and create an installation. We decided to make a physical musical instrument with the Kinect as the gestural controller. The installation uses three programming languages. The gestures are […]

New to Tweet A Sound? Check out the Getting Started Tutorial and See What’s New. Tweet A Sound v1.2 (Mac only) is ready for download. This version doesn’t have any new features; it’s just a maintenance update to make sure the application works with Twitter’s API. After Twitter changed their API, Tweet A Sound stopped working. […]

Yesterday was the second birthday of {sound + design}. On the 27th of October 2008 I posted my first blog entry ever 🙂 I just want to thank everyone for reading this blog. All the support I get from you is why I continue to do this! I have learned so much in these two […]

Are you based in Johannesburg, South Africa and want to learn Max/MSP? I will be running a free introductory Max/MSP workshop on Saturday the 6th of November. There are a few spaces left. Click on the button below to get more information about the workshop and save your spot. P.S. do I even have any […]

Miguel Isaza from Designing Sound and Nathan Moody from Noise Jockey have conjured up an exciting new site concentrating on the art of field recording. Sonic Terrain is a portal for the art, science, and craft of field recording. It will aggregate information and publish exclusive content focused on sounds recorded outside the studio. Topics […]

Social Sound Design is doing really well, we have grown into a superb community of friendly and knowledgeable users with a ton of fantastic questions and answers. Thanks to you all for making SSD what it is! The beauty of this type of Q&A site is that it keeps information easy to find and concise, […]

One of my favorite blogs on sound design has just turned one! Happy birthday Designing Sound. Thank you Miguel Isaza and Jake Riehle for all your hard work.  I hope there will be many more to come! As a little gift, here’s virtual birthday cake I built in Max/MSP, it’s chocolate. All you have to […]