LFS-1 Light Feedback Synthesizer

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The LFS-1 is an optical feedback synthesizer. It functions with Light sensors and LEDs working together to create chaotic evolving patterns. These patterns are then applied to various parameters which are modified by the player. The design is to be very approachable but have a high ceiling of practicability and self expression.

Sound Description:
FM Noise
* It had 4 different pitched FM noise oscillators
* The 4 different OSC Toggles will drone the noise

Sine Ikeda
* 4 Pitched sine oscillators
* The 4 different OSC Toggles will drone the tone

Chord Synth
* OSC Toggles change the scale degree of pitch to play chords

Led Pattern Description:
Beat Led
– This pattern works at an even tempo. The speed it determined by the Led Mod potentiometer.
– The force sensor dims led brightness for volume effects.
– The Led Button will hold Led at full brightness.

Gingerbread Map
– The pattern displayed here is based on the Gingerbreadman Map
– The force sensor dims led brightness for volume effects.
– The Led Button will sample and hold light value.
– The Led Mod potentiometer will dim the Led.

Standard Map
– The pattern displayed here is based on the Standard Map
– The Force sensor changes Led behavior
– The Led Mod will also change the way the Led behaves
– The Led Button will hold Led at full brightness.

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Wave Shop

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To watch in HD click vimeo in the bottom right of the video. Vimeo Pro one day…

Audio composed with the Serge MMS♥ at Calarts.

Video created with MaxMsp and cheap effects.

!!A Flash Safety Warning!!: If you have epilepsy I would not recommend watching this video! There is A LOT of flashing! If you don’t know, ask your self “have I ever stared into a strobe light for hours?”. If yes, then you are good to watch! If you have never stared into a strobe light, turn to page 27.

METTER TIJ D

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In due corse

METTER TIJ D
Ambisonic piece by Ana Moran, Maia Francisco, Ying Shi, Giuliano Bracci, Beto Machado, Clay Burton, Semay Wu
METTER TIJ D a 6 channel piece evolved from field recordings using the ambisonic mic which is a full- sphere surround sound technique. In addition to the horizontal plane, it covers sound sources above and below the listener.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambisonics
Some very good days on the coast of the Netherlands.