Posts Tagged ‘video’

I am of two minds about this

I am nearly as unenthusiastic about mediocre amateur rap as I am enthusiastic about subatomic physics.  But here it is anyways in case you have yet to see it:

Physics: A.  The video is informative without being too technical.  Alpinekat expresses a very high level confidence that the experiments will either confirm or deny the existence of the Higgs boson, which surprised me.
Lyrics: C-; not bad for the most part, but several lines scan poorly and I cannot abide that.
Arrangement: D+.  It is no longer clever to use Simpletext-rendered “gangsta” phrases in a song.  Sorry.

There’s a somewhat bizarre FAQ at CERN’s website to reassure the public that the LHC will not destroy the world.  The first beam test is scheduled for Wednesday, and you can apparently watch it live.

Cool Mopis screencast

Grymmjack made a nifty screencast demoing Mopis alongside Pif Vokoder.  (NSFW language)

If the name seems familiar, you may have seen his GUI work on dozens of popular plug-ins.

More modular madness

Aaron strikes again.

Harder than it looks

Pamelia Kurstin, arguably the world’s best theremin player, at TED. (HT: matrixsynth)

Which seems like as good an excuse as any to bring up this video again:

Pondular demo video

A couple years ago I made an experimental soft synth called Pondular for the KVR Audio Developer Challenge. The sound engine is a pretty generic VA, but it has a physics-based interface that is fun to watch and occasionally hypnotic. Here’s a short video demonstration:

Tech note: I would like to make more video demos, but I need easier screencasting software. Suggestions?