MindBending AV: Kinetic Audio Installations
Kinetic audio installations feature visual and sonic motion to create a unique audio and sensory experience for the viewer. To create this hybrid experience of noise and visual stimulus, artists can use a variety of different techniques ranging from robotic technology to simple signal processing. However, all of these installations depend on algorithms to move between the visual and the sonic in a coherent way. The definition of a kinetic audio installation is actually quite loose. For example, something as simple as a wind chime could in fact be considered a kinetic audio device as it generates audio content as it is moved without the interaction of direct human contact. But, with such a wide encompassing definition is a large area within which to create.
Wire and Cable Primer – Audio Cable
This article details everything you need to know about choosing audio cable. It points you to the best references, provides interviews with key manufacturers and shows you the best way to tackle this complex subject. Input from leading cable vendors such as ICE Cable Systems and C2G, the best websites to visit, the best books to read—after this article, you'll be the expert.
MindBending AV: iPad-controlled Experimental Displays
This collection of MindBending displays are much more than glorified iPad creations. Instead, the iPad is integrated into the installation, functioning as a part of the overall system, not the forefront of the project. Interestingly, the iPad has taken on the function of a MIDI controller, a tangible interface for a system that exists primarily in a processing program. While the iPad is a physical object, there is very little disconnect between the digital life of the installation and the digital modifications made by the iPad. Ostensibly, the only thing holding the viewer back from access the digital world of these displays is the touch screen on the iPad.
Roland Systems Group Introduces the New AR-3000SD to their Recorder and Player Line
Roland Systems Group announces the Roland AR-3000SD to be part of their line of announcement recorders/players. The new AR-3000SD provides new advanced sound quality and features with expanded compatibility that includes programmable timers, network efficiency, support for multiple playback and control formats, plus support for high quality audio formats up to 24-bit and 96 kHz.
13 AV and IT Pain Points from Your Corporate Peers
We decided we would ask end users, consultants, integrators, product managers and other industry experts we were interviewing for articles for TechDecisions to share some of the pain points they experience during the day. We've gotten a lot of interesting perspectives from people such as Casey Foulds from Texas Woman's University, a few execs from AVI-SPL and AT&T.