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From Jung In
September 15, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Special GrindSightOpenEye concert this Friday. Bongo Club; 17th Sep, Door 7:00pm.
Tickets £8/6 – Available now through:
Bongo Club, 37 Holyrood Road
Edinburgh, EH8 8BA

American Free Improviser & Avant-Garde singer/guitarist Eugene Chadbourne returns to Scotland, bringing his outrageous brand of LSD C&W, Bebop and Protest Music back for the first time this century.

From Martin~
September 16, 2010 at 6:37 pm

See you all tuesday!

From Geoff Lee
September 16, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Talking Tree
Max/MSP and lots of web services, all used to track the emotions and every day life of a tree.

From Yann
September 17, 2010 at 9:45 am

Look forward to meeting all of you,
who’s coming at Bongo tonight?

From Marco
September 17, 2010 at 11:15 am

Acoustics course overview; http://www.drps.ed.ac.uk/08-09/course.php?code=P01255
Analysis and perception of sound;

From Martin~
September 21, 2010 at 11:22 am

Hello from the intro seminar

From Martin~
September 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Hello to all the new ‘batch’

From Kevin***
September 21, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Sound Design Media Students: For tomorrow’s recording tutorial please remember to bring with you a) some object to record and b) a pen drive. Looking forward to meeting you all properly…

From Owen
September 21, 2010 at 3:45 pm

1. Lego Brick: you can make it into anything
2. Keys, Wallet, Phone, Tobacco Tin, Glasses
3. An orange le creuset pot
4. Running, cooking, watching the West Wing

From Joe
September 21, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Urban Design’s ability to create community space: mood

We carry our cameras, cellphones, inhalers, debit cards, and sometimes money.

An expensive piece of mid-century modern furniture, A really nice victorian style house, Avatar the Movie, 3D SMAX.

Family, Wine. Beer, Oil Painting, RPG games

From group 19
September 21, 2010 at 3:59 pm

1. LP Records
2. Wallet + Keys + Phone + Glasses
3. Records for the cover
4. Touch Rugby

From Simon
September 21, 2010 at 4:02 pm

1.blu-tac. 2. glasses, keys, money, phone, wallet, usb stick. 3. digital camera. 4. listening to music (my bloody valetine!).

From group 11
September 21, 2010 at 4:05 pm

a. architecture, for its influence
b. ipod, wallet, keys
c. my macbook pro
d. a good run, music listening/playing

From steve
September 21, 2010 at 4:06 pm

1. Cell phone, you can talk to people 2. Cell phone, you can talk to people and facebooking 3. Prada shoes, because the devil wears it 4. Music, drinking, watching TV series, games

From Group 3
September 21, 2010 at 4:06 pm

1. Human body
2. Phone, keys, wallet
3. Theory
4. Sleep, travel, music

From Group 1
September 21, 2010 at 4:07 pm

2. Cell, Keys,money, pen, glasses, headphones
3. vibrating toothbrush
4. running, drinking (tea), using a PC not a Mac

From Group 20
September 21, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Apple Mac products
Mobile phone! Keys etc
iPad, intuos4 graphics tablet, pro tools
Bill – with his apple mac! Laura – whilst trampolining. Rena – sleeping!

From Laura, Rena and Bill
September 21, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Question 1

fallout 2 OST,
Volkswagen Beetle,
Casa Mila, Spain,

Question 2

home keys,
ID card,
mobile phone,

Question 3

saffire pro40,
Macbook Pro Laptop,
Manoush Dress
handmade jewelry

Question 4

walk surrounded by nature,
Listen to Loud music
Listen to chill out music,
A cup of hot coffee

From group4
September 21, 2010 at 4:10 pm

1. Macbook 2. iPhone, wallet, keys, scarf 3. Tobias bass Kesington Series 4. Mixing and Mastering

From Patrick Meza
September 21, 2010 at 4:11 pm

1. The washing machine because it saves our time and energy.

2. ipod, wallet, phone, keys, glasses, tissues, watch, medication, ID.

3. Fisheye camera lens.

4. Walking, music, TV, sleeping, chatting, drinking, reading, dreaming, internet.

From Group 7
September 21, 2010 at 4:11 pm

!. The Bicycle (ease and breadth of use) 2. Keys. Watch, Wallet, Mobile 3. A barcelona chair 4. Listening to Music while sleeping on the beach in hammock.

From Group 9
September 21, 2010 at 4:12 pm

1. Apple iPhone, iTunesand i Media (apps technology)
2. keys, wallet, cards, cash, lip gloss and mascara
3.prada dress,mac book pro, art deco ring and headphones.
4. a drink, walking, hot bath, music, smoking cinema and football.

From Group 8 tash, david, liz and dee
September 21, 2010 at 4:13 pm

1-the body because it regenerates. 2-mobile phone. 3-a bag 4- Playing music, listening to vinyls

From group 5
September 21, 2010 at 4:16 pm

1. Marcel Breuer chair no12 simplicity and functionality, space at film “Dogtooth”simple and conceptual, drawing of Yoshitomo Nara, Guggenheim. 2. notebook _ pencil, camera. 3. visit citizen m’ hotel Glasgow, smart phone, camper boots, iPhone. 4. walking, swimming, reading, rowing.

From Group 10
September 21, 2010 at 4:18 pm

1. iphone – compact hi-tech entertainment gadget not to be missed out
2. phone, keys, wallet, dslr, watch, glasses
3. SE XPERIA, nikon d5000 dslr
4. listening to music, watch tv especially scary movies, hot shower, sleep, shopping!!!

From Group 13
September 21, 2010 at 4:20 pm

1.IPONE4, mac products,
2.cellphone, camera,wallet, watch
3.the same with the first one

From GROUP 14
September 21, 2010 at 4:22 pm

2 phone ,keys
3 ituch4
4 games,novels

September 21, 2010 at 4:23 pm


1) Sound design of Apocalypse Now.
2) ipod, phone, wallet, keys,
3) Macbook?
4) Listening to music, photography, gym, reading.


1) London
2) Phone, wallet, Nando’s loyalty card, ipod
3) Accordion
4) Walk, Arrested Development, Pro

From Group 16
September 21, 2010 at 4:24 pm

(2)notebook camera
(4)reading, listening to music

September 21, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Q2) Tape measure, gameboy DMG-01, backpack, mobile phone.
Q3) Faux Ming vase lamp.
Q4) listening to Tillmans. Also Movies and music, after playing sports.

From group 17
September 21, 2010 at 4:26 pm

There is a powercut in Chambers Street which may cause some issues logging in in alison house. See http://info.ace.ed.ac.uk/computing for updates

From Geoff Lee
September 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm


From Dimitris
September 22, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Dear all, I’m clearing out the most music equipments I have, here is the list. If you are interested in anything, email me soniclzhang(at)gmail.com


From Lin
September 22, 2010 at 6:32 pm

build your own ambisonic mic; http://hackaday.com/2010/09/22/build-a-tetrahedral-ambisonic-microphone/

From Martin~
September 23, 2010 at 8:02 am

Call for Papers, Artworks, Panels and Workshops


From bluedew
September 23, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Here’s the link to our website: http://people.ace.ed.ac.uk/students/s0934583/index.html

Tell us what you think?

From Jo and Chris
September 23, 2010 at 4:39 pm


From Maria, George and Marilena
September 23, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Visit our webpage at http://people.ace.ed.ac.uk/students/s0678220/ :-)

From Laura, Tom and Emma
September 23, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Our Webpage


From Ju+Angela+Gary
September 23, 2010 at 4:48 pm


From Daniel Diaz
September 23, 2010 at 4:49 pm


Here’s mine!

From Joe Evans
September 23, 2010 at 4:49 pm


From Jonathan, Feng He, Vasilis
September 23, 2010 at 5:16 pm


From Dimitris
September 23, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Hi all, sorry about the web server problems earlier. Good to see your pages online!

From Geoff Lee
September 23, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Woops! I loaded the Media and Culture lecture recording to the wrong place. It’s not meant to appear on this page. Geoff will delete tomorrow :-)

From Richard Coyne
September 23, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Just done it.

From Richard Coyne
September 23, 2010 at 10:42 pm

In case you know someone interested in a new full-time uni research job examining digital media in practice http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/vacancies/index.cfm?fuseaction=vacancies.detail&vacancy_ref=3013412

From Richard Coyne
September 24, 2010 at 8:41 am


From Marco
September 24, 2010 at 10:48 am

Hi all,
just to invite you to my personal blog.
You’ll find up-to-date calls, workshops, various news/reviews concerning sound art, new media artworks, and a bunch of other stuff, mostly free/open source-related.



From Marco
September 24, 2010 at 1:24 pm


an electric guitar that induces a potential difference to generate an electrical arc. pure rock’n'roll

From Adomas
September 24, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Printer Jam!

From Johnny
September 25, 2010 at 12:09 pm


awesome enjoy!

From anti
September 26, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Worth subscribing too if you’re interested in field recording.


From Colin
September 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm

“What is sound design?” here goes…

Sound design is the use of sound to enhance the overall experience of an event. Common uses are in theatre, film, and computer games. Here, sound can communicate mood and emotion, and create an ambience. It can also provide information e.g. footsteps, heard but not seen, could be scurrying, plodding, or skipping, and so informing the listener of a scene more than the image can alone. Sound design is also used in live and recorded music to create a balanced sound depending on the instruments used and the venue. Computerized special effects can result in interesting and original compositions.

From Evan
September 26, 2010 at 11:32 pm

hope the first week has gone smoothly for all. grind sight open eye are hosting a concert this tuesday at the voodoo rooms, featuring a host of musicians, including some familiar faces from alison house. details here: http://grindsightopeneye.wordpress.com/ and facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=148699078493912 hope to meet some of you there!

From lauren
September 27, 2010 at 12:20 am

Didn’t want to go first so thanks to Evan. Sound design takes sonic raw materials and, through recording, editing, processing, mixing, performing, composing, diffusing and/or broadcasting, creates new sounds. Hopefully see some people @ http://www.thequeenshall.net/whats-on/shows/the-new-music-experience

From Lorcan
September 27, 2010 at 12:39 am

Sound design is the intentional shaping of an aural environment: primarily in through reinforcement, realism, and “realm-building.” That is, to make sounds that are already present more audible, to add sounds to make something seem more authentic and add verisimilitude, and to use sound to establish a world that an audience member can be more fully immersed in (or detracted from, if that’s your thing) as a result of the sonic information added.

From Brendan
September 27, 2010 at 1:41 am

The creaking of a door as the film’s antagonist approaches, gripping the audience; an acoustic event emanating from a mobile phone, alerting the occupier to a message; the sonic component of an installation which questions the viewer as they enter the exhibition space; an audible notification of achievement having completed an objective in a computer game. These are all examples of designed sound incorporated across an array of media.

The sound designer is a composer, they shape sound according to timbre and emotional significance. They are an engineer, both figuratively (as an synonym for designer) and literally (recording sounds in the field or studio). They can be both director and performer, musician and producer. Either adhering to an exhaustive brief or purely through experimentation, they create, develop and manipulate sound, be it for a commercial product, an artistic conception or simply for the love of the whole process.

From Colin
September 27, 2010 at 7:32 am

Just a reminder that there’s the first in a series of Studio 101 classes today from 3pm in the SD lab with me. Covering basics reminders and things you probably thought you knew but can’t say how.

From Kevin***
September 27, 2010 at 11:58 am

Ok, short and simple..:) Sound Design is the creation, processing and editing of sound(s) which may then be used in order to create a sonic landscape for particular pieces of fixed or interactive media, such as film, gaming, web, and theatre.

From Emily
September 27, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Sound Design involves the creation and/or manipulation of certain properties of audio in an attempt to produce a sonic environment for a specific medium.

From Rob
September 27, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Sound Design is a play of perceptions.

From Marco
September 27, 2010 at 2:45 pm

The sound designer exists across different fields, he is an artist and an engineer; may direct, produce and perform in the same time. Prerequisite however is Being-in-the-world creatively, to be listening, seeing and feeling creature.

From Marcin
September 27, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Just like any other form of design, sound design is the art, or craft which helps define the world or space or situation or environment that is wanted to be depicted or shown; it is the use of sounds put in such a way to make this “environment” believable and make it feel real.

From Elias Aifantis
September 27, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Sound design is the final step to complete the media by putting a suitable sound in a suitable place during suitable time.
Also, sound design is to create a proper sound for a specific purpose, thinking about its concept and role.

From Hyejeong Jin
September 27, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Sound design is the process involved in adding audio to support performances, movies and other forms of media. New sounds might need to be recorded and edited or existing sounds may also be used. Sound design isn’t only each individual sounds on their own but also how they are put together to create a soundscape that will complement the media.

From Benoit
September 27, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Sound design is a kind of creative work regarding editing,selecting and creating sound and music for movies,TV programs etc.,which needs both skilled technology and artistic thinking,and provides not only audio effects for motion pictures, but also a guidance for audiences to follow the ideas about the object it served.

From Zhuoran Li
September 27, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Creating, recording and editing sound etc. are Sound Design. It is not only a technical program, but also an artistic program. Sound Design might be used in most field of media such as TV, Radio, Internet, Movie and Music.

From David Xu
September 27, 2010 at 11:57 pm

Sound Design is the bridge between your mind and reality.

From Basil
September 28, 2010 at 2:49 am

sound design is creatively seeing sound as a shapeable, usable resource for expression. it is not musical in the traditional sense, can can express musical ideas without using notes.

From matt collings
September 28, 2010 at 9:13 am

new age of music: recording, editing, mixing, blending, fitting clean edited sound into suitable projected visual, creating sound effect

From jiamn
September 28, 2010 at 1:50 pm



From Marco
September 28, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Gig tonight 7pm at the voodoo rooms, with The Ames Room – MAXIMAL MINIMALIST TERROR JAZZ! and many faces you know in Alison house Martin Parker, Michael Edwards (Lapslap), Christos Michalakos, Lauren Hayes and more… details in http://grindsightopeneye.wordpress.com/

From Lin
September 28, 2010 at 2:44 pm

I have the recording room and studio 1 booked until 1pm but I’m not using them so if anyone else wants to go ahead

From Lorcan
September 29, 2010 at 11:31 am

how to make money as a graphic designer:

From wooo
September 29, 2010 at 1:33 pm

In studio 2 at the moment, there’s no power. Anyone know what the problem is?

From Rob
September 29, 2010 at 2:24 pm

There’s a job opening as an audio developer at Skoog, a cool music tech startup in Edinburgh. Get paid to use Max/MSP!

From Yann
September 29, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Guthman Musical Instrument Competition:


Deadline 15th October (extended)

From Marco
September 29, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Hi, Pro Tools is failing to load in the recording studio downstairs. Apparently this happened to the group before me as well. Seems to get stuck when loading one of the Waves plug-ins.

From Colin
September 30, 2010 at 9:33 pm

new blender movie for those who are interested

From Dimitris
October 1, 2010 at 10:49 am

Pro tools is still not loading in the studio, same problem that Colin was having…

From Rob
October 1, 2010 at 11:48 am

Got Pro Tools working in Studio 1.

From Emily
October 1, 2010 at 11:59 am

i’ll be having a couple of wee birthday pints in the brass monkey about 5 if anyone’s thirsty :O)

From ali
October 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Are anyone else’s sounds clipping slightly at the end when they’re uploaded to infrared? Mine sound fine in everything else but 1 or 2 clip at the end when I listen to them on infrared..

From Rob
October 2, 2010 at 8:38 pm

I have my Elektron Machinedrum to sell now. Grab it before I regret, please, since it’s one thing with the tightest music relation with me in the past of couple years. I sure will be gutted, but life move on with debt high build~ OFFER ME

From Lin
October 3, 2010 at 2:12 am


From dimitris
October 3, 2010 at 3:27 pm

just uploaded some live recordings of the IRCAM concert onto the DCP dropbox if people want to hear it/hear it again.

From matt
October 4, 2010 at 12:04 pm


new toys on the way…

From Dimitris
October 4, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Music sorted by your mood. This is how I will listen to music from now on


From thinjoe
October 4, 2010 at 5:59 pm

The carte-blanche of Arch-Viz

From johnny
October 5, 2010 at 11:18 am

Criteria for sound analysis:
Potential to be used in multiple contexts
How unusual / exciting / unpredictable is the sound?
Recording quality/fidelity
Precision of editing

From Martin~
October 5, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Good sound:
Accurately described, sounds rather unexpected for what it is, good fidelity, versatile.

Less Good Sound:
Vague description, a little on the quiet side, would be better served as two separate sounds.

From Rob, Brendan, Marco
October 5, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Good sound:
Accurately described, sounds rather unexpected for what it is, good fidelity, versatile.

Less Good Sound: Vague description, a little on the quiet side, would be better served as two separate sounds.

From Rob, Brendan, Marco
October 5, 2010 at 3:50 pm

CM_PC_Fan_01.aif – worst.
ba_harmonica-hit_clock_e.aif – best

From stephen
October 5, 2010 at 3:51 pm

ba_harmonica-hit_clock_e.aif – best:

CM_PC_Fan_01.aif – worst.

From stephen
October 5, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Colin, Lorcan & Jin -

Worst http://www.infrared.ace.ed.ac.uk/viewResourceDetails.cfm?id=18917

recorded too quietly, too much tail


Concisely edited, multiple applications, sufficient amplitude without degrading quality of sound.

From Colin, Lorcan, Jin
October 5, 2010 at 3:54 pm

worst: http://www.infrared.ace.ed.ac.uk/_getResource.cfm?id=18839

not enough high freq to sound like coin-like.


well recorded

From Patrick, Evan, Zhaocheng
October 5, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Have anyone broken my padlock for my locker by mistake? or have any one seen my padlock on the floor in G11?
It’s three numbers combination and gold color.

From Jung In
October 5, 2010 at 7:00 pm

These guys http://www.myspace.com/awoodenbox are playing at electric circus on saturday. They’re really rather good. I’m going, you should come along.

From thinjoe
October 5, 2010 at 11:26 pm


AVID fail?

From Kevin***
October 6, 2010 at 10:26 am

Hey Kev,
Does this mean you don’t need to use the Digi 002 etc. and can use a much nicer audio interface?

From Phil Lee
October 6, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Excellent opportunity here to expand your eyes and ears further in Glasgow in November; http://www.arika.org.uk/instal/2010/, but don’t forget tonight’s concert in the Atrium with Jules, Sean, Lauren, Christos and Owen ; )

From Martin~
October 6, 2010 at 5:03 pm

this is cute.


From jason
October 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm

To get us all in the mood for a the concert tonight.
Music entirely by computers…

From Chris
October 6, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Phil, no it basically means that it’s a little cheaper, but still tied in to AVID hardware. :(

From Kev***
October 7, 2010 at 3:03 pm


i’m off to this festival in stirling next thursday. yay! enjoy else going?

From matt
October 7, 2010 at 10:50 pm


15 DECEMBER 2010 !

From bluedew
October 8, 2010 at 10:55 am

Edinburgh lecturer post in Design Informatics http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/vacancies/index.cfm?fuseaction=vacancies.detail&vacancy_ref=3013456

From Richard Coyne
October 8, 2010 at 11:41 am

The Russolo Room is free now of anyone wants to use it.

From Emily
October 8, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Interesting article about sound design for films that came from comic books:


From Brendan
October 8, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I’m looking for someone NO.4 for the week5 seminar in the Sound Design Media class. Please send me an email as soon as possible.. T_T
my email : jyhj7134@gmail.com

From Jin
October 8, 2010 at 10:16 pm

if you’re interested in social media, check out this map of online communities.

From thinjoe
October 9, 2010 at 4:20 pm

studio 4 is free for the next couple of hours if anyone wants to use it

From i failed the captcha thing twice!ha!
October 10, 2010 at 4:45 pm

TO thinjoe,
that’s an awesome website. thanks for sharing!!

From Ju
October 10, 2010 at 11:50 pm

i’m looking for the person who is also ‘ no. 6′ for the sound design presentation this week??!!??? anyone?

From matt
October 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Short survey to find out more about digital media usage: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XHLGGTV

From ola
October 11, 2010 at 6:36 pm


cool as heck!!

From Roberta
October 11, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Anyone know whats going on with the media and culture presentations? I assume they start next week..?… and we were told to sort ourselves into groups but how do we know who is presenting when?… Also, is the abstract for the essay due in on Friday?

From Pete
October 11, 2010 at 10:53 pm

Hi Pete (and all other M&C students), check your inbox at about 10am and you’ll get a full brief regarding Media & Culture presentations.

From JulesR
October 12, 2010 at 9:35 am

Following my last message, I’ve also sent out some information about M&C essay abstracts

From JulesR
October 12, 2010 at 10:56 am

Is today’s DDM lecture in William Robertson Building again?

From Vasilis
October 12, 2010 at 11:23 am


Very fun. :)

From Paddy
October 12, 2010 at 11:30 am

intro to dm — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSDDNg4Zb3w — a bit of info on mullard valve design/function

From sec
October 12, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Good movie on Mullard Valves, don’t forget they are available from me for you to photograph. Yes, Intro Design Media / Dig Design Media is in WR building today.

From JulesR
October 12, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Just found this wee film made in blander, which is not in the slightest bit depressing

From thinjoe
October 12, 2010 at 8:17 pm

does anyone want to earn a free pass to the hidden door festival, and gain experience in sound tech by helping with one of the stages for a day?

From matt
October 12, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Miranda Anderson
ECA Research Seminar

Wednesday 13th 4.30pm
Hunter lecture theatre (O17), Hunter Building


From bluedew
October 12, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Call for Papers

From Marco
October 13, 2010 at 2:07 pm

if u like beeeees


From dimitris
October 13, 2010 at 4:51 pm

m-audio micro track is free now, couldn’t delete my booking because it was past the booking time…

From SU
October 13, 2010 at 6:49 pm

We’re going to Le Weekend tonight, and have 3 spaces in the car if anyone wants to come. http://www.leweekendfestival.com/leweekend/programme_and_events-2010/le_weekend_classic_playback_series_1.htm
Will miss the first two events and get to see the first performance. Will leave after the Hammond Organ Trio. If anyone wants a lift mail me with your phone no at l.s.hayes [at] sms [dot] ed.ac.uk and we’ll meet at AH around 5pm.

From Lauren
October 14, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Opportunity for designers at…

From Andy
October 14, 2010 at 1:20 pm

How sound can affect taste:

From sean
October 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Apple own ‘pinch-to-zoom’! http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/10/14/apple_awarded_several_key_multi_touch_patents.html

From JulesR
October 14, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Hi sound designers,

I am a documentary film student at University of Edinburgh. I’ve just finished a short documentary film that is about to enter a competition called Digital Revolution on Youtube.

I need a sound designer to help me tidy up the sound / audio noises of the short doc film. It’s not a big challenge but simply a good way to practice and to gain experiences. Also I would like to find some sound design partners for my future films. If you are intrigued just drop me a line or give me a call ASAP.



October 14, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Hello new SDs ,
I hope you all are having a great time. I am Rishi from 2009-2010 batch. I am looking for an Assistant Audio Engineer/Designer for a AAA title game mod I am working on right now. It is a students’ project so this is an unpaid position but it will be a great learning experience for someone interested in game audio or games in general. If any of you are interested, please drop me a mail at hrishikesh_dani@yahoo.com … cheers!

From Rishi D
October 14, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Hey ddm`ers, Ive been off ill and havent teamed up with anyone for group m&c presentations. Let me know if you need a member!

From jonathan
October 14, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Here’s a link for those wanting to hear some “good sounding” Intellectualists (good by most people’s standards)


in case you were thinking they don’t exist after today’s lecture

No offense to anyone, in contradiction I think most ppl will find this soothing

October 15, 2010 at 1:35 am


and another one.. quite amazing!


October 15, 2010 at 1:59 am

http://thomasjames-gdc3.blogspot.com/, this link came in via facebook from a former DDM.

From Martin~
October 15, 2010 at 9:12 am

further to Sean’s email about the radio-drama opportunity, have a listen to some of the Editor’s picks.

From Martin~
October 15, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Call for conference entries; http://www.soundthought2011.blogspot.com/

From Martin~
October 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Sign up for converging objects workshop with Robert van Heumen and Anne LeBerge, 16, 17, 18 December 2010.

From Martin~
October 15, 2010 at 4:24 pm

I’m running a 10k on Sunday in aid of Cancer Research UK along with a group of friends. If you feel particularly flush and want to support us, please go to http://www.justgiving.com/team-mairead

From thin joe
October 15, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I will start my session at studio 2 from 8pm. If anyone wants to use the studio, please take it.

From Jung In
October 16, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Great resource for good (deMarginalised?) music.
sadly is Youtube audio “”quality”", but it’s good when you’re working and don’t have your fav. music with you.

From Marco
October 17, 2010 at 12:19 am

I imagine Martin or Sean has mentioned this already but if not the Cameo has a Jacques Tati season on at the mo and it’s Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday this week. Essential sound viewing.

From Gavin
October 17, 2010 at 7:27 pm

This is pretty cool

From cillin
October 18, 2010 at 12:17 am

Logic Update ___ It now supports OSC, so those with TouchOSC can do some groovey things with Logic and iOS devices. Yippeeeee!


From Kevin***
October 18, 2010 at 9:44 am

interesting article

From bill jobs
October 18, 2010 at 12:31 pm

the ace music server doesn’t seem to work in the soundlab or atrium this morning

From matt
October 19, 2010 at 9:17 am

Horizon last night – exploring perception of the senses. Real life batman navigating by sound. Watch this and feel your head explode


From Tam Treanor
October 19, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Russolo Room free till 4pm

From Christos
October 19, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Uncanny Valley anyone?


From anon
October 19, 2010 at 8:49 pm

@ Jules: I’m sorry I can’t make it to MC tutorial today, they asked me to be ready for the GRS presentation earlier than I thought. I’m actually setting up now…

From Marco
October 20, 2010 at 10:03 am

To build on the concept of ubiquitous computing as we discussed in our talks today… Enjoy


From Chris
October 20, 2010 at 12:05 pm

great example of how to present data and interactive media in today’s guardian

From thinjoe
October 20, 2010 at 2:00 pm

The universe is NOT silent

From Dimitris
October 20, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Are we destined for a cyborg future?. Meet Technological Determinist/Cyborg Kevin Warwick


From Tam Treanor
October 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Hey Steve Reich fans… some interesting contest here :)

From Rishi D
October 20, 2010 at 10:37 pm

nice one rishi, i’m so there!

From matt
October 21, 2010 at 9:19 am


DDM and anyone who cares, please check this out, it’s beautiful, technical and a great use of technology. I simply was blown away.

From Kevin***
October 21, 2010 at 3:30 pm

new Brian Eno album!

From Christos
October 21, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Sound Recordist Chris Watson was featured on Autumnwatch on BBC2 last night. You’ll have to scan through the iplayer recording because his feature was split into 3 chunks.


From JulesR
October 22, 2010 at 10:19 am

As an update on Chris W, the first chunk was at 12m20s, second was at 41m50s, third was 53m10s.

From JulesR
October 22, 2010 at 10:30 am

a great example of mashups, memes, embedded media, appropriation and all that stuff we were getting told about yesterday

From thinjoe
October 22, 2010 at 11:05 am

Apple deprecate Java? http://bit.ly/947yQJ

From JulesR
October 22, 2010 at 11:17 am

i have some guitar pedals for sale! boss-20xl loop station (the two pedal version) and a marshall jackhammer overdrive/distortion pedal – both in excellent condition at resonable prices. anyone interested?

From matt
October 22, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Russolo room is free until 3

From Jiamin
October 22, 2010 at 2:03 pm

free music today from FOUND, makers of the cybraphon and much other goodness!


From thinjoe
October 22, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Studio 4 is available now

From Zhuoran
October 22, 2010 at 4:53 pm

i’ve booked studio 5 from 8 to 10pm tonight, but i won’t be able to make it. feel free to use it if you want.

From matt
October 24, 2010 at 8:04 pm

this is kinda cool:


From Diaz
October 24, 2010 at 11:19 pm

some impressive video mapping right here

From thinjoe
October 25, 2010 at 3:46 pm

tomorrow night! atrium! 8pm! live, amazing music! grind sight open eye! wink wink.

From matt
October 25, 2010 at 6:38 pm

really cool animation! (reminds me of the greek islands)

From Vasilis
October 27, 2010 at 1:59 pm

I have uploaded the ddm showreel video needed for the cfpma site to youtube. Feel free to use it!!


From Claire M
October 27, 2010 at 5:18 pm

“…This is the an opportunity to do something disruptive and reach millions.”

From Klang
October 28, 2010 at 9:17 am

A challenge for a DCP/SD project…recreate this performance:

From yann
October 28, 2010 at 11:13 am

If you have a mac follow this link to preview your site on an iphone emulator.

From Claire M
October 28, 2010 at 3:11 pm

A battery powered synth that’s the size of an arduino! http://trashaudio.com/2010/10/suonoio-overview-2/

From Nicol
October 29, 2010 at 1:23 am

Does anyone know JSON and PHP? I would like to try and write some funny applications in combination with twitter. Anyone wanna join?

From Ola
October 29, 2010 at 4:20 pm



From Kevin***
October 29, 2010 at 4:37 pm

PC or Mac you can use opera mobile emulator to view your mobile site content, highly recommended.

download link

From Kevin Hung
October 29, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Real-time collaboration DAW … Xonami FTW


From Rishi D
October 30, 2010 at 2:02 am


From Colin
October 30, 2010 at 11:40 am

Battery for sound design. http://designingsound.org/2010/10/video-tutorial-using-battery-for-sound-design/

From Nicol
October 30, 2010 at 3:24 pm

dcp students playing a gig at the forest tonight – for anyone interested in music beyond the ordinary…

From matt
October 30, 2010 at 5:27 pm

i’ve just uploaded a live recording of my performance from the gig in the atrium on tuesday on soundcloud

and also my performance at the forst cafe last night:

all comments and suggestions are extremely welcome!

From matt
October 31, 2010 at 6:58 pm

i’ll hopefully add the recordings of ben butler and mousepad, and ten, shortly, also from tuesday’s atrium gig.

From matt
October 31, 2010 at 6:59 pm

interesting sounf desin challenge


From matt
November 1, 2010 at 8:40 am

Get free student Autodesk software including 3DS Max from Autodesk for up to 3 year :)


From Johnny
November 1, 2010 at 4:36 pm

SDM people, please note, tomorrow’s session is in the Sound Lab as usual, not in Archaeology as was suggested by the calendar until a few minutes ago.

From Martin~
November 1, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Cathrine Christer Hennix, creator of some of the most legendary yet least heard minimal/drone music of the 70′s will be performing at Instal 10 festival in Glasgow, 13th November, info at:
more about Hennix at:

From marcin
November 2, 2010 at 6:55 am

on the subject of gaming (and design), this guy’s awesome: http://www.thecreatorsproject.com/en-uk/creators/mark-essen

From Diaz
November 2, 2010 at 7:24 pm

a brand new blog about sound art by the Resonance FM staff..


From Marco
November 2, 2010 at 7:57 pm

The largest anechoic chamber in the world.

From yann
November 2, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Somebody left a PC PSU and USB cable in the SoundLab. It’s still there woever is looking for it.

From sean
November 3, 2010 at 5:52 pm

It’s mine, will get it tomorrow. Thanks Sean

From marcin
November 3, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Who is this poor little soul who left a Lumix camera in a nice shining brown lather case? It’s still with me in Atrium and the camera is talking to me in Japanese so I guess the owner is a Japanese as well? I will stay here quite longer so come here to find!

From Jung In
November 3, 2010 at 8:44 pm


Here is a really inspiring blog..Enjoy!

From anti
November 3, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Ok. I’m leaving Atrium with the camera. I found a Lumix Panasonic camera in a brown lather case. My email is s0947440@sms.ed.ac.uk Please email me if you think it’s yours. I want it to go to the right person:)

From Jung In
November 4, 2010 at 12:44 am

sorry for the Out of Topic but..
I need to move out from my flat so I’m looking for a room or a flat to share and I think it could be interesting to find someone taking DDM too.
So, please, drop me a line if you know of anything.
Many thanks!

From Marco
November 4, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Some very inspired short videos from all over the world. Click on the shortlist to see the best 25 that made it to the finals.

From Vasilis
November 4, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Anyone who can tell me the correct latin name for the MSc degree you’re awarded at Edinburgh Uni (DCP, if that matters)? Wikipedia gives these four options: Magister artium, artium magister, magister scientiæ or scientiarum magister.

From A veteran
November 5, 2010 at 8:23 am

I have just deleted my 3.30 Russolo room booking so its free.

From Pete
November 5, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Pure Data sound engine now available for Android and other mobile platform!

From Marco
November 5, 2010 at 2:55 pm

just came across this site that release a different (geeky) t-shirt every day.

Thought this one http://www.teefury.com/archive/70/Lorem/ was particularly apt for us.

From thinjoe
November 5, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Ha ha, Lipsum t-shirt makes me want to get Lipsum tattoo…

From JulesR
November 5, 2010 at 8:55 pm

ProTools is finally device independent, but expensive… ouch!


From JulesR
November 6, 2010 at 4:19 pm

opportunity to get paid to attend Instal next weekend; http://www.thisiscentralstation.com/opportunities/video-documenters-needed-for-instal-10-.aspx

From Martin~
November 7, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Hello to all, in Studio 1 Pro Tools crashes when you try to open it. The crash occurs when it wants to load the waveshell.dea.02 preference file which is in the Wave plug in preference folder. The only way to get around this problem is to go into library > Preferences > Waves Preferences, there you will see the file just toss into the trash and re-open Pro Tools no need to restart the computer. The waveshell.dea.02 pref file will reappear if you restart the computer causing Pro Tools to crash again so just follow these steps and I will send an email to Martin and Kevin so they can address this issue in Studio 1. Make sure you trash the right file. Pro Tools crashes when loading so you will see Pro Tools freeze and it will display the file that causes it to crash. If this problem does not occur anymore please let us know. This problem happen to me yesterday at the start of my session. Sorry for the long message.

From Patrick M.
November 7, 2010 at 2:40 pm

In regards to my previous post If you do not know what I am talking about please do not attempt to erase the waveshell.dea.02 file. Just book another studio were Pro Tools is working, so once again if you feel uncomfortable do not do it. Thank you.

From Patrick M.
November 7, 2010 at 3:00 pm

The Russolo room is now free. Pro Tools Kept crashing so i’ve moved to studio 5

From Pete
November 7, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Changing the IP laws could have quite an effect on all of us in the UK: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11695416

From Emma
November 8, 2010 at 10:00 am

Framework Radio: field recording and its use in composition.

From Marco
November 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm

@Patrick M – nice bit of troubleshooting. Glad it’s not just me that couldn’t make it work!

From sean
November 8, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Hi Folk,

I believe the problem in Studio 1 is fixed. Please see the email I’ve sent out regarding the reporting of problems. Could someone who was experiencing problems please try again and report back via the form at http://info.ace.ed.ac.uk/computing

From Geoff Lee
November 9, 2010 at 11:50 am

Please make sure that you report bugs and issues with technology to the right people. The message board is good to alert your colleagues but busy support staff don’t check it regularly. Please make sure you report software and computer issues to computing support (i.e. Geoff Lee) and hardware / technology issues to the studio manager (Kevin Hay) as soon as you discover something, otherwise, no one will know that there is an issue. Thanks.

From Martin~
November 9, 2010 at 11:52 am

Hey, I’ve been looking for the few people who still have to present at Media&Culture tutorial but couldnt find anybody.
So tomorrow morning I’ll be there, trying to sort out something, please let me know if somebody wants to team up.

From Marco
November 9, 2010 at 8:55 pm

this shows dedication! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItIgpQtM8Fw&feature=related

From tash
November 10, 2010 at 1:38 am

live streaming of networked concerts and sound hunting.

VR, thinking spaces or augmented ones?

From Marco
November 10, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Ethernet orchestra live

From Marco
November 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Children’s animation is indeed ‘where it’s at’. By which I mean the BBC think so too.

From thinjoe
November 10, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Live band, human vocalist (pre-recorded I think…,) but a virtual front-woman. Why choose between Live and Memorex, when you can have both? http://bit.ly/9nWejW

From BF Doyle
November 11, 2010 at 3:41 am

for anyone who was in the flash lecture today:
The answer is not 42. The Golgafrinchans muced up the whole thing

From thinjoe
November 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm

is anyone going to glasgow to see die antwoord play tomorrow night?

From liz
November 11, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Someone forgot a usb drive, 512mb. Pascal i think it’s yours right?

From Vasilis
November 11, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Just deleted all the studio time I had booked for today – the Russolo room is now free all morning and the Reed all afternoon if anyone wants to use them…

From Clive
November 12, 2010 at 2:08 am

From an inspiring website, an inspiring piece on Infosthetics…

From Jonathan
November 12, 2010 at 10:17 am

A great wee video about the memepool and exclusion from it. With a good punchline too.


From thinjoe
November 12, 2010 at 3:53 pm

and also, Facebook email. Terrifing or wonderful? You decide.


From thinjoe
November 12, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Gadgets That Know How We Feel… Freaky!

From Pascal
November 13, 2010 at 1:51 pm


if you find your files have disappeared, there’s no need to panic! They are still there! Try accessing through:


From thinjoe
November 13, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Geoff Lee fixed it all and it should be fine now!!!!!

From thinjoe
November 13, 2010 at 6:04 pm

yet another interesting animation style, and an iteresting video.

Can someone arrange it so that all lectures are presented this way?

From thinjoe
November 15, 2010 at 4:34 pm


From ouch
November 15, 2010 at 6:56 pm


great music from sampling disney scenes!

From tash
November 15, 2010 at 8:45 pm

For anyone in need of some steampunkesque inspiration: http://weburbanist.com/2010/11/13/the-puzzling-3d-digital-art-of-kazuhiko-nakamura/

From Emma
November 15, 2010 at 10:41 pm

The BBC discovers projection mapping http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11755177

From JulesR
November 16, 2010 at 12:07 pm

LayerPlayer – http://www.infrared.ace.ed.ac.uk/viewResourceDetails.cfm?id=19153

From Martin~
November 16, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Ever wondered what sonic layer depth (SLD) means? http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/deep.htm

From Martin~
November 16, 2010 at 3:47 pm

TIM INGOLD at ECA Research Seminar
4:00pm at Hunter lecture theatre (O17),
Hunter Building ECA

From bluedew
November 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm

ups, TOMORROW 17th Nov

From bluedew
November 16, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Some really rather good animation here. Even better than the real thing?
Wonder how long this took to render?

From Johnny
November 16, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Procedural audio is king! Here’s a link to my MSc project from last year. Enjoy!


From Colin
November 17, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Try this one then!


From Colin
November 17, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Amazing Fluid Dress

From Yann
November 17, 2010 at 6:21 pm

@Yann, I guess this is not wireless?
Do you know of Julius Popp?;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeG8PdoBhD8 | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJPM1hNc5qw&feature=related

From Martin~
November 17, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Long but useful thread on Film sound levels;

From Martin~
November 17, 2010 at 7:55 pm

exciting improv concert this friday (19th) in
lecture room a

19th Nov, Friday – Mick Beck/Phillip Marks, Edimpro
Alison house (LRA)
8pm, Donations (suggesteted £2)

“inspired improvisation” – The Wire
“Mick Beck plays a scorching post-Ayler tenor sax” – Jazzwise
“Ace tenor saxophonist Mick Beck incorporates an amplified bassoon [in a way] that defies even the most oddball stereotypes” – All About Jazz
“Phillip Marks’ percussion work shapes everything and holds it together. His drumming drives the music along and gives it its pulse – enough indeed for the publicity to describe it as ‘James Brown meets the spirit of Modernism!’ not a phrase often attributed to improvised music” – John Eyles, allaboutjazz.com

From matt
November 17, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Miasma Launch Party tonight at the Wee Red Bar (ECA)
Featuring Audacious’ KING TOM headlining with a fine selection of Hard D’n'B, Breakcore, Jungle and Gabber, also featuring residents Grey Matter and Shulgin hittin you up with some of the latest in Hard D’n'B and Techstep, but not before a set of Wonky Techno provided by Volt’s Nick Lieser.
£3 for students.
Come down tonight and bring ear protection!

From Graeme
November 18, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Procedural GFX…. kinda creepy…


From Kevin***
November 19, 2010 at 5:49 pm

apparently someone had something stolen from allison house today – be careful with you stuff and report any suspicious looking characters to uni security. so we don’t lose any of those nice privledges we have. lucky us…

From matt
November 19, 2010 at 7:05 pm

I was a DCP student last year – think I’ve met a few of you! I’ve just finished a project building a FREE iPhone app called ’10 Events’. Nothing fancy, it displays music events info. for gigs associated with tenTracks which is an Edinburgh based music download site (£1=10tracks!). I’m hoping some people reading this have iPhones, I only have an iPod touch, and am looking for feedback on whether the app works / potential improvements. It’s currently a test release, so events info may not be 100% accurate.
Search ’10 Events’ on app store to find. Its Free!
pls write back to michaelb1983@gmail.com

From MikeB
November 20, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Hi guys,

The Russolo Room is now available until 6pm, as I’ve had to change my plans this afternoon. Cheers.

From AdamA
November 20, 2010 at 3:01 pm

This Happened #6 http://www.thishappened.org/edinburgh/6/
Featuring Brigita Zics, John O’Shea, Patrick Tobias Fischer and Simon Yuill. Registration opens on the 25th November; http://thedi6.eventbrite.com/

From Martin~
November 21, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Pretty interesting talk by Adam Greenfi:eld (Razorfish, Nokia…) about ‘making things happen’ http://snow-mag.com/2010/11/becoming-real-the-art-of-making-things-happen-2/

From Emma
November 22, 2010 at 1:43 pm

My name is Raluca Oros and I am a student at Edinburgh Napier University. I and a colleague of mine Erik Kentta, the director, we are shooting this Saturday on the 27th of November a 2 minutes short film. We are looking for a sound recordist and a boom operator. Unfortunattelly we don’t have a budget, but if you are still interested please let me know as soon as possible on raluca_oros@yahoo.com. The expenses will be paid.

From Raluca Oros
November 22, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Diagrams that changed the world:

From sean
November 22, 2010 at 6:53 pm

A visual dictionary, great fun but not much help.

From Johnny
November 22, 2010 at 7:01 pm

The demonstration videos about tinnitus from NHS was really really painful! I should take care of my ears more… Thanks Matin :)

From Jung In
November 22, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Looks good graphic designers; http://www.underconsideration.com/quipsologies/ | http://www.underconsideration.com

From Martin~
November 22, 2010 at 10:37 pm

excellent advice for anyone doing anything creative

From matt
November 23, 2010 at 9:14 am

Get your visual creativity juices flowing with Vizzie

From Rishi D
November 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm

sometimes people do awesome stuff with the web. This is such a nice project.

From thinjoe
November 23, 2010 at 1:29 pm

I’ve booked the recording room tomorrow. But I made a mistake T_T So, the recording room is free tomorrow~ Sorry :)

From Jin
November 23, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Ever wanted to appear in a Johnny Cash video?
Now’s your chance…

From Johnny (not Cash)
November 23, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Somebody took the AKG 414 and hasnt brought it up for a while.. I need to use it urgently!

From Elias Aifantis
November 23, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Here are links to James Stewart’s slides and some references etc.:

From John Lee
November 23, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Researching this essay has brought up some odd things. This website for a dutch department store is my favourite so far. http://producten.hema.nl/

It’s a dutch home shop. dont click on anything and just watch!

From thinjoe
November 24, 2010 at 11:39 pm

Jon Snow, was at edinburgh Uni, Last Week, Giving a lecture on ‘a changing media in a changing world’ I didn’t know it was happening, gutted.

But luckily it’s on youtube.

From thinjoe
November 25, 2010 at 10:17 am

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!

From Patrick M.
November 25, 2010 at 5:35 pm

If anybody is interested in IT censorship and sound art, there is a good report of my latest talk in Norway at Piksel Festival titled “Golden Shield Music – Sonification of IT censorship technologies”


From Marco
November 26, 2010 at 12:54 pm

I’m selling two low-cost large diaphragm condenser mics. Let me know if you’re interested, and be sure to ask about the SD/DDM/DCP discount! email yannseznec at the gmail service.


From Yann
November 26, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Does anyone know if we’re supposed to include an abstract with our essay submission? If so is that included in the 3500? What about the references also – within the 3500?

From Anon
November 27, 2010 at 12:53 pm

the essay alone is 3,500 (we dont include the abstract) and whenever i have had to do essays before, it doesn’t include references.

hope that helps

From tash
November 27, 2010 at 2:14 pm


From Rishi D
November 29, 2010 at 6:04 pm

2nd Dec, Friday. 8pm
St Cecilia’s Hall (Laigh Room), Niddry Street,
Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1LJ

Door £3



Stian Omenås (trumpet, percussion)
Are Lothe Kolbeinsen (guitar, prepared gitar)
Ulrik Ibsen Thorsrud (drums, percussion)

Parallax is one of those rare and lucky collaborations where there is a great sense of chemistry from the very beginning. Since forming the group in 2008 they have toured and recorded extensively in Europe, and present a selection of this material on their debut album Live in the UK. These musicians are musically so far inside each other’s heads that their improvisations seem to border on the telepathic, and have forged their own unique take on improvising that seamlessly draws on an array of influences ranging from Asian folk musics to traditional jazz and abstract soundscapes. Rustling, crackling, stealthily winding and melodic, the music moves effortlessly from a mere whisper to intensely suggestive stretches of rhythmic improvising.


Steve Kettley – saxophone
Stuart Allardyce – guitar
Des Travis – drums
Dave Conway – bass

Collective improvisation influenced by Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, Cream, Miles Davis

From matt
November 29, 2010 at 10:09 pm

For FMOD enthusiasts…


From Rishi D
November 30, 2010 at 5:22 pm

I’ll be playing some twisted industrial Dubstep and Hard Drum n Bass at The Bunker, THIS THURSDAY the 2nd at The Store (formerly GRV). If you like big basslines and breaks then come down. And if it all get’s too much there will be some Reggae and Digidub in the bar. Completely FREE to get in. Many drinks promos too. Come down and celebrate finishing your essay!

From Graeme
November 30, 2010 at 6:13 pm

2nd Dec, Thursday. 8pm.
Parallax (Oslo, No) + EGO ERGO AGGRO
St Cecilia’s Hall (Laigh Room), Niddry Street,
Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1LJ
£3 suggested donation

November 30, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Have a look at the following link for some interesting but simple flash animations!


From Claire
December 1, 2010 at 11:48 am

For all those Daft Punk fans out there. If you dont want to hear the entire interview skip to 30′ 37″ for the good stuff… enjoy


From Stephen
December 1, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Does anyone know when the submission deadline is for media and culture essay. Handouts/calendar says midnight but they presumably need to be handed in at Minto house, and I doubt it’s open that late.

From thinjoe
December 1, 2010 at 8:00 pm

It says to hand it in Electronically as well so I’d imagine that is the more important one time wise.

From Graeme
December 1, 2010 at 10:56 pm

http://bit.ly/b8J0Yv one of the best movie opening titles… the film itself is an amazing trip to watch

From Rishi D
December 2, 2010 at 11:07 am

Anyone know the directory for the online submission for media and culture essay? i.e if i connect to xenakis via vpn where do i go from there?

From P
December 2, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Just thinking the same thing actually, I can get in to Xenakis > Digital but can’t seem to find the Media & Culture folder???http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/1047409/1/media%26culture?h=10cc1b


From Kevin***
December 2, 2010 at 7:21 pm

Geoff is on the case with submission folders.

From JulesR
December 2, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Aweoms Jules, thanks for the prompt reply. :) )

From Kevin***
December 2, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Thanks Jules

From P
December 2, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Merry Steam Punk Christmas everybody


From Chris
December 2, 2010 at 11:13 pm

For the media and culture essay… 2 paper copies or 3?

From P
December 3, 2010 at 8:35 am

@P, Handbook says three, I’d go with that;

“3500 word essay on a theme drawn from the course. …Submit 3 paper copies of the abstract and essay to the general office and upload to electronic drop box on the xenakis, the submissions server.”


From Martin~
December 3, 2010 at 8:51 am

programme calander says 23.30 submission deadline. Is this electronic and paper submissions, if so how?

From Johnny
December 3, 2010 at 9:58 am

@Johnny: Three copies w/ cover sheet in the physical box in the basement of Minto House, 1 copy uploaded to Xenakis as a PDF, as per previous comments.

From BF Doyle
December 3, 2010 at 10:55 am

For those microphone dorks among us, The Story of the AKG C414:

Where “story” means “a dry recounting of facts with occasional moments of incredulity”.

From Yann
December 3, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Brand New book published on Max/MSP… looks great .. a nice pdf demo available too.. http://bit.ly/gGk1Bs

From Rishi D
December 3, 2010 at 1:27 pm

http://yongfook.com/all-about-littlecosm – a game using twitter. Looks like it might be kind of interesting.

From Emma Lewis
December 4, 2010 at 12:09 am

Former SDer’s impending album…

From c
December 4, 2010 at 4:52 pm


From Lenka
December 5, 2010 at 12:39 am

Dear Digitals,
There is a PhD student from the School of Informatics here in Edinburgh, interested to
collaborate with one of the DDMs towards the creation of a 3D animation in Blender (relative to his research in Biological Robotics).
This is an amazing opportunity for you to gain some further knowledge on 3D animation and get a great portfolio piece.
If interested or know someone who is, let either me or him know.
His name is George and you can contact him at: geopet101@yahoo.com to get the brief and discuss further.

From Thaleia
December 5, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Hello DDMers, We are modding a AAA title game and we are in need of 2 Environment Concept Artists and 1-2 more Character Artists, with one of these four roles taking Lead Artist if possible. This will be a fantastic opportunity for anyone who wants to get into game industry. We are planning to release the mod circa March 2011. If interested please email me for more details – hrishikesh_dani[at]yahoo[dot]com … cheers!

From Rishi D
December 5, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Scottish “artist working in sound” (she just said on Channel 4 she doesn’t consider herself a sound artist) wins Turner prize: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/dec/06/turner-prize-winner-susan-philipsz

From Lorcan
December 6, 2010 at 9:00 pm

DDMers, I’ve got to get my eye looked at by a doc this am. Hope to be in to help with Flash asap. Best…

From JulesR
December 7, 2010 at 10:23 am

“A Website That Lets You Journey Into The Dreamworld”

this must be seen: http://anasomnia.com/

From Daniel
December 7, 2010 at 5:09 pm

3D in perspective; http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00wdgmq/3D_in_Perspective/

From Martin~
December 7, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Listen to the individual tracks from Helter Skelter:

From Yann
December 9, 2010 at 10:41 am

Digital data war is here!

From johnny
December 9, 2010 at 11:43 am


From Fusco
December 9, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Seoul Soundmap http://www.everydaylistening.com/articles/category/places/

From Jung In
December 10, 2010 at 2:25 am

Has anyone int he Atrium today found a red and silve flash drive going by the name of MhairisDave? It appears to not be in its usual place. WOuld be in a computer on the left as you go in

From thinjoe
December 10, 2010 at 2:45 pm

dialogues concert featuring Shackle – Thursday night, 8pm Inspace. Details and reservations here;
http://dialogues-shackle.eventbrite.com/, another concert with your colleagues on Saturday night, 8pm, same venue, same reservation site. See you there

From Martin~
December 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm

i booked studio 1 from 12 -4 today but can’t make it, anyone else is very welcome to that time.

From matt
December 13, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Have a awesome 5 week vacation everyone! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See you guys/girls next year :D

From Patrick M.
December 14, 2010 at 4:14 am



From Kevin***
December 17, 2010 at 9:57 am

“250 recordings of interviews and songs made by oral history pioneer George Ewart Evans between 1956 and 1977, many in Suffolk, with a smaller number in Wales, Ireland and Scotland. The recordings document rural life and agricultural work in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, folk beliefs about animals, medicine and witchcraft, folk and popular songs.”


From Yann
December 17, 2010 at 11:13 am

A really awesome stuff I have seen in a very long time… http://www.isleoftune.com/

From Rishi D
December 17, 2010 at 9:32 pm

T-SHIRT WAR! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKWdSCt4jGE

From Lenka
December 18, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Some photos from the workshop at Inspace this week:


From Colin
December 19, 2010 at 6:20 pm

great photos Colin. you got some mad skills!

From gareth
December 19, 2010 at 6:39 pm

thanks for the great pictures Colin!

From Jung In
December 20, 2010 at 8:50 am

new iphone game based entirely on binaural audio:

From Yann
December 20, 2010 at 10:00 am

Projection mapping. http://vimeo.com/15887314?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Dec2010

From Nicol
December 23, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Hey folks, Lee here again from class ’08… anyone interested in sound design for games?


Brill link on the cinematics for Star Wars force Unleashed 2… all about layers and doing a pass at a time. Enjoy!

From Sharpy
December 24, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Nice documentary on the creation of IRCAM in french

From christos
December 28, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Happy New Year from Ambridge for all you Sound and Fixed Media people.

From sean
December 31, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Chris Watson presents music on wires from the Australian outback. Should be of interest to Sound Designers and DCPers.6 days left to listen again…


From sean
January 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Any other year two sound design folks know where we get the final project agreement forms from?

From Pete
January 5, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Ah ha! got it.

From Pete
January 5, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Hmmmm! I thought I had found it in a email from martin but the link doesn’t seem to work. Also, anyone know the date its due in?

From Pete
January 5, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Ah! 10th Jan. oops

From Pete
January 5, 2011 at 5:03 pm

I’m updating the FP site today Pete so I’ll post the link to the course description here very soon.

From Martin~
January 5, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Brilliant. Cheers Martin.

From Pete
January 5, 2011 at 5:28 pm


acoustics, choral signerz and the magic of 8000hz

From matt
January 6, 2011 at 9:24 am

Pure Data strikes the mainstream world once again.
RjDj lanuches the Inception app.

From Marco
January 6, 2011 at 10:53 am

Final Project Forms Pete;

From Martin~
January 6, 2011 at 11:28 am

Don’t miss this chance to familiarise yourself with European cinema on the big screen this semester (very good for SFM and DMSP in particular); http://www.filmhousecinema.com/seasons/intro-to-european-cinema-08/.

From Martin~
January 6, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Helpful post from Michael Edwards on preparing academic reports;

From Martin~
January 7, 2011 at 8:06 pm

CALL for participation_
Regenwald 2011: workshop/installation/performance @ Club Transmediale Berlin

From Marco
January 8, 2011 at 11:30 am

I’m having a small gig just for 10 minutes on Friday 14th at Traverse Theater in Cafe area. It’s a small presentation what I have been collaborating with dancers using flex sensors and Gametrak (which you can see from the pictures from the workshop on the left). I have only 45 minutes to set up for sound system and it would be nice to have someone who can help me. Nothing complicate but just need more hands! I’ll definitely buy drinks! I’m leaving at 1pm from Alison House by taxi so if anyone is interested in, please let me know.

From Jung In
January 9, 2011 at 7:59 pm

i’d be happy to give you a hand jung-in!

From matt
January 9, 2011 at 9:07 pm

a great way to start the new term – come and see this year’s dcp students perform on wednesday evening in the atrium, from 8pm

From matt
January 9, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Thanks Matt! I’m sooooo glad to hear that. See you around in Alison House:)

From Jung In
January 9, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Hi again. Well… unfortunately Matt is not able to help me on Friday. Is there anyone who can help me to set up sound system in Traverse? I explained about my gig below. I’m going to move speakers by taxi on Friday 1pm from Alison house.

From Jung In
January 10, 2011 at 10:42 am

@Jung In
I can do friday avo, I’ll help out

From ali
January 10, 2011 at 11:02 am

Thank you Ali!! have you checked your agenda before you wrote that?? hehe I already owe you so many pints. Get ready to be drunk.

From Jung In
January 10, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Be ready for some amazing events during coming months in Glasgow:
John Cage: Every Day is a Good Day an exhibition devoted to the entire range of American composer, writer and artist prints, watercolours and drawings.
Check especially accompanying concerts: John Tilbury , Rhodri Davies, Arditti Quartet HOHOHO

From marcin
January 10, 2011 at 8:49 pm

This is a really engaging introduction to Arduino.. a powerful friend of yours for this semester.. :)



From Anti
January 11, 2011 at 11:34 am

FAO Sound Designers re: Interactive sound environments.

I assume you’ve probably come across this blog before but if not I’d really recommend subscribing. There are new interviews and articles almost every day many of which are about game audio.


Building on the ‘Stalker’ example from today’s lecture there is an article about ‘Fallout: New Vegas’ which is very similar in game-play and worth a read, especially the part regarding the sheer amount of dialogue they had to record and catalogue.


From Colin
January 11, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Hello fellow Sound Designers, todays ISE Lecture was really inspiring. I just wanted to share a video of the video game Dead Space from Electronic Arts. Listen to the Designers, and Producers explain the audio process and techniques they used. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTMXVRvRPvo

Also take the time to read a QA article with Don Veca Ex-Audio Director from Electronic Arts. In the Article Don Explains the tools he used to create futuristic gun effetcs, Foley Techniques and much more. http://www.originalsoundversion.com/dead-space-sound-design-in-space-no-one-can-hear-interns-scream-they-are-dead-interview/

January 11, 2011 at 6:51 pm

… very scary… indeed…

From Fusco
January 11, 2011 at 9:13 pm

There’s one of these being planned for Edinburgh. http://blog.soundcloud.com/2010/06/28/soundcloud-meetups-2-0/ could be interesting if more folk get involved

From Gavin
January 12, 2011 at 11:59 am

Don’t forget, DMSP Thursday morning, starting 10:10am. Usually will be 11:10am but this week is the pitch session. Get there early to get a seat, the Atrium will be crammed.

From Martin~
January 12, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Late notice, in case you missed Jules’ announcement: Dynamic Web Design starts this afternoon, 2pm, IN THE ATRIUM.

From John Lee
January 13, 2011 at 2:41 pm

For anyone who’s interested in infographics: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00wgq0l/The_Joy_of_Stats/ (it’s called The Joy of Stats but I promise it’s not as boring as it sounds!)

From Emma
January 13, 2011 at 10:32 pm

a fun liittle animation,


with a surprising making of,


From johnny
January 14, 2011 at 10:24 am

nice looking interactive ‘silk weaving’ site: http://weavesilk.com/

From Daniel
January 14, 2011 at 5:14 pm

hey there, I’ve been working on a lot lately on noise music collaborations. This is our most recent work. These tracks were recorded live at Cellspace in San Francisco:

circuit bent toys, cello, clarinet, electric bass, found sound, vocals, and various noise makers:


From christopher
January 15, 2011 at 9:17 am


From christopher
January 15, 2011 at 9:18 am

One rat short…

From Vasilis Tsirimokos
January 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Jacob’s Pillow Dance company looking for a sound and video engineer for May-September. Great company that does beautiful work: http://www.jacobspillow.org/about/employment/soundvideo-supervisor/#000978

From BF Doyle
January 15, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Hello everyone, I just wanted to share this video of the Sound Design/ Post-production process for King Kong. Their are 7 videos to watch. Peter Jackson explains the process and hard work of Post-production, this video is very inspiring and it gives you an insight look of how the sound designer and audio engineer are involved in the making of King Kong since day one. Enjoy!


From Patrick M.
January 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Well worth a short listen…


From Fusco
January 16, 2011 at 4:00 am

Hey everyone,

For those interested in tweeting from Max/MSP or Max For Live, I have an update available: http://www.soundplusdesign.com/?p=4213

PS. I really miss this course. Have fun :-)

From Andrew
January 17, 2011 at 9:00 am

From the good people at MIT: http://labcast.media.mit.edu/?p=100

From BF Doyle
January 17, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Dear DMSP students, don’t forget to choose your project today; absolutely essential that everyone chooses by the end of today, or we’ll choose for you. See you Thursday morning, 11:10. https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&pli=1&formkey=dFVCQXJpVkd5aVpCM1k2RmxzaHZweVE6MQ#gid=0

From Martin~
January 17, 2011 at 4:20 pm

@Andrew, thanks for the twitter tech. Maybe I’ll start using it now it is easy to get to in my favorite software. Do drop in if you’re in the UK anytime, would be great to hear from you.

From Martin~
January 17, 2011 at 4:21 pm

I’m not using Russolo today, so if anyone needs to use it, go for it.

From jung in
January 17, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Deadline: 31st January.

From bluedew
January 17, 2011 at 9:30 pm

@Martin Will definitely let you know if I’m in town. No trips planned as of yet, but you never know. Take care

From Andrew
January 18, 2011 at 8:59 am

Hi all, I’d need some help for my current research project… anybody could give a hand with neural networks and machine-learning?
Please drop me a line at m.donnarumma@sms.ed.ac.uk

From Marco
January 18, 2011 at 1:10 pm

you can have my hands marco.

From matt
January 18, 2011 at 7:18 pm

thanks for sorting out those recordings colin, they sound great!

From matt
January 18, 2011 at 11:49 pm

the laptop is dead..long live mobile devices?http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052970204527804576043803826627110-lMyQjAxMTAxMDEwMjExNDIyWj.html

From matt
January 19, 2011 at 10:24 am

“Good Manners in the Age of WikiLeaks” by Slavoj Žižek… for those who missed the first online IT war.


From Fusco
January 19, 2011 at 11:37 am

I just deleted my studio 5 booking for 6 tonight.

From Pete
January 19, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Sign up for the hacking workshop;

From Martin~
January 19, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Does anyone have the AKG 414 and its clip from the SD safe? The case is there, but empty, and I booked it for now.

From Christos
January 19, 2011 at 6:45 pm

BTW, there are two Kinects on order ; )

From Martin~
January 19, 2011 at 10:25 pm

For any FMOD heads, there is now an official youtube channel with some useful-looking videos, starting with an introduction.

From Yann
January 20, 2011 at 8:57 am

Thanks Matt!

in between… http://openkinect.org/ is an open community doing all sort of things with it.
It has also been used in Pure Data.

From Marco
January 20, 2011 at 11:23 am

awesome DMSP projects there… I wish I could enrol again just to be a part of one of those amazing projects. Have fun all of you. Cheers!

From Rishi D
January 20, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Looks interesting:

From Christos
January 20, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Here’s a funny promo video I made with my band a year and a half or so ago:


We did the whole thing in 2 days, rushing around different locations, and I played the soundtrack in a one-take to already edited video… all on an old school Rodeo organ with a built in drum machine.

Perhaps very loosely related to some of the DMSP projects (and i stress the term ‘loose’!) it’s an example of what can be achieved in very little time with absolutely ZERO experience in video editing!

Plus it was really fun and silly ;-)

From Jordan
January 21, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Hello people. I am looking for someone from my DMSP group Recontextualised Sounding Spaces to tell me what have we discussed so far because I wasn’t well to attend classes. My mail is s1038634@sms.ed.ac.uk

From Basil
January 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm

DMSP documentation


From Jo
January 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Infosthetics DMSP blog

From Emma
January 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm


From Emma
January 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I’m wondering where the big big Russolo room key is gone.

From Jung In
January 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Derrek who was holding Russolo room key said that there was a smog from the lamp in Russolo room so I’m not going to stay in Russolo today just in case.

From Jung In
January 23, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Correction: Derrek didn’t see any smog but he assumed it like that.
Anyway I can smell like something is burning still.

From Jung In
January 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm

there is a new heater in the Russolo Room and it is likely that there is dust burning off the heating element which gives the burning smell. However, obviously, if people are in the building and you see, smell or think something is burning, PLEASE phone security immediately and get them to come and have a look at it. 2222 from an internal phone or 0131 650 2222 from outside. If you’re really worried and think that there is a fire, please phone the emergency services on 999.

From Martin~
January 23, 2011 at 8:21 pm

FYI, I’ve just phoned security and they’ll pop over and have a look at it.

From Martin~
January 23, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Thank you Martin and the guys came and have a looked at it. I also noticed that there is a cool nice new heater. I will be working on tonight with the burning smell.

From Jung In
January 23, 2011 at 9:36 pm

A really interesting project, specially for SD’s. favorite track “Ondine”!!
http://www.happiness-project.ca/about.php6 http://www.myspace.com/charlesspearin

From Philip
January 24, 2011 at 11:47 am

XBox Kinect Hack – 3D Room Scanning and Model Construction !


oh, anyone need a group member for dynamic web design, I havent a group yet?

From johnny
January 24, 2011 at 2:34 pm

It could be a useful exercise for SD’rs.
Call for 60 seconds compositions, Submission 31st Jan:

From Marco
January 24, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Vizzie things in Ableton…


From Kevin***
January 25, 2011 at 5:58 pm


3D cinema and the issues with it from Walter Murch.

From Kevin***
January 26, 2011 at 12:07 am

I’ll be performing a set with Christos for prepared piano, percussion & live electronics at SOUND THOUGHT 2011 A festival of mould-breaking music, sound and performance research. The Arches, Glasgow Thu 3rd – Sat 5th February http://tiny.cc/hlc3i Also performing on the Friday are Sean and Yann. Should be of interest to many of you and a great reason to get through to Glasgow if you haven’t been yet!

From Lauren
January 26, 2011 at 12:35 am

live performance: cello, clarinet, electric bass, circuit bent electronics, found sound, and vocals. The last half is much better than the first. Enjoy, http://soundcloud.com/eurostache/kino-ear-live

From Eurostache
January 26, 2011 at 2:22 am

I’ve left my headphones (black jvc) in the upper level of the atrium. If someone will find, can you pleas leave them somewhere, maybe Kev’s office. Thanks

From marcin
January 26, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Great webiste for creative people and artists who seek for funding

From Vasilis
January 26, 2011 at 11:52 pm

On 3rd February I’ll be hosting a talk about Pure Data within the framework of my creative practice (sonic, visual, participatory research).
Talk is organized by the EdLug, free entry and friendly geeky mood.
Everybody’s welcome!

I will also be showing a demo of the latest findings of a research about biosensing techs:
hope to see you there!

From Marco
January 27, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Attention to all people doing the hacking workshop tomorrow:

Could everyone who is attending bring at least one 9volt battery along? The more we have the better.

Also, if you have any other electronics, toys, components, etc you want to bring please do so.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

From Yann
January 27, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Just found out Baudline, great-looking open source tool for audio analysis and fast processing.

From Marco
January 27, 2011 at 8:35 pm

It runs on Linux and Mac.

From Marco
January 27, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Funded IT PhD opportunity in Barcelona, in case anyone is interested or knows someone who is:

From Thaleia
January 27, 2011 at 11:34 pm

i had studio1/recording room booked today from 11-2pm, but won’t be able to make it, they are now free.

From matt
January 28, 2011 at 11:09 am

To Anyone doing sites about what to see and do in Edinburgh for Dynamic Web.

This may be worth a look. Ugly but useful


From THin Joe
January 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm

For those doing the hardware workshop with me today, here are two links for software to download for the afternoon: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software and (if you have max/msp) http://www.maxuino.org/?page_id=12 ….I prefer version .007 of Maxuino.

From Yann
January 28, 2011 at 2:24 pm

This might be an interesting work for the sound designers who are taking Sound and Fixed Media.


From Jung In
January 28, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Musarc, Sound, architecture and urbanism, http://www.musarc.org/
You might have seen the review about their workshop this time in London in Wire as well.

From Jung In
January 28, 2011 at 6:49 pm

On the back of the MaxMSP/Arduino workshop, here’s a link to a handy Resistor calculator . http://samengstrom.com/24614782/en/read/4_Band_Resistor_Color_Codes

There’s also a few .apps for the Android / iPhone users amongst us

From Kevin***
January 31, 2011 at 2:57 pm

I booked Russollo from 8PM-12AM I won’t be able to make it so Russollo is available all night :D

From Patrick
January 31, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Just noticed this gig happening in Glasgow on 13th Feb. The Reich is a legendary work, wonderful to see and hear live. Also a new audio-visual work by one of London’s most prodigious composers;

From Martin~
January 31, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Old technology to the rescue in Egypt:


From sean
January 31, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Nice one Kev :)

From Pete
February 1, 2011 at 12:19 am

in regards to martin’s post – i saw the same line-up in london a few years ago, and it’s absolutely fantastic! Music for 18 live is quite an experience.

From matt
February 1, 2011 at 9:32 am

Can’t make my session in the Reid studio today, so it’s now free between 11 and 2 if anyone wants in. Clive

From Clive
February 1, 2011 at 11:28 am

Revolution? Evolution? Or people being people?


From Kevin***
February 1, 2011 at 1:38 pm


I’ll be giving a talk and demoing some Pure Data-based biosensing wearable devices with the audience at Edinburgh Training and Conference Center this Thursday… hope to see some of you there!

From Marco
February 1, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Unity tutorials: http://www.unity3dstudent.com/2010/07/beginner-b01-basic-collision-detection/

From Nick
February 1, 2011 at 6:02 pm

NYC subway making art


From Vasilis
February 1, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Keep up will you! Sleep is for losers.

From Jo
February 2, 2011 at 5:59 am

Sound people, I’m sure you know of this already, this month’s competition is Wind.

From Martin~
February 2, 2011 at 10:22 am



From Kevin***
February 2, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Simplistically complex beauty Kev …….perhaps the next step for google maps??

From Tam Treanor
February 3, 2011 at 10:20 am

Anybody got any old tape decks? http://theb-roll.com/day-320-wow-flutter/

From JulesR
February 3, 2011 at 11:31 am

listening for something to do tonight?
come see my band!
jazz bar, chambers st
Entry 8pm (Music from 9) £5/£3 ‘UNPEELED’ NEW BANDS SHOWCASE
Monthly showcase where FOUR new acts premiere their fresh, unsigned Indie/Acoustic/Rocky music. This month features Jill Hepburn, The Last of Barrett’s Privateers, Jack’s Rabbit’s Foot Minstrels and The Graeme Mearns Band

From ali
February 3, 2011 at 11:48 am

Hey I’ve a spare ticket for http://www.glasgowconcerthalls.com/whatson/event/95499-London-Sinfonietta-Reich:-Music-for-18-Musicians on the 13th February. Ticket is for the stalls (and there are very few seats still available), if anyone is interested please leave a message here…

From Marco
February 3, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Happy new year,guys.

From Zao Li 李早
February 4, 2011 at 12:18 am

For the aesthetically inclined that want to express some info—mostly medical, but interesting—

From BF
February 4, 2011 at 12:50 am

For anyone interested in circuit bending why not follow our DMSP blog? Amidst all the goofy videos of us guys making fart noises with a tamagochi (or something like that) we may actually post something informative!

From Jordan
February 4, 2011 at 3:21 am

Of course you’ll need the link, duh…………………………… http://unwanted-orchestra.blogspot.com/

From Jordan
February 4, 2011 at 3:22 am

Code Unknown Blog:


From Pete
February 4, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Im not going to make it to my studio 5 booking tonight so its free.

From PeteS
February 4, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Your jitter starter patch is online; http://sd.caad.ed.ac.uk/dmsp/10-11/?p=206
have fun

From Martin~
February 4, 2011 at 8:10 pm

interactive music video from the streets using youtube annotations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_323808&v=JYsEkXgD-Js&feature=iv

From daniel
February 7, 2011 at 1:24 am

If you’re interested in gigs and stuff, the fantastic Edinburgh band Found are doing an album launch on the 3rd March at the voodoo rooms. It will be rather fantastic. http://foundtheband.com/tickets/edinburgh-album-launch/

From thinjoe
February 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm

The Internet of Things http://www.networkcultures.org/_uploads/notebook2_theinternetofthings.pdf

From Marco
February 7, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Read this in the paper yesterday and thought of you lot and ISE: http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/news/Electric-cars-deemed-39too-quiet39.6712190.jp

From Gavin
February 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Google have gone steampunk today (for Jules Verne)

From JulesR
February 8, 2011 at 11:26 am

fantastic take on the ‘album’ and modern technology; http://www.1bitsymphony.com/

From matt
February 8, 2011 at 4:38 pm

I won’t need the canon xl2 today if anyone else is hoping to use it

From ali
February 9, 2011 at 11:03 am

not going to be able to make my studio time today, so studio 1 & the recording room are now free from 3 – 6.30 if anyone wants in

From clive
February 9, 2011 at 1:25 pm


From Florence
February 9, 2011 at 2:44 pm

DMSP show and tell Thursday morning. Come ready to show off your ideas and your tech and get some feedback from your colleagues on the progress of things. See you at 11:10.

From Martin~
February 9, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Puffersphere 2011

From Puffersphere link for today...
February 10, 2011 at 3:17 am

Infosthetics blog

From Infosthetics
February 10, 2011 at 10:10 am

Recontextualising spaces – echoes of space

From thinjoe
February 10, 2011 at 10:45 am


From CodeUnknown
February 10, 2011 at 10:52 am

Temporal Geography of George Square

From Colin
February 10, 2011 at 10:57 am

Art in 3D Games

From Claire
February 10, 2011 at 11:03 am

Augmented instruments/Audio exertion blog


From Gareth
February 10, 2011 at 11:22 am


The Digital Animateur

From Laura
February 10, 2011 at 11:49 am


From Non Linear Narratives
February 10, 2011 at 11:58 am


From Rabbits
February 10, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Emergent Sonorities 2011:

From Tam Treanor
February 10, 2011 at 12:20 pm

I’ve managed to get 3 tickets to Dylan Uncovered tonight in the voodoo rooms (a bunch of excellent edinburgh bands covering Bob Dylan), but sadly I can’t go, so if anyone wants them give me a shout: s0678217 (at) sms.ed.ac.uk

From Simon
February 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm


Just great hacking, manipulation and altogether fun?

Lots of Solenoid action

From Kevin***
February 10, 2011 at 4:24 pm

if you fancy coming to hear my band tonight…

A Punk and Ska Fest
Location: Henry’s Cellar Bar Edinburgh
Time: Thursday, 10 February 2011 19:30

but bring yer earplugs

From ali
February 10, 2011 at 5:33 pm


From ali
February 11, 2011 at 12:23 am


From ali
February 11, 2011 at 12:24 am

A Pure Data patch acting as an autonomous web radio. Listen 24h to sound art pieces and live recordings by Francisco Lopez, myself, Pangea, Anton Mobin and many many others.

From Marco
February 11, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Hi I lost a gold cameo ring in the atrium if anyone finds it please let me know.
Thanks x

From Sinead
February 13, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Want to use Kinect? Check out this: http://moullinex.tumblr.com/ – The result and process are described in the blog. Link to Kinect+Processing library also on site.

From Ola
February 14, 2011 at 2:56 am

Anyone interested in Arduinos should check out the new page devoted to them from Make Magazine, pretty useful stuff:

From Yann
February 14, 2011 at 11:43 am

i’ll be using the atrium for a rehearsal tonight between 8-10pm, just to let everyone know if you were intending to work in there, there will be some noise between 8-10

From matt
February 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Does anyone have a spare OS 10.6 disc that I could borrow for a day?

From Yann
February 15, 2011 at 9:09 am

@Yann: Yup, drop me a line at brendanfdoyle@gmail.com and we can figure out a hand-off. I actually have two at the moment…

From BF Doyle
February 15, 2011 at 2:33 pm

The world’s largest touchscreen…so they say. http://www.ispyce.com/2011/02/this-giant-touchscreen-is-worlds.html

From Colin
February 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Tired of coding?!
check out the funny T-shirt:http://images.plurk.com/49f1b1e4935bc069…

From Ju
February 16, 2011 at 12:29 am

Bi-monthly Newsletter from my personal blog.
Tags: festivals reports, pure data android embed audio engine, generative and reactive music, autonomous systems, calls + upcoming events in Edinburgh!


From Marco
February 16, 2011 at 5:07 pm

THis Blender Survival Guide ain’t the prettiest website in it but it’s pretty useful

From thin joe
February 16, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Martin’s lecture reminded me of a guy I was in contact with over the summer during Dare to be Digital who was working on MaxMSP/Jitter and the Unity 3D game engine communicating. Unfortunately his work seemed too unstable and in it’s early stages for me to look into at the time, but it might interest some people as he is still working on it.

From Graeme
February 17, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Just a wee note that my new work “Digested Resonance” is going to be played through by BBC SSO at the open workshop on Monday 21st. Entrance free. If you are interested in coming, please email me at S.Usui [at] sms.ed.ac.uk
so that I can put your name on the list. :)
It’s at City Halls, Glasgow from 10.15am.

From shio
February 17, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Couple of opportunities that may be of interest at http://www.thisiscentralstation.com/opportunities.aspx – someone’s looking for a digital graphic designer for games, and there’s a general call for works for the Sound festival in Aberdeen later this year.

From Andy
February 17, 2011 at 6:31 pm


cool slick site, not 100% sure what its bout tho as dont speak francais!

From tash
February 17, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Art with 1M stolen Facebook profiles and a Dating website: http://face-to-facebook.net/
This is causing quite a buzz in these days.
Maybe they stolen yours too!

From Marco
February 18, 2011 at 4:02 pm

If anyone from my Interactive Sound Environment class wants to get together with me at 6PM in the Atrium please come by so we can work together on figuring out the XML file and submission. I am having some trouble with the XML file and two heads are better than one :)

From Patrick M.
February 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm

FAO Interactive Sound Environments students – Can’t believe I came across this the day AFTER the first submission! Ballard related goodness – http://www.audioh.com/projects/InnerSpaceMemorial.html

From Colin
February 19, 2011 at 12:17 pm

24 hour “atrium 3d printathon” anyone?


From johnny
February 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Pink USB stick named ‘Cecilia’ left in mac atr-04 (the one with the scanner).

From Colin
February 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Projection Mappers may find this interesting:

From johnny
February 22, 2011 at 1:28 pm


Kinect is going to be ‘opened’ yippeee

From Kevin***
February 22, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Hi all,
on the 24th I’ll be rehearsing in the Atrium for a concert there on the 25th.

I’ll probably setup in the afternoon after lectures. Please let me know if anyone has plan to use the Atrium on that day.

From Marco
February 22, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Max or PD?

From Lui
February 23, 2011 at 10:38 am

Max – but PD has got some nice filters ; )

From JulesR
February 23, 2011 at 11:00 am

FWIW – everybody knows Supercollider sounds better than either of them!

From JulesR
February 23, 2011 at 11:01 am

Hi all, Im not going to make my studio 5 booking today so its free!

From Pete
February 23, 2011 at 11:21 am

@Jules: agree, but not that easy to make interactive music with SC. I guess it probably depends on one’s needs.

Pd also has data structure which you can use to draw interactive scores, Max doesn’t.
but this is a far too long discussion!

From Marco
February 23, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Studio 3 now free

From Lorcan
February 23, 2011 at 1:58 pm

@Lui, Jules and Marco,
line 01 – sound you want to make = x
line 02 – choose tool
line 03 – use tool == let tool use you
line 04 – is sound > or < x
line 05 – if sound < x goto line 02 else goto pub.

From Martin~
February 23, 2011 at 3:02 pm

http://www.americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2012/games/ – looks good, if a little of a long way off still…

From Roberta
February 23, 2011 at 5:30 pm

some enjoyable procrastination reading for anyone who’s in need of a laugh pre deadlines

From thin joe
February 23, 2011 at 6:10 pm

For Dynamic Web Design, The Design Lines: http://webdbdev.ucs.ed.ac.uk/ddm/1011/group10/index.cfm

From Emma
February 23, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Dynamic Web Design-Group8


From Gary
February 23, 2011 at 10:35 pm

For Dynamic Web Design, Creatinburgh:

From Loukia
February 23, 2011 at 10:36 pm

For Dynamic Web Design – FeetFinders http://webdbdev.ucs.ed.ac.uk/ddm/1011/group4/feetfinders/index.cfm

From Heida
February 23, 2011 at 10:48 pm

For Dynamic Website – Picard

From tanting
February 23, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Random exhibition title generator:

From christos
February 24, 2011 at 12:26 am


From thin joe
February 24, 2011 at 1:31 am


From Dynamic Web - Group 7
February 24, 2011 at 12:31 pm


From group 2
February 24, 2011 at 2:19 pm



From 李早
February 24, 2011 at 2:41 pm


From group9
February 24, 2011 at 2:43 pm



From maria
February 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm

For Dynamic Website: The Creative Space


From Natasha
February 24, 2011 at 2:59 pm


Amazing Home Designs

From Florence
February 24, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Yes @ 李早
But apparently Chinese culture is from Korea according to much reliable sources. Stop pirating and please try to use English here.

From Steve
February 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm

oh steve, not only Chinese culture is from great Korea, but also Japan, Russia, Thailand, India, even Europe is (according to great Korean history books)!

From R
February 24, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Is this trolling or a simple flame war? Godwin’s law countdown has begun

From Thin joe
February 24, 2011 at 5:27 pm

it is turly fasion! very trendy film shooting & editing!

From R
February 25, 2011 at 2:36 am

Don’t forget DMSP submitters, nominate one member of your group who will dump the whole submission into their submission directory and put a note (text file) in your own directory telling us whose folder we should go to to find the work. This will avoid scary automated emails at midnight tonight. Have a good weekend.

From Martin~
February 25, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Hey all, we will be rehearsing in the Atrium from about 3pm tomorrow. There will be a concert at 6.30 and then again at 9. You are very welcome to join us!

From Marco
February 28, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Gig that may interest you at the end of March, tickets £10 plus a booking fee, but you’ll get to see Thomas Strønen, Ian Ballamy and Eivind Aarset in a very intimate setting, could be a very good way to unwind after the DMSP presentation week and end of the taught part of your MSc; http://food-eivind-aarset-eorg.eventbrite.com/

From Martin~
February 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm


From Martin~
February 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm

concert sounds good tomorrow marco! wink.

From matt
February 28, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Alison house is also a designer!

From Vasilis
February 28, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Please take our survey for the digital marketplace course about how you find out about stand up gigs, and if you’re a comedian, how you organise them! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/P5Q8M52

From Gigal
February 28, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Anyone who knows where the digital marketplace lecture is held today? Appleton Tower is closed down.

From Ola
March 1, 2011 at 4:35 pm

@Ola It’s in “LT F21 in 7 George Square”

From Emma
March 1, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Right everyone, chip in! All for one and one for all and so on – let me add a “please”: PLEASE.


From Jo
March 2, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Projection on form and spaces: Masterclass at iMal Brussels:

From Marco
March 3, 2011 at 4:11 am

If anyone would like a couple of days experience as a sound recordists, an ECA student needs one for their final project, shooting on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th (next weekend). If you’re interested email Ivan at – onamuh1@hotmail.com

From Gareth
March 3, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Anyone who isn’t aware, there’s a screening of THX 1138 at Inspace tonight at 20:00, good film and maybe the pub after to celebrate the day’s submissions?

From BF Doyle
March 4, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Interesting essay by Alain Badiou, for those interested in contemporary politics… or otherwise go to pub.


From Fusco
March 6, 2011 at 2:38 am

Hello all,
I’m a product design student currently working on “sound innovation” project. The challenge is to come up with a sound related product that solves a certain problem or improves experience.

I’m not extremely picky when it comes to various sound products, simply because I don’t have an in depth knowledge about the area. That is the reason I’m trying my luck in a forum of experts in sound.

What I’m asking: can you please write to me about your frustrations or aspirations in the field of sound products. The product can be a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g: from speakers to door bells. Yet it has to be based around an existing technology, not a fantasy.

Just in case my email as well: tereska.eff@gmail.com

Thank you!

From Teresa
March 6, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Did anyone find a macbook charger in the atrium sunday night/monday. Has a pat tested
Sticker on it. Should have been by the door somewhere

From thinjoe
March 8, 2011 at 3:22 am


Yes I found the MacBook charger in the Atrium yesterday, I forgot to post a message. I have it in my office g13. Pop in today and grab it off of me. Happy Tuesday.

From Kevin***
March 8, 2011 at 10:31 am

@kevin fantastic news. Cheers

From thinjoe
March 8, 2011 at 11:38 am

Mother Nature in all her glory…..


From Kevin***
March 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm

hey all, latest Eurostache noise group recordings now out. Water Phone, Vocals, Tuba, Clarinet, Electric Bass, Cello, Circuit Bent Electronics, Drums, Human Femur, Found Sound:



From Eurostache
March 9, 2011 at 5:32 am

Hi all,
on Saturday I start a new work development residency at Inspace http://inspace.mediascot.org/non-bioboom/xthsense with a public event on 15th March.
I’m looking for someone willing to come over sometime to take some pictures or videos documenting the work in progress.
It’s not paid, but you’ll get your credits in the project now and in the future!
If interested please drop me a line at M.Donnarumma@sms.ed.ac.uk

From Marco
March 9, 2011 at 3:58 pm

The most inspiring and truly amazing interactive story-based media project I have ever come across. Please check it out http://interactive.nfb.ca/#/pinepoint

From Rishi Dani
March 9, 2011 at 8:38 pm


From Christos
March 10, 2011 at 10:42 pm


From Donald
March 10, 2011 at 11:16 pm

I’ve got the Edirol 4-Track recorder booked out for today and tomorrow, but it isn’t in the cabinet. If whoever has it could bring it back, that would be much appreciated.
Call me at 07423590758. Thanks a bunch

From BF Doyle
March 12, 2011 at 12:47 pm

summer project anyone?

From johnny
March 13, 2011 at 4:24 pm

I’ve possibly left a blue 16GB flash drive in the Russolo room. If anyone has seen it give me a shout at s0561921@sms.ed.ac.uk ;-)

From Jordan
March 13, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Reminder – Kenny Young, in soundlab 10am Monday morning, part of ISE lecture programme but also of interest to anyone working on sound in games, FMOD or computer games in general.

From Martin~
March 14, 2011 at 12:15 am

has anyone see a small wireless mouse in the atrium? if so please let me know – thanks!

From matt
March 14, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Who is good with electronics and wants to help me use a transistor as a switch to activate bends in my circuit-bent Nintendo (NES) from the computer!!?? I’m close to achieving this, but could do with a few pointers. If anyone is interested in helping, contact me at s0561921@sms.ed.ac.uk OR post on the blog: http://unwanted-orchestra.blogspot.com/ :-)

From Jordan
March 15, 2011 at 1:53 am

Hey, I want to thank all the colleagues who came along at Inspace for the Xth Sense presentation.
It was a wonderful evening, thanks!!

The Edinburgh Guardian is looking for someone who would write a review of the concert for them: http://www.guardian.co.uk/edinburgh/2011/mar/14/edinburgh-sxsw-withered-hand-startup-wifi-cafes-xth-sense
anybody up for it?


From Marco
March 17, 2011 at 2:14 pm

ops, you can reach me at m@marcodonnarumma.com

From Marco
March 17, 2011 at 2:15 pm

DDMs – see brief email advice on submission readme file etc.

From John Lee
March 18, 2011 at 6:19 pm

L.Y.Z Nail Polish http://webdbdev.ucs.ed.ac.uk/ddm/1011/group5/LYZ314/home.cfm

From LYZ Nail Polish
March 18, 2011 at 8:59 pm

*DAF Digital Art Festivals http://people.ace.ed.ac.uk/students/s1045736/new/index.php

From Digital Art Festivals
March 18, 2011 at 11:09 pm


From Canvas Bag
March 18, 2011 at 11:13 pm


From gigal massive
March 18, 2011 at 11:41 pm


From creative space
March 19, 2011 at 12:05 am


From FlohmArt!
March 19, 2011 at 12:15 am


From Claire M
March 19, 2011 at 12:29 am

Crunch Time Ads

From Chris
March 19, 2011 at 12:43 am


From cheekly
March 19, 2011 at 12:51 am


From Picard
March 19, 2011 at 12:56 am


From Tom
March 19, 2011 at 1:23 am

Trendthat: http://webdbdev.ucs.ed.ac.uk/ddm/1011/group7/index.cfm

From Trendthat boys
March 19, 2011 at 2:05 am


From Creatinburgh
March 19, 2011 at 2:14 am

please enjoy the chaotic electroacoustic jam wranglings of the latest from Eurostache: english horn, circuit-bent electronics, electric bass, keys, waterphone, found sound, drum machine, and more!


From Eurostache
March 19, 2011 at 2:56 am

Musical Sweet Spot:


From Colin
March 19, 2011 at 3:39 pm


so fun and interested

From Dimitris
March 19, 2011 at 8:25 pm

@Colin, an intersting technique, very similar to ambiophonics; http://www.ambiophonics.org/ Most of the math is out there for us to work out how to do our own cross-talk cancellation and there are some VST~ plugs that might help if anyone is interested in having a go at trying to do something like this. http://www.whatsbestforum.com/showthread.php?1676-3D-audio-report/page2&s=8d1a284c638cca594b988b93fd4fd9f4

From Martin~
March 20, 2011 at 9:01 am

the russolo room is now free if anyone wants to use it this afternoon/evening…

From Clive
March 21, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Hello people! If there is any chance that someone has a Logitech Joystick (or more !)and can borrow us for the DMSP please let us know and post a message here!

From code unknown
March 21, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Free Piano!


From Christos
March 21, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Anyone have the key for Studio 5? I had it booked for 10 and the key is MIA. Clues or co-ordinates?

From BF Doyle
March 22, 2011 at 11:40 am

Deleted my time in the reid studio this afternoon, it’s now free from 12 to 4 if anyone else wants in.

From Clive
March 22, 2011 at 12:39 pm


From B
March 23, 2011 at 2:54 am

Still got a bit of work left on this bad boy tonight, but this is more or less how it will look: http://unwanted-orchestra.blogspot.com/2011/03/nintendo.html

From Jordan Craig
March 23, 2011 at 3:52 am

The George Square clock is still ticking until 4pm tpday. Make time and come down to Cheviot room in Pleasance.

From George
March 23, 2011 at 2:44 pm

looks unreal.

From Dimitris
March 23, 2011 at 7:49 pm

this time a tea kettle and a frying pan contribute to the latest from the Eurostache group:


From eurostache
March 24, 2011 at 2:16 am

URL for the DMSP documentation folder is smb://files.ace.ed.ac.uk/shared/DDM_SD/DMSP, please share your pics of today and tomorrow’s events with your colleagues.

From Martin~
March 24, 2011 at 5:49 pm

some awesome projects on show today, thanks everyone! just a reminder that there will be 3 more projects being shown from 8pm in alison house tomorrow night – Unwanted Orchestra, Audio Exertion/Augmented Instruments and Emergent Sonorities. We will also be having end of term beer, so please join us!

From matt
March 24, 2011 at 9:38 pm

hey! shame… I wasnt feeling too good to come over, but I’ll hopefully make it tomorrow!! So curious to see the projects!
Post pics and videos pleeeease :)

From Marco
March 25, 2011 at 12:27 am

Theres still a chance to make the ‘To Read or Not to Read’ animation screening. Due to overcrowding in the Atrium we have had to hold the show until 11.40am!

From johnny
March 25, 2011 at 12:30 pm

A very subtle Flash website, worth a look!

From johnny
March 25, 2011 at 2:39 pm


From kev***
March 25, 2011 at 2:52 pm

someone has left a pair of dt770pro headphones by our dmsp project in g11 during last night’s festivities – i’ve hidden them away now out of sight but if they are yours and you want them back please email me at

From matt
March 26, 2011 at 5:52 pm

webstore full of great looking sensors and prototyping material. heat activated pistons, anyone?

From Yann
March 29, 2011 at 10:36 am

Hey guys,

I just released (1,5 years later) Sound Doodle. It was part of my thesis project.

Between Snow Leopard upgrades, and changes in API, I had to strip it down quite a bit. All the Ruby code and API stuff stopped working. I decided to get rid of all the social elements, and release it anyway.

Here’s the link: http://www.soundplusdesign.com/?p=2607


From Andrew
March 30, 2011 at 8:49 am

Oh, and Jules Rawlinson helped big time with the JavaScript used in [tapz] the multitap delay. Thanks Jules!

From Andrew
March 30, 2011 at 8:51 am


allow me to introduce myself. My name is Bianca Herold and I’m currently a student producer at the Screen Academy Scotland, studying towards my MA in film producing.

During this semester I’m collaborating with the MA Film director Andrei Staruiala (http://www.andreistaruiala.ro/portfolio/) for a 7min short about student prostitution called ‘Pure Girl. I was wondering if you might be interested in participating as part of our crew.

We are currently looking for camera assistants, gaffers and sound recordists.

We are also cooperating with the DoP David Lee (http://www.davidleedop.com) for this project and for our last short, we’ve had Simon Forrester on the set, which proved to be an invaluable experience to us students involved.

We’d be delighted if you would consider to take part. The shooting is taking place on the 1st of April 2011 for one long shooting day.

If you got any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email or phone (07904436716).

Looking forward hearing from you,
Bianca Herold

From Bianca Herold
March 30, 2011 at 9:34 am

I have a full boxed version of Logic Pro 8 sitting in my studio. No longer installed on my machine, comes with full serial numbers and manuals and everything, all legit. Free to anyone who wants it and comes down to Leith to pick it up. send me an email at yannseznec at gmail.

From Yann
March 30, 2011 at 11:43 am

I found a 1GB SD inx memory card in computer atr-01. I took it with me so send me a message to bartosova.lenka@gmail.com if it is yours.

From Lenka
March 30, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Does anybody have a spare room going for the next little while? I have someone coming very soon to Edinburgh for at least 5 months, possibly longer. He needs a place to stay, at least temporarily. Any size is fine. get in touch, same address as below yannseznec at gmail.

From Yann
March 30, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Zoom users having trouble with line inputs overloading and clipping?

Read this:


From sean
March 31, 2011 at 9:26 am

Finally! Polyphonic theremin by Moog

From Christos
April 1, 2011 at 12:50 pm

you can’t do it after noon!

From delia from derby shire
April 1, 2011 at 12:54 pm

YOU CAN if you’re not British! ;)

From Christos
April 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Anyone doing the Chris Watson workshop should have a listen to this programme on Ludwig Koch:


From sean
April 3, 2011 at 6:18 pm

… and you could also try any of episodes 35-38, and 43 of Voice On Record here:


From sean
April 3, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Why the SD cupboard is so empty? I’ve booked a pair of neumans and a shotgun but they are not there.

From Jung in
April 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm

If you are in DDM you need to watch this. If you do creative work you need to watch this. Some thing that is not taught in this program that should be addressed. For your own good watch this.


From Some Kid
April 10, 2011 at 4:29 am

Jung In, i’ve got the neumanns – i had a booking for over the weekend which i’ve somehow managed to delete without realising! I’m so so sorry about this, i know how frustrating it is to book equipment that isn’t there, especially at this time of year! I’ll be back in tomorrow morning to return them. So sorry again!!!!

From Jordan Craig
April 10, 2011 at 12:17 pm

@Jung In. I had the one of the shotgun mics booked. As far as I know the other went missing some time last semester. I found this out because the same thing happened to me where I booked one thinking there were two in the safe. Colin.

From Colin
April 11, 2011 at 9:59 am

Please fill in our short survey and feel all warm and fuzzy knowing that you’ve improved our Digital Marketplace submission.

From Emma
April 11, 2011 at 11:59 am

watch the video; perspective Foley…
http://www.boxoftoys.ca/, some happy Foley artists here, having “fun” in “the business”.

From Martin~
April 11, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Becoming a video game sound designer – http://designingsound.org/2011/04/rodney-gates-special-getting-the-gig-a-guide-to-becoming-a-video-game-sound-designer/

From Colin
April 12, 2011 at 9:11 pm

this science festival event while badly timed for us may be rather good. http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/news/cutting-edge/calling-all-digital-creatives

From thinjoe
April 13, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Joe’s suggestion is a good one. Ross Laurie, who is mentioned on the press release, is (or used to be) quite a character, and is one of Edinburgh’s dotcom survivors and serial entrepreneur. He’d be an interesting person to meet.

From JulesR
April 14, 2011 at 10:15 am

The Leith Agency (one of Scotland’s top agencies) are running an initiative called The Hotdesk (kind of a workplacement) that DDMs with an interest in advertising might want to follow up on: http://www.leith.co.uk/hotdesk/

From JulesR
April 14, 2011 at 10:22 am

Had to delete my studio time for today – the russolo room’s now free all afternoon if anyone wants in.

From Clive
April 14, 2011 at 11:36 am

“Did that depress you? Now, here comes the good news: exactly because everyone seemingly performs to the lowest still acceptable standards, all you have to do as an artist is to unleash disproportional waves of creativity. Since nothing promises secure success anymore, all considerations to what “works in the marketplace” can be freely dumped and forgotten. The more out there you get, the better. It’s the only way to stand out in a totally dull environment. The advantage is, put cynically, that the old channels are jammed. Whoever tries to break through them following “proven” old ways (which usually means emulating other people’s career paths) is wasting time and energy. We can’t learn much from studying the careers of Carl Craig or Ricardo Villalobos anymore because the conditions that enabled them don’t exist any more. The channels that do work are found elsewhere and are open to those who possess endurance, individuality and substance — the values that are disappearing most rapidly now. ” Stefan Goldmann
Read more; http://www.littlewhiteearbuds.com/feature/everything-popular-is-wrong-making-it-in-electronic-music-despite-democratization/, thanks to Matt C for posting a link to this on Facebook.

From Martin~
April 14, 2011 at 12:59 pm

i thought that was excellent advice to all of us!

From matt
April 15, 2011 at 12:55 pm

btw does anyone know where the 8pre has gone?

From matt
April 15, 2011 at 12:55 pm


80 channel immersive sound environment at EMPAC

From Marco
April 15, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Sound residency in Portugal in 2011. If you are interested in space and sound… http://www.binauralmedia.org/news/en/archives/1835

From Jung In
April 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm

sorry the post below is for 2012.

From Jung In
April 15, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Jules Verne’s Volcano: 12 months after Iceland’s ash cloud grounded global air transport, leading sound recordist Chris Watson reveals the secrets of one of Iceland’s more literary but no less famous volcanoes. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0106tjp

From Lorcan
April 16, 2011 at 11:00 pm

When I save my sandbox project, it saves as a text file. There are no options to save it as anything else. If i close sandbox and reopen, then navigate to my saved project I cannot select it to be opened – its greyed out… like sandbox is looking for a different file type. The same thing happens if I go to the saved file and use “open with”, it doesn’t let me choose the sandbox. The only way I can reopen a project is through File->Recent Projects – but this won’t work for the markers after its submitted, and it crashes 4/5 times this way. I’m using Designer 4.32.07 and sandbox 4.32.07. Is anyone else experiencing this problem, or have a solution?

From Jordan Craig
April 17, 2011 at 3:18 am

Update to the problem below ——————————-
The sandbox is not storing the saved projects as a text file, they are saved with no extension. These files are openable in a text editor, and contain all the emitter data like we would expect. But the sandbox needs a .fsp file to function. So I would expect Sandbox to add the .fsp extension when I save the project, but it doesn’t. I’ve tried manually adding the .fsp extension myself, but no luck. I’ve tried re-installing sandbox, and also tried on different machines. I’ve tried using the developer version too – but the same thing happens every time. Everything else works fine, the .fev files load correctly, and I can create a virtual space full of my emitters. But I can’t seem to save a project in a format which can be opened again. Is anyone else experiencing this??? I’m running OSX 10.6.4 btw, thanks.

From Jordan
April 17, 2011 at 1:08 pm

I had the same problem. I think it’s sorted now though. I placed some emitters around the sandbox. Then saved it and added .fsp manually. I can’t double click this file to open it so I open the Sandbox app first, then go to File-Open (rather than Load media…) and navigate to my saved sandbox file. I can open it that way. Now any changes I make in a Designer build I can find in this .fsp file. Also, I can re-arrange the emitters, hit save and re-open this .fsp and it’s saved. I’m running Sandbox 4.33.07 and Designer 4.33.08.

From Evan
April 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Does anyone know were the J.G. Ballard short stories book is at? It is not on the bookshelf. I need it ASAP.

From Patrick M.
April 17, 2011 at 6:31 pm

@Pat Send me an e-mail at BrendanFDoyle AT gmail DOT com, and I can forward you the scans for Sound Sweep

From BF Doyle
April 17, 2011 at 7:03 pm

@ Brendan thanks bro but I just got the book from Evan he was using it while in the Atrium. If I need a copy I will make sure to email you. Cheers.

From Patrick M.
April 17, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Cheers Evan, I tried doing that too, but it never worked for me. However, i did get it working doing something similar… I was able to open some of the example sandbox projects Nick had shared on the server. No idea why they worked, and new saves did not. So when I went to save my own sandbox project, i overwrote one of these example projects. So the contents of my project was saved into Nick’s file. This was now openable in the sandbox. I was able to change the name of the file, and change it’s location, and it still works :-) I’m still on 4.32.07 btw – just in case this happens to anyone else…

From Jordan
April 17, 2011 at 9:10 pm

All the best to SDs for their FMOD project submissions … I hope you all have tamed the beast :)

From Hrishikesh Dani
April 18, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Hey, I’ll be presenting a paper at ICMC anyone else is going?

From Marco
April 19, 2011 at 12:05 pm

The obscure German composer Karlheinz Klopweisser.

From Yann
April 19, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Hi everyone,

I’m running a field test of a Geo-location / audio based iPhone app tomorrow and I’m wondering if anyone has an iPhone I could borrow as simulators can only go so far. There may be a small payment available for your trouble but I have to ask. If you’re interested you can reach me at thomasjamesorourke@hotmail.co.uk or on 07866893774.


From Tom O
April 19, 2011 at 4:35 pm

best listened to on headphones, at night while lying down on a carpet, looking for water spots on the ceiling:


From eurostache
April 20, 2011 at 5:26 am

interesting wee aticle about the history of web design. Includes a link to the first webpage!

From thinjoe
April 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm

I thought some of DDM guys might be interested in this. BBC Design Trainee Schemes.


From Jung In
April 21, 2011 at 10:16 am

Council full cuts to UK organisations fostering digital arts. Among them there are also long-standing and well established groups as AccessSpace, Onedotzero and Folly. Open letter, sign it if you wish:

From Marco
April 21, 2011 at 6:24 pm


From christos
April 21, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Oi! Done, init.

From Jo
April 21, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Edinburgh International Film Festival “Talent Development Initiatives” – one for composers and one for writers/directors/producers.

From Emma
April 21, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Art in 3D Games – Ragdoll Games


From Claire M
April 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Hi all,
I know that this is not Gumtree but I was wondering if anyone is interested in buying a 20″ LG flat screen HDTV which you can also use as a monitor for your laptop or desktop. I bought the T.V. 6 months ago, so it’s in new condition. I am also selling Xbox 360 which comes with four games and everything else. If you buy both together I will sale them for 140. Send me an email at Tobiasbass@mac.com if you are interested. I need to sell them a.s.a.p.

From Patrick M.
April 22, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Anybody interested in making your own parabolic mic, here’s where we got the ones used in the Chris Watson workshop:


From sean
April 23, 2011 at 10:51 am

Tonight. Reid Concert Hall. 8.30pm. Music by Lauren Hays, Christos Michalakos, Nigel Osborne among others. Come & see us in action!

From SoundsIntheHaar
April 23, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Screen grab of the LaTeX intro on the shared directory… DDM_SD

From Martin~
April 26, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Awesome Martin.

I’ve had a look for that Martin, any chance you could explain the Dir. structure a little clearer, as in where to find them?


From Kevin Hay
April 26, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Following on from Martin’s talk, a couple of links that I find useful to have open when using LaTeX: LaTeX Cheat Sheet and LaTeX Wikibook (really useful).

From Emma
April 26, 2011 at 7:03 pm

PdDroidParty – play your unmodified Pd patches on Android devices:

From Marco
April 27, 2011 at 12:32 am

@Kev, the vid is in the shared directory, get to it from your desktop by opening ACE Extras folder when you log in. Look for something like shared and navigate to the DDM_SD folder.

From Martin~
April 27, 2011 at 9:14 am

Photos from the Chris Watson workshop are up. A few people asked for copies just email me and I’ll send you the full quality versions. http://flic.kr/s/aHsjuAdvaJ

From Colin
April 28, 2011 at 11:01 am

Great photos as always Colin.

From Gareth
April 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Paleophonics concert on 27th May exploring the ways humans have created and used sound and music since our earliest origins.


From sean
May 1, 2011 at 9:20 am

Schematic as Score: http://www.thesaddj.com/vague-terrain-19-schematic-as-score/

From Marco
May 2, 2011 at 11:55 am

about Osama in 2006 from London Review http://www.lrb.co.uk/v28/n05/charles-glass/cyber-jihad

From Marco
May 2, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Great 3D medical animation!

From Pascal
May 3, 2011 at 10:48 am

Lucky Frame is looking to hire a game artist. Check out the listing and get in touch if interested:

From Yann
May 4, 2011 at 9:21 am

Good programme on Radio 4 called ’78 revolutions’, should be on iplayer soon. Worth a listen if you’re interested in early recording techniques, dj culture, sound fx, music formats etc etc

From Gavin Fort
May 5, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I found a USB key in the Atrium today. If someone has lost one and can describe it to me. Then come in the office and grab it.

From Kevin***
May 6, 2011 at 4:10 pm

TO MY FELLOW SOUND DESIGNERS GOOD OPPORTUNITY IN LONDON!!!!!! NOKIA IS LOOKING FOR A SOUND DESIGNER! CHECK THE LINK! http://nokia.taleo.net/careersection/10120/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=830807

From Patrick M.
May 7, 2011 at 8:04 am

Edirol Fa-101 firewire audio interface for sale! Excellent quality, solid and reliable piece for gear for anyone needing an intermediate level interface. contact me for details: rabidredbadger@gmail.com

From matt
May 7, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Hey I’m presenting the Xth Sense research at the Linux Audio Conference today at 15.15. There is live AV streaming here: http://streamer.stackingdwarves.net/

see you there!

From Marco
May 8, 2011 at 10:31 am

put yourself down in abertay uni’s ‘talent pool’ for potential future work placements:

From matt
May 8, 2011 at 11:37 am

Freelance Dubbing Mixer required:

From Yann
May 10, 2011 at 11:44 am

Soundings Annual Festival of Sonic Art begins in the Reid this Friday at 8pm with a concert of live works featuring performances by Sean Williams, Owen Green, Jules Rawlinson, Christos Michalakos, John Pope (Newcastle) and Lauren Hayes. Details should be available here shortly: http://www.music.ed.ac.uk/soundings/ ……….Three further concerts follow: Sat 14th 6pm Edit Point….. Sat 14th 8pm Canadian Electroacoustic Community JTTP 2011 winning pieces – diffused by
me, Louise Rossiter, Robert Dow and Gareth Sears…… Sun 15th 6pm – Diffusion of works by Music Undergraduates and MSc students.

From Elle Es Aich
May 11, 2011 at 10:23 am

oops! sat 14th concert is not diffused by ‘me’ but by Andrew Connor!

From ;)
May 11, 2011 at 10:25 am

Puffersphere was on the Gadget Show last night: http://fwd.channel5.com/gadget-show/videos/news/puffersphere

From JulesR
May 11, 2011 at 11:10 am

Cheapassed books and other good stuff available this saturday and all next week at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Christian Aid Sale on George St. Raises money for charity. excellent stuff bound to be some bargains

From thinjoe
May 11, 2011 at 2:03 pm

interesting data visualising, crowd sourcing social network exploiting game to spread the word on firefox for android. I think

From joepevans
May 11, 2011 at 3:02 pm

i’m cancelling my booking in the reid studio today from 9 to 4, so it’s free if anyone wants to use it.

From matt
May 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

Some very good points on recent assassination.


From Fusco
May 12, 2011 at 11:49 am

Funny Flash animation.

From Tash
May 12, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Stephen Fry, Ivan Hewett and Hugo Hickson will be arguing against the motion ‘This House believes that classical music is irrelevant to today’s youth’, which will be proposed by Kissy Sell Out, Greg Sandow and Joe Bates. The opposition’s arguments will be summarized by Suzi Digby OBE, whilst Lord Eatwell will conclude for the proposition.


From Delia from Derbyshire
May 12, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Artwork designer – internship… if anyone is interested: http://www.ratemyplacement.co.uk/jobs/754/we-brand-it/artwork-designer

From Lenka
May 12, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Visible sound – sound resonance in water: http://dannybecher.com/0277b49c83091e801/0277b49db2079a601/index.html

From anon
May 12, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Pierre Henry documentary – The Art of Sounds:


From Fusco
May 15, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Should electric cars be made to go ‘vroom’? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-13416020

From JulesR
May 17, 2011 at 1:39 pm

If you wake up and remember your dream please post it in my Dream Diary, all in the aid of final project research. Thanks!

From Emma
May 18, 2011 at 8:34 am

DMSP course monitoring forms. Please complete our course monitoring forms, it is extremely helpful way to develop the courses in future, thanks.
Digital Media Studio Project;

From Martin~
May 18, 2011 at 8:43 am

Sound and Fixed Media course monitoring forms. Please complete our course monitoring forms, it is extremely helpful way to develop the courses in future, thanks.
Sound and Fixed Media

From Martin~
May 18, 2011 at 8:43 am

ISE course monitoring forms. Please complete our course monitoring forms, it is extremely helpful way to develop the courses in future, thanks.

From Martin~
May 18, 2011 at 8:44 am

if you fancy a break from whatever you’re doing or just some music, art and beer then I’m performing at Line Magazine’ Anniversary party tonight at the Wee red Bar at ECA. I’ll be performing my piece for multiple electric guitars with Clive Mitchell, Hakon Palsson and Dylan Ross on guitars from 9pm.

From matt
May 18, 2011 at 10:27 am

Looking for a sound recordist and mixer for this weekend (21-22th/May) to joined a confident team for the 48hr competition, with film to be screened with other team in Cameo on Tuesday. please email me @ cplkao@gmx.com Thank you

From Lucas Kao
May 19, 2011 at 5:14 pm

MacDefender malware in the wild… read more at AppleInsider – http://tinyurl.com/6kdzfge

From JulesR
May 19, 2011 at 8:43 pm

For those concerned about macdefender/macprotector and friends, the free version of Sophos guards against them pretty effectively: http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition.aspx

From geoff
May 20, 2011 at 10:10 am


From Kevin***
May 20, 2011 at 12:49 pm

my favourite new graffiti form. KNITTING! http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/19/fashion/creating-graffiti-with-yarn.html?_r=2&ref=style

From thinjoe
May 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm


Sound Designers FFT action

From Kevin***
May 23, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Multibuss compression anyone? http://www.mbrauer.com/qna2.asp#mbcomp

From Martin~
May 23, 2011 at 9:27 pm

All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace: on BBC Iplayer: Celebrating the rise of a collectivist utopian dream ..or..???………….http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b011k45f/All_Watched_Over_by_Machines_of_Loving_Grace_Love_and_Power/

From Tam
May 24, 2011 at 1:07 am

Sound Design 05-06er interviewed in SOS this month. He produced Mercury prize winners The XX… http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun11/articles/the-xx.htm

From JulesR
May 24, 2011 at 11:34 am

3D Mouse for Sale – Space Navigator by 3D Connexion

- Works brilliantly with Blender and most 3d graphics programs
- Let’s you work a lot faster!
- 85£

If you want to know more send me an email: chris.zulinov@gmail.com

From Chris Zulinov
May 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm

anyone making theire own portfolio sites would do well to look at this http://shoshi.me/mintdigital/

From thinjoe
May 24, 2011 at 8:20 pm

some interesting infographics http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/

From Pascal
May 25, 2011 at 11:27 am

Hi just a wee note that I switched to studio 4 but can’t delete my booking of studio 3 now – but it’s free.

From shio
May 25, 2011 at 1:23 pm

A brilliant new animated film short from Polynoid, stunning…

From Johnny
May 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm

To my fellow Sound Designers, LucasArts is looking for a Sound Designer and an Associate Sound Designer. Both jobs come with salary and benefits! Apply now if you’re interested in working in the game industry!!!! :)


From Patrick M.
May 26, 2011 at 3:41 am

More on MAC Defender Malware… http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/05/25/latest_mac_defender_malware_attacks_mac_os_x_without_password.html See Geoff’s post a few messages down about Sophos AV soft

From JulesR
May 26, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I’m showing what I have been working on with dancers and sound tomorrow 27th May Friday at Dance Base 5pm.
This will be an informal showing to present the outcomes of the residency I have been doing with five contemporary dancers.
Please have a look at the more information on the link below.


This is a collaboration work with the choreographer Skye Reynolds, the sound designer Yann Seznec and the composer Pippa Murphy.
The dancers will be wearing Wiiremotes and creating soundscapes using different movement.
If you are interested in it, please come and have a look.

From Jung In
May 26, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Augmented Reality, Minority Report anyone?

From Kevin***
May 27, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Anyone want to give me a hand with my project? Answer me this”How do you decide which photos to use? What makes a photo good or bad

From thinjoe
May 27, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Sound Designers, this looks fun; http://blog.bowers-wilkins.com/music/the-inspiring-world-of-diego-stocco/

From Martin~
May 27, 2011 at 6:43 pm


awesome images

From kev***
May 28, 2011 at 10:54 am


From bluedew
May 29, 2011 at 6:03 pm

there is plenty more on the website: http://new.aec.at/prix/de/gewinner/2011/#hybrid-art

From bluedew
May 29, 2011 at 6:13 pm

amazing visualisation of your facebook. http://www.intel.com/museumofme/r/index.htm

From joepevans
May 31, 2011 at 11:45 pm


Oh deary me, we’re almost one step closer…

From Kev***
June 1, 2011 at 12:54 pm

aaand visualising your twitter http://tweettopicexplorer.neoformix.com

From thinjoe
June 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Meeting with Sound Design external examiner at 1pm in the sound lab today. Please attend if you can.

From Martin~
June 3, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Reid Studio is now free. Couldn’t amend my booking on the calendar, sorry.

From sean
June 6, 2011 at 10:58 am

software should be like a pencil. wise words from morton subotnick

From matt
June 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Ha ha, on that Subotnick page there’s a link to Monosynth Orchestra (me, Sean, Lauren and others)… our studio looks so tidy in that video!

From JulesR
June 7, 2011 at 11:37 am


From Fusco
June 7, 2011 at 9:06 pm


simple idea webness and some humour.

From Kevin***
June 8, 2011 at 9:05 am

Google maps and GTA4… It even has street view!

From Kevin***
June 8, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Today’s Google Doodle is a nice little piece of web/sound design. All for Les Paul’s birthday.

From BF Doyle
June 9, 2011 at 10:42 am

Deleted my time in the Russolo room so it’s free all afternoon if anyone wants to use it.

From Clive
June 9, 2011 at 12:59 pm

This season’s Edinburgh contemporary music ensemble (ECME) concert features exciting new orchestral works. As fans of contemporary music are aware, the label can be a conversation killer, yet the ECME orchestra is young and infectiously enthusiastic about the joys and challenges of new music, and rightly so. With conductor James Lowe at the helm, the fifty strong group are joined by guest trombone player Chris Greive (better known as guitar pedal meddler from one of the finest jazz/rock/prog/funk bands, NeWt) for Richard Worth’s especially written concerto.

Just back from her residency with the BBC Scottish Symphony, Shiori Usui’s characteristic ‘no prisoners’ piece Oppressed Vibrations captures the sound of her friends’ laughter.

Other highlights in the concert are new pieces by Tom Butler, and Benjamin Lang along with Edward Harper’s wonderful work Interada.

Come and join us on Saturday 7.30pm at Reid Concert Hall!

June 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Creative interactive art and music with Pure Data at 4th Pd Convention in Weimar.

I will be also teaching a workshop on the Xth Sense, biophysical music.


From Marco
June 11, 2011 at 1:38 pm


From bluedew
June 11, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Interesting field recording possibilities here… http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8566281/Tiny-village-is-latest-victim-of-the-The-hum.html

From BF Doyle
June 12, 2011 at 11:49 am


Like it, tweet it, then repeat it!


From Jo
June 13, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I’ve finished early in studio 1 if anyone wants it.

From ali
June 15, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Chris Watson on Spring Watch Unsprung on BBC2 right now…

From Graeme
June 15, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Meursault, Inspector Tapehead & Beerjacket @ The Caves, 7-10pm friday. Tickets £7 on the door or here http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/160321

From Lorcan
June 16, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Look at the latest post on the left <, if you have a final project web page or blog, send me the link and I'll add you to the list on the left so we can all keep track of one another.

From Martin~
June 17, 2011 at 2:49 pm

MIT at it again. From one device to the other with only a photo. http://tinyurl.com/6e622gg pretty cool.

From %&$£%
June 17, 2011 at 4:26 pm

anyone fancy a subtlemob on 22nd June?

From Martin~
June 17, 2011 at 9:06 pm

http://2010.sonicacts.com/live_reports/news/dutch-new-media-arts-organization-about-to-lose-all-funding-what-you-can-do/ Really bad news. There’s a petition at the bottom of the page.

From Colin
June 18, 2011 at 11:21 am

New Sound Installation for BMW by former sound designer Andrew Spitz; http://www.andrew-spitz.com/portfolio/bmw-tunnel-experience
Don’t forget to sign the petition http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/performingarts/

From Martin~
June 20, 2011 at 8:36 am

Augmented Reality?
Aurasma , the new smart phone app from Autonomy.


From Claire M
June 21, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Opportunity for sound designers – sonic art residency + award in Bristol:

From Yann
June 22, 2011 at 1:36 pm



From Kevin***
June 24, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Acoustic cloaking device: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13905573

From sean
June 24, 2011 at 9:05 pm


Hey @fourcomms! Make @NatashaDownes88 Your #fourgrads They say a picture is worth a thousand words…http://yfrog.com/kinzjlj

From Natasha downes
June 25, 2011 at 4:17 pm


From adomas
June 26, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Let me know what you think of the prototype photo recycler http://people.ace.ed.ac.uk/students/s1061294/recycler/index.html

From thinjoe
June 26, 2011 at 10:58 pm

New environment for audio madness? A bit max, a bit Reaktor, a nit Jasuto. Gets mental at about 8 mins in to the video. http://www.youtube.com/user/AudioGL#p/a/u/0/bCC9uHHAEuA

From Kevin***
June 28, 2011 at 2:36 pm

A nice wee procrastination project for visualists. remake the $100 bill. http://makeyourfranklin.com/gallery.html

From thinjoe
June 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Sound Design and Acoustics of gardens.


From sean
June 28, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Sweet Kev! Thanks for posting.

From Pete C
June 29, 2011 at 1:32 am

Has anyone found an iPod touch in the lab over the last week or so? I can’t find mine and really can’t think where I could have left it! If you do email me on ndownes88@gmail.com thanks

From natasha downes
June 29, 2011 at 9:32 am

Im not going to make my russollo room booking tonight if anyone needs it!

From Pete
June 29, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Is anyone else having problems logging into uni. email account?

From Johnny
June 30, 2011 at 9:51 am

So, just when you thought that your summer project was ‘the awesome’ take at look at this. http://youtu.be/3wA_nLJD-UE Tell me you don’t want one within the first few seconds!

If I can ever afford a house, this guy will get a call.

From Kevin***
June 30, 2011 at 3:22 pm

@Kev, I want one!! lol

From Jung In
June 30, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Did anyone happen to find a black usb stick in the atrium? It was in the computer beside the scanner on the right hand side.

From Pete_C
June 30, 2011 at 6:53 pm

http://tinyurl.com/3zaefen Haptic design for Military Navigation. It’s the last sentence that scares me.

From Kev***
June 30, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Dear my colleagues

I’m presenting my final project on 9th July at 4:30pm in Dance Base Studio 1. (It is the studio right next to the reception. You can just tell reception you come for the Skye Reynolds and Jung In Jung’s collaboration work. Free admission.)

Most of you probably would know that I have been working with dancers for my final project if you have seen my blog.
If you haven’t, my blog link is on the left.

It would be nice that you guys can come and see my work.
If you want to come, could you please drop me an email so that I can tell Dance Base how many people are coming roughly and they can set up chairs for you?
It is a quite big studio, so please come!

From Jung In
July 2, 2011 at 6:41 pm

oh my email: s0947440@sms.ed.ac.uk

From Jung In
July 2, 2011 at 7:46 pm

@Pete_C I was using the computer until 5 pm on Thursday but don’t think there was any usb stick there. Sorry. I hope you find it!

From Heida
July 3, 2011 at 6:56 pm

No worries Heida. Thanks for the reply ;)

From Pete_C
July 3, 2011 at 10:46 pm

For all you film fans, I need some help with my final project. I am exploring the theme of scale and I want to know your favourite movies exploring this.

Please comment on your favourites here!


From Claire M
July 3, 2011 at 11:51 pm

I am leaving studio 5 at 16:30, just in case anyone needs to work.

From nilS
July 4, 2011 at 3:22 pm

http://tinyurl.com/png2ld have a think about this.

From Kev***
July 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm

before i put up the next version of the recycler, i need your help. send me your bad photos http://digitalphotorecycler.wordpress.com/2011/07/04/update-i-need-your-help/

From thin joe
July 4, 2011 at 11:01 pm

now with added functionality, it’s the new all improved photo recycler. have a look, you know you want to. http://joepevans.com/recycler/index.php

From thinjoe
July 5, 2011 at 2:04 am

News about final project interim reviews (Monday 11th July) is in your email. Links to sign up for slots also in that mail.

From Martin~
July 5, 2011 at 11:33 am

The Avant Garde Project – amazing collection of out-of-print 20th century music digitized from LPs:

From Yann
July 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Interesting introduction to the cloud lifter; http://recordinghacks.com/2011/07/02/cloudlifter-cl1-review/

From Martin~
July 7, 2011 at 10:19 am

that cloud lifter looks pretty cool…when i get some ribbons at least

From matt
July 7, 2011 at 1:24 pm


remember the night sky?

From Kev***
July 7, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Max4Live ers:


From Kev***
July 8, 2011 at 9:07 am

A link to this gesture following tech came in my email yesterday. A lot of potential; http://imtr.ircam.fr/imtr/Gesture_Follower

From Martin~
July 8, 2011 at 1:42 pm

@kev*** Of course we remember the night sky; we ‘re not that shut off from our natural surroundings. p.s. what are those white things movng in the sky? They look like noisy digital artifacts. Shame.

From johnny
July 8, 2011 at 3:13 pm

‘The Golden Age’ (of animation), with a hint of Steampunk?

From johnny
July 8, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I’m not using Studio 5 today. but it seems the key is missing…

From Jung In
July 8, 2011 at 7:05 pm

re kev’s max for live post, some more goodies here:


From gareth
July 8, 2011 at 10:30 pm

my final project presentation is at 4:30 for half an hour in Dance Base Grassmarket. Come and have a look if you are interested in!

From Jung In
July 9, 2011 at 9:58 am

Trevor Cox on sound design engineering:


From sean
July 10, 2011 at 11:30 am

Benefit Compilation for Japan, by Various Artists £7 for 76 artists including ae, haswell, skam, icasea.


please purchase and share link.

From mingus
July 10, 2011 at 7:14 pm

does anyone know where the studio 5 key is???

From matt
July 11, 2011 at 8:26 am

Hey Matt, when I was in the department on Friday I met Jung In who was also looking for the studio 5 key, Graeme was in there during the day so maybe ask him.

From Gareth
July 11, 2011 at 12:53 pm

If someone found a transcend (hard disc orange and black please let me know cause I forgot it in Alison thank you

From Loukia
July 11, 2011 at 5:51 pm

greame stole the studio key
he has been boasting about it and has no remorse

From thinjoe
July 11, 2011 at 10:25 pm

I would like to point out that Joe’s last comment was a malicious attempt at public humiliation. Though I did take the Studio 5 key back to Fife with me on Friday, I reported this to Kev within 20 minutes of leaving the building. It was then accordingly replaced. Shame on you Joe for attempting to defamate my name! You will be hearing from my lawyer!

From Graeme
July 11, 2011 at 10:58 pm

… and it’s Graeme, not Greame. :-/

From Graeme
July 11, 2011 at 11:02 pm

http://bitwig.com/blog/ some Vember audio dudes and Ableton dissidents have bailed and are doing this.

From Kev***
July 12, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Former sound design student David Thomas has just published his MSc final project on the fully refereed internet archaeology journal Interarch. Here is link to the abstract; http://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue30/thomas_index.html

From Martin~
July 12, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Made in ‘Processing’ check this Star Wars like touch screen game. Minority Report?

From Kev***
July 12, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Thanks for that Martin~ I remember sorting him out with all those batteries. :)

From Kev***
July 12, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Max 6 announced http://cycling74.com/2011/07/12/announcing-max-6/

From Owen
July 12, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Hah! Diemo was right. :)

From Kev***
July 13, 2011 at 9:36 am

Is there anyone who was in the induction for the architecture workshop place? I need to use the laser cutter (or printer) to cut some wood. The tech guys seems extremely busy so if there is anyone who knows how to use that, please help me!

From Jung In
July 13, 2011 at 11:41 am

I don’t need to use Studio 1 today so if anyone needs to use it, go for it.

From Jung In
July 13, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Studio 5 is now free

From Pete_C
July 13, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Sad news : Omni Electronics has closed down. Another step on the inexorable road of Progress, towards the complete computerised corporatisation of the means of production.

From sean
July 14, 2011 at 12:01 pm

a nice, if slightly confusing bit of topical data visualisation for y’all http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/interactive/2011/jul/13/news-of-the-world-phone-hacking-twitter

From thinjoe
July 14, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Interesting looking events on at the Dovecote studios on Infirmary street this week.

From Martin~
July 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Actually, try this link; http://www.dovecotstudios.com/events/ and look for ROTOR Siobhan Davies Dance Live Performances.

From Martin~
July 14, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I just went to the show at the Dovecote and I really recommend it. Look out for the performance times at the link.

From Martin~
July 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm


Japanese robotic vocal tract, with learning algorithms.

From Kev***
July 15, 2011 at 9:06 am

in need of visual inspiration?

From thinjoe
July 18, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Orson Welles interview ‘Lettrists’ :)

From Nick K
July 18, 2011 at 6:35 pm


From Nick K
July 18, 2011 at 6:35 pm

audio research job at the beeb: http://tiny.cc/ghvxt

From elle es aich
July 19, 2011 at 2:06 pm

How do you take your pictures.?.

From Kev***
July 19, 2011 at 4:39 pm


and even the link////

From Kev***
July 19, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Video chatting in 1980. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSMVtE1QjaU

From Jung In
July 23, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Maybe one of the DDM’s mums finally came in and took them home to wash them all up.

From slavey
July 24, 2011 at 10:01 am

‘Where did all the cups go’ sounds intersting. A geo-tagged, infosthetic DDM project? Wheres the link?

From johnny
July 24, 2011 at 5:01 pm

there should totally be a DDM bring your mum to uni day! not to do washing up though…that’s a bit sexist

From mummy
July 24, 2011 at 11:46 pm

dunno if this might be of interest to someone:

From ali
July 25, 2011 at 10:17 am

she wouldn’t do the washing up, but at least she’d be able to do the cooking for us!

From daddy
July 25, 2011 at 5:37 pm

this cups post is genius. i will buy the poster a beer. nice font too.

From matt
July 25, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Go on, have a shot of the photorecycler. Procrastinating’s fun you know you want to

From thinjoe
July 26, 2011 at 2:26 am

some chief took the cups away because people were endangered

From io
July 26, 2011 at 11:20 am

DDM web designers what do you make of this? http://www.alittlebitofsomething.co.uk/

From Kev***
July 26, 2011 at 4:52 pm

SDers: Murch winning? http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/assets_c/2011/01/apnow_murch-30773.html

Smells like victory…

From Kev***
July 26, 2011 at 5:04 pm

@kev i think it’s fantastic

From thinjoe
July 26, 2011 at 11:05 pm

@thinjoe :) )

From Kev***
July 27, 2011 at 9:39 am

streamlining your setup:

From Christos
July 30, 2011 at 10:53 am

visualization of US debt

From Pascal
July 30, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Wont make my Russolo Booking so please feel free to take.

From Pete_C
August 1, 2011 at 2:54 pm

hmm… Is this only me who is not able to use the Equipment booking system? It says i’m not authorised!

From Jung In
August 1, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Nope, the same just happened to me!

From Pete S
August 1, 2011 at 9:48 pm

New html 5 music video from OK Go and Google, view it on Chrome.

From Claire
August 1, 2011 at 10:43 pm

We’re closing in, people! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjSgY7RFcQk

From Jo
August 2, 2011 at 8:27 am

Guys, are you telling Geoff and Kevin about the problem with the booking system? They don’t always read the message board.

From Martin~
August 2, 2011 at 9:12 am

Kev is tracking down Geoff to solve the problem!

From Jung In
August 2, 2011 at 10:09 am

¡BOOKING SYSTEM BACK ONLINE! – Geoff was in Manchester and managed to fix it on his phone! Yes his phone. So Geoff gots 100+ awesome points for that alone.

From Kev***
August 2, 2011 at 10:58 am

Im still having trouble with it… i now get this message: “Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.”

From Pete
August 2, 2011 at 11:14 am

Seems we were over enthusiastic. I’m entering the infinite loooooop too. I wonder if we’ll find Mr. Jobs. I’ll get back to Geoff and see what’s what.

From Kev***
August 2, 2011 at 11:19 am

Anyone looking for a day of light sound/visual tech work on the 22 August? If so get in touch. Should be decently paid, very straightforward. It’s for some very nice people (not me, but people even nicer than me). send me an email if you’re interested. yannseznec at gmail.

From Yann
August 2, 2011 at 11:21 am

SHOULD BE BACK! Try again.

From Kev***
August 2, 2011 at 11:38 am

Yeah~ it’s working fine now.

From Jung In
August 2, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Hi sound designers,

Most of you are probably busy on your final projects. Good luck with that. But if any of you is available to help tidy up the sound, put on some music etc for my short documentary, it’ll be just great. The whole film is around 13 mins, on loneliness, and merely a single character in it so your work might be not too complicated. Unfortunately I’m not able to pay you so far, but I’ll start doing so at my next film project. The sound task needs to be completed by 20th of August, and I’ll give you the whole film around 10th August.

If you’re interested or someone you know might be interested please email me asap.
Many thanks.

yuhsuehlin@facebook.com or

From Yuhsueh
August 2, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Just a reminder, I’ll be making noise with my project from 4pm in the Atrium.

Come along and have a listen.

From Kev***
August 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm


From Jung In
August 4, 2011 at 10:31 am


cut n’ slash

From Kev***
August 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Here is some other work similar to yours Kevin from Leafcutter John; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LXAVZJY3Ks

From Martin~
August 4, 2011 at 2:40 pm

just to warn everyone there is a dcp dry-run/listen session in the atrium this afternoon, so there will be noise from between 1.30 up to around 5 or 6pm probably. Hope this doesn’t disturb people’s work too much and feel welcome to come and listen to our works-in-progress…

From matt
August 5, 2011 at 8:44 am


New Plaid (as in from Warp) out soon.

From Kev***
August 5, 2011 at 2:04 pm

anyone on the look out for cheap fringe tickets will appreciate this great website. http://www.theatreninjas.co.uk
Maybe more relavent in a couple of weeks.

From thinjoe
August 6, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Can anyone provide a link to the latex tutorial Martin did? (not the pdf the video) Can’t seem to find it on the infrared. Cheers

From Pete_C
August 6, 2011 at 10:42 pm

booking system seems to be down again, same problem as last time

From matt
August 7, 2011 at 8:18 am

Pete – Martin’s template and the super useful wikibook

From Emma
August 7, 2011 at 8:44 am

Hey Emma. Thanks for the response. Thats what I have so I’m just looking for the video of the lecture now. It has some differing material from what I can remember! I’ll post the link for it up here if I manage to get it ;)

From Pete_C
August 7, 2011 at 4:30 pm

@Pete; Quoting April 26th 2011; “Screen grab of the LaTeX intro on the shared directory… DDM_SD”

From Martin~
August 7, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Thanks Martin! Much appreciated ;)

From Pete_C
August 8, 2011 at 12:15 am

Hey Everyone I have a problem with my Fmod project. My fmod project crashed during it was saving. When I double click to reopen the .fdp file, A message appears telling me:

Error reading project:

How can I fix this and reopen my project again?. Please contact me via email ASAP, if anyone knows how to fix this issue. Thanks Everyone.

Email: Tobiasbass@mac.com


Patrick Meza

From Patrick Meza
August 8, 2011 at 3:20 am

Im having problems downloading any papers from Cambridge Journals Online from the uni network. I have emailed their technical support but is there anything else that can be done department wise to help rectify this problem quicker?



From Pete_C
August 9, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Hi Patrick. If FMOD Designer crashed whilst you were saving it’s possible that the .fdp file has become corrupted. It may be possible to salvage differences from previous saved versions (it’s always worth iterating ‘…01, ‘…02′/whatever) by opening the .fdp file with a program like TextEdit on the Mac or Notepad on the PC. You should be able to see all the parameters etc. in an xml like format similar to the .fsp files we looked at in the lectures…

From Nick
August 10, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Re: Cambridge Journals Online. It appears to be working now :)

From Pete_C
August 10, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Graeme, at some point, if you have any free time at all, I’d be very interested in finding out more about your final project FMOD/Unity combo… Get in touch!

From Nick
August 10, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Automatic acousmatic composition. Might be worth a play. On the other hand…

From Elle Es Aich
August 11, 2011 at 11:24 am

Great! it’s the future people. Don’t bother carrying your instrument with you, that’s for idiots. Just print it out when you get there!


From Gareth
August 12, 2011 at 2:24 pm

i found a blue sandisk usb stick in studio 1 today. it’s called ‘wee blue’ – if anyone has lost it or knows who owns this delightful wee stick then let me know:
M.L.S.Collings@sms.ed.ac.uk. x

From matt
August 13, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Hey Matt. You could give that to Caroline when she is back on Monday. I think I saw some people working in Studio 1 but they were not MSc students. They wouldn’t see this board.

From Jung In
August 13, 2011 at 4:40 pm

interesting looking Digital Heritage Preservation conference in Edinburgh: http://whc.unesco.org/en/events/765#documents

From johnny
August 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm

arduino and iphone

From matt
August 15, 2011 at 3:13 am

Logorama http://vimeo.com/10149605

From JulesR
August 15, 2011 at 12:22 pm

This site looks interesting; http://www.xeno-canto.org/

From Martin~
August 15, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Does anyone know if there is a way to get the word count of a latex document? #makelifeeasier

From Pete_C
August 16, 2011 at 6:30 am

Hey Pete, I just upload it to this. You can download the software too…. http://app.uio.no/ifi/texcount/online.php

From LSH
August 16, 2011 at 9:28 am

Russolo room is free now.

From BF Doyle
August 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Pete – if you’re working in TexShop then with your main tex file (the file that links to all the chapters etc) active click on Edit -> Statistics. You will be rewarded with a word count.

From Emma
August 16, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I bought some CD/DVD labels and I’ve put them next to the printer – help yourself.

From Emma
August 16, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Does anyone know if Spatialiser is installed on the lab machines if so which ones?

From Tam Treanor
August 16, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Found a version of spat~ on a lab machine but it looks like an early version. Ponderment…………….Softwarey not worky

From Tam Treanor
August 16, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Thanks Emma! You will be rewarded in gold.

From Pete_C
August 16, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Tam I think it might be on the teaching computer in the lab and also in the russolo. Nobody uses it so it’s quite possible it’s an old version. I did try it in the russolo but it didn’t work and was asking for the password authorization so I gave up. Maybe Geoff is your man for that. Not sure to be honest

From Gareth
August 16, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Hello! Thought you guys would get a kick of this software: http://sqzr.de/5E1 Hope the dissertations went well!

From Nicol
August 16, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Anyone know how you would go about citing a paper/article that is in a book of articles edited by someone else with bibdesk?

From Gareth
August 16, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Gareth – I used “incollection” with the title as the article/paper title and book title as, well, the book title.

From Emma
August 17, 2011 at 8:58 am

Great, I’ll give it a go. Thanks Emma!

From gareth
August 17, 2011 at 10:46 am

Neat visualisation of the last 30 years in music sales. http://i.imgur.com/85GXT.gif

From BF Doyle
August 17, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Thanks Gareth.

Got it working in the end. It took my password on a third attempt (while also telling me it would not accept it!!).

Oh and the fact I forgot about setting file preferences like an utter noob!! – (thanks Hunter)

From Tam Treanot
August 18, 2011 at 8:12 am

russolo room is now free

From gareth
August 18, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Hmm none of my Latex xitations will render. They all worked two hours ago. Even when I use a backup from two hours ago – still no worky. I tried Martins guidelines which works fine

Any suggestions??

From Tam Treanor
August 18, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Tam when you typeset BibTex what does it say in your little console window? Email me if you want and I’ll take a look.

From Emma
August 18, 2011 at 11:54 pm

I have emailed you the consol message

Thanks for your help here Emma. Bit late in the day Latex mind games!!!


From Tam Treanor
August 19, 2011 at 12:37 am

Hi everyone, please don’t forget to upload your design work to the submissions directory and include a PDF file of your written work too. Have fun this weekend.

From Martin~
August 19, 2011 at 9:22 am

APPLE + K, then smb://files.ace.ed.ac.uk/ace_submissions_1011
Will get you to the submissions directory by the way.

From Martin~
August 19, 2011 at 11:48 am

To celebrate the submission, what say ye to all of us meeting in allison house at 17.00? We can form a plan of action!

August 19, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Can’t make my studio booking today, so the russolo room is free all night if anyone wants in…

From Clive
August 19, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Hey All,

Check out a couple videos of my project!

If you don’t have headphones:

If you DO have headphones (reccomended!):

From Hunter Knight
August 19, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Hello all,

I hope everyone enjoyed and worked hard towards their final dissertation. Recently, DesigningSound.org posted an interview with me on their site. The interview might interest people who are into Game Audio. Please take a look http://designingsound.org/2011/08/interview-with-hrishikesh-dani/


From Rishi Dani (SD Student 2009-2010)
August 19, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Hey Hunter Knight, That’s a wonderful procedural audio for game demo video. Very impressive. Do you mind if I share it to my network on Twitter? Let me know.

From Rishi Dani (SD Student 2009-2010)
August 19, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Hello!I I left yesterday a grey cotton scarve in Alison. If you find it please let me know..Cheers

From Loukia
August 19, 2011 at 5:19 pm

I just heard about this, looks interesting, sounds and stories designed for (g)hostly places around Edinburgh… ooo


hope final projects are going well, I’m looking forward to Thursday night!

From Mike B
August 23, 2011 at 9:00 am

Link to DDM Facebook site

From Richard Coyne
August 23, 2011 at 10:21 am

I’m an Edinburgh Screen Academy student.

I am set to film a short on Friday 26th – 29 August. It is a Dark Comedy about a middle aged boy finally leaving home, and his dear old mum.

Our sound man has just bailed for the second time. I hear you guys are good and reliable.

If you are free, and could help, I’ll love to hear from you ASAP

We have all our own equipment and we’ll be paying for travel and catering. If you require a fee the budget is stretched but we can chat about that. We have enlisted a great DoP and two quality Actors.


From Niall - Help ASAP
August 23, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Just in case anyone didn’t know, there is a DCP concert tomorrow night at 8pm; we will be setting up and practicing in the Atrium from about midday and will be making quite a bit of noise, so apologies to anyone wanting to work in or around the atrium tomorrow afternoon.


From Clive
August 24, 2011 at 5:52 pm

The rehearsals sounded really good from what I heard today. Shame I can’t make it tomorrow. Good luck everyone!

From Adomas
August 25, 2011 at 12:10 am

Cycling glimpse at some new stuff usability. But makes me excited.

From Kev***
August 25, 2011 at 7:00 am

Hey I like that Little peak at Max 6 Kev. I think Ircam could make some improvements here too in terms of their ftm learn-ability!!! oh yes…

From Tam Treanor
August 25, 2011 at 10:52 am

Anyone want an old upright piano? My friend is giving one away for free. “It’s in pretty poor shape, but might be useful for an installation or some such perhaps?” Let me know ASAP. You can find van drivers who will move it for around £50.

From Lauren
August 25, 2011 at 12:13 pm


From Martin~
August 25, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Kevin, you’ll love this but so will any sound designer heading out to work freelance, you can microphones in the kitchen now; http://createdigitalmusic.com/2011/08/kitchen-contact-mic-chemistry-make-a-mic-from-baking-soda-cream-of-tartar/. (Sent to me via Dave Murray-Rust).

From Martin~
August 26, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Short podcast featuring Chris Watson http://t.co/v7tLvod

From Colin
August 29, 2011 at 11:42 am

Self Employment:
Just wanted to retract my comments about compromise at last weeks self employment meeting, I was talking rubbish!. Self employment is what you make it. Follow this link fro the Business Gateway, they can help out with all kinds of advice and funding options for those interested in becoming self employed. Free money and advice = very helpful. http://www.edinburghchamber.co.uk/business_solutions/starting_your_business/

From Tam Treanor
August 30, 2011 at 2:25 pm

FAO: Sound designers, dancers, performers, anyone wanting to work with gesture recognition. Realtime Gesture Recognition for Performing Arts Workshop from Bruno Zamborlin (Goldsmiths/IRCAM). Wed 7th Sept at 4pm, Sound Lab. Please sign up here. If you have a wiimote please bring it along. Cheers.

From Lauren
September 4, 2011 at 10:43 am

wish i could be there for that one lauren! off on a tour for a week.

From matt
September 5, 2011 at 7:34 pm

I’ve a new piece premiering on the 24th September at the Glasgow City Halls, come along if you can; visuals, sound, live electronics, brilliant players; http://www.manhigh.org.

From Martin~
September 6, 2011 at 4:27 pm

i’m playing the final date of my uk tour with talvihorros tonight at the banshee labyrinth, doors 8.30. hope to see some faces from alison house again!

From matt
September 11, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Hello everyone, I am a new student this year and I am studying MSc composition for screen. I am planning to join this competition as follows:
So I hope I can collaborate with another audio designer. If you are interested in this event, please contact me as soon as possible.
Email address: xjmusic@sina.com
Waiting for your responses!

From Jogger
September 16, 2011 at 9:01 am

ace-looking turntable :)

From Nick K
September 16, 2011 at 9:59 pm

I folks, I like to pop in every so often when iI find good examples of theory in practical use for you guys.

So for those of you with questions about bit depth have a looky at this!


From Lee Sharp
September 17, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Hi Studio 1 is free now (couldn’t get rid of my booking for some reason).

From su
September 19, 2011 at 9:17 am

Bill Fontana sound installation in Euston Road.


From sean
September 20, 2011 at 9:14 am

Jules = Jason Statham

From Group X
September 20, 2011 at 3:53 pm

- Clothes, Make-up
- Phone, money
- Macbook Pro, Spa treatments
- Movies, Music
- Phillip Seymor Hoffman, Thora Birch

From Group 14
September 20, 2011 at 4:07 pm

1: castiglioni lamp because it exemplifies the less is more style.
2: wallet/bag/purse , phone, ipod, keys
3: macbook pro
4: comfy clothing, nice music, comfy bed or chair and a book, glass of wine
5: eva green

From Group 11
September 20, 2011 at 4:12 pm

What is your greatest design extravagance? the fees or this course!

How do you relax? sleeping

Who would you choose to play you in the movie of your life? wall-e

From Group 3
September 20, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Piece of Design
Stella: clothes
zhen liu: car
Gujin Zhao: Great Wall
Jose Emilio: spring
Giacomo: Amused to Death album

From Group 6
September 20, 2011 at 4:14 pm

1: Mobile/sun glasses 2: ipod/camera 3: phone/wallet 4: big bag 5: rings

From Group 6
September 20, 2011 at 4:16 pm

1.Italian typewriter: lettera 22 great looking, simple technology that achieves impressive mechanical ends

2. Camera, phone, cigarettes, vaseline, pencil.

3. virtual acoustic remodeling of an abbey.

4. cook, write music.

Toby Carpenter = Mark Cera
Steve Oxnard = Matt Damon
Sanaa Ahsanuddin = Selma Hayek
Andrea Botti = Jason Biggs
Ethan Lee = Hugh Grant

From Group 18
September 20, 2011 at 4:17 pm


Piece that inspired:
Nike of Samothrace
Golden Gate Bridge
Barcelona Pavilion
Counter Strike
the wheel
Amedeo Modigliani

Objects to carry with you:
mobile phones
a bag
my ego

play me in a movie:
Alex: Hugh Laurie
Greg: Keanu Reeves
bhooshan: Amitabh Bachchan
Lucille:Scarlett Johanson
Jessica: Zoey Dechanel
Zhang:Morgan Freeman
Stephen: Joey from Friends

From Group 8
September 20, 2011 at 4:18 pm

a.no favourites
b.purse, keys, glasses
c.designer bicycle
e.julian moore

From Anthi_GROUP12
September 20, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Sydney Opera House, WaterCube, City of the Arts and the Sciences (Valencia, Spain, by Santiago Calatrava)

From Group 6
September 20, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Listening to Music, walking at night, playing an instrument, watching a movie, screeeeeeem

From Group 6
September 20, 2011 at 4:19 pm

La Sagrada Família – Pen – ugg boots – TV – Doris Day

From Group 7
September 20, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Stella = Jennifer Anninston
Giacomo = Flash
zhen liu= the spider man
Gujin = Sherlock Holmes
Jose Emilio = Bruce Willis

From Group 6
September 20, 2011 at 4:22 pm


From Ayumi_GROUP12
September 20, 2011 at 4:25 pm

1. most admired design:
Lu = chopsticks – elegant and effective design
Eva=bluetooth – convenient
Tina= Alvar Aalto-matiral and local identity
Dave – Tube Map, simple uncluttered innovative design
Varun – Binaural Microphone – to be able to record & simulate what we hear

2.Object you carry
Tina= keys, phone,glasses
Eva= phone, mp3 player, money
Dave – keys, wallet, phone, lip balm
Varun – phone, recorder, wallet
Lu = keys

3. Design Extravagance
Everyone: This Course

4.How do you relax
Lu = sleep
Tina= depends( spending money or maybe crying)
Eva= shopping and watching TV
Varun: Music, reading, walking
Dave – Music, bath

Dave – Ryan Gosling
Lu – Johnny Depp (let’s see how good of an actor he is)
Eva= Anne Hathaway
Tina= Julia Roberts
Varun = Gwyneth Paltrow (just because Jules said so)

From Team 2
September 20, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Barcelona Paviliion, Laputa(anime), Ableton Live, pompidou, violin

Mobile phone, keys, piercing, bracelet ipod

tatoo, speakers, Pink Alice in Wonderland, watch, noise composition

sleep, watch tv, computer games, make music, playing

Bruce campbell, Scarlett Johansson, Kim parsons, Edward Norton, Mulan

From Group 13
September 20, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Eleonora Cugurullo:

1. Frank Gehry Wiggle Side Chair because it’s made from all recycled materials.
2. An umbrella.
3. A Filigree museum.
4. Drink vanilla tea and watch anime.
5. Uma Thurman

Huhang Zheng

1. 3D printer.
2. Mobile phone (HTC G3)
3. A model painting.
4. Sleep
5. Maggie Zhang

Xiaojing He

1. Wristwatch
2. Glasses
3. Necklace
4. Hanging out with friends.
5. Keira Knightley

Gervais Harry

1. the movie “Sunshine”
2. Portable recorder H1
3. Granular delay
4. Watching QI
5. Clive Owen

From Group 20
September 20, 2011 at 4:26 pm

1. Moleskine Notebooks
2. My keys, my glasses
3. My Lindberg Glasses
4. Sitting in silence and stillness, watching the light change, and listening
5. Don’t know

From Donato_GROUP12
September 20, 2011 at 4:28 pm

3a. Coke can ring pull. A masterpiece of engineering.
b. Phones (not really just phones anymore), Wallet, Earplugs
c. Recreating the sound of a car with a tiger roar.
d. Watching things. Anything.
4. Doesn’t matter, but should be directed by David Lynch.

From Group 19
September 20, 2011 at 4:30 pm

1.Cars-The nice ones
5.Ryan Gosling

From Matt_GROUP12
September 20, 2011 at 4:30 pm

1. Jing – http://www.zcool.com.cn/show/ZNDY1MDg=/1.html
We all liked it; you will too.
2. Jesse – Underwear
3. Chelsey – Nothing is extravagant for design!!
4. All – Bake, eat, drink, sleep, massage, and then listen to soulful music.
5. Captain Kirk’s mother.

From GROUP 9
September 20, 2011 at 4:32 pm

1.B-52 Stealth bomber
2.Glasses, phone
3. The Louvre
4. Listening to music
5. Aamir Khan

September 20, 2011 at 4:33 pm

1. MOOG synthesizers – juxtaposition of retro and new technology
2. Keys and mobile phone
3. Original 1970′s furniture
4. Go cycling
5. Jermaine Clement (Flight of the concords)

1. i m not sure
2. phone
3. my portfolio
4. play video games
5. my self

1. any design that serves a practical function in addition to being beautiful (bridges, etc.)
2. pen, keys, phone
3. running shoes
4. running and watching movies
5. emily blunt

1.i am not sure
2.pen and phone
4.reading and watching TV

1. skateboard (active art)
2. my shoes
3. yet to come
4. norah jones
5. chris rock

1. architectures(skyscrapers,etc.)
2. wallet, phone, key, clothes
3.yet to come
4.surfing on line
5.Brad Pitt

From Group One
September 20, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Charlie = Tom Waits
Likes Ableton Live
Relaxes in the pub
carries paper and pen
indulged in 2nd computer

Bingxin Li = Vimpire
Likes Cardboard
Relaxes by Sleepling
Carries iPhone
Indulged in her wardrobe

Ying Liang = Anne Joseph
Likes WWF Logo
relaxes taking photos
Carries her Camera
Indulged in her Photo collection

John = Ernest Borgnine
Likes Lego bricks
relaxes in silence
carries Keys
indulged in a Jackson RR1

From Group 16
September 20, 2011 at 4:33 pm

5.do not know

September 20, 2011 at 4:36 pm

1. Nick=Semi hollow body guitar
Beth=Saul Bass’s ‘Psycho’ credits
Simon=Paper buildings
Richard=SARC, Belfast
Yi=Weico twitter software
Wei=Chinese garden, wood and rock represents trees and mountains

2. Beth=sketchbook & pen
Yi=iPhone or iPad

3. Wei=Robot
Yi=Flying cars
Nick=Live concert venue with absolute stereo sound
Beth=Working Time Machine
Simon=Make the digital real
Richard=Negate unwanted microphone feedback

4. Yi=watch a movie
Wei=Listen to music
Simon=Talk with friends and have a drink
Beth=Drink a cup of tea
Nick=Run while listening to music
Richard=Jamming on piano

5. Beth=Grace Kelly
Wei=Tom Hanks
Simon=Tom Hanks
Nick=Ewan McGregor
Richard=Liam Neeson

From Group 4
September 20, 2011 at 4:39 pm

1. PS2 Controller/Flower Vase/Sennheiser HD25
2. Drawing pen/Phone/Torch/Keys/Phone
3. Headphones/Nagra LB/Drawing Tablet
4. Drawing comics/Eating/Running/Traveling/Watching movies
5. Tina Fey/Maggie Q/Daniel Auteuil/Zooey Deschanel/Colin Firth

From Group 17
September 20, 2011 at 4:40 pm

michael: v-neck t-shirt, USB stick, Bordeaux pants, make music, toby maguire

divya: rubic’s cube,Chocolate, fashion accessories, listen to music, rease witherspoon

Kinan: Eddie Van Halen Frankenstien Guitar, Guitar pick, ergonomic writing slope, yoga, jeff bridges

More: iPhone, Mobile phone, mobile phone cases, computer games, julia roberts

Jian: Facebook logo, credit card, rain meter, music, johnny depp

Tana: Nike swoosh, watch, glasses, music

From Group 5
September 20, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Katja: 1) Bicycles and LEGO, 2) My Calendar, 3) Webpage stuff for Roskilde Festival, 4) Drinking coffee with friends, 5) Uma Thurman (‘grown up version me’ at least) – Peter 2)cigarettes,wallet 4)music, sleep, tai chi Xinxin Yuan (Cecilia) 1) Andy Goldsworthy’s works, 2) mirror, 3) a room for massive use, 4) go out for a walk, 5)none MI LIN(Emeline) 1)chairs designed by Hans Wegner 2)a roll of color pens 3)no 4)lying under the sunshine 5)Milla Jovovich eva dong: 1) microwave 2) glasses 3) not yet decided 4) bath 5) not yet decided

From Group 10
September 20, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Sound Design Media Students!

To be clear, we want you to upload two distinct sounds each for Friday’s submission. (Not necessarily of different objects, but distinct sonorities). Apologies to first two tutorial groups, with whom I was vague, if not actively misleading.

Have fun!

From Owen
September 21, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Hi there all, I’m having a flat party this week to celebrate the start of term. I live with five other students and we’re all inviting our friends from other courses, so it’ll be a crazy night!

It’s a themed party, and you should dress up for it. The theme is MAGIC! Give me a shout if you’re interested in coming along! my e-mail is s1144486@sms

Here’s the address:

From Jesse Hurtado
September 21, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Btw, the address is 9 spottiswoode street. The google maps link was not working well..

From Jesse Hurtado
September 21, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Sound Design Media upload location; https://infrared.ace.ed.ac.uk/resourceManager.cfm?browse=true&departmentId=3167, you’ll need to login via EASE.

From Martin~
September 21, 2011 at 11:10 pm

MSc SD: If you want to contribute to the SonicMash blog and haven’t received an invite please email me: nothingtokeep[at]gmail[dot]com.

I’ve sent out invites to the email IDs I have.

From Varun
September 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm


From Ami/Samia/Jonathan
September 22, 2011 at 4:41 pm

I struggle to navigate this website. Just saying.

From Samia
September 22, 2011 at 4:56 pm


Ok web designers and animators, what do you make of this^^^.

From Kev***
September 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm


Five Facts About Katja and Beth!

Marvel at its aesthetic awesomeness.

From Katja & Beth
September 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Hey guys,

This a small intro about me and one of the guys who was in my group!


cheers! :)

From Greg:)
September 22, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Please visit our first “webpage”…..

From Tamsin, Ayumi, Olivia
September 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Once more, the webiste, cuz it did not seem to work:)


From Greg
September 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Okay, now for real:)


From Greg
September 22, 2011 at 5:13 pm

If someone is connected to the VPN network on a Mac and doesn’t know how to actually access his or her data, do the following:

1. In the finder, press “Go” -> …connect to server

2. for the server adress, type in “smb://people.ace.ed.ac.uk/studentweb/sxxxxxxx” with your full studentnr

3. in the form, “name” is your studentnr (including the s) and as your password, use the password for the computers at alison house.

And that should be about it. If you don’t know about all the VPN stuff, just check it here: http://info.ace.ed.ac.uk/computing/

And my first draft: http://people.ace.ed.ac.uk/students/s1135918/webdraft/

From Michael
September 22, 2011 at 5:14 pm

I hope that my page is finally working:)


From Greg
September 22, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Okay now finally, thank god!!!


From Greg
September 22, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Excuse the giant image, but here is the site Genean and I made!


From Chelsey
September 22, 2011 at 5:25 pm

I’m a late comer to this DDM course and today was my first day of lectures. so I’d just like to say “hi”. Hi.

From Jonathan
September 22, 2011 at 8:25 pm

First Week HTML Task : )


From Jessica Ruiz
September 22, 2011 at 10:13 pm

I’m late as well to this DDM course, so hi everyone.

From Ana Roman
September 23, 2011 at 1:24 am

any sound designers having problems uploading their clips to infrared? i got a big fat error message this morning, have just emailed it to geoff to see what he can do…

From Fiona
September 23, 2011 at 7:13 am

sound designers – geoff says he has managed to fix the infrared issue so uploading should be fine now…

From Fiona
September 23, 2011 at 9:55 am

The BBC is rolling out a new homepage… Seems a bit busy to me… http://beta.bbc.co.uk/

From JulesR
September 23, 2011 at 11:01 am

I had the same problem during the upload, but just for one specific sound, don’t know why. I’ve emailed Geoff too but for the moment the issue persists.

From Giacomo
September 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm

What is Sound Design?
For me it is the art of creating, modifying, combining and analysing sounds to make them fit an aesthetic, psychologic, historic or musical concept.

From Aurelien Folie
September 23, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Sound design is a diverse artistic discipline involving the recording and manipulation of sound, produced for a product or a production that requires the presence audio designed for a specified purpose

From Wazir Ilyas Abdulrahman
September 23, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Sound design is a solitary nighttime amble after a heavy snowfall.
Sound design is coffee in the morning, and a glass of wine after dinner.
Sound design is every secret you’ve ever shared with someone you love.
Sound design is every secret you’ve ever kept to yourself.
Sound design is the delicate whisp of truth that slips through Life’s jealous fingers.

From Gervais
September 23, 2011 at 2:16 pm

sound design is the art of painting with aural materials – usually to transport the listener by creating a new place or space, or to communicate mood or narrative in the detail of cues or keynotes.

From Fiona
September 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Sound Design is the art of creating audio for media and music.With sound design you are able to be creative and affect significantly the result of a media.

From Orfeas Boteas
September 23, 2011 at 2:36 pm

What is Sound Design?

Design is the process of planning and constructing something for a given purpose. In the field of sound there are many different applications ranging from music to audio/visual experiences. Therefore Sound Design is the practice of planning and constructing sounds for exhibition either by themselves or as part of a combined discipline experience.

If you could see sound design, would it look like this? http://www.skytopia.com/project/fractal/new/full/q85/A-Slice-of-Mandelbrot-Gateaux-med.jpg

From Jesse Hurtado
September 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Sound Design is the creation, manipulation and composition of sound. The aims and practices are as diverse as the tools and techniques available. It can, for example, be used both to transport the audience (whether it be purely sound or some multimedia application) to an abstract and impossible other dimension or to ground him in the very real and concrete scenario.

From Charlie Knox
September 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Also, does anyone know if its possible to edit metadata on a file already uploaded to infrar.ed?

From charlie
September 23, 2011 at 3:21 pm

quite literally mind bending

From Kev***
September 23, 2011 at 3:24 pm

I think that to understand what sound design exactly is one must compare it with sound and musical composition. Compositions are done for their own sake and must have their own meaning and aesthetic without the help of additional media. When sounds are organized and composed to “assist” another media then this practice is usually called sound design. Sound design can, therefore, have to do with films, videogames, or any other kind of media that can take advantage of multimodality. Designing sound doesn’t mean only to create the right sound to be associated with every other media event, but also to organize all the media events together cooperating with the other media designers. This way all the media have their aesthetic and meaning on the whole, thus resulting more effective.

From Daniel
September 23, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Sound Design is an entirely subjective term and has a wide and diverse range of definitions and meanings, whether it be related to film, theatre, music or any other form of the sonic arts. At the most basic level it is the creation, enhancement, manipulation and analysis of sound. It can be applied to many different situations and can be used to altogether alter a persons perception, emotions and feelings towards a given event.

From Chris Prescott
September 23, 2011 at 4:04 pm

What is sound design? Sound design is the process of conceiving, collecting, manipulating and finally producing (as in a visual or live performance aspect) analog and digital sounds for the sake of an artistic/creative or personal output (e.g. a film sound track vs. a musical recording). There are amateurs and professionals. There are artists and hobbyists. Some people can obsess over sound and some never open their ears.

From Nick H
September 23, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Sound Design is, in many ways, playing with reality.
We use the physical world to actually bend it at will and create infinite new worlds.
Sound Design is, at the same time, the art of deceiving and satisfying the mind.

From Giacomo
September 23, 2011 at 4:11 pm

To me, sound design is a creative and expansive medium. It can be both expressive and indicative. Sound design deals with at least one of the following: audio recording, sound creation, manipulation, editing, arrangement, musical composition, etc. Sound design can be anything that has been created to be heard.

From Mauricio Escamilla
September 23, 2011 at 4:30 pm

sound design, partly art, partly discipline, is a set of knowledge and skills needed both to reproduce the audible, and to make the unheard audible.

From Peter Terner
September 23, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Sound design is communicating meaning, emotion and experiences.

From Karl
September 23, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Sound Design, is the identification and manipulation of abstract resources to produce a specific outcome (usually) beyond the context of the original material to convey a meaning, message or emotion.

From JimP
September 23, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Sound design is the art of creating artificial soundscapes that were originally obviated for diverse reasons. We are able to re-create those original scenarios in a diegetic or non-diegetic manner, always depending on the approach taken.

From Marco Saez
September 23, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Sound design is all about creative and ideas. It makes things vivid and real, interesting and exciting, and makes us excited. It also brings life to things and let our imagination run wild..as wild as we possibly could. It’s a way to turn the imagination into reality. Sound designers play with the sounds, control the sounds, and they’re like the God of the world of sounds.

From Zongping Shi
September 23, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Sound Design is the use use of sound to communicate – either emotion or meaning – at the right place and the right time regardless of the medium either through manipulation or representation.

From Varun
September 23, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Sorry the “creative” should be “creativity” :(

From Zongping Shi
September 23, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Sound Design is a creative tool / process used to create a piece of sound for a certain object. When this sound is played it also conveys the meaning of the object.

From Vignesh Ganesan
September 24, 2011 at 9:11 am

SD and DCP folk, get yourselves over to Glasgow City Halls tonight to see Martin Parker perform “Man High” with Stephen Deazley, followed by Icebreaker playing Brian Eno’s Apollo Soundtracks.


From sean
September 24, 2011 at 11:10 am

The idea of sound as an object that can easily be captured, sculpted, and transformed is central to the process that we call sound design. Sound can complement or even even replace an image, virtually effacing the role of it.

From Ana Roman
September 24, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Sound Design is the deliberate and considered sourcing, tailoring, and/or production of audio for a specific purpose or application. Attention should be paid to mood, texture and intended audience, as well as any emotional and semantic content.

From Dave House
September 24, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Sound Design is a creative discipline which uses generated or recorded audio to fulfill a design brief.

From John McAreavey
September 26, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Sound design is: making deliberate choices with regard to sound, and implementing them functionally, in any context.

From Donato Wharton
September 26, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Sound Design is the creation of sound, abstract or traditional to fulfill a specific function within a media project. The goal maybe to convey emotion, atmosphere , setting, scenery etc or to add a sense of realism to a media project through the creative use of sound, this may often include a certain amount of sonic misdirection.

From Alex Pearson
September 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Sound Design is the Art and Science of capturing audio material and then shaping/sculpting the results to create an atmosphere, a feeling or a new context.

From Raz Ullah
September 26, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Sound design is the art or convention of capturing a sound element, or sound environment, to be used or altered for the purpose of creating a sonic character to a production.

From Richard Robinson
September 26, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Hi everybody,
To actually get to know each other a bit better on the course and not just spend all our time in the company of Blender or other time consuming programs, I suggest that we all go out for a drink or to tomorrow (Tuesday) evening. We will meet up at 8pm at The Blind Poet on Nicolson Street and take it from there. It would be cool if a lot of you would join – DDM’s as well as SD’s, DCP’s and who else is somehow involved in our courses. Please do let your course members know that they should come along if they have not seen this message themselves! Hope to see you all tomorrow.
Katja xx

From Katja Taksholt
September 26, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Sound design is the creation and subsequent manipulation of sonic data to fit a specific design context. As the name suggests, the design encompasses manipulation of the data, the environment and all relevant design procedures to fulfill a design spec.

From Abesh Thakur
September 26, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Sound Design is the process of manipulating recorded or generated sounds to create specific audio requirements.

From Stewart Houston
September 26, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Sound Design is the art of manipulating real (captured) or synthesized sound into a form in which it effectively represents that of a real or fictitious sound source.

From Stephen Oxnard
September 26, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Anyone used this before? http://mixlr.com/

From Martin~
September 26, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Sound Design is the practise of capturing and manipulating audio using various tools and techniques. There may be many different methods which can be employed by the designer to achieve a desired outcome and there may not necessarily be a right or wrong way to perform certain tasks, as experimentation plays an important role in both practise and learning. It is perhaps the sound designer’s key goal to convey or express feelings and emotions through the creative use of audio to an audience, as they or could be the ultimate judges of his/her work.

From Kinan Ballagh
September 27, 2011 at 12:53 am

DDM people, there is a Facebook Group for you. You are all welcome to join. http://www.facebook.com/groups/141580909271251/

From ddm_Anthi
September 27, 2011 at 9:12 am

Can anybody recall the password for the ACE iTunes library?

From Gervais
September 27, 2011 at 9:25 am

isn’t it; music1?

From JimP
September 27, 2011 at 10:23 am

I’ve drop my USB flash disk in our lab this morning (27th `september) It’s a blue one and named KINGSTON
If any body have see it, please let me know through my mailbox liangsiying919@163.com. Many thanks!

From Siying Liang
September 27, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Sound design is a kind of trick to resonate with people’s experience on defining what sound objects would make under a specific view of the scene.

From Gujin Zhao
September 27, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Sound Designers, please check the programme calendar and instructions for syncing with it in your preferred calendar reader. Tutorials for this semester are there, scheduled for Wednesday mornings, a different course each week. Tomorrow is Media and Culture, next week Sonic Structures. More about that at Sonic Structures this Thursday.

From Martin~
September 27, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Link to the programme calendar;

From Martin~
September 27, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Another lost USB stick message! I lost mine, a chunky wooden one (oooh fancy) in the Sound Lab last Friday. It’s got ‘Congotronics’ written on it, of all things. If anyone finds it please let me know! dave@dhouse.co.uk

From Dave House
September 27, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Would anybody like to venture out to Portobello beach this Saturday? Some SD/DCP people are going [and taking portable recording devices]. The 15 bus takes you out there, you can catch it at the stop outside the Cameo Cinema on Home Street [google map - http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=cameo+cinema&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&sa=N&tab=wl ]
Meet there at 12.30pm if you’d like to come along, the bus runs every half hour and should be stopping by just after that time. If you are bringing a mic bring something to protect it from the wind… SD people have my phone number on our list, email me if you need it – fiona.keenan@gmail.com

From Fiona
September 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I know it’s a little bit late but…Does anybody know where we should take the lecture tomorrow at 11am ?

From Qiaoyi
September 28, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Sound Design Media project brief is now available; http://sd.caad.ed.ac.uk/sdm/2009/09/course-submission-move-1/

From Martin~
September 28, 2011 at 11:46 pm

@Qiaoyi G.183 in Old College for Media and Culture

From Lorcan
September 28, 2011 at 11:53 pm

@Fiona, Peter and I had talked about walking out there. It’d make a lovely day for sure.

@Ivan, don’t mean to be a jerk, but did you mean 9 pm Saturday, in stead of 9 am Sunday? I’d like to get in on Saturday night if possible.

From Gervais
September 29, 2011 at 12:42 am

re: Portobello – you can catch the 42 there from the bus stop opposite Inspace… takes about an hour to walk there from here

From JulesR
September 29, 2011 at 9:31 am

Sonic structures is taking place in the sound lab today, just in case anyone is confused.

From Martin~
September 29, 2011 at 12:18 pm

@Jules – thanks for that, I haven’t been out before so had to look up buses and things.
If people want to get the 42 out to portobello from Inspace there’ll be a timetable somewhere on the Lothian Buses website…
Otherwise meet at Cameo Cinema at 12.30pm on Saturday to catch the 15!

From Fiona
September 29, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Just after our AI lecture for Media and Culture yesterday… artist Philip Stearns’ Artificial Analog Neural Network piece is worth checking out http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&v=hbAJqyXy4gY – there is also nice big journal article by him here (for the very interested) http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/leonardo_music_journal/v019/19.stearns.html

From Fiona
September 30, 2011 at 10:14 am

I can’t seem to find the list of essay topics for M&C. Anybody know where they are?

From Gervais
September 30, 2011 at 11:53 am

@Gervais, here’s the list of essay topics: https://sites.ace.ed.ac.uk/ddmhandbook/2011/08/01/essay-topics/

From Beth
September 30, 2011 at 2:54 pm

In blender, something happened and I can’t see my entire scene, like a clipping border has been added somehow, I can only see a very narrow area. I tried to undo, nothing changed. How can I reset this, in order to have a full view of my scene?

From Anthi
September 30, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Hi Anthi, can you post a screenshot of your scene here? I’m not sure what has happened, but I will have a look.

From Claire M
September 30, 2011 at 3:52 pm

How can a screenshot be added here?

From Anthi
September 30, 2011 at 3:54 pm

http://flic.kr/p/arExmP here is a screenshot

From Anthi
September 30, 2011 at 3:59 pm

struggling with your 3D modelling? Do it with a Kinnect; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSh8Voanp3c

From Martin~
September 30, 2011 at 4:59 pm

@Anthi press Alt+B to reset or press N open you tool bar, and you will find clip in the View options, the original settings should be 0.100-1000.000 hope it helps…

From Yun
September 30, 2011 at 5:59 pm

@Yun Nothing changed unfortunately… I’ll take the Kinnect option!

From Anthi
October 1, 2011 at 4:42 pm

@Anthi Good Luck! XD

From Yun
October 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Film Studies seminar series looks fascinating this semester, check it out; http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/literatures-languages-cultures/graduate-school/masters-programmes/film-studies/news-events/cinet/seminars-autumn-2011

From Martin~
October 3, 2011 at 10:43 am

Tony Conrad in glasgee!


This is at the Scotland School Museum but the tickets are sold through the tramway box office.

From Tristan
October 3, 2011 at 11:05 am

It isn’t possible to access the Sound Design Media or Sonic Structures sites at present, there’s a ‘Database Error’. So, not possible to submit the sound files for crit2 at the moment, nor to sign up for the sound categories poll… I’ve emailed Geoff Lee and IS support so hopefully it’ll be back up and running soon.

From Donato Wharton
October 3, 2011 at 12:02 pm

It is now again possible to use the Sound Design Media and Sonic Structures sites! And to upload files!

Thanks Geoff!

From Donato Wharton
October 3, 2011 at 12:37 pm

There doesn’t seem to be a ‘redo’ button or hotkey in blender…

From Anthi
October 3, 2011 at 2:51 pm

open call to submit sounds to the Kinokophone in Manchester; http://www.kinokophone.com/Kinokophone/Kinokophonography.html

From Martin~
October 3, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Solved. In windows, ‘redo’ with emulate numpad UNchecked, CTRL+SHIFT+Z

From Anthi
October 3, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Anybody here a twitterer? Mine’s @gervais_A_harry

From Gervais
October 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm

My twitter is @rev_engineer, although I don’t use it all that much

I have a blog, too, on which I ramble about music:

From Dave House
October 3, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Mind if I add it to the SonicMash List, if Varun hasn’t got to it already?

From Gervais
October 3, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Hey everyone, I know its not strictly course related but Im opening at Acoustic Edinburgh tonight at Medina at 8pm, free entry. If Any one if free to come along that would be awesome. SD crew, see you in two hours!


From Alex Pearson
October 4, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Does anyone know where the Sonic Structures tutorial is tomorrow morning? Same place as the lectures?

From Chris
October 4, 2011 at 3:55 pm

@Chris – Sonic structures tutorial in the sound lab. Upload your max quiz here; https://infrared.ace.ed.ac.uk/resourceManager.cfm?browse=true&departmentId=3171

From Martin~
October 4, 2011 at 6:50 pm

@Alex, good luck tonight, sorry not to be there.

From Martin~
October 4, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Martin can I just confirm that the Max Quiz you are referring to is to be submitted after the tutorial and not before?

From Chris
October 5, 2011 at 9:07 am

@chris, by Friday

From Martin~
October 5, 2011 at 9:15 am

Interview with Attali; http://www.nthposition.com/makingsenseofnoise.php

Did the revised edition ever get an english translation?

From Tristan
October 5, 2011 at 9:46 am

Hey, would anybody be interested in having some free-form electronic music jams sometime? Using laptops, synths, real instruments / whatever. I imagine we could book a rehearsal room, a mixer, PA and then merrily improvise away for a few hours – it would be good to have a DDM supergroup!

From Raz
October 5, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I’m in SD, by the way…….

From Raz
October 5, 2011 at 1:35 pm


From SR
October 5, 2011 at 1:51 pm

that sounds awesome Raz! i might be getting my sampler soon, but either way, laptop and percussion!

From Mauricio Escamilla
October 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Oh that’d be so cool! some singing/guitar/keyboard here if interested

From Marco Saez
October 5, 2011 at 7:27 pm

I’m also interested. I play keyboards

From Giacomo
October 5, 2011 at 10:47 pm

I booked studio 1 on saturday from 10 to 1pm, to record sounds for the SD assignment. Anyone motivated? the time can be changed, if needed

From Aurelien Folie
October 5, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Aurelien, I would be up for getting into the studio on Saturday.

Also do any of the other SD people fancy getting some studio time over the next week or so? My 5 sound groups are – clicks, rattles, scratches, crunches and thuds so if anyone has similar sounds maybe we can get together and bump heads on some ideas

From Chris Prescott
October 6, 2011 at 8:53 am

I’ll be at work :(

From Marco Saez
October 6, 2011 at 5:28 pm

By the way…anyone knows what is to be uploaded tomorrow? My calendar shows a “Crit submission another sound library to infrared” for tomorrow, but I’m not aware of any new sounds to be recorded… Thanks in advance

From Marco Saez
October 6, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

“1984″ Macintosh ad:

From Ramsay
October 6, 2011 at 5:47 pm

DDMs, anyone managed to uppload Website Prototype submission? I am refused permission..

From Anthi
October 6, 2011 at 8:25 pm

@Marco – just our max patch for tomorrow’s upload, we don’t need to do another sound library until our big one with the 50 sounds…

From Fiona
October 6, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Thanks Fiona

From Marco
October 6, 2011 at 8:58 pm

@Anthi, I’ve reported the perms issue to Computing Services

From JulesR
October 7, 2011 at 9:42 am

Hello all 2010/11 DDMs, not sure if any of you still check this… I am looking for 2 extra tickets for Graduation 23rd Nov, and wondered if anyone of you will not be using your guest tickets, if you could give them to me? There’s a free pint in it for you?!

Please let me know at C.Meldrum@sms.ed.ac.uk

Many thanks!

From Claire M
October 7, 2011 at 10:54 am

A touch Of Bach?

From Tam Treanor
October 7, 2011 at 12:26 pm

To all the SD people, I can’t make the Meet and Great session this afternoon, but as suggested by Martin I’ve put up my info on the Sonic Mash blog, Thanks

From Chris Prescott
October 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Afraid I can’t make it either, done the same as Chris.

From Charlie K
October 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm


From Wazir
October 7, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Same thing.. Working in half an hour..

From Marco
October 7, 2011 at 4:22 pm


I going to try for some SD Media footage in Studio 1 on Sunday between about 17:30 and 20:00. Anybody in my groups for; booms, crashes, twirls, lifts & fragments is more than welcome…



From JimP
October 8, 2011 at 8:53 am

@Chris Did you have any problems posting to the sonicmash blog? Because there’s nothing up yet and I haven’t received any notifications from Tumblr. Let me know if you need help!

From Varun
October 9, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Apologies to everyone who posted to SonicMash. Tumblr was being brilliant again and didn’t send out any notifications. The posts are up now. We should sort this out within this week once we migrate to WordPress.

From Varun
October 9, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Does anyone know if it is possible to access that harddrive with all the electronic music on it remotely using VPNclient? I wan’t to listen to more xenakis!

From Charlie
October 9, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Does anybody know where I can pick up a copy of Sound on Sound in Edinburgh? I can’t seem to find it anywhere!

From Chris
October 9, 2011 at 4:51 pm

@Chris you can get it in WHSmith I’m sure but I forbid you from buying it, it’s a disgraceful gear-fest :) Have you tried Tape Op online before? It’s great. And free http://www.tapeop.com/

From Fiona
October 10, 2011 at 6:52 am

Former sound designer student, Yann Seznec, working with Matthew Herbert.

From Martin~
October 10, 2011 at 12:11 pm

@Chris, the Uni subscribes to SoS,log into via the Uni library and you can read it all and back issues for free, you’ll get the good advice about studio construction and can easily avoid the adverts.

From Martin~
October 10, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Foe those interested in starting a freeform electronic improv group, please email me at:
raz [at] timbreland.co.uk with details of what you want to bring to the session. Once i’ve got all the tech spec I can book the necessary equipment and room. Cheers!

From Raz
October 10, 2011 at 1:33 pm


sound designers

From host
October 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm

SDM tutorial tomorrow; would the following please arrive at 12 instead of 11, many thanks,
Saez Marco
Robinson Richard
Clutterbuck Tristan
House Dave
Keenan Fiona
Wharton Donato
Nair Varun
Escamilla Mauricio
Prescott Chris
Frega Giacomo
Folie Aurélien
Harry Gervais
Boteas Orfeas
Hurtado Jesse

From Martin~
October 11, 2011 at 10:29 pm

So who is free to re patriate a piano at 4pm after the lecture?

From Alex Pearson
October 12, 2011 at 12:25 pm

The idea is to leave it in Allison house for everyone to “play” whenever and however.

From Alex Pearson
October 12, 2011 at 12:34 pm

love the idea of an Alison House freeform piano! And retreiving it should be fun…

From Dave House
October 12, 2011 at 2:23 pm

INTER/actions: Symposium on Interactive Electronic Music. Call for pieces & papers from Bangor University, Wales: http://www.riskofshock.org/interactions.html

From LSH
October 12, 2011 at 5:51 pm

So we would go tomorrow, after the lecture? good for me. Do we have a location recording kit? how far is it, finally? I shall bring my camera… we have to fix this on stills!!!

From Aurelien Folie
October 12, 2011 at 6:43 pm

possibly the greatest digital sounds ever made –


From host
October 12, 2011 at 8:53 pm

I can record it, if you like…?

From JimP
October 13, 2011 at 11:58 am

Great all those up for piano shenanigans we need to go straight from the lecture/ tutorial at 4. Any one whose has anything with which to record our endeavours that would be great

From alex p
October 13, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Interesting summarisation and visualisation of design principles


From Anthi
October 13, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I’ve got the gear with me today

From jimP
October 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Could this be a place where DDMs and SDs meet? http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/blog/?p=811

From Anthi
October 13, 2011 at 5:46 pm

@Fiona Just wanted to say I was truly impressed with your demosntration. Amazing!

From Marco
October 13, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Max 6 beta available for download: http://cycling74.com/downloads/max-6-public-beta/

From Christos
October 14, 2011 at 12:32 am

for those of you who don’t know, there is a CAR BOOT SALE EVERY SUNDAY 9am-1pm on level -4 of the Omni Centre car park [just opposite John Lewis in St James Centre] http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=omni+centre+edinburgh&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&sa=N&tab=wl
it is a treasure trove of awesomeness if you want any vintage/hackable electronic things, keyboards, or noisy items. but get there early if you want to do some serious hunting…
@Marco thank you! :)

From Fiona
October 14, 2011 at 7:42 am

@DDM Re: Max 6 Beta, it’s not just for SD/DCP, look at all these tasty 3D Features… http://cycling74.com/2011/10/12/max-6-sneak-peek-jitter-opengl/

From JulesR
October 14, 2011 at 9:04 am

Hey SD team,

Max party in the Sound Lab this evening (Friday) for any who care to not care about being cool. Come hang out and code.


From Gervais
October 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm

i;ll be playing at the wee red bar tomorrow (sunday 16th) evening, @8.30 – the piece i will be performing was my final project for my dcp course, come and check it out if you fancy. doors @7pm. cheers!
btw fiona – the cymbal and piezo – nice work!

From matt
October 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm

@Matt thanks – glad you like! sorry I can’t make it to the wee red bar later, hope it goes well.

From Fiona
October 16, 2011 at 1:21 pm

anyone needing more studio time for SDM submission this friday? i have studio 1 booked tomorrow [tuesday] 4-7pm and a single akg if anyone wants to join feel free!

From Fiona
October 17, 2011 at 9:53 am

Hello all 2010/11 DDMs, not sure if any of you still check this… I am looking for 2 extra tickets for Graduation 23rd Nov, and wondered if anyone of you will not be using your guest tickets, if you could give them to me? There’s a free pint in it for you?!
Please let me know at C.Meldrum@sms.ed.ac.uk
Many thanks!

From Claire M
October 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Fiona! I’m down to join you tomorrow 4-7.. talk to you soon!

From Mauricio Escamilla
October 17, 2011 at 2:19 pm

A great data visualization tool (dynamic mind mapping), very intuitive and free! http://www.thebrain.com/

From Pascal
October 17, 2011 at 4:21 pm

This coming weekend: New Music Scotland conference & showcase as part of Sound Festival. I’ll be performing with Christos Michalakos on the Sunday morning, and other students/graduates performing include Matt Collings and Louise Rossiter. With the likes of Red Note ensemble, McFalls & Thomas Stronen, it’s going to be a great weekend and well worth the trip to Aberdeen.

From Lauren
October 17, 2011 at 5:04 pm

@Mauricio no problem! anyone else want to join us?

From Fiona
October 17, 2011 at 5:48 pm


I’ll be there; I need more fragments & lifts!!

From JimP
October 17, 2011 at 8:56 pm

@Jim that’s excellent – exactly what I need too!! Lets join forces – I’ll bring some things you can use if you like.

From Fiona
October 18, 2011 at 8:16 am


well this blew my mind. I just need to make sure it’s ‘real’.

From Kevin***
October 18, 2011 at 9:26 am

some updates: forthcoming performances, workshops and talks in Seoul, Mexico City, Newcastle CultureLab and Bergen. http://marcodonnarumma.com/next/october2011/

From MarcoD
October 18, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Great radio program called “the sound of fear” just been on radio 4! its on again tomorrow at 4.30 i think. Definitely worth a listen.

From Pete
October 18, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Did anyone find a usb flash drive in the atrium today? It was plugged into Mac 21.

From Genean
October 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Genean, I did and I took it. I’ll pass it on to Jules as you have tutorials today.

From Kevin***
October 19, 2011 at 9:37 am

Thank you very much. So happy to have it back. Cheers :D

From Genean
October 19, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Full programme for NEoN Digital Arts Festival is available now. http://www.northeastofnorth.com/festival/programme/ It’s free event but you have to register to attend some events in advance. I’m going to present a dance performance with my collaborators too. I hope I can see you guys there!

From Jung In
October 19, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Question for SD folk, in the sound design proposal (the minute long thing) I know we are not meant to FX or anything. Does slowing down recording count or can that be seen as part of the editing process?


From Charlie
October 19, 2011 at 5:57 pm

@charlie For the proposal, you can do what you like, the sound library sounds however, should not be processed.
I suggest that you’ll not need to do too much processing to realise your machine given the steampunk theme of the design brief but processing is not forbidden in the proposal, it just may not be that essential.

From Martin~
October 20, 2011 at 8:47 am

To anyone interested in iphone/android games my friend has just released one today, check it out:


it is kind of cool and incorporates music from gruff rhys from the super furry animals. (I’m slightly bitter because i lost out on the job to him, but its still cool!)

From Charlie
October 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Max max max max, Party.

From Gervais
October 20, 2011 at 1:50 pm
From Beth, Greg & Anthi
October 20, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Our Blender mashup:


From Ami and Sammi and Katja
October 20, 2011 at 4:05 pm


From Spaghetti Cat
October 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Not sure if this actually worked…

From Beth, Greg & Anthi
October 20, 2011 at 4:11 pm


From Jonathan, Egle, MIchael
October 20, 2011 at 4:14 pm


From Yan & Lu
October 20, 2011 at 4:20 pm


From Tamsin Ayumi and Chelsey
October 20, 2011 at 4:26 pm

SD concept upload to SUBSYS.
Can someone tell me what the “Declaration of own Work” item is? Is it a form that presents itself during the SUBSYS upload process?


From JimP
October 20, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Hey all,

Total Immersion’s new free-to-use augmented reality SDK called D’Fusion Studio looks great for cool experiments with kinect and smartphones. Might be handy for your interactive ventures.

From Rishi Dani
October 21, 2011 at 2:42 am

http://www.t-immersion.com/products/dfusion-suite/dfusion-studio .. forgot to put the link.

From Rishi Dani
October 21, 2011 at 2:43 am

@Gervais I might Max party later, will be heading back to Alison House for uploading this evening, if the party’s still raging then I’m in!
@Jim – we had to complete a tickbox form for ‘declaration of own work’ with the upload for our Media and Culture abstracts, so I suppose that will pop up for you to complete when you upload SDM..

From Fiona
October 21, 2011 at 9:21 am

Thankyou Ms Keenan!!

From JimP
October 21, 2011 at 10:39 am

@Fiona, Come on down. Friday is the night for fun!

From Gervais
October 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Does anybody know a good website for musicians looking for a band to play with in Edinburgh?

From Giacomo
October 23, 2011 at 3:58 am

@Giacomo You could try joinmyband.co.uk or even Gumtree is sometimes quite good…

From Claire M
October 23, 2011 at 12:39 pm

@Claire M. Thank you

From Giacomo
October 23, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I’m trying to organise a meeting of the “warning sounds about information from outside” group from this weeks SS submission task (as per Project Brief). Are my other 4 companions up for conference on Tuesday; before or after SDM…?

From JimP
October 23, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Hi folks. Come see my band! We’re called Meursault. The main event is a screening of the Sigur Rós film INNI. Monday 24th Oct, 7.30pm, Queen’s Hall http://www.thequeenshall.net/whats-on/shows/sigur-ros-inni-screening

From Lorcan
October 23, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Could the person that borrowed my mouse please return it to my desk as soon as possible. Cheers.

From JulesR
October 24, 2011 at 9:49 am

@Jim yes please good plan! i’m in 2-3pm seminar tomorrow, can hang around after or come in earlier… whatever suits people!

From Fiona
October 24, 2011 at 9:50 am

Trying to get in touch with Dave House, please can you email me at chrisprescott90 (at) hotmail.com or if someone could pass this on to him that would be great

From Chris
October 24, 2011 at 12:01 pm

@Jim, I’m not in the same category as you, but we appear to be in the same group for the performance on Thursday so would be good if we could get together as well. I’m also in the 2 – 3pm seminar tomorrow so will stick around afterwards.

From Chris
October 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm

right cool-
getting a bit worried though; are we not ALL in the 2-3pm seminar tomorrow? Is there a list to segregate people that I’ve missed?

From JimP
October 24, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Hey Chris – just emailed you :)

From Dave House
October 24, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I found a USB key in the Atrium this morning. If someone’s missing one, then please come in to the office to collect it. And let me know what colour it is.

From Kevin***
October 24, 2011 at 3:23 pm

for people who fancy a musican break this thursday, here’s a gig i’m orgainising and playing at:

From matt
October 24, 2011 at 7:26 pm


Tomorrow’s seminar is split into groups but both our names weren’t in any groups ( :’( ). Martin sent an email about it, I’ll forward it to you now.

but yeah, you can come to the 2pm one!

From Charlie
October 24, 2011 at 11:43 pm

@jim, @chris I’m in the same group as well, meet after 2pm seminar?

From Charlie
October 24, 2011 at 11:45 pm

message recieved- thankyou; I read that at the time and for some reason thought it didn’t apply to me as I wasn’t on the list! I must have my stupid-hat on today; where is the LRA?

From JimP
October 25, 2011 at 8:45 am

“Lecture Room A” – the one with the piano

From charlie
October 25, 2011 at 11:34 am

I’m looking for a photographer for a potential project. Email me if you’re interested or know someone who is so we can discuss budgets, etc. nothingtokeep[at]gmail[dot]com

From Varun
October 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Anyone know what the URLs for the CSS video tutorials Jules made are?

From Beth
October 26, 2011 at 11:13 am

Ignore my last post. Found them!

From Beth
October 26, 2011 at 11:14 am

Those patches from this morning’s tutorial – SONIC STRUCTURES

From Martin~
October 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I found a USB at the Alison House, which is a Verbatim. please contact s1149601, I will in the media and culture class tomorrow.

From Y D
October 26, 2011 at 6:04 pm

yep usb is mine – cheers are you here ????

From sr
October 27, 2011 at 12:35 pm


From Fusco
October 27, 2011 at 2:04 pm

calling all SD/DCP/DDMs… field trip to the omni centre car boot sale this sunday? lets celebrate our new found post-week-6-freedom [wishful thinking, i know] by foraging for vintage. i’ll be outside alison house at 11am on sunday to walk people down, if that’s too early/late for you it’s on 9am-1pm and here’s the map link: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=omni+centre+edinburgh&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&sa=N&tab=wl

From Fiona
October 28, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Hello sound designers! In case anybody is interested I sell brand new Sennheiser headphones 205 II with Rotatable Ear Cup with their bag.
If interested please call me 07879539840.

From L G
October 30, 2011 at 5:19 am

FIRE! Post-submission party continues. Come celebrate the “Celtic New Year” at the Samhuinn Fire Festival 2011: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=212332118833847. Meet at Alison house @ 8:15 p.m. Will leave for the festival at 8:30. You deserve it :) !

From Ramsay
October 30, 2011 at 3:29 pm

FIRE! … continued … Event is tomorrow (Monday). Event site: http://beltane.org/2011/10/11/samhuinn-festival/

From Ramsay
October 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm

London Riots 2011: Facial Recognition Technology Considered For Olympic Games Used To Identify Rioters http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/11/london-riots-2011-facial-recognition-technology_n_924282.html

From Pascal
November 1, 2011 at 2:32 pm

BBC animation website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/filmnetwork/films/category/animation/

From JulesR
November 1, 2011 at 5:52 pm

a better link for the Chinese animation mentioned today, “A big Girl” (precisely, it should be ‘a fat girl’). Wish you enjoy it.

From Qiaoyi
November 1, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Guy Fawkes fireworks, anyone?

Don’t have to go with ISC, I’m thinking of just wandering up to Calton Hill without them. :)

From Beth
November 1, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Someone left a brown bag in the atrium last night. We found it and put it in the msc drop off locker. Ask Kevin if you want the code. :-)

From Jesse Hurtado
November 2, 2011 at 1:24 am

Has anyone found an AKAI MPK lying around Allison house? I left mine here on Sunday, and I can’t find it.

From Gervais
November 2, 2011 at 10:00 am

Crisis averted, the good Mr. Hay found it. Thanks Kev.

From Gervais
November 2, 2011 at 8:05 pm

this event in Glasgow man interest some of you;



From Martin~
November 3, 2011 at 1:05 pm


From eva & lu
November 3, 2011 at 4:51 pm


From Ami + Samia
November 3, 2011 at 4:52 pm

This happened November 3rd: http://people.ace.ed.ac.uk/students/s1152205/moondog.html

From Anthi/Ramsay
November 3, 2011 at 4:54 pm


From Jessica+ Lucille
November 3, 2011 at 4:54 pm


From sr
November 3, 2011 at 4:56 pm


From danai
November 3, 2011 at 4:58 pm

http://people.ace.ed.ac.uk/students/s1159023/flash/flash test.swf

From danai
November 3, 2011 at 4:58 pm


It is gorgeous.

From Beth and Genean
November 3, 2011 at 5:39 pm


From Michael
November 3, 2011 at 5:50 pm


From Tamsin, Olivia
November 3, 2011 at 5:56 pm


From ayumi
November 3, 2011 at 5:58 pm


From Hsiao Ying Huang
November 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm


Sorry – it’s not very pretty!!:(

From Katja and Chelsey
November 3, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Hey all! A group of DDMs are heading up to Calton Hill on Saturday to watch the fireworks. We’re going to meet at Alison House at 6.30 to leave at 6.45.
Fireworks start at 7.30.

From Beth
November 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Cool, Beth! See ya then.

From Ramsay
November 4, 2011 at 6:37 pm

I lost my pencil bag yesterday:(..besides my stationary, there are 2 USBs and a small green screwdriver in it. Anybody who found a brown plastic pencil bag in the Atrium or the lecture room in bristol square please email s1117835…God bless me…

From Qiaoyi
November 4, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Any audio people interested in writing papers should check out http://www.aes.org/events/132/ they have a nice broad range of proposed topics.

From Colin (SD 10/11)
November 7, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Hi I found a white 16GB Kingston USB in the sound lab late on Friday. I believe it to belongs to Wazir Ilyas Abdulrahman. Give me an email on s0786541 and I can get it back to you safely

From Jamie
November 7, 2011 at 4:52 pm

@Jamie / oooh thats great!! i’ve just sent you an email!!

From Wazir
November 7, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Definitely worth to listen to and read INTERRUPTIONS #6
“Ontology of vibration: economics, music and number” – curated by Marcus Schmickler:

From marcin p
November 7, 2011 at 6:12 pm

interesting audio-visual collab:

From matt
November 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Sound person needed for an event for Edinburgh Startups on December 15th. Should be fun and full of cool people, and I imagine there’s a budget of some sort. If you are looking for some extra work contact Colin at colin@iflookscouldkill.co.uk and tell him I sent you.

From Yann
November 8, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Dear all – I’m performing the sounds for Theatre Paradok’s production of ‘Gormenghast’ by Mervyn Peake 21st-26th November, and it would be lovely if some of you could come and bear witness to my first laptop performance! The Facebook event link is https://www.facebook.com/events/#!/event.php?eid=214936988577880
Tickets are £7/£5 concessions, and you can email paradoktickets@gmail.com to book, or I might have some to sell soon too. Performances are at Trinity Apse, Chalmers Close, 42 High Street and start at 7.30pm each evening.

From Fiona
November 8, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Hey, I’m trying to track down David Butler as I’m collaborating with him for the animation/sound design project… If you’re out there, give me a shout! dave@dhouse.co.uk Cheers!

From Dave House
November 9, 2011 at 12:47 pm


From Fusco
November 9, 2011 at 3:42 pm


From Anthi
November 9, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Guys i need to know who is “PD” who posted on infrared sounds like “Windup_Toy_Contraction” or “WeeBottle_Contraction”. Thank you.

From Giacomo
November 10, 2011 at 10:34 am

@Giacomo, if you look at the top of the Resource Details for one of these sounds, you’ll see the uploader is Paul Daly (you might need to be logged in to IR though). If you hover over the text that says Uploader: Paul Daly, you’ll see his student number in the browser status bar

From JulesR
November 10, 2011 at 11:29 am

Thank you very much

From Giacomo
November 10, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Hi everyone. I booked a ticket for ‘This Happened’ tonight, but now annoyingly can’t make it. I don’t want my ticket to go to waste so if somebody wants it please email me on s1150918 [at] sms.ed.ac.uk and i’ll send the PDF ticket to you, Thanks

From Chris
November 10, 2011 at 2:25 pm

If any sound recordists are interested, I’m going to record a Taiko drumming group in St John’s Church (Prince’s Street) on Monday. First group is at 6.30pm, and the more experienced group rehearses at 7.30pm – I will be in the Atrium at 6.15pm if you want to join!

From Fiona
November 10, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Alison House Movie Night ! — Friday (tomorrow) @ 6:30 p.m. in the Atrium. The movie: “Hero” by Yimou Zhang (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0299977/). Potential double feature.

From Ramsay
November 10, 2011 at 10:48 pm

@ Fiona: i’d like to join!

From Mauricio Escamilla
November 11, 2011 at 10:01 pm

@Mauricio – nice one, I’ve booked a zoom and the stereo field mic to take, so if you want to bring something else please do!

From Fiona
November 12, 2011 at 8:46 am


daley thomsons decathlon

From dt
November 12, 2011 at 2:07 pm

hey everyone, I’ll be playing a gig at medina tomorrow evening from 8pm, come down for a great evening of music:

From matt
November 13, 2011 at 10:31 pm

“A brief rant on the future of interaction design” http://bit.ly/s84kNN

From JulesR
November 14, 2011 at 10:59 am

very nice article, jules

From delia from derbyshire
November 14, 2011 at 11:21 am

trying to organise a meeting of people working on Ben KcKinstrie’s film “Push” for Sonic Structures ahead of this Thursday’s post class meetup about it.
Any takers…?

From JimP
November 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm

would any audio maestros like to help me with my get-in for gormenghast this friday 18th? i’m picking up the gear from kev at 2pm, we need to load it into a taxi and then there’ll be an afternoon of plugging in and testing in a lovely church. roll up, roll up!

From Fiona
November 14, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I’m trying to get hold of the 3rd person who’s presenting re. ‘Glitch’ for the RTPSD module on Thursday. I’m afraid I don’t know your name but if it’s you then I was hoping you could drop me a line re. what you’re planning to talk about so we can check we’re not all covering the same ground! Cheers, Dave. s1115710@sms.ed.ac.uk

From Dave House
November 14, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Lost my stuff again :( .Did anyone find a mobile HDD (with a red cloth cover) in Ailison House upstairs on Sunday?Please email s1117835 if you found it. THX.

From Qiaoyi
November 14, 2011 at 7:25 pm


drums sound alike

From sr
November 15, 2011 at 5:48 pm


vader and I

From dv
November 15, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Magnetic sounds made today;

From Martin~
November 15, 2011 at 9:28 pm


From Tamsin and Ramsay
November 16, 2011 at 11:51 am

A USB key was found in the Sound Lab and handed to me today. It’s metallic blue and has some Sound Design works on there. So please pop in to the office G13 if it’s yours.

From Kev***
November 16, 2011 at 12:05 pm


From Jessica & Lucille
November 16, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Happy Birthday Jules:))

From Greg
November 16, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Heres my (almost) finished website. I’d love to hear what people think of it! (problems, comments etc).. still to add my showreel and some other recordings but its almost there.. http://www.thesoundspace.co.uk

From Pete
November 16, 2011 at 3:36 pm

nice work pete! look forward to seeing the showreel as I need to make one myself…

From matt
November 16, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Cheers Matt! pretty basic but it’ll do for now..

From Pete
November 16, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Some may already have seen this but, it struck me as simply wonderful: http://tinyurl.com/3fsf6ro
And for the ones who want a zoom: http://tinyurl.com/bmnpotq You don’t always have to use a computer :)

From Kev***
November 17, 2011 at 3:56 pm

I have left a USB drive accidentally in an iMac in the atrium near the projector computer. Could anyone who finds it please leave it there or give it to Kevin? Thanks.

From Jesse Hurtado
November 17, 2011 at 7:13 pm

starcraft changed my life


From sr
November 19, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Hey Alison House people – come join us for a Thanksgiving Bash/potluck dinner at my place on Friday! Bring some food or drink to share and celebrate handing in our first final submission :D

It’s at Gayfield Square (top of Leith walk) and starts Friday round 9! If you need more info, email me – auilix at gmail

From Ami
November 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm


The Worst Classical Album Covers Of All Time. Ever. Really.

From sr
November 22, 2011 at 8:08 am

Reminder, Hunter Knight will talk to anyone who is interested in the sound lab 12-1pm about MaxMSP and the Unity Game Engine.

From Martin~
November 22, 2011 at 11:49 am

I forgot to whet your appetites, the sound in this video is procedurally designed, implemented and spatialised in MaxMSP in real-time with Unity; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a9Ai0odHvI

From Martin~
November 22, 2011 at 11:52 am

just to remind you all GORMENGHAST is running this week at Trinity Apse, Chalmers Close, 42 High Street. performances start at 7.30pm, tickets are £7/£5 concessions and you can book via paradoktickets@gmail.com or turn up at 7pm to buy a ticket on the night https://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=214936988577880 . please come. the church sounds great.

From Fiona
November 22, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Electrotap is giving away TapTools 3 for MaxMSP for free, using the discount code TAPTOOLS-FREE through the end of the year! You have to go through the Paypal screen before you can enter the discount code, it worked for me a few mins ago: http://j.mp/sQDXL1

From CM
November 22, 2011 at 5:57 pm


From CM
November 22, 2011 at 5:57 pm

very nice noises Varun and Gervais! :)

From Fiona
November 23, 2011 at 8:40 am

@DDM, today’s Google Doodle is a great example of an interactive that has a simple idea but a lot of depth!

From JulesR
November 23, 2011 at 11:02 am

This work may interest some of you, especially those writing about automation and AI, or those interested in semi-autonomous technologies…

From Martin~
November 24, 2011 at 10:04 am

Hi everyone. Just to advertise in advance that I will be removing 3 of the Genelec 1029As (the small speakers) from the SoundLab on Sunday evening for a few hours, and working with them elsewhere in the building. This has been cleared with Kev. Thanks.

From Donato
November 25, 2011 at 11:28 am

hi , would like to know wher to submit the final animation for ddm students by tonight!
would like to know asap please!

From divya
November 25, 2011 at 1:32 pm

You need to submit it both to the ECA submission area (digitals) and upload it to subsys. Both as zip files. You should also upload it to Infrared for your sound designer. All the submission info is in the brief on the course website.

From Jessica Ruiz
November 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Check this out.
beethoven symphony 9

From Jing Qin
November 26, 2011 at 10:53 am

check this out:

From Jing Qin
November 26, 2011 at 10:55 am

how to put url – =”, how to delete bad message?
try again:

From Jing Qin
November 26, 2011 at 10:56 am

jules the friendly robot:


From an
November 27, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Hey folks, A quick reminder that I’ll be coming by Alison House today to do a little session about the iPhone/iPad music composition game I’m working on at the moment. I’ll be talking about as many aspects of interactive music/game/sound design as possible, along with Sean my designer. Sign up here if you’re interested: http://www.doodle.com/xsvk6cwxs55mfbrg
Starts at 2. See you soon!

From Yann
November 28, 2011 at 11:39 am

Hey An, I think the Jules robot has been watching too many soap opera’s. Or perhaps its mother and father have, I prefer this one:
which can make you a nice drink without the drivel.

From Tam Treanor
November 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm

well tam, perhaps this less empathetic chap is more to your liking :)


From an
November 28, 2011 at 9:35 pm

This is amazing An – robot newsreaders is exactly what we need more of……

From Tam
November 29, 2011 at 10:43 am

DDMs – the lecture notes for the Flash lecture this afternoon can be found at http://ddm.ace.ed.ac.uk/flash//flash3-11.html

From JohnL
December 1, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Hi I’m looking to rent a room short term for the week over 13th-21st of Dec. If anyone’s leaving early for Christmas it might be a chance to get your rent paid for an extra week and would really help out a fellow digital!
Please contact S0976626@sms.ed.ac.uk if you can help.

From Jess
December 2, 2011 at 9:51 am

sorry to bump jess… you are all invited to an evening of live electronics that is taking place in the atrium, monday 5th december at 7pm. performances from jules rawlinson, christos michalakos, owen green, paul keene, dylan martin ross & myself. free entry for all! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/222603644477520/

From Lauren
December 2, 2011 at 3:42 pm

if(MovieClip(event.target).hitTestObject(snowonground)) trace(“ths hit snow” + event.target.name);

From JulesR
December 2, 2011 at 4:52 pm


From JulesR
December 2, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Does someone have seen a blue pencil case with MANY pens and pencils in the Sound Lab or Common Room? I think i left it yesterday night.

From Giacomo
December 4, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Hi everyone. There’s a room to let in my flat from 6th january if anyone is looking for a place next semester? 10mins from Alison House, just off the meadows. Send me an email if interested! s1063256@sms.ed.ac.uk

From Lorcan (DCP)
December 5, 2011 at 11:41 pm


From odb
December 6, 2011 at 9:35 pm


From Twitter
December 8, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Ghédalia Tazartès is playing at the CCA in Glasgow tomorrow;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qVZqzyAkS84 some of you will find this interesting if you can get over there by train and can get a ticket, he’s performing live to Haxan, 1922;

From Martin~
December 8, 2011 at 5:03 pm

My amazing interactive project, try not to get addicted.. http://people.ace.ed.ac.uk/students/s1145483/interactive.html

From Anthi
December 8, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Hey SDs and DCPs,

Would anyone be interested in taking part in a large-format improvisation? Profs. and doctorates are more than welcome too. Email me at G.A.Harry@sms.ed.ac.uk

From Gervais
December 8, 2011 at 10:19 pm


From bluedew
December 8, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Hi all, Nicol here from SD class of 2010. Noticed this little film opportunity in Edinburgh if anyone fancies it. http://www.filmcrewpro.com/uk/job_view.php?uid=126698

From Nicol
December 9, 2011 at 10:54 am

Russians fight Twitter and Facebook battles over Putin election

From Pascal
December 9, 2011 at 5:46 pm

“CGI hackers discover secret of rainbows”:

From Ramsay
December 10, 2011 at 11:20 am


From Roger
December 11, 2011 at 1:42 pm

http://elm-lang.org/ functional programming language for web

From Anthi
December 11, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Hey guys, I can’t get the time off work to attend the Grew Brothers workshop so there’s a free place going, cheers

From Raz U
December 12, 2011 at 8:29 am

Does anyone have the Sony HDR-XR550 camera, or know where it is located? I couldn’t find it in Kev’s office and need it asap, thanks!

From CM
December 12, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Does anyone know the name of the network server so I can submit Media and Culture via VPN?

From Chris
December 13, 2011 at 3:01 pm

@Chris, read this page http://bit.ly/tzGtCX

From JulesR
December 13, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Thanks Jules, worked a treat

From Chris
December 13, 2011 at 7:41 pm

why not just use the submissions system ?

From ddm
December 13, 2011 at 9:22 pm

@ddm, because you were asked to submit in both locations.

From JulesR
December 14, 2011 at 10:06 am

Don’t forget digitals there is a concert tonight and on Friday at Inspace. Should be a very nice vibe and a good excuse for a Christmas party. Details and reservations at the links, hope to see most of you there.
Tonight: 8pm
Friday: 8pm

From Martin~
December 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Hey guys i had studio 1 booked for this afternoon but Im not gonna make it in and for some reason I cant log in to the equipment booking from work.

so if any one wants to use it STUDIO 1 IS FREE.

apologies for any inconvinience

From Alex P
December 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Hey guys,

just in case someone is lookig for a new flat!

I have three rooms to offer:)


Let me know:)

From Greg
December 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Has anyone seen this months issue of Wire magazine in Alison house? Couldn’t see it today though it could have not arrived yet or i could have just been being blind!

From Charlie
December 15, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Hope Marco doesn’t mind, head to minute 24 of this video to see him on Spanish TV; http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/la-2-noticias/2-noticias-12-12-11/1271386/

From Martin~
December 15, 2011 at 11:04 pm

@Charlie, AFAIK, most of the copies of Wire that are on the bookshelf outside the Sound Lab are my old ones… don’t think that the dept. has a subscription.

From JulesR
December 16, 2011 at 11:17 am

Ah ok Jules, thanks.

From charlie
December 16, 2011 at 11:41 am

Hi I’ve had to leave the Russolo room until around 4pm but it won’t let me unbook. It is free though.

From Jess
December 16, 2011 at 11:49 am

Just so y’all know tonights performance in Inspace with the Grew Brothers and various SD/DC/C folk starts at 8pm and wont cost you a penny. There is cheap bar and it should be good!

From Laptop Orchestra
December 16, 2011 at 4:29 pm


From Pascal
December 17, 2011 at 10:55 am

Ex SD Yann Seznec’s game Pugs Luv Beats featured on CDM http://tinyurl.com/d3hc6h4

From JulesR
December 19, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Some awesome physical interfaces for Doom / Drone http://www.tristanshone.com/soundmachines/

From JulesR
December 19, 2011 at 1:47 pm

The holders for newmann km184 matched pair mics are missing, if you have them please put them back into their case,

From Orfeas
December 28, 2011 at 1:12 pm

A quick question for Sound Designers:
A friend of mine has an AIWA SX-F12 speaker that’s had a bit of an accident. It fell about four feet and isn’t been sounding quite right. It’s tweets are working okay, but the woofer is making strange sounds, like burps/rattles. Any of you know either how to fix it, or know of someone who may? Friend is quite distressed.
Please email me if you can help! My student number is s1151965.

From Beth
January 3, 2012 at 1:21 am

Contribute to this SonicMash on DesigningSound.org; http://designingsound.org/2011/12/year-end-sonic-mash/

From Martin~
January 3, 2012 at 8:11 am

I’d forgotten about this site. Just been there again today, plenty of very useful and interesting links here; http://www.soundesign.info/

From Martin~
January 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

@beth best thing to do would be to take the speaker apart and have a look at what’s wrong. Put all the little screws and bolts in a tray and make sure you remember which goes where. That would be the first thing anybody trying to fix it would do anyway. There’s not much to go wrong and it’s probably down to something having broken loose. A bit of superglue might do the trick but you won’t find out until you take it apart. What have you got to lose since it’s broken anyway?

From sean
January 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm

an interesting opportunity to explore weight and sound in sculpture; http://opportunities.creativescotland.com/view.aspx?id=2ff56e3f-f23f-4845-9a31-85e29003353d
requires 8 Thursday nights in Glasgow for 8 weeks until March.

From Martin~
January 5, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Free ideas at the link; http://www.leoalmanac.org/index.php/lea/entry/mish_mash1/

From Martin~
January 5, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Sound producer for radio job in Edinburgh: http://mediamuppet.com/index.php/scotland/46-station-sound-producer-vacancy-forth-one-edinburgh

From Yann
January 6, 2012 at 7:16 am


Thank you! I’ll let my friend know.

From Beth
January 6, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Would anyone be interested in helping me make a dvd of a local choir out where my parents stay (near Helensburgh). you’d need to know how to run the film side of things but we’d also be aiming to make top quality audio recordings. It’ll be payed, not sure how much though.
email me: charlie@threestrokeone.org

From charlie
January 7, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Might be of interest to DDM folks – maternity cover for a social media role for BBC / iPlayer


From Dave House
January 10, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Scientists Develop “Nano-Ear” Significantly More Sensitive Than Human Hearing


From MarcoD
January 15, 2012 at 7:18 pm

A small warning to everybody: I just received a fake invitation to speak at a conference in China. The invitation was sent to my university email, which I use only for conferences. The email actually looks pretty real but BitLife (the company behind) is doing this since at least 2009. So be careful!

From MarcoD
January 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm

ISE (Interactive sound environments) students, for now ISE will remain at the 2pm start time.

From Martin~
January 17, 2012 at 9:56 am

Don’t forget that it’s SOPA/PIPA blackout day.

From Gervais
January 18, 2012 at 9:26 am

Does anyone know which studio GRM tools are in?

From Jess
January 18, 2012 at 11:41 am

Next time you’re in the kitchen…

From Jonathan
January 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I’m selling my brand new iPad2 (unsealed). if anyone’s interested mail me at s1060461@sms.ed.ac.uk

From Ana
January 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Reminder: DMSP lectures are in G183, Old College (same place you had M&C lectures). See you at 11.

From JulesR
January 19, 2012 at 10:12 am


modified record player that plays slices of wood

From sr
January 19, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Did anybody happen to find a little, black 250 gig Seagate harddrive lying around Alison anywhere? Would love to get it back if you did. g.a.harry@gmx.com

From Gervais
January 19, 2012 at 11:08 pm

I’m DJing at Teviot Underground tomorrow (Friday), its 10pm-3am with everything from D&B to electro and techno (which is where I come in) on the cards. And its only £2. Come along!

From Dave House
January 19, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Podcast Treatment Submission

From Gervais Harry
January 20, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Here’s my Podcast treatment:

From Charlie Knox
January 20, 2012 at 3:22 pm

SDs & DCPs – If you’ve got christmas cash to the tune of £950 that you want to spend, I’m selling a good Analogue Systems modular synth starter system. Email me for details if you’re interested.

From JulesR
January 20, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Podcast Treatment:

From Orfeas Boteas
January 20, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Podcast Treatment:

From Orfeas Boteas
January 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Podcast treatment

The layout design is terrible and English is even worse….I promise I will review them as soon as possible!

From Daniel Cornacchia
January 20, 2012 at 8:21 pm

podcast treatment

From Peter Terner
January 20, 2012 at 8:27 pm


had a bit of trouble with the header, but so far so good

From wazir
January 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Podcast Treatment: http://bit.ly/x7jVfA

From Varun
January 20, 2012 at 11:29 pm

My podcast treatment: http://people.ace.ed.ac.uk/students/s1135918/podcast/

From Michael
January 21, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Stunning Data visualization presentation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbkSRLYSojo

From Pascal
January 21, 2012 at 10:48 pm

my friends band made a video, I thought it was kinda clever and might be of interest to ddm students

From charlie
January 22, 2012 at 12:41 pm

the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mb63ATA_qY&feature=player_embedded

From charlie
January 22, 2012 at 12:41 pm

moldovan 404 page

From sr
January 22, 2012 at 5:30 pm


From sr
January 22, 2012 at 5:31 pm

my piece ‘melodee’, for 3 gametrak controllers is also feaured in the neon video alongside jung’s work. thanks!

From matt
January 23, 2012 at 9:41 am

Reminder: Please complete your DMSP choices by the end of today (Monday) http://tinyurl.com/6nt8cnf

From JulesR
January 23, 2012 at 9:42 am

CALL for sound works:

From MarcoD
January 23, 2012 at 10:50 am

Hey, i’ve got an almost brand new Joe Meek One Q Channel Strip that I no longer need. Its a mono channel with compression, EQ and has a De-Esser and Enhancer. Looking for £400

Mail me at: s1150918 [@] sms.ed.ac.uk

From Chris
January 23, 2012 at 11:12 am

My Treatment http://people.ace.ed.ac.uk/students/s1147085/podcast/index.html

From Giacomo
January 23, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I finished the whole process of writing webpage and the treatments I was planning to do last thursday, all happy… and forgot to put the link in here :/ better late than never I guess… http://people.ace.ed.ac.uk/students/s1149174/podcast/

From Aurelien Folie
January 23, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Hello all! I’ve had a few contact mic requests so will be in G11 (or 12? the big foley-rich room beside Kev’s office) next Wednesday 1st Feb from about 12.30pm soldering up some… if you want a lesson in making them come along, or if you want to order one/some that’s fine, just let me know so I have enough components ready [fiona.keenan(at)gmail.com]. It won’t be more than £2/3 per mic depending on how big a piezo you need…

From Fiona
January 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm

dumb question: is the nrts class happening today?
or we had only the tutorial?


From MarcoD
January 24, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Does anyone want to go halves on a tub of plasti dip? I’ve got a couple of contact mics to do, but don’t really need a whole tin.

From Chris
January 24, 2012 at 6:03 pm

@Chris i’ve just ordered some to do the workshop next week… you can have some of mine if you like!

From Fiona
January 24, 2012 at 7:22 pm


From JulesR
January 25, 2012 at 1:56 pm

@Fiona Thanks for the contact mic inspiration . Here is a nice makezine tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOJuCYgmPPE

From Karl
January 25, 2012 at 2:44 pm

This looks interesting

From Martin~
January 26, 2012 at 12:23 am


From Martin~
January 26, 2012 at 12:24 am

not taking the zoom h4 from the studio manager’s office equipment list now so it’s available if anyone wants it. sean williams needs it for a lecture on monday, however.

From Raz
January 26, 2012 at 4:42 pm

2-3 more internship placements have opened up at Sound Tales in Denmark.

its estimated to not much more than 5 hours pr week and its completely freelance based (meaning you dont have to go to Denmark). So far i’ve been working on historical sound scape designs, (which is ment to be placed in a 3D environment – so if you keen on doing some maxmsp im sure he’d be very happy, but otherwise there is a guy on the task already), creating sound special effects, and small sound art pieces.

The overall goal is to implement sound/sound design as a course in public schools in scandinavia, through interactive learning materials.

if interested you can mail the guy Stephen Schwartz – stsossound@gmail.com

From Wazir Ilyas Abdulrahman
January 27, 2012 at 10:46 am

Here is my podcast page! http://people.ace.ed.ac.uk/students/s1135005/podcast/
Took me a while to get it online because I couldn’t access my student webspace at home for some reason…

From Ami B
January 30, 2012 at 9:15 am

I’ve had to leave the Russolo Room early – it’s free tonight from 8.30pm instead of 9.30pm!

From Fiona
January 31, 2012 at 8:14 pm

A reminder to those who signed up – the (not-for-profit) contact mic making is happening today in G11 from 12.30pm until about 3… come along and learn how to make a mic or just buy one for the cost of the components!

From Fiona
February 1, 2012 at 9:52 am

Just a request to anyone hiring out the Sound Devices 744 (or any other battery powered gear) could you try and recharge the battery packs before returning it. Coming to use it and finding that both batteries are dead isn’t cool

From Chris
February 1, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Is anyone stuck for tickets to the Trevor Wishart workshops tomorrow and Saturday? I signed up for both but can’t attend now, I’ll pass on mine if you need: fiona.keenan[at]gmail.com

From Fiona
February 2, 2012 at 4:18 pm

I found some USB keys, left in iMacs in the Atrium Thursday this week. Anyone missing one come and find me in the office.

From Kevin***
February 3, 2012 at 9:37 am

I’m playing some dub and reggae at Teviot Underground tonight between 10-11 after which the party will continue with all kinds of dancey goodness http://www.facebook.com/events/160725137371331/

From Dave House
February 3, 2012 at 11:29 am

I have studio 3 booked until 3pm, but i’m done with it now if anyone wants to use it

From Chris
February 3, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Does anyone know which computers in Alison House have Final Cut Pro?

From Chris
February 7, 2012 at 9:25 am

I’ve booked russollo room from 9:30 until 12:00 but it’s free now if anyone wants it

From jess
February 7, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Should’ve mentioned to the previous group… there’s a Max patch called ‘MrFreeze’ on the shared (at Ace Extras/Shared Folders/SoundDesign/ISE-FMOD-NickKoumentakis/MAX related/Max_patches/MrFreeze7.maxpat –
that will help you create flat-loops quickly for games like Vdrift/Tron :)

From Nick Koumentakis
February 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Trying to get rid of a few bits of audio gear, google it all for info – Euphonix MC Transport (£200), Alesis M1Active520 Monitors (£110), Boss NS2 Noise Suppressor (£40), Joe Meek One Q (£375)

Mail me for more info – s1150918 (at) sms.ed.ac.uk

From Chris
February 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I had studio 1 booked until 12:30 today but I’m done now if anyone wants in.

From Charlie
February 9, 2012 at 11:35 am

Zipped code from today’s DWD lecture has been linked into the DWD page at

From John(Lee)
February 9, 2012 at 9:49 pm

interesting experience of audio programming:

From Nick
February 10, 2012 at 5:30 pm

I’ve posted notes from ISE Lecture 4 at:

From Nick
February 10, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Ok totally forgot to post the link here for My podcast :

From Abesh
February 11, 2012 at 1:34 pm

chris watson creates a piece to accompany paintngs at the national gallery:

From matt
February 12, 2012 at 10:00 am

is the MOTU 8pre functional? couldn’t get it recognised as an interface yesterday, although it was working fine as a converter (wasn’t a driver issue either)

From Lauren
February 12, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Essay that discusses indexical spatial sound/immersion etc.: ‘The Aesthetic Experience of Sound – staging of Auditory Spaces in 3D computer games’ by Morten Breinbjerg

From Nick
February 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm

We (Chris, Gervais and I) are performing an improvised film at the Glasgow Film Fest on Saturday. It would be great if you can make it! A promo here: http://bit.ly/wVnX8g More info & tickets here: http://bit.ly/zZrZTd

From Varun
February 13, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Lecture 5 notes + FMOD setup:

From Nick
February 14, 2012 at 11:51 pm

James McAvoy sighting this morning @ 10 a.m. filming in Grassmarket in front of the internet cafe. Presumably for the movie Filth: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1450321/. There was a man with a santa hat on …

From Ramsay
February 15, 2012 at 10:40 am

excellent: http://www.toneaase.no/researchproject/

From Martin~
February 16, 2012 at 9:54 am

I forgot to add my podcast here.. Here it is:

From Jess
February 16, 2012 at 3:31 pm


Hi all, I might have some paid work for a Flash AS programmer / animator. I’ve been asked to quote for an online Flash-based game. I haven’t done much Flash work recently so am a bit behind the times, plus I’ve never been a AS programmer, so I was wondering if anyone with the relevant skills would be up for a bit of paid work? I’ll act as sound designer and project manager and hand over the animation and programming.

It will be quite a boring, corporate client but the fee should be quite good, I think. There’s no guarantee it will come off, but if anyones potentially interested please let me know before tomorrow (Friday) at dave@dhouse.co.uk


From Dave House
February 16, 2012 at 5:23 pm


those using LEDs and Arduinos, check this out.

From Kevin***
February 17, 2012 at 9:36 am

Is anybody else having issues embedding Vimeo and SoundCloud objects in their blogs?

From Gervais
February 17, 2012 at 11:39 am

Attention people coming to my building/hacking workshop today:
If possible, please bring a 9v battery, and a USB cable (the kind with a chunky connector like for printers)

everything else will be provided. see you soon!

From Yann
February 20, 2012 at 8:22 am

@JavaScripters, check your mail.

From JulesR
February 20, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I’m out of the Russolo Room early if anyone needs it from 8pm! :)

From Fiona
February 21, 2012 at 7:31 pm

My Beyer DT770 headphones are missing. I’m quite positive I used it in the soundlab this afternoon. It’s got a white strip of tape on the left side. Anyone find it or is it gone?

From Varun
February 21, 2012 at 9:57 pm

@Digitals, apologies for short notice. Thaleia will be running an event for the Animation Dept in the Atrium today from 10am-12pm, Thursday, 23rd Feb so please avoid working in there between those times if possible. Thanks!

From JulesR
February 23, 2012 at 9:33 am

Found the headphones, thanks to Jules!

From Varun
February 23, 2012 at 10:07 pm

GAMMA- http://vimeo.com/36753544

From Kevin***
February 24, 2012 at 9:06 am

interesting project:

From matt
February 24, 2012 at 9:40 am

html5 readiness visualization

From Pascal
February 25, 2012 at 10:42 am

Hi everyone,
I graduated from DDM in November and I just thought I’d share my latest project here, it’s a massive social puzzle built for CBS Drama, you can find it here: http://csi.cbsdrama.co.uk/
It is built with the html5 canvas.

From Tom O'Rourke
February 25, 2012 at 1:20 pm

This might be a neat read if you’re making stuff that’s going into the iTunes store at some point.


From BF Doyle
February 26, 2012 at 5:04 am

“Why business co-founders ought to learn code”: http://news.cnet.com/8301-33617_3-57384845-276/why-business-co-founders-ought-to-learn-code/?tag=rtcol

From Ramsay
February 26, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Tonight. FREE concert & talk by Germán Toro-Pérez (Composer & Head of ICST – Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology) at St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowagte at 7pm. Music for Viola & Live Electronics! ***NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!***

From Sound
February 27, 2012 at 8:54 am

Interesting conversion regrading Flash/Flex vs Html5 and native apps.

From Pascal
February 27, 2012 at 10:16 am

The web will die, so html

From Pascal
February 27, 2012 at 11:12 am

Hi there, come check out our php project where you can upload and draw caricatures of yourself, your friends and random celebs!! It’s better than poking yourself in the eye…?


From Atika, Amy and Sammie from ddm
February 27, 2012 at 11:17 pm


Welcome to the Brave New World, some might say it has a walled garden.

From Kevin***
February 28, 2012 at 8:23 am

A nice wee sound project:


From Emma
February 28, 2012 at 11:05 am

I’m spinning some mighty fine worldly beats tonight, it’ll be that German word Michael likes to mean ‘stomping’. It’s at the Third Door from 11, my set is at midnight.


From Dave House
February 28, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Edinburgh invades Sound Thought (The Arches, Glasgow) this weekend! ‘Weight and Sound in Sculpture’ exhibition, Brink Improv and Sileni performances on Saturday (so come on that day :) ). Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/225968077495369/ Full programme: http://issuu.com/soundthought/docs/st12final?mode=window&backgroundColor#222222

From Fiona
February 29, 2012 at 9:47 am

@Fiona, sound thought looks great, have fun there everyone. Meanwhile, news of a charming project just came in from former sound designer Andrew Spitz; http://www.soundplusdesign.com/?p=4946

From Martin~
February 29, 2012 at 6:52 pm


Enjoy a little soul classic for awhile.. S.T.I.C.S :)

From wazir
March 1, 2012 at 1:14 am

Hey guys, think I left my USB stick in the Atrium next to the scanner, its a really small blue HP one, did anyone pick it up?

From Chris
March 1, 2012 at 7:19 pm

@Chris, I’ve got your USB stick. I’ll put it in the safe next to Kev’s office.

From JulesR
March 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Take a break, listen to some bad brains or something:


From Scott
March 3, 2012 at 3:03 am

Hi Jules, couldn’t see the USB stick in the safe, should it have been in there?

From Chris
March 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm

@Chris, yep, top shelf of small safe where studio keys are kept. Right hand side was where I put it yesterday.

From JulesR
March 3, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Damn, well its not there now. Who ever has taken it can you please put it back in the safe?

From Chris
March 3, 2012 at 7:11 pm

if anyone gets “ERROR! FMOD: (25) Unsupported file or audio format.” messages in FMOD Sandbox when trying to import events from Designer… it seems that Sandbox isn’t compatible with the latest version of Designer: 4.34.00 (from here: http://www.fmod.org/index.php/download/find/designer ) seems to work ok…

From Nick
March 4, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I have two spare STUDENT tix to hear Stockhausen’s Stimmung at the Fruitmarket, Glasgow as part of the Minimal series. Sat 24/3 8pm. Bring cushions! Any takers email me at s9809024[at]sms.ed.ac.uk £25 for the two.

From Lauren
March 5, 2012 at 3:16 pm

@DCP, you might find this useful when you’re writing up supporting documents…

March 5, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Whooshes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM5xeTH5iZU&feature=related

From Martin~
March 6, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Cultural Olympiad motion mapping; http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/quayola-and-memo-forms, news posted in an interesting design blog/journal.

From Martin~
March 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Muso residencies: http://www.soundandmusic.org/projects/embedded-artist-residency-calls

From Owen
March 7, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Looking for designers to do cover art for a digital music release – inspired from our logo ->


even though we wont be able to pay you, we can offer great exposure of your work in amongst other through placement on one of our social media platforms with over 1.000.000 collective video views . Your art work will be fully accredited when ever used.

if interested please get back to us at
with the following text in the subject field: Mixtape Cover Art

From Wazir
March 8, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Does anyone want a Rycote Softie windjammer? I’ve got a new one i’ve never used, looking for £40.

Mail me = s1150918 [at] sms.ed.ac.uk

From Chris
March 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Would any of the DDM folks be interested in helping me out with a few album covers? I’m re-doing my bandcamp e-label page and have suddenly realized that I’m a terrible graphic designer. Here’s the page: http://scntfcrtns.bandcamp.com/

email me if you’re interested: g.a.harry@gmx.com

Payment: Low/no/Beer

From Gervais
March 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Does anyone know why the computers, which still have an mbox, don’t read the mbox when launching pro tools?

From Daniel
March 10, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Hello DMSP class, for those of you who’re using Max/Jitter I posted here Jules example in which bangs are randomised in a “wonky” way. Just open a new Max patcher and copy and paste the whole code in the unlocked patcher. http://dcp-bb.ace.ed.ac.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=2547#2547

From Ana Roman
March 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm

@Daniel, it depends on the version of PT being launched. Newer versions don’t support the MBoxes anymore. It was my understanding that we’d start phasing out MBoxes in the sound lab at some point soon.

From JulesR
March 10, 2012 at 5:21 pm

@Jules I’m using the pro tools LE that I used before (specifically last term). However, now, when I try to boot the program, it says it doesn’t see the hardware even if it’s there! ???

Btw I noticed other 2 problems others might have noticed:

In Studio 2 it seems that most gear is without electricity even if all the stuff is actually plugged (for example the computer screen).

Studio 3: it seems that my local harddrive has shrinked very weirdly (jus a few Mb) Wt?

Hence, it seems I will never use Pro tools….I’m Very Sad!!!!

From Daniel
March 10, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I’m guessing the power thing will be the fuse box near the door

From charlie
March 11, 2012 at 10:49 am

Hey Folks, I won’t be taking the Sound Device 744 with me afterall, so it should be available. I just cant unbook it in the system for some reason, but now you know.

From Wazir
March 12, 2012 at 10:19 am

hey guys,

I made a mistake and according to the booking scheduler I have both a pair of km130s and 140s this afternoon, but I only have the 2x130s and the others are free if anyone needs them.


From charlie
March 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm

heya, in response to wazir’s last post i will be needing the sound devices 744 on friday and saturday .. basically from the morning until around 4 pm. let me know if you need it

From Mauricio
March 12, 2012 at 3:27 pm

This might be a long shot: does anyone have a spare iPhone that you can lend us for DMSP testing? As long as the touch screen works and we can get sensor information out of it..

From varun
March 12, 2012 at 7:02 pm

interactive posters are the future:

From matt
March 12, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Can any NRTS students who have not already responded please let me know ASAP about final tutorial dates: http://dcp-bb.ace.ed.ac.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=602

From LSH
March 12, 2012 at 8:15 pm

@Varun I can give you a shot of my ipod touch if that’s any use?

From Fiona
March 13, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Marco D. on the homepage of CreateDigitalMusic.com today… Well done Marco!

From JulesR
March 14, 2012 at 10:49 am

The RME in the Russolo room doesn’t seem to be responding. Until Kev returns it might be best to use the Digi, unless you know magic.

From Varun
March 14, 2012 at 11:07 am

@fiona Thanks! The iPod doesn’t have GPS unfortunately!

From Varun
March 14, 2012 at 11:08 am

I found a blue-metal 2GB USB flash drive in the atrium today.
anthimalteza@gmail.com, if you want it back!

From Anthi
March 14, 2012 at 11:16 am

Think I saw one of these in G11 today: “The Paradiso Synthesizer” — http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/paradiso.html

From Ramsay
March 14, 2012 at 10:24 pm

DMSP reality check notes http://sd.caad.ed.ac.uk/dmsp/10-11/?p=229

From JulesR
March 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Made in Edinburgh. “Green” Whiskey. http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/03/great-news-whiskey-drinkers

From Ramsay
March 18, 2012 at 8:00 am

Interesting advert for The Guardian.


From Beth
March 18, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Remote control a massive modular synth

From Owen
March 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm

“Fistful of Dollars” has been missing from the DVD cupboard for a while. Can it and any other DVDs that are out on loan please be returned as soon as possible. Thanks.

From sean
March 19, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Similarly, at least half the books from the Sound Design bookshelf have disappeared. These should not be removed from the building and are for short loan only. If you have them, please bring them back. Thanks,

From JulesR
March 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm

If anyone is interested in participating in Dare To Be Digital, I know three cool and ambitious guys that are in need for two (3D- )artists to make it actually happen. There’s not much time left for the deadline of the concept (10th of April), so if you’re interested, send them an email: ondrej@pialek.eu

From Michael
March 21, 2012 at 3:10 am

Just came across these paid internships/apprenticeships in creative industries starting September: http://www.creativepioneers.co.uk/Home

From Emma
March 21, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Studio 2 is free…

From Giacomo
March 21, 2012 at 3:20 pm

One more plea for people to please return DVDs to the cupboard. Most have turned up but “Fistful of Dollars” is still not there.

Without the films, the SFM essays cannot be marked. We can’t finalise feedback for anybody until everybody’s essays have been marked. Please check to make sure you haven’t forgotten to return any DVDs. If you’ve written about a film that isn’t in the cupboard, please buy a copy and donate it asap. Thanks.

From sean
March 22, 2012 at 6:18 pm

“Scottish shouty types seek enthusiastic, hard working film-maker for fun times, possibly more ;) No time wasters please…. we’ve been hurt before.”


From Lorcan
March 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm


the clue is in the title but it’s an interesting debate in some ways…

From Kevin***
March 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I need some help recording crowd conversations. If you have 15 minutes to spare on monday or tuesday afternoon let me know & we can hit the record button in studio 1.

From Varun
March 24, 2012 at 11:36 am

Hey DDM/SDers. I did the Gen Up programme last autumn. Check out my blog post about it if you’re interested: http://emma-lewis.com/gen-up/ (and feel free to get in touch if you’ve got questions).

From Emma
March 24, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Did anyone find a mp3 player in the atrium? Plugged into a machine?

From Anthi
March 24, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Anthi – is its name Archos? It is still here in the Atrium!

From Ami
March 25, 2012 at 12:43 am

Interactive Sound Environments’ last session will feature a guest speaker; Joe Cavers. Joe was a student at Edinburgh recently and since graduation won a position as a professional sound designer for a computer games company. He’s looking forward to talking about how he got this job and what his job entails. Please arrive promptly for the talk which starts at 2pm.

From Martin~
March 25, 2012 at 10:20 pm

a friend of mine is looking for a room in Edinburgh for 5 weeks from 16th April. Give me a shout if anyone knows of anything:
charlie [at] threestrokeone.org


From charlie
March 27, 2012 at 8:42 am

ISE – Interactive mixing notes up – sorry for delay…

From Nick
March 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm

btw. tommorow’s workshop will be a problem-shooting/help session for your ISE projects…

From Nick
March 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Novation Impulse 61keys as new + soft case on sale for £280.
Write me if interested: giacomo.frega@gmail.com

From Giacomo
March 27, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Atrium faithful, did anyone happen to find a black USB thumb drive with a black tie on the end? When mounted the title of the volume is “RAMSAY_4G” Email Cheers!

From Ramsay
March 28, 2012 at 8:19 am

Whoops … if thumb drive found from previous post email: r.f.thurber@sms.ed.ac.uk. Thanks!

From Ramsay
March 28, 2012 at 8:21 am

For all of you who like print design/retro design as much as I do!

For the new season of Mad Men, Newsweek released a special edition that’s done in 1960s style. Take a look at the retro ads–they’re fab!


From Beth
March 28, 2012 at 11:00 am

Some general notes focussed on issues that came up at today’s tutorials: http://sd.caad.ed.ac.uk/ise/2011/11/tutorial-4/

From Nick
March 28, 2012 at 8:08 pm

studio 3 is free this morning

From charlie
March 29, 2012 at 8:56 am

Tonight: The Bone House – A Black Cabaret – Featuring performances from some of the most exciting acts and artists working in Scotland, including Owen, Jules, Lauren and Christos ; )

Friday 30th March
The Third Door (formerly Medina), Edinburgh
Doors at 7.30pm, Showtime: 8-10.30pm

From JulesR
March 30, 2012 at 11:01 am

Does anybody know how to delete a file from a Sound Def in FMOD Designer?
I’m trying to delete one of two in a Sound Def and I can’t see how to do it. Manual doesn’t help me much either…


From JimP
April 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm

@Jim. In the menu bar on the left next to the sound def folder you want to delete a file from click the little plus sign so that you can see each file within the sound def, right click and then delete.

From Chris
April 1, 2012 at 11:33 pm


From Anthi
April 3, 2012 at 10:24 am

A plethora of Electronic Music documentaries here:

From Raz
April 3, 2012 at 10:35 am

awesome, thanks raz

From charlie
April 3, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Anyone desiring a brand new Novation Impulse 61 midi-keyboard?

From Giacomo
April 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Hi everyone,
The DMSP Noise&Fidelity project group will be working in the Atrium from 10:30pm tomorrow evening (Weds 04/04). We’ll be testing playing back the sound piece we’ve been working on, so there will be a some noise. We hope no one will not be too inconvenienced by this, but it is necessary for us to test the piece before Friday! Thanks.

From Donato
April 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Hey guys, the Saffiire sound card is missing from Kev’s office, and we desperately need it! We are rehearsing in Studio 4, so please bring it over as soon as you possibly can. Cheers

From Emergent Sonorities
April 4, 2012 at 10:41 am

Hi everyone !!! Sorry for this late notice… Today we have got a premiere screening of our Short Animation movie “Time Travel” at 7pm in The Atrium , Alison House … Please feel free to join and enjoy the evening !!!

Hope to see you all today evening !!!

From Vignesh
April 4, 2012 at 11:49 am

Hi everyone, I left my power of mac, an earphone, two glasses and one pen on the computer desk in the atrium very late Wednesday night, but today I came and all the things were gone. Anyone took them or saw someone took them? Please contact me!!! lyyda@hotmail.com or 07973377198 Thank you!

From Lida
April 5, 2012 at 10:15 am

Dialogues Pt. 1 is begins at 7pm in Inspace!
Emergent Sonorites, Digital Performance, Noise and Fidelity, and the Unwanted Orchestra perform! Come and check it out!

From Dialogues!
April 6, 2012 at 1:05 am

This is worth catching if you can – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qftk
book of the week is The Great Animal Orchestra by Bernie Krause

From Martin~
April 6, 2012 at 8:51 am

Hey guys,

I left my headphones in the Atrium. They’re black earbuds, they say ‘Zune’ on them, and have soft plastic bits that go in the ears.

If you find them, please let me know!

wolfebe (at) gmail.com

From Beth
April 6, 2012 at 9:07 am

Disregard the message about not being able to find my headphones! I found them.

From Beth
April 6, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Hi everyone, just remind that if anyone of you saw a charge of macbook and two glasses (one grey and one blue) and one white ear buds and white cable capacity … Please just let me know, I lost them in the atrium and desperate need them for work. Thank you. lyyda@hotmail.com 07973377198

From Lida
April 6, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Our sonic structures assignment is now reality! https://vimeo.com/39818209

From Varun
April 7, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Hello everyone – We are looking for our Lifehouse poster that we hung in the entrance at Alison House this week but was missing after our presentation. We paid for some of our posters out of pocket and it was very expensive, so could the person who took it down please return it to us? Thank you! – the situatuated media DMSP team

From Ami B
April 7, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Hey, I left my USB drive attached to the atrium projector computer. It’s got my files for DMSp on it so if it’s found please give it to Kevin in the tech office thanks.

From Jesse
April 8, 2012 at 11:54 pm

If anyone fancies a break this week, I’ll be playing a gig at the Wee Red Bar on Wednesday (11th), with Jasper TX and Richard Knox & Frederic Oberland:

From matt
April 9, 2012 at 7:57 am

good potential for AR …though creepy…
Broadcom 4752 chip

From Nick K
April 9, 2012 at 3:29 pm

@mac users, might be scare mongering, but perhaps worth reading up on Flashback Trojan, and once again installing free Sophos antivirus.

From JulesR
April 9, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Hey Guys..I somehow managed to misplace my Uni ID card in Alison house. If anybody comes across it, could you please mail me ??

Thanks in advance

From Abesh
April 11, 2012 at 11:20 am

We are previewing our DMSP binaural location based sci fi game (managed to fit all those words together!) this saturday, 7pm onwards. Drop by if you would like to kill some creeptures and feel good about yourself! More info: http://on.fb.me/HAvODN

From Varun
April 11, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I booked Studio 2 until 16:30 but won’t be there so it’s free. I can’t cancel it through the system.

From Peter
April 12, 2012 at 10:19 am

If anyone needs Studio 1 it’s free until 18:00 – booked it from 15:00 but won’t make it.

From Ana
April 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I left two mic stands in the drop off safe last evening for a recording tomorrow. They are missing now. If you have them, please return them.

From Varun
April 14, 2012 at 10:50 am

Thanks to hail+rain we initially cancelled the preview run of our DMSP game. We did run it again when the weather got better. For those of you who missed it we will setup another day soon. Thanks for coming and stay tuned!

From Varun
April 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Comedian Josie Long is looking for a sound recordist in Glasgow for a few days: http://www.mandy.com/1/jobs3.cfm?v=48957615&skill=crw&terr=uksc

From Emma
April 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm

did anyone see a memory stick attached to a set of keys at the first computer to the left of the door as you enter the sound lab?

From charlie
April 16, 2012 at 4:14 pm

disregard last message, found them!

From charlie
April 17, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I booked one of the Zoom recorders for today but it wasnt there when I went to pick it up, re-jigged my plans and now don’t need it so its there if anyone wants it

From Alex
April 18, 2012 at 11:38 am

Genius… Asteroids meets CSS http://erkie.github.com/

From JulesR
April 19, 2012 at 10:38 am

Brian who did the sound design course a few years ago getting some love on the Fabric blog:


From Charlie
April 20, 2012 at 6:54 pm

come on you know you want it! http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/midi-controller-livid-ohm64-wood/100790761

From Gareth
April 21, 2012 at 5:10 pm

anyone left the usb at atrium? there is one logitech left at the computer near the screen.

From Y D
April 22, 2012 at 10:35 am

@ Y D yes i left a black, small logitech usb, do you have it? can’t find it in the atrium…

From Mauricio
April 23, 2012 at 12:42 am

hello all – someone left their macbook power cable in the russolo room, it’s a 2-pin plug with an adaptor. i’ve left it curled up on the table!

From Fiona
April 23, 2012 at 7:52 am

I am not sure if it is ok to leave the usb, so I took it with me when I left. Can you come to atrium on Monday, I will stay here whole day.

From @ Mauricio
April 23, 2012 at 8:32 am

Some excellent DMSP style work documented here: http://www.creativeapplications.net/

From JulesR
April 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I’m out of the Russolo Room at 10am this morning if anyone is needing it!

From Fiona
April 24, 2012 at 8:22 am

Thanks Fiona, i’ll probably jump in there as long as nobody else needs it

From Chris
April 24, 2012 at 8:28 am

Studio 3 is FREE if anyone needs!!!

From Giacomo
April 24, 2012 at 1:46 pm

russolo room is free until 6:30 in case anyone needs it!

From Ana Roman
April 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm

tried to upload the Sound and Fixed Media file for the past two hours in Alison House with no luck.. any clues what’s going on? cheers

From marco
April 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Booked the Sound Devices 702 for today until 16:00 but I won’t be using it in case anyone needs it :)

From Ana Roman
April 25, 2012 at 9:24 am

Hi guys, I had a bunch of stuff booked out until Saturday including the 702 and the new wireless mics.
However the shoot i needed them for has been cancelled so they’re available.

From Charlie
April 26, 2012 at 10:15 am

The game company, Streamline Studios, is hiring people for their Malaysia branch! http://www.streamline-studios.com/jobs-2/

From Jung In
April 26, 2012 at 11:23 am

@SD & DCP, this looks good… https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/239625

From JulesR
April 26, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Yeah Jules, been looking forward to it! right next to my flat and all.

From Charlie
April 26, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Been meaning to ask for ages… how do we get individual folders on Infrar.ed? Might be being stupid but I don’t have one!

From Charlie
April 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Dear Maxers, is this an opportunity to develop an income stream or get yourselves some fame?


Let me know how you get on.

From Martin~
April 27, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Russolo is free till 3

From ck
April 27, 2012 at 12:26 pm

this might be of some interest to someone:
junior web developer vacancy

From charlie
April 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Unable to make it to the rusollo room. Free to use

From varun
April 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Russolo free until 21 if anyone needs!

From Giacomo
April 30, 2012 at 3:27 pm


From ck
May 1, 2012 at 9:43 am

Sound installation opportunity:

From ml
May 4, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Anybody know where the AKG 414 has got to from our SD/DCP Safe? I booked it for just now but it’s nae there. Grrr.

From Fiona
May 5, 2012 at 11:04 am


BBC News – MirageTable: Microsoft presents augmented reality device.

From Beth
May 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm

a really cool Framework for WordPress and Joomla

From Pascal
May 13, 2012 at 11:41 pm

sound design job (London)


From Charlie
May 14, 2012 at 2:06 pm

just noticed how qualified you need to be for the below post!

From charlie
May 14, 2012 at 2:08 pm

[spam] Anyone interested or know anyone interested in buying my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe? Its a lovely amp but i don’t use it and want a new synthesiser. get in touch!

From charlie
May 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm

“The Listening Machine is an automated system that generates a continuous piece of music based on the activity of 500 Twitter users around the United Kingdom” http://www.thelisteningmachine.org/

From varun
May 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm

If anyone needs the Zoom I’ve booked till Wednesday go ahead and take it!

From Nick
May 20, 2012 at 11:30 am

Dear summer project performers, who are you? what are you doing? and where do you get off?? jk, but seriously, if you think you will be doing a performance for this final project shindig then get back to me with your details IMMEDIATELY! Michael and I are working on booking a performance space for the last week of July, but we seriously need to know who will be involved! So feel free to email me (nhumphrey88@gmx.com) or just fbook me back!

From Nick
May 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm

The Reid studio is now free until 2:30pm today, and my bookings tomorrow and Thursday are now free too. Cheers.

From Lauren
May 22, 2012 at 11:32 am

FAO Monosynth Orchestra. I challenge you. Press play: http://g.co/doodle/m6v226

From Delia Derbyhayes
May 23, 2012 at 8:11 am

Talking / writing critically about our own or other people’s art is hard. I find Richard Shusterman makes it easier. YMMV. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2107726 http://www.jstor.org/stable/432289

From Owen
May 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Some quite old (but good) thoughts about new media…

From JulesR
May 24, 2012 at 8:43 am

Russolo now free until 1:30 if anyone wants in before me

From charlie
May 25, 2012 at 9:14 am

The BBC is going all procedural with the Web Audio API and recreating equipment from the Radiophonic workshop on a browser http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/researchanddevelopment/2012/05/web-audio-radiophonics-1.shtml

From Varun
May 25, 2012 at 12:23 pm

@Varun thanks for that link, very exciting! :) i just finished Niebur’s ‘Special Sound’ which is a history of the workshop with lots of equipment info. it’s back in the library if you need some light reading…

From Fiona
May 25, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Hey all, I’m looking for a flatmate from coming September for one year. The flat is on Jeffrey Street, 10min walk from Alison House. No council tax so must be a student… get in touch: cmichalakos [_at_] gmail [_dot_] com

From Christos
May 25, 2012 at 4:04 pm

@Varun – John Lemke proposed and then tried to do something like this several years ago in sonic structures; a sonic CSS.

From Martin~
May 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Studio 1 is free if anyone needs it

From Ana
May 31, 2012 at 1:30 pm

@Martin~ – That’s cool! I tried looking for it online, but didn’t find anything. Do you know of any existing documentation?

From Varun
May 31, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Some inspiration (!) for those helping me with the IR gathering: The Great Pyramid of Giza http://www.audioease.com/index.php

From Varun
May 31, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Interrupt_Place: Dance technology and Architecture 2012 class http://t.co/kmzY54L3 in Auckland

From Dermott
June 1, 2012 at 1:02 am

Russolo free till 8 today.. should have known the jubilee would spoil my day somehow or other.

From charlie
June 4, 2012 at 9:05 am

Hello Sound Design students. I’m going to be a student in the Sound Design program next year! I am wondering if anyone has an available flat for the fall for me to live in. Please contact me at asgsound at gmail dot com. Thanks!

From Alex Galler
June 5, 2012 at 3:23 am

Just a wee plug for my just finished/escaped Sound Design and mix for Mark Cousins’ new film “What is this film called Love?”. The music includes new tracks from P.J. Harvey.


The world premiere will take place at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 26th, 6pm at the Edinburgh Filmhouse, with a further showing on June 30th, 7.45pm at Edinburgh Cineworld.

Book your tickets here: http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films/2012/what-is-this-film-called-love

Come and say hi!

From Ali (former SD student)
June 6, 2012 at 10:59 am

Media Sounds and Globalisation:



From Cruising Around
June 7, 2012 at 7:50 am

Working with technologies that have not been invented…

From Pascal
June 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Hi, Reid’s going to be free today until 4ish if anyone wants to use it

From AnaR
June 11, 2012 at 11:15 am

banana pianos, play dough gamepads and more!!!

From matt
June 11, 2012 at 6:11 pm

A USB key was returned to me today from the upper layer of the Atrium. If anyone has missed placed one please come in to the office and see me.

From Kevin***
June 12, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Great use of the web audio API again – a modular synth! http://www.g200kg.com/en/docs/webmodular/index.html

From Varun
June 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm

The Sonic Body, an interview. When sound art, the body and science collide with critical creativity. In English and Italian too…

From MarcoD
June 15, 2012 at 11:00 am

I’m selling a Novation Impulse 61 (brand new) with soft case and footswitch included for £280. Please contact me at G.Frega@sms.ed.ac.uk if interested

From Giacomo
June 16, 2012 at 11:52 am

Evolution of music from public choice. How Darwinian theory can also be applied to music evolution. Very interesting. http://darwintunes.org/

From Giacomo
June 20, 2012 at 12:28 am

Web Audio at Google I/O. http://www.html5audio.org/2012/06/web-audio-at-google-io-and-openwebcamp.html Since we can’t teleport ourselves we can only wait for the videos to be posted.

From Varun
June 20, 2012 at 9:57 am

Anyone at alison house at the moment got a spare nokia charger i can use? Archaic i know

From Jess
June 20, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Pretty cool video I found–the first 13 minutes of Blade Runner done in water colours.

From Beth
June 21, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Meltdown, our DMSP is on CDM! Unfortunately they took it off my blog and haven’t got the credits right – which I hope they will fix soon.


From Varun
June 22, 2012 at 12:21 pm

And he’s fixed the credits. Made sure there was a mention of the Uni too ;)

From Varun
June 22, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Had a brain glitch and forgot I had studio time this morning…won’t make it in so studio 1 and rec room are free

From Jess
June 25, 2012 at 9:26 am

Bleep ‘s take on the History of Electronic Music. https://www.facebook.com/BleepsGuideToElectronicMusic

From Kevin***
June 25, 2012 at 3:04 pm

It’s about audio in games, but applicable to any design discipline – “Details” http://tale-of-tales.com/bientotlete/blog/details/

From Varun
June 27, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Have a drink with Google’s “Nexus Q”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1Y5dDQW4TY Still a little temperamental according to initial reports: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VangvXb1B0E

From Ramsay
June 28, 2012 at 10:37 am

hey all, the 8 pre is free in kev’s office if anyone needs it

From Mauricio
June 28, 2012 at 3:17 pm

USB key found in the Atrium this morning by me, if you’ve lost one pop in to the office and let me know.

From Kevin***
June 29, 2012 at 8:24 am

Hi everyone, I don’t need the 744 + mics and windshield anymore, please feel free to pick these up from Kev.

From Donato
June 29, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Guys, what’s the point in having a booking system if people are just going to take stuff from the safe without bothering to book it out first? (or check that other people haven’t booked it before taking equipment)

From Chris
June 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Hi guys, Nicol from SD class ’10. Noticed this and thought somebody might want to offer foley. http://www.mandy.com/1/jobs3.cfm?v=48988359&skill=all&terr=uki

From Nicol
June 30, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Russolo Room is free now if anyone needs in!

From Fiona
June 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Has anyone got a copy of Robert Rowe’s Machine Musicianship they would be willing to lend me?

From Lorcan
July 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Lorcan, I can “lend” you my .pdf version if you’re around AH these days

From Christos
July 5, 2012 at 9:51 pm

free interactive coding lessons: http://www.codecademy.com/

From Elle Es Aich
July 7, 2012 at 8:19 am

epic science design fail:


From grdn
July 7, 2012 at 9:06 pm

If you’ve time and need a whoosh;

From Martin~
July 9, 2012 at 9:00 am

GOLD DUST #1 – writing that flows by Richard Coyne;

From Martin~
July 9, 2012 at 1:54 pm

GOLD DUST #2 – analysis of an existing paper by Sophia Lycouris: http://sd.caad.ed.ac.uk/finalproject/wp-content/uploads/advice/sophia.zip

From Martin~
July 9, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Summary of this afternoon’s writing workshop;

From Martin~
July 9, 2012 at 4:19 pm

GOLD DUST #3 Writing creatively about creative projects by Owen Green: http://sd.caad.ed.ac.uk/finalproject/wp-content/uploads/advice/OwenGreen-WritingCreatively.pdf

From Martin~
July 10, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Sound portal opens in Trafalgar Square;

From Martin~
July 12, 2012 at 11:00 am

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From sxpzfn
July 12, 2012 at 11:18 am

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From adeaeefns
July 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Hi guys, I am looking for cooperation with a sound designer for my DDM final project. It is a two minute’s short film talking about Artificial Intelligence. This film is supposed to be finished at end of July. If anyone is good at making mechanical sound effects and interested with this project, for further information please contact me via yunshen1188@gmail.com Cheers!

From Yun
July 15, 2012 at 11:32 am

http://www.sea-labs.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Sound_Design_Internship.pdf – this would be of interest to sound designers

From matt
July 16, 2012 at 7:07 am

I won’t be in studio 3 after all today, so its free.

From charlie
July 16, 2012 at 8:59 am

Dear digitals, forgive me using this message board to advertise the sale of personal equipment but I wanted to offer you first refusal on this gear at decent prices. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ix493spnjwr87df/studioSale.rtf
I’ll put these for sale elsewhere next week.

From Martin~
July 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Had to cancel my session at the Reid this evening, its free for anyone else who needs it.

From Varun
July 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Former Sound Designer, Andrew Spitz charming the economist with the Danish pronunciation project, nice!

From Martin~
July 19, 2012 at 4:10 pm

FInished my Russolo session early this eve so it’s free for the rest of the day if anyone needs it.

From Ana
July 19, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Resolume are hiring! http://resolume.com/blog/9255/we-re-hiring-experienced-opengl-programmer-wanted

From Kevin***
July 20, 2012 at 9:48 am

Dear Alison House Mustard Thief,
What did i ever do to you?
*Bites into very bland sandwich*

From Sad lunch
July 23, 2012 at 4:34 pm

6 Ways film editors screw sound editors http://www.raindance.co.uk/site/index.php?id=476,8085,0,0,1,0

From Varun
July 23, 2012 at 8:35 pm

I booked the Rusollo for today but I won’t be using it until 8 pm – feel free to use it!

From Ana
July 24, 2012 at 11:19 am

@Sad lunch.
I know. I’m sorry. It was left in g11 for a while.
apologies! should be back in the cupboard now.

From scavenger
July 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Sad lunch and scavenger: I see a nice moral with that story

From Amused Observer
July 24, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Hello everyone, would like to invite you to visit our multimedia installation if you’re free on the 1st of August. Hope to see you there (Calton Hill) ! more details here: http://housechimeric.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/ready-for-the-world/

From Ana
July 25, 2012 at 11:25 am

Thanks @Scavenger, my ham roll is especially delicious today

From Sad lunch
July 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I must ardmit that’s a relief! Glad you could ketchup with the Thief, s.l.

From Anonhumous
July 25, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Google releases java framework for interactive installations http://bit.ly/NL2Pym

From Varun
July 26, 2012 at 1:50 pm

We would like to invite you all to our final project performance on Tuesday 31th of July in St. Cecilia’s Hall. Get all the info here:


We look forward to having you there!

From Michael
July 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Good luck to all with tonight’s performance. I’m afraid I can’t make it, but I’m sure it will be great!

From Owen
July 31, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Hi all,
I’ve got 2 tickets (one student £8.50, one full price, £17.50) for the Imperial Japanese Gagaku Orchestra’s performance on Aug 22nd at the Festival Theatre to sell, as our Final Concert is on the same evening. Talk about timing! I booked these months ago, before our date was set. So here is a once in a lifetime chance to see some amazing classic Japanese music performed by some incredible musicians. If you’re interested, drop me an email on s1141037@sms.ed.ac.uk

From Donato
August 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Has anyone found a macbook charger? Think I left mine in the Russolo Room on Tuesday evening

From Lorcan
August 2, 2012 at 9:25 am

If like me you looked for synonyms of ‘engaging’ for your dissertation or project, here is an ‘inspiring’ list:
absorbing, agreeable, alluring, appealing, appetizing, arresting, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, cajoling, captivating, catching, charismatic, charming, coaxing, come-hither, consuming, coquettish, delightful, dulcet, enchanting, engagement, engrossing, enravishing, enthralling, enticing, entrancing, exciting, exotic, exquisite, fascinating, fetching, flirtatious, friendly, glamorous, gripping, heart-robbing, hiring, holding, hypnotic, interesting, intriguing, inviting, irresistible, likeable, lovely, luxurious, magnetic, mesmeric, mesmerizing, mouth-watering, obsessing, obsessive, open, piquant, pleasant, pleasing, prepossessing, provocative, provoquant, ravishing, seducing, seductive, sensuous, siren, sirenic, spellbinding, spellful, taking, tantalizing, teasing, tempting, thrilling, tickling, titillating, titillative, voluptuous, winning, winsome, witching

From Pascal
August 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Here’s an article I wrote about audio/music development for iOS, if anyone is interested: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/175049/

From Yann
August 3, 2012 at 8:34 am

if anyone needs a break from final project work, please come to this! 13th – 18th august, i’m doing the sounds and pinocchio is played by a handmade puppet… http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/dance-and-physical-theatre/pinocchio-adventures-in-the-metropolis

From Fiona
August 3, 2012 at 10:02 am

I’ve put a soundwalk together for the (g)Host City festival as part of the Fringe, you can get more info and download it here… http://www.virtualfestival.org/virtualfestival/Read_more_about_the_artists/Entries/2012/7/27_Fiona_Keenan_and_Hamish_Kallin__Waves_and_Staves.html

From Fiona
August 13, 2012 at 7:20 am

Congratulations to everyone, we did it!

From Michael
August 17, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Hello everyone! I will be starting Sound Design in september and I have recently found a flat on Polwarth Gardens and I am currently looking for a housemate.
Rent is good and so is the company. If you would be interested or know anyone who is feel free to contact me: andreas0miranda@gmail.com

From Andreas
August 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

I’ve had to reschedule my session from this afternoon to this evening so studio 1 is free until 4pm if anyone wants in.

From charlie
August 20, 2012 at 6:18 am

Hi, there

I am Jogger from MSc Composition for Screen, and I am preparing our programme screening event on 25th in Atrium. My project is a little bit ambitious, since I need a xbox and a good Battlefield player to corporate with my adaptive music lively for the screening. In an other word, my music is not fixed, and will accompany with the video game accordingly. I have already finished all the music and the mission I composed for is this:


If you

1, have a xbox
2, have the battle field 3 game disc
3, can play this mission in less that 30 minute!

Please let me know and I will just use them on 25th of August~


Thank you very much!

Best wishes,


From Jogger
August 20, 2012 at 11:27 am

Robot baby

From Pascal
August 22, 2012 at 10:53 am

This is tonight everyone. We hope you can make it. 7.30pm in the Atrium.

Digital Composition and Performance
End of Year Performance 2012
Programme Notes

Field Music 11
field music 11 is from a series of works through which I place myself in a relationship to the sonic environment as a composer/performer.
Donato Wharton

piece for live electronics and voice.
Stephen Paterson


a piece for violin, bowed banjo and live electronics.
Lorcan Doherty

A sonic journey through an imagined landscape using generative Euclidean patterns as a rhythmic framework.
Dave House

From DCPers
August 22, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Not oging to make my studio 1 booking but can’t delete it, so it’s free…

August 23, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Neil Armstrong 1930 – 2012

From Ramsay
August 26, 2012 at 10:24 am

Some procedural discussion + I got asked about our DMSP on the new game audio podcast! http://www.gameaudiopodcast.com/?p=493

From Varun
August 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Selling my Edirol PCR 800 midi controller. £120, email yannseznec at gmail if you’re interested: http://yfrog.com/odi88djdj

From Yann
August 31, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Hey guys, bit of a panic here but my mac just died… does anyone have an OSX boot disk?

From charlie
September 4, 2012 at 10:07 am


Anybody able and willing to help with a max patch? Some beer tokens available:)
1)It will retrieve a textfile from the web using jit.uldl
2)that file will contain a list (order) of .mov files {and perhaps timing info}
3)playback of those file from the local drive (like a playlist)whenever the textfile is updated.
give me a line harrywhalley@gmail.com if you are willing.

From Harry
September 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm

edinburgh looking beautiful in stop motion & time lapse https://vimeo.com/48399336

From Lauren
September 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm

this is useful information film/sound people: http://duc.avid.com/showthread.php?t=212057

From Martin~
September 12, 2012 at 11:04 am

New message board site: http://digital.eca.ed.ac.uk

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September 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm

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