David Ellis’ Turntable Trunks and Other Digital Deck Art

CDM’s report on spinning tech continues . . . New York David Ellis doesn’t treat turntables the way some of us do. His turntables get wired to custom electronics, installed in tree trunks, and shown in galleries: Opening at Feigan Contemporary [Single-eYe-twiligghT; scroll down] All of this is possible through the magic of Ms. Pinky, a special vinyl record / software combination that lets you control computer software using conventional turntables. (See our previous report.) Unlike mainstream DJ solutions like Stanton’s Final Scratch, this one is cheap ($100 for four discs) and comes with a Max/MSP object so you can …

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Scratch with Video: Neuromixer Pro 0.5 (Win/Mac)

Neuromixer Pro 0.5 is here for Windows XP and Mac OS X: Load up video, and scratch it like vinyl. Neuromixer Pro features playback speed, range/cue points, forward/reverse, dual video "decks", and real-time MIDI-based manipulations. The new version features: Support for Ms. Pinky (so you can scratch with real vinyl!) Feedback video effect BPM counter receives MIDI clock (so you can sync your video system to your audio system — bring two laptops, I say) Improved previews, MIDI, preferences, etc. Still free for now, though summer 2005 will bring the US$49.95 1.0 release — likely to be well worth it! …

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