Back in May, when I was doing a project in the anechoic chamber at the SEAS loudspeaker factory in Moss, I was gifted a pair of AV-1 speakers as well as an AV-230 amplifier.
This weekend I finally had the time to test them thoroughly. Considering the small size of speakers and amplifier, I expected them to sound thin and without much volume, but I am utterly stunned by what I hear. They are of course not able to reproduce the deepest frequency, but in general the volume, frequency response and sound quality is nothing less than impressive.
Considering their sound reproduction quality, small size (12×12×12 cm), minimal weight (0.9 kg) and beautiful white finish these speakers are a secret waiting to be discovered by sound artists and gallery spaces around Norway. I’m certainly about to get some more!
Laptop, speakers and amplifier with power adapter.
The speakers can be on stands as here, or be mounted on a wall.
This week I have been visiting the IRCAM forum. I gave two presentations, one on Ambisonic Toolkit for Reaper, and one on Jamoma, in collaboration with Theo de la Hogue and Julien Rabin from GMEA. Below are some of the highlights from other presentations.
Theo de la Hogue, Jean-Michaël Celerier and Pierre Cochard presented i-score. It has come a long way over the past few moths, since my residency in Bordeaux.
Screen saver the OpenMusic way. Jean Bresson presented several very promising improvements to the OpenMusic interface.
This research topic certainly tickles the artistic imagination.
Norbert Schenll et. al. gave an introduction to audio for web and the wavesjs framework. Very useful!
Last week I gave a Max workshop at BEK. The patchers that I made along the way can be downloaded from the comment field at this page at the BEK web site. We’ve also set up a Facebook group for the workshop.
Photo: Jeremy Welsh
A new beta version of Ambisonic Toolkit for Reaper is now available. This version makes the names of the plugins more informative in REAPER 5, making the plugins easier to find.
In the big scheme of things and considering the sad news from Paris last night, this does not amount to much, but as a friend of mine just said:
The best thing to do is to keep on working and going.
I learned this from previous wars and as a child.
Wednesday this week I’ll do a gig at Galleri RAM in Oslo as part o the Spaces Speak concert series, curated by Joakim Blattman Moldestad and Ricardo del Pozo.
More info here . Facebook event