Drummers are Geniuses

They have a rare, innate ability to problem-solve and change those around them. If you are a drummer, you’ve probably heard a joke or two about your kind’s intelligence level. You’ve put up with being called a dummy for far too long but thankfully we’re here to clear your name. Prof. Frederic Ullen, from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm concluded that the brain activity of an individual who can keep…

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Pushing the Push programming envelope at WaveDNA!!!

Pushing the Push programming envelope at WaveDNA!!! We are in the final Push (get it!!!) of programming and preparing for our booth at the NAMM show next week in Anaheim, California.   Last night things got pretty freaking awesome when the first build of our Ableton Push interface designed for our Max For Live Patch, Liquid Clips, was ready to be tested.  And what could be more fitting than to have…

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“Suggested” By Who?

Connections between the Wheels, the BeatSeeker and the “Suggested” list Notes on the connections between the Maps, the BeatSeeker settings, and the “suggested” lists and palettes in the BeatBuilder and the Randomizer The BeatBuilder panel is a popular widget with first time users of Liquid Rhythm due to how easily it enables quick assembly of beats and variations. There is enough power and variety offered by the default settings for…

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“Musification” of brain signals, from Stanford

A nice notice about some fascinating recent research. Of course, we’re immediately curious about what the resulting music would look like in rhythmic terms converted to WaveDNA Music Molecules. At first glance, it seems likely that there might be an identifiable ‘genome’ of BarForms and BeatForms for brain seizure activity. The tricky part would be converting the apparent tempo changes to MIDI in some accurate way, but it seems like…

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Predicting musically induced emotions from physiological response

Predicting musically induced emotions: linear and neural network models This is a short blurb about one of the collaborative research projects associated with WaveDNA and the academic papers generated from them. Our research collaborators at Ryerson University’s SMART Lab, Dr. Naresh Vempala and professor Frank Russo, have published a paper recently detailing findings that we will be expanding on and adapting to fit with future WaveDNA products. We describe the…

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BeatForm Cycling feature initial prototype

Prototype: Beat Cycling for new ideas

We have a lots of passionate fans who really appreciate our focus on creating a unique rhythm instrument. From these fans, whether they are internal or external, they tend to inspire new ideas, or widgets that could help improve the workflow.  Or perhaps give them a new way of creating a new variation quickly.   The saying, ‘There isn’t enough hours in the day’, aptly applies.  We would love to…

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10 Best Lectures – Interesting Videos On Electronic Music

A Reference To The 10 Best Lectures On Electronic Music  Beatport.com It is remarkable to hear the stories from the artists themselves, especially when they share with you the struggles and humble origins in which their story began. These lectures go beyond just production, but rather the path in which these folks traveled to reach the main stage, and how they brought recognition to their art. We are glad that beatport.com organized…

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QuNeo allows WaveDNA’s development team to create an even better user experience with Liquid Rhythm

QuNeo will be available in Liquid Rhythm version 1.2.1 A MIDI Device connected through MIDI mapping is to music software what the keyboard is to Microsoft Word.  For many, it is essential to get past the idea of software as a tool, and move towards thinking of it as an instrument, almost an extension of the artists in their creative process. MIDI was a standard initially developed in the 1970’s…

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What makes listening to music an emotional experience?

Ryerson University and SMART Lab Analyze How We Listen to Music What makes listening to music an emotional experience? How much of this emotion is common across listeners with different musical interests and backgrounds, and how much of this is subjective to each listener? WaveDNA is addressing these questions through a collaborative research project with the SMART lab at Ryerson University. Obtaining a better understanding of this fluid relationship between…

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