Jukedeck Want to Generate Royalty-Free Music for your Videos

Jukedeck are a UK based startup which is composed (ahem) of software developers, musicians and producers, who have developed a way to automatically generate music to suit any project. Their target is video producers, such as Youtube artists, that need royalty-free music to use without the pain of trawling through royalty-free libraries searching for a

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Digital Media Basics from Xiph.org

Two instructional videos from the xiph.org foundation, a  “non-profit corporation dedicated to protecting the foundations of Internet multimedia from control by private interests” give a really excellent introduction and overview of Digital Media. The first video – A Digital Media Primer for Geeks – discusses the current state of digital media – which everyone now has

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Mix Master, Cut Faster – Risset Accelerando

I’ve posted before about Shepard tones and other audio illusions, but here is another one to wrap your head around. Jean-Claude Risset, who created the Shepard-Risset Glissando (a continuous version of the Shepard tones) also produced the rhythmical equivalent – a beat that appears to get faster and faster (and faster and faster). By layering

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Please Speak Into the Plant – The Visual Microphone from MIT

An astonishing piece of research from the folks at MIT CSAIL was announced for SIGGRAPH 2014. The paper from Davis et al (Abe Davis and Michael Rubinstein and Neal Wadhwa and Gautham Mysore and Fredo Durand and William T. Freeman), entitled The Visual Microphone – Passive Recovery of Sound From Video, shows how they were

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