Tildemash – An Isolated Studio Track Mashup Generator

Andy Baio of waxy.org created this excellent random mashup generator using Isolated Studio Tracks from Youtube. It uses simple javascript to randomly select from a prepopulated array of Youtube url ids for each instrument (vocals, guitar, drums, keyboard) and fills the page with the embedded youtube video for those videos. Once the tracks start playing together wonderful (or not so wonderful)

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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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