Thesis Defence

Thesis Defence

My thesis defence is scheduled for 3th November, 12h, IST – Alameda. (Abstract) Disc-jockeys have come a long way, through technological evolutions. This path led them to the status and recognition they have achieved in our society. But as impressive as those technological evolutions are, as far as DJing is concerned, there are still few […]

Allowing DJs to share their patches!

Allowing DJs to share their patches!

Multitouch Djing: Loading Objects via XML from PedroLopes on Vimeo. This is just showing the Objects in the interface being XML defined, that can be read at start up and create the patch for the DJ. This will allow users of the interface to share patches, save, load, etc…

About the interface concepts

After having some mind struggles with the interface concepts, its now more or less defined: Realtime Setup Creation The concept is similar to the pacthing programming languages (PureData, Max/MSP) and pacthing interfaces such as Reactable, AudioPad, BlockJam, etc… thus the user is able to build his own DJ system has he plays. The video below […]

Scratch/Turntablism Ph.D. Thesis!

Scratch/Turntablism Ph.D. Thesis!

Hooray! Kjetil Falkenberg Hansen from KTH has defended his doctoral thesis under the topic of turntablism. You migh take a closer look here (or download it here). Abstract for the Thesis This thesis focuses on the analysis and modeling of scratching, in other words, the DJ (disk jockey) practice of using the turntable as a […]

Prototype#3: Yet flash (better architecture) and PureData

Prototype Flash and PureData #3 from PedroLopes on Vimeo. This video shows a small-tiny-atom-sized prototype that uses Pd (PureData) and Flex/ActionScript compiled on Win (XP) with only the Open Source Flex SDK. The only reason for not deploying it in Ubuntu is that flashserver external pd object is not present. I will replace it with […]

The scratch mat

  An interesting project (appearing on The Fun Theory website) is this Scratch Mat: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/NfFzmRQriss&hl=en_US&fs=1&] Take a look!  

Possibilities#2: Audio Layer

Our desired application is modular and layered, which means apart from the interface module (whose possibilities we’ve explored in the last post) Here there’s probably one million ways to go, all very different in possibilities and in scope of programming (from low level languages to higher and even visual programming). In this post I explore […]

Classic Turntable Patents

Classic Turntable Patents

As I became more and more obcessed with my research on DJing setups, I started to use Google patents search-engine to look for some detailed info on CD-players or newer turntables – regarding features that are closely related to my proposed work towards a multitouch virtual DJing application. During that research I came across some […]

DJ Taxonomy: first use-case draft

DJ Taxonomy: first use-case draft

Building more on this topic, I drafted a very basic (and not entirely truthful) use case with DJ types and their actions. (This diagram serves for discussion puposes only…) The set of Dj types used (radio, club, mobile and turntablist) show that nowadays there is almost no need for the distincion between mobile and club […]

DJ Taxonomy: Introduction notes

Following this idea that one could draft a taxonomy of DJing styles (identifying different needs in serveral axis (technical requimentns, gestures and musical actions, gear used, music notation, musical outcome, creative processes, and so on…) I give it a try. But because this matter only is important and deep enough to be the complete focus […]