2005 Mega Sound Link List

from http://staff.cofa.unsw.edu.au/~simonhunt/2005SoundList.html

2005 Mega Sound Link List

*What’s it for?* : I’m chief sound lecturer at the College Of Fine Arts in Sydney, teaching in the Digital Media degree. This is a list of links for students to follow up both ideas and techniques. There may be some stuff you find interesting or useful.

*Disclaimers* : We’re a Mac-based Protools institution (sound here covers installation, sculpture, audio-visual soundtracks as much as it does electronic music). We have Protools, Reaktor, VST-RTAS adapter, Max/MSP and a ton of freeware apps / VSTs / Pluggos / audio units.

*But* PC people please have a look below, a lot of the list is about ideas and not platforms, plus there’s some good experimental PC software links.

This list has a *freeware* focus. I’ve added in some links that people suggested last year.

Also, you’ll note the absence of links to individual plugs/developers – these are always in the instructions on the computers.

2005 Mega Sound Link List

*What’s it for?* : I’m chief sound lecturer at the College Of Fine Arts in Sydney, teaching in the Digital Media degree. This is a list of links for students to follow up both ideas and techniques. There may be some stuff you find interesting or useful.

*Disclaimers* : We’re a Mac-based Protools institution (sound here covers installation, sculpture, audio-visual soundtracks as much as it does electronic music). We have Protools, Reaktor, VST-RTAS adapter, Max/MSP and a ton of freeware apps / VSTs / Pluggos / audio units.

*But* PC people please have a look below, a lot of the list is about ideas and not platforms, plus there’s some good experimental PC software links.

This list has a *freeware* focus. I’ve added in some links that people suggested last year.

Also, you’ll note the absence of links to individual plugs/developers – these are always in the instructions on the computers.

A certain proportion of these links always come from interesting discussions on kVr, so a thanks to all of you up front, and i hope you find something here!

2005 Reith lectures: Lecture 4 Nanotechnology and Nanoscience

*Lecture 4: Nanotechnology and Nanoscience * – http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2005/lecture4.shtml Since time immemorial people have been entranced by structures of great size. From the Colossus of Rhodes and the Great Pyramid, themselves no mean technical achievements, to the mighty Cunard ‘Queens’ built here in Glasgow, and whichever is transiently the tallest building in the world, beholders have […]

2005 Reith lectures: Lecture 5 Risk and Responsibility

*Lecture 5: Risk and Responsibility * http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2005/lecture5.shtml Almost exactly 93 years ago tonight, on 15 April 1912, over two thousand terrified and bewildered people found themselves with little warning drifting or drowning in the ice-cold North Atlantic. Only 712 of them survived that night. They were, of course, the passengers, officers, and crew of the […]

2005 Reith lectures: Chapter 3 Innovation and Management

Lecture 3: Innovation and Management http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2005/lecture3.shtml When Ralph Waldo Emerson reputedly and memorably said that the world would beat a path to the door of a person who made a better mousetrap, he was perhaps being unduly optimistic, but at least he realised that the mousetrap had to be made and that it would not […]

2005 Reith lectures: Chapter 2 – Collaboration

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2005/lecture2.shtml When I returned to this Engineering Department from the USA in 1984 my wife and I bought an historic and wonderful house some ten miles south of Cambridge. It was built around 1520, a date that could be substantiated to within a decade by the form of the oak beams that comprised its floors […]

2005 Reith lectures: Chapter 1 – The Triumph Of Technology

If you are interested in science and technology and support the ideals
of good public radio, you may be interested to know that the BBC is MP3s
and transcripts of the famous Reith lectures
. If you’re not
familiar with these always enlightening and sometimes controversial
broadcasts, the history and pedigree of these lectures is explained here
. This year’s
Reith Lecturer is the distinguished engineer, Lord Broers
, who is President
of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Chairman of the House of Lords
Science and Technology Committee.

This year?s series is called The Triumph Of Technology

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2005/lecture1.shtml