I recently had the chance to interview electronic musician Richard Devine for the Discovery News article "Is Electronic Music 'Real Music?'" The man had loads to share about his own creative process and advice for aspiring artists, so I figured a Space Music post was the perfect place to share more. For those of you who aren't familiar with his work, Richard Devine creates the sort of electronic soundscapes that generally attract the label "intelligent dance music" or IDM. But as with most artists of talent, his work defies such labels. His music is at times melodic and ethereal, other times jarring and chaotic. RICHARD DEVINE: I like to put the listener in an unusual space and in an emotional space, as well. A lot of music that's out typically touches on normal subject matter and emotions that people common emotions like love and happiness and sadness. A lot of my compositions are a bit more abstract where I like to take the listener on a strange cerebral sonic adventure. Giger visceral world of corridors and spaces. I've always been drawn more to the kind of music that takes me to places I've never been to before. I don't know how to describe it. It's just a collage of strange sounds and textures that make you feel a certain way. You can't really put your finger on the emotion that you're experiencing. Some of it can be unsettling; some of it can be just bizarre at times. Sometimes the outcome is pleasant or very unpleasant; I guess it goes to far extremes at either end of the spectrum. SONOiO Not Worth Remembering Richard Devine Remix by RichardDevine How do you view the impact of electronic music production on human creativity? When I first started making music, there were hardly any music programs available for the personal computer. Now applications like GarageBand and Reason offer full production environments for creating any type of music. Many of these applications come free with some of these operating systems. How that affects us, I think, is positive and negative. I think that, on one side of the coin, you have a lot of new music coming out. And the flip side of that is you get a lot of bad music, too, at the same time. It doesn't necessarily mean the quantity equates to quality, but it does put everything kind of in a perspective where you see that thousands and thousands of people now can get opportunity to make music and it takes something that was very difficult to get into in the past and now make it more accessible for the masses. But there's almost too much electronic music coming out right now. I feel like it's harder to stand out these days. There are so many people trying to emulate specific styles, so now you have hundreds and hundreds of people trying to sound a particular way. I find that there is less and less innovation in music, but more and more people creating it. So I think it's harder for people to get discovered than it was ten years ago, when I was starting out and we were actually recording onto DAT tapes and releasing vinyl records. Now with digital distribution, anyone can just upload a track to Sound Cloud or any other site and promote it through social media networks. Now it's a whole different animal all in itself. And I think it's much harder to stand out and to get recognized now in the sea of millions. Do you still run into people who don't get that electronic music is real music? I would've heard that much more maybe five or 10 years ago, but I think now the digital age has pretty much changed everything. You listen to pop music now as opposed to 20 years ago, and it sounds very synthetic; it's very electronic influenced. The overall public, even in pop music, has been influenced by electronic music and it's now become much more of an accepted sound now. It's not this alien thing that's looked upon as unreal music anymore. Do you engage in algorithmic musical composition? I do. I use several different software environments, like Kyma, PD, Softstep, Cycling 74, Max MSP, and there's another application called Symbolic Composer, which uses more algorithmic based sequenced approach to writing music. You can use code algorithms from DNA/RNA, Darwin Noise, Nasa Satellite Data, or draw from the 1000 examples, all kinds of life forms that you can generate musical note data from. Other applications like Softstep Artwonk can generate music data from fractals, EEGs, and EKGs. You can generate musical sequences even from images now. I do tinker around quite a bit with them just to kind of get outside of the linear sort of way of writing, which a lot of the digital audio workstation application environments do. It's sort of a left to right orientation where you're working within a timeline based editor, where you're editing musical notes, cutting audio and crossfading files. Sometimes I like to experiment outside of that realm and kind of just play around and see what happens. I love kind of experimentation and seeing what can happen. And so that's more or less how I like to use some of this software; just kind of exploring and discovering new ideas. Misusing these software applications is interesting too and can yield surprisingly cool unexpected results. I know people like Eno and Autechre have used algorithmic composition in the past, but I don't really have a good handle on what that entails. Is it sort of like a third party through which the artist's creativity flows? Yeah, exactly. Autechre is a good example. They use Max MSP and a lot of the same software and hardware. If you're using an algorithmic based approach, you're most likely using some sort of software environment like Max, Reaktor or Symbolic composer, where you start off with a blank slate and then create the environment. It's really interesting because you're defining the rules and parameters of that environment, and then you can decide how that environment behaves. Max MSP, for example opens up with a blank screen and you basically think of what you want to create. So you can right click and open a menu of options that allow you to drop in an object. From this object you can virtually connect other objects that can do specific operations. You have the ability to create synthesizers, samplers, and sound processing chains. You can freely define how you want to control those oscillators, parameters, and functions whether it'll be a live input with your voice or you if you want to control them with a hardware controller, sensor, or touch screen controller of some sort like an iPad or Lemur. With this approach you'll get into these situations that wouldn't normally happen. So you kind of discover these things as you create them and modify them. A 2010 Synthtopia article predicted that so called fixed music would become a thing of the past and intelligent software would enable musical creation to adapt to one's settings or preferences or environment or individual likes and dislikes. Do you see that as a valid possibility? Music software of today makes previously complicated tasks much easier now. Whether it's engineering or mixing or music composition or even using an application to find the right chord progressions, there seems to be app for everything now that many musicians like myself had to stumble around on and spend many months and years trying to figure out. Now anything can be looked up within a couple seconds on Google or wikipedia, nothing is a mystery anymore. Or you can find a video showing you how to create something. But at the same time, I don't necessarily think that always helps creativity or makes people more creative. I think it sometimes makes people lazy. When I have too many resources at my fingertips, I have a tendency to get really lazy with the creativity. So for me, I try to limit myself with how many tools I use. I try to just keep it to just a couple pieces of equipment and learn those pieces of equipment really, really well. What advice do you have for kids out there who want to create their own electronic music? I always tell any new up and coming producer to find a recording software environment that they feel the most comfortable with and stick with it and not try to incorporate hundreds of pieces of gear and software. Just try to learn one environment really, really well and get very comfortable with it to the point where you don't feel intimidated by it. Because that's where the best music is going to come out of: writing in an environment that you feel comfortable and confident with. Then just build your confidence level up within that environment and start to create musical compositions that you are happy with. It should feel very natural and be like painting or drawing or any other sort of artistic activity. So what have you been working on recently? Well, I'm working on a new album right now and I'm actually working on an EP a four track EP with another artist named Loops Haunt. He's from Ireland and it should be out by the end of the summer. I currently work full time as sound designer, and have done projects with everyone from Microsoft, Nike and Sony. Mechanical Morphs SFX Library Release: Alien Machines Example by RichardDevine I just finished working on a sound effects library for a company called Hollywood Edge. They're based out in California and they make premier sound effects for movies and video gaming studios. It's called Mechanical Morphs and it actually was a really interesting library because it was basically implementing techniques that I'd been doing for years on a lot of my musical compositions where I go out and capture field recordings of sounds in the outside world and then infuse them with sounds I have created in the computer. I have also done a great deal of nature recording recently. Its been a area of recording that I have been doing lots of research in. I have been exploring hydrophone underwater microphones and recording in streams, lakes and rivers. 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They found that the average Facebook user has 229 friends on Facebook, which turns out to be 48 per cent of their total offline social network. It seems that people making these online connections could also be improving their offline lives. While the average American has just over two close relationships defined as people with whom they discuss important matters regular Facebook users had an average of 9 per cent more close ties. Jacob Aron, technology reporter Ever been distracted and missed your satnav's instructions? It's all very well having a clever box to tell you when to turn, but it's very easy to watch a junction pass by if the radio is blasting or the kids are screaming in the back. Now, a team of engineers is offering a solution: the vibrating steering wheel. Cagatay Basdogan and colleagues at Ko University in Istanbul, Turkey, say that equipping a steering wheel with a pair of vibrating motors similar to those found in mobile phones makes it easier for drivers to navigate. Their system augments existing GPS devices by vibrating on the left or right side of the wheel when you need to make a turn, and vibrating on both sides when approaching a roundabout. The researchers tested the idea with a driving simulator, asking 12 volunteers to navigate a virtual city while hearing loud noises or distracted by a passenger attempting to strike up a conversation. On average the participants made three and a half navigation errors when using a non vibrating steering wheel, but this dropped to just one error when the motors were switched on. Basdogan and his team have embedded the motors into a leather cover that can be placed over the steering wheel of any car, but future cars could also have motors built into the wheel. He plans to test their system in a real car soon, and his team is also experimenting with adding extra motors to convey even more navigational information. They will present the system at the World Haptics conference in Istanbul later this month. Jacob Aron, technology reporter Nintendo's new console blurs the lines between tablets and traditional gaming systems. The controller for the Wii U, announced today at E3, combines a 6.2 inch touchscreen with regular video game controls like buttons and analogue sticks, while also providing Wii like motion controls. Gamers can move from playing on a big screen TV to playing on the screen of the controller, allowing the TV to be used for something else. The new console also works with existing Wii controllers. Nintendo showed an example of a golf game in which the new controller was placed on the floor to displaying the teeing off point for a golf game, while a regular Wii controller is used as the golf club and hits the ball in to the TV screen. A short graphical demo suggests the new console is more powerful than the Xbox 360 or PlayStation PS3, but Nintendo didn't confirm the exact technical specifications. The company also promised that gamers would be able to play against others using the Nintendo 3DS. The tablet like controller is certainly a step up from the Wii's current motion controls, but could it make the console prohibitively expensive? The large screen and multiple input devices won't come cheap, though Nintendo did not announce any prices for the system. We'll likely find out more as the 2012 release date approaches. Jacob Aron, technology reporter Microsoft wants the Xbox 360 to be the portal to everything on your television games, movies, music and even live TV. Today at E3, the video game industry's annual gathering, it unveiled a new Kinect powered interface for accessing a variety of media using voice controls. The company also added its Bing search to the console, allowing users to say things like "Xbox Bing Harry Potter" in order to access both Harry Potter games and films. It's a futuristic vision inspired by Star Trek's ever present computer, but will it work? Voice commands are still notoriously unreliable, meaning there's no guarantee you'll actually get to watch Harry Potter straight away the Kinect's microphones can struggle to pick up the current voice commands available on the system. There's also the question of just how you will access media on the Xbox will you only be able to watch content bought through the console, or can you also use voice commands to access videos and music stored on your PC? Given Microsoft's closed nature, it seems unlikely that you'll be browsing your iTunes library with Kinect any time soon. The voice enabled media hub wasn't the only new announcement at Microsoft's E3 conference. In addition to a range of Kinect enabled games, the company revealed a range of features seemingly inspired by the boom in since the sensor launched. Gamers can now create 3D photos and draw on them using their fingers, and scan their face, clothes or even objects into the system, letting you manipulate digital versions of your real life possessions. Everyone loves a few rounds of a classic video game, but why should humans have all the fun? The Ms Pac Man vs Ghost Team Competition serves to redress the balance by putting AI controllers in charge of video game characters in an effort to see which plays the game best. Competitors could submit AI controllers for either the titular Ms Pac Man or the team of four ghosts and each entrant faced off against the rest to determine a winner. The Ms Pac Man AI had to maximise its score, while the ghost AI had to prevent Ms Pac Man from scoring. The competition was organised by Philipp Rohlfshagen and Simon Lucas, two computer scientists at the University of Essex, with the results announced today at the Congress on Evolutionary Computation in New Orleans. Regulating the internet is no easy task, as a recent string of technology related bills proposed by US legislators shows. Poor wording and a lack of understanding of the underlying technology could put ordinary internet users at risk of breaking the law even though supporters of the new bills say they wouldn't be targeted. In a statement, LulzSec say they are not attempting to come across as "master hackers", but instead wish to highlight Sony's lax security. They say: Every bit of data we took wasn't encrypted. Sony stored over 1,000,000 passwords of its customers in plaintext, which means it's just a matter of taking it. The group says the data stolen includes users' passwords, email addresses, home addresses and dates of birth, and has placed samples online for others to verify their claim. Jacob Aron, technology reporter Google has uncovered a series of phishing attempts targeted at US and South Korean government officials. The attacks, which appear to originate from Jinan, China, attempted to gain access to the personal Gmail accounts of hundreds of users by tricking them into sharing their passwords. 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The reason I purchased a 9 is because women shoes are 1.5 sizes smaller than a woman size (they also narrower but I think the nanos are cut on a universal last so they the same width (d width) for both sizes. I received my shoes yesterday and while I haven wodded in them yet, they the exact same size as my 10.5 nano 2.0. The fit is similar to me and I didn notice any narrowness compared to the 2.0 actually the forefoot feels slightly wider than the 2.0. For that reason, I not sure how I feel about the webbing in the forefoot bc it feels like it stretch. So ladies, if you wear a larger women shoe, I recommend the following sizes in men 3.0 (while also bitching to reebok about how they suck bc I mean come on.)As a woman who also wears a 10.5 in the Nanos I feel your anger at the 3.0 release. I at least thought in the custom shoe area they offer the 10.5 since the 10.5 U Form and 2.0 were the exact same size, but no luck. I really appreciate your size comparison, but I have concerns about the heel. I been wearing a 10.5/11 women since I was in elementary school, back when women had little to no option above a 10 if they even carried them, so I had to wear men shoes (super embarrassing for a 5th grader). From what I experienced, the heel height on the back has always been taller on men shoes and has given me countless blisters and raw skin my Achilles tendon. Thoughts?I think they pretty similar. The indent at the back of the heel on the 3.0 is deeper than the 2.0 from wearing them both around but they both feel very comfortable. It a slightly tighter fit in the heel than the 2 but I don feel pressure on my achilles or the surrounding area. It just feels supported I was supposed to WOD tonight but got stuck moving furniture instead and the 3s were very comfortable while lifting all kinds of crap and moving in awkward positions. 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House, in addition to being tapped as Republican Mitt Romney's running mate.The spokesman for the Government Accountability Board says there have so far been no major issues.Our Melissa McCrady was the first reporter who spoke with Janesville VP candidate Paul Ryan moments after he voted. Here's what he had to say.Our Nick Montes also reported on the huge turnout in Franklin, and how one voter talked about her change of political party choice in the Presidential race.Rain is now falling in our area. An umbrella may be an option. Check out our interactive radar from Storm Team 4.Interesting following the Twitters for Wisconsin's Senate candidates and their most recent tweets: Tammy Baldwin is trying to push her message and engage her voter base Tommy Thompson is thanking voters for votesJermont Terry reports waiting an 1.5 hours to vote at Milwaukee's Webster School. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to vote!Our Shelley Walcott tells us that President Obama spent part of this morning personally calling Wisconsin voters.What will the weather be when you vote? How about snow? Rain? Scott Steele gives his Storm Team 4Cast for particular times of the day when a lot of people may be at the polls."We haven't received any reports of significant problems that would impact voting." GAB's Reid Magney to Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Jon BymanHe also reminded voters they'll need to sign the poll book when they vote a change from 2008. Also, you cannot just vote one ticket including the Presidential vote. You'll have to check a separate box on your ballot for that."We're expecting roughly 3 million votes total to come in," he also told Byman. That's a little less than 2008.Could rain or snow be heading to your polling place? 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