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7.9. frustrating Apple Keynote – iPhone 7 (no audio – free adapter) / Watch 2, No Macs.

  • frustrating event for musicians.
    and for those waiting for new Macs – they may have another event for them..
    Watch Series 2 swim proof (water resistant). Series 2
    with 2Core Processor. 60fps video. brighter display. GPS, $370
    old one $260 still buy the old shi’at.

watch 2

guess what? you may take your iPhone to swimming the pool but not listening to music, then? anyway it’s just a show.

  • iPhone 7 / iOS 10
    Musicians: don’t buy or think more than twice especially when mobile!! below is why:
    how do they sell us the audiojack is missing?
    – better cam, multi LED light/flash, processor for images,
    – front cam 7Mpixel, both cams: with optical stabilization
    – water resistant.
    – home button – taptic engine replaces classic mech switch/buttonphone 7 design iphone 7 xiphone7 home tap
  • 7plus: dual cams -12MPixel tele and normal
    1x – 10x with soft zoom
    calculates between both lenses and makes it better via processing. – “the depth effect”
    – better display – more colours – 3D Touch, brighter
    iphone 7plus 2cams
  • talk about audio:
    speakers – 2x louder, better sound
    stereo iphone
    – lightning for audio – no more audio out
    – sorry – it’s bullshit!digital audio. with or without latency? well it’s via lightning so assume it is ok –
    no matter.. they sell special earphones for lightning- but others won’t work sorry. worst idea ever seen!the stereo (new) speakers are ok to have. but no audio out without charging? –
    they put that adapter in (“free”) without POWER supply of the iphone with it – so listening or charging?? you need to decide when listening to something – in cars or on the way.. all wireless (again bullshit) – I had no apple headphones that last longer than some weeks or month. baaaad idea. well – car stereo or PA via audio out adapter won’t allow charging with this adaptor and you may keep an eye on it and with you everywhere you are.
    UPDATE: there is a 3rd party product to charge and listen – but it’s $40 – 2 versions: 2x lightning or lightning and audio.
    well – this adapter can be ordered for 9€ – so it’s cheap for an Apple-cable and is free for those iPhone 7 users – but – it needs to have the DAC in it,  –
    UPDATE: Audio-Adapter Info (german/deutsch)
    it has microphone in, it has a DAC and ADC inside and it’s quality is below the one in the iPhone 6/6s – seems to make more noise – but it works for those who do not need high quality. so it is Consumer – the Pro user won’t gonna love it. 

    I don’t know if it’s “good”..they want to sell their  headphones called airpods.airpods wireless

  • these $159 pods (!!) have an accelerometer – tap it to say something to Siri, starts playing the music when insert correctly – plus J.Ive blah .. well. that’s for the listener, it’s NOT for the musicians – 5h lasting battery – but trust me – they may be gone within month ;)  – it’s sensors detect speech/voice – how they call it.- it’s case is a battery as well – so it will charge when kept in that case – not bad – but maybe ok for consumers. Not ok for musicians.
  • I leave out that Beats Phones, with same tech – since they sound really really awful till now (no trebble in it, just bass, worst I ever listened to).
  • the good one is:
    A10 Processor Fusion, 4core, 64bit, 40 faster than A9 (iphone 6/iPad Pro, Graphics 50% fasterA10 fusion processor
    -> 2
    56GB max, 32GB minimum good decision.
    order iPhone: 16.9.
    iOs 10 – coming on Sept.13th.
    MacOS Sierra: Sept.20th.
    prices – in the EU – more expensive!!  – but they’re keeping the old line for a bit less. not convinced, apple. sorry.
  • iPads – older iPads (Air 2) can be ordered with 256GB as well- now. – so old’ish technology is ok – most of the iPads got cheaper or more RAM for the same price, now – secretly. iPad Mini 4 – also more RAM, now.  No changes on iPad Pro.
  • No Macs – will be another event..

*relevant things will be highlighted.

the rest of it..

tim cook

this will update as soon as it was said at the event.. ;)

now and here – the stream is here.
Diskussion auf Deutsch – hier: 7.9. Apple Keynote

  • intro:
    some talk, funny stuff & singing, supermario-inventor comes and tells things about games and other stuff not relevant for us outside the us & iWork – Collaboration (multi user features), Apple Watch OS 3 – Pokemon go @
  • ending: Sia performs, sounds nice. but more commercial..


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Platine Cologne – a/v Festival (computer art)

Computerkunst bei Platine 2016, was jedes Jahr in Köln statt findet.


Ein Spiegel, der Zerrbilder und Glitches des Gespiegelten zeigt, eine sehr 70er-artige Schiffe-versenken-Variante mit Prima als Anzeige, ein riesiger Ball, der ein Spiel steuert, viele VR-Brillen/Oclulus-Anwendungen in 3D zum greifen bis zum schaukeln. Beams, Leuchtendes, bewegliches und Spiele mit LED-Ketten – Ästhetisches und Spezielles mit Berührung von Wänden und anleuten von lichtempfindlichen Lautsprechern. So etwas gab es heute geboten auf der Platine Cologne, die von Montag bis morgen 23:00 geht in K-Ehrenfeld. Beeindruckend auch: Eine Holzwurzel wird durch Mapping/Beam ständig verändert, mal Ameisen und Flecken bis hin zu futuristischen Strukturen und Glitches/Verzerrungen, die nur digital machbar sind. Außerdem konnte man sich eine Melodie zu seinem Gesicht ausdrucken lassen. Bitte werfen sie eine Münze eeein für ihre persönliche FM-Glücksmelodie (die war wirklich von einem FM Klangerzeuger gespielt worden).

Nächstes Jahr gern wieder – lohnt sich immer. und wieder..


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Berlin 11-13.8. Playground A/V Audiovisual Festival, Maze Club

exhibition / concerts / jam sessions / creative chaos
w/ noise machines / noiseboxes / circuit bending / modular synths / glitchart / tv installations / visualnoise projections

see all images here..
Bildschirmfoto 2016-08-17 um 18.44.59

UPDATE: today – Maze Club, Mehringdamm – 19:00 Nerdic Stuff – 22:00 Music Performances..
time table very soon..

will also be transmitted via LSB TV – there will be live-streams and you can come to see us with:

this on Saturday 13.8.2016

schedule may change.. (maybe playing a bit earlier) – just be there.
rough and first version of the timetable lsb.TV floor
22 h per martinsen aka mental overdrive aka waveform
23:00 h mijk van dijk
23:45 h peter kirn feat gabriela prochazka (light artist)
00:30 Skwerl ( birdkids)
01:15 h hippy-ESC
01:45 h girts feat madara (erica synths) modular + clarinet
02:30 hiT͟Hərˈto͞o ⧺ aiKia
03:15 moogulator
04:00 h ümit han
04:45 h nerk
05:30 h kodek
06:15 h till end — bendeg & henriko s sagert
note: synth’n’noise will happen 19-22:00… ;)


4youreye / lsb.TV / Maze & Liquid sky berlin
Playground A/V Berlin @ Maze
3 floors of audiovisual madness
live tv transmission via ALEX Berlin
massive videoinstallation by
Michael Hofauer
Donald Hanson from gifSlap
and other visual artists
special artexhibition by Simon Lejeune ( Haedre / Vonkor Lab )
additional tv installation by Patrick Peetz ( Odrex Music)
muzzikk by
playground av vienna floor:
G.error / Lichtbogen Musik
Oliver Gruen (35 grad / hausgemacht)
Thormann (Playground AV / SunThing)
Marc St. James (Basic Code)
Denis Yashin (Schönbrunner Perlen)
Braim (SunThing / Basic Code)
4youreye ProjectionArt (Playground AV Vienna / Lichtbogen Wien)
Mischa Beton
Danz (untertagetechno, lichtbogensound)

lsb.TV floor
Mijk van Dijk
Ümit Han
aeiou/kadaver (Bastl Instruments)
Peter Kirn ( CDM )
Nerk (V-Records / Toktok)
hiT͟Hərˈto͞o ⧺ AiKia ( female:pressure )
Skwerl ( birdkids)
Per Martinsen aka mental overdrive aka waveform
Girts feat Madara (Erica Synths) Modular + Clarinet
Ben Deg
Henriko S. Sagert

modular lounge
co-hosted by
the Bastl Instruments family
Error instruments feat
Paul Tas
Aj Fourier (
Gijs Gieskes
Alex Smith & Twisted-Electrons
Plastiq Wiener aka Goldwiener
Robin Burke aka Robbertunist
Igor Bln aka Textur
and many many more.
(who did we forget?)

stay tuned for news.
this is part of the Playground A/V Berlin – audiovisual art festival
Noise.Berlin – noisemachines / circuit bending / exhibition / concerts / tv transmission – playground a/v berlin opening
AudioVisual Ambient Jam #02 / Playground A/V Berlin

this on thursday 11.8.2016

… a rough shedule / timetable for thursday.
of course this might change again and again
note there will be sessions and workshops 19.-21.00 (free)!

tv stage
21 h noise jam 1
22 h CYN:apse / jeff donaldson
22:30 h michael schweiger
23 h noise jam 2
00 h moogulator
01 h noise jam 3
02 h M-F-X
02:20 h ruja kiss aka noise kiss
02:50 h noise jam 4
04 h azop corp
04:30 h 20 billion eyes
05 h ICD-10
05:30 h ?
06 h ?
(the tv transmission is from 00 – 06 h BUT the other hours will be recorded at transmitted via ALEX Berlin in the next 2 weeks)

datis 5 L
henriko s sagert
twin peetz
felix fx
sheldon drake

modular lounge
opening by sheldon drake
then jam sessions by bastl instruments & error instruments
& erica synths & twisted electrons & friends

when we close – well thatz up to you how hard you are able to party! if the crowd is rockin we will go on and on.

as mentioned: this time shedule will change again
so beloved artists: feel free to leave comments / suggestions / questions

4youreye / Maze / Neu West Berlin / lsb.TV / Liquid sky berlin&Noise.Berlin
NOISE.BERLIN – playground a/v berlin festival opening
@ maze club berlin & neu west berlin
event starts 19:00
entrancefee: 5 euro
tv transmission via ALEX Berlin starts midnight c.e.t.
untill 6 am friday morning

line up
Uli Sigg
the Bastl Instruments family
the Erica Synths family feat KODEK
the Error instruments feat Paul Tas / Gijs Gieskes
aj fourier from
Alex from Twisted-Electrons
Robin Burke aka Robbertunist
Igor Bln aka Textur
@kasia justka – Kas Just
Simon Schäfer aka der Warst
Charles Andreo from and with Basslet
Ruja Kiss aka #noisekiss
Patrick Peetz aka #twinpeetz
Michael Schweiger aka sonifer aka SoniLumatrice
Sheldon Drake
Pavel Mikhaylov aka 20billioneyes
Donald Hanson from gifSlap
Plastiq Wiener aka Goldwiener
Datis Five-el
Dario Beat Juric
AJ Polonia
Ge-stell aka Scald Rougish
M-F-X feat Dr Walker / Asbest
Azop Corp / AzopCorp.
Guido Braun aka ICD-10
daniel katzenstab

special artexhibition by Simon Lejeune ( Haedre / Vonkor Lab )

special art exhibition by Dani Ludwigs

stay tuned!
this is the whole festival:
Playground A/V Berlin – audiovisual art festival
this is the friday show:
AudioVisual Ambient Jam #02 / Playground A/V Berlin
saturday program @ Maze
Playground A/V at Maze Berlin – 3 floors of audiovisual madness


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14. August Berlin – Synthsound Hackspace Workshop (mit Moogulator)

 14.Aug. in Berlin Sound-Workshop
Klänge anhören und erstellen. Fragen stellen. Alles.
bei/mit Moogulator.
Und nach-wie-vor private Workshops möglich nach Terminvereinbahrung. Alle 3 findest du auch später oben im Menü “Workshop”…Klicken und anmelden geht ab sofort! Bitte nicht bei mir,  sondern bei den jeweiligen Links.10689568_4672915838790_7870325359773563320_n12938336_10201653901547247_4586510475345338271_nAnmelden ab jetzt möglich: Synthsound Hackspace – Workhopserie_
Klänge erstellen / nachbauen – darüber reden – Austausch! dabei war letztes Mal dieses Patch auf dem Original-Synth (Pro One bzw eigentlich war es ja ein ARP2600):
pro one don't go yazoovon diesem Stück:
Yazoo – Don’t Go (video verschwindet schneller als mein Schatten, daher .. bitte danach suchen)
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The New Magic Easel Orchestra live @ Elektro Müller, Düsseldorf

Live at Elektro-Müller, Düsseldorf – 3x Buchla New Music Easel .
the New Magic Easel Orchestra – 19.7.2016

Elektro-Müller was the former studio of Kraftwerk, it’s smaller than many of us thought, so this isn’t the Tardis – but sounds brillant – maybe one of the best sounding locations I ever went to.

Here’s the images..
Easel Orchestra at Elektro Mueller



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Apple Keynote WWDC 2016 (Developer Conference)

19 – 20:30 – Keynote – after / while it’s running  – I will update this post!

Was bedeutet das für Musiker – nun bisher noch nichts bekannt dazu für uns – es sind einfach mehr Funktionen in macOS & iOS..

the Meaning for musicians – here as soon as possible. and they let the girls talk for demos a lot – but Craig “Hairforce One” did his part as well ;)

Expectation true:
Update of- OS X 10.12 renamed to “macOS Sierra”  &  iOS 10
all ready in autumn.

Sierra runs on macs from late 2009 or newer.
iOS 10 starts with iPhone 5, iPad 2. etc. – so it still supports the slow iPad 2, still which is atm not really fun to use. may not support most of the newer features like continuity (needs BT 4) or split screen – surprising to me! 

tim cook os

what people expect: new Pro series (Mac / Macbook) … flat, with USB-C ports (1-4) and flat design with OLED button strip (replaces F keys) and possibly other things – but thunderbolt 3 built in – 2x as fast as TB 2. 
what I expect:
just the OS – it’s a developers conference! no hardware!

maybe it gets “boring” but.. / wenn es langweilig wird, dann nur weil es eben für Programmier-Nerds ist – Music & iTunes should be updated as well. But itunes will keep complex.


• Updates watchOs (not relevant for music – is faster and a bit more useful – but won’t buy one since … / comes autumn), and AppleTV (not relevant)

–> iOS (relevant), Mac OS (relevant)

• OS X is now macOSmacos sierra

it’s called… macOS SierramacOS sierra 2

more continuity – copy&paste iOS / OS X ..  continuity paste

and deleting caches and stuff and of course iCloud stuff from OS Xsave

here’s the names of the new stuff
and siri of course is on the macOS now.

beta: july – final macOS comes autumn 2017

iOS 10
with wake up by just raising the iPhone/Pad
raise to wakeup ios ios 10
and Siri update.. maybe just US as always.. but open to dev’s
ew push-up menu has player for music and is redesigned.
pushup menu

Siri can now switch automatically between languages as well as typing and grab info form the text while typing ..

Pics can be analysed and grouped – and groups events and important images together and makes a videos from images (!). to me the search of synth pics is nice, hope it works – they say it can find horses – but..

photo analysis siri act on

clever maps to find things and look ahead as well as traffic etc. – well – request a car – but maybe that won’t work in germany as most of the stuff.

Music: they wanna sell things.. they redesigned the music app:

lyrics in it – but doesn’t look easier to nav in a car..
music play music lib lyrics


ell – it has more lists, things recently listened to and stuff – but seems not to be easy enough. well.

but what about music? still nothing in here … we might hear about that later – since MIDI and stuff isn’t what is on top – but will update as soon as …

there is Home – for automation…
nice but US based stuff as they say.  maybe reserved for the rich non-europeans ..

Voice mails get transcripted! cool! detects if it’s spam spoken to you as well.

iMessage has a lot of new stuff, links and hand write and emoji replacement stuff..
and you can play music in iMessage to anyone! ..

and it’s open for dev’s .. just below

imessage dev

and split screen in safari – and some more stuff.. here’s the words and tags..

ios dev features split view safari

“one more thing” – they did an iPad app for learning to code in swift – more focussed on children – will be there in autumn as well – and it’s free.

swift iPad kids

Apple WWDC 2016

Diskussion (deutsch) hier: 13.6. Stream,WWDC Keynote, iOS 9.3.2 für iPad sicher / Neues

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