[sdiy] Russian synthesis in the 1930s: Nikolai Voinov's "Paper Sound"

Mattias Rickardsson mr at analogue.org
Tue May 21 19:20:13 CEST 2019


Another optical perspective to sound synthesis, coming soon to a crowd near
you:

https://www.gamechangeraudio.com/motor-synth

/mr

Den sön 19 maj 2019 01:21cheater00 cheater00 <cheater00 at gmail.com> skrev:

> sounds like a lot of fun!
>
> On Sat, May 18, 2019 at 10:28 PM Oren Leavitt <obl64 at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> >
> > I have some Epson 3 inch thermal receipt printers, and several rolls of
> > thermal receipt paper.
> >
> > I'm tempted to experiment with a semi modern take on this..
> >
> > On 5/16/19 1:46 PM, cheater00 cheater00 wrote:
> > > The remarkable thing about this is that while in the US the state of
> > > the art in 1932 was something like the Hammond Novachord, which had
> > > crude enveloping and oscillators that didn't tune too well, this seems
> > > to be very well in tune, and clearly has ADSR per voice, maybe even
> > > per note.
> > >
> > >  From the video description:
> > > Nikolai Voinov (1900-1958) demonstrates the techniques of Paper Sound
> > > and the creation of music for animation. The demonstration includes
> > > two short animations: "Rachmaninov Prelude", 1932 (1:07) "The Dance of
> > > the Crow", 1933 (2:11)
> > >
> > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7Zb4rso82M
> > >
> > >
> > > One of the comments is interesting:
> > >
> > > There's a UK artist from the 40s that used visual 'sound lozenges' on
> > > a very complicated animation rig. Channel 4 (UK) showed a programme
> > > about him during the early 90s. The name escapes me sadly..
> > >
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