Monthly Archives: January 2009

Tubes and Early Electronics

My friend, Reg Neale, has written this nice article about tubes and tube testers.  As a fan of tubes and tube audio, we wanted to share this article posted on the Circuit Cellar website as part of the Circuit Cellar … Continue reading

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Audio Tape Comeback?

. You knew it was a matter of time before audio tape made a comeback.  The folks at Bottlehead (respected tube amp kits) are refurbishing 1/4″ (and 1/2″) reel-to-reel tape decks, outfitting them with high end bearings, improved tape path, … Continue reading

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Pamelia Kurstin theremin performance on TED

Always on the lookout for outstanding theremin performances, here’s a link to Pamelia Kurstin’s 2000 performance on TED.  Her musicality is wonderful, and the tunes are very enjoyable and accessible. Her blog presently doesn’t have anything about her theremin playing, … Continue reading

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Zoë Keating – Live cello layered via PC

Here’s an interesting musician named Zoë Keating.  She’s a classically trained cello player who plays solo works of her own composition.  Her live playing is supported significantly with layers from a PC that’s sampling her music.  These live sample loops … Continue reading

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High Dynamic Range CMOS Imager

The engineers at Digital Imaging Systems have come up with a very cool “high dynamic range” CMOS imager technology that pushes into new boundaries for capturing scenes with extreme intensity ranges.  I’m told this was designed for the auto industry … Continue reading

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Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Just discovered an interesting music group called Penguin Cafe Orchestra.  They are an interesting combination of world music, newage, and classical.  One particular tune caught on in our shop – “Perpetuum Mobile” from their Preludes Airs and Yodels album.   … Continue reading

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Jello Animation by Kevin Whitfield

Here’s a really fun animation of a Jello cube being attacked by a fork.  This was created by Kevin Whitfield, our digital graphics engineer here at WindWorks Design.  To see more artwork and animation by Kevin, you can visit his … Continue reading

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V-Machine Stand Alone VST Player

Our UK engineer, Graham, found this new product from SM Pro Audio – It’s a stand alone VST player. We haven’t had a chance to look at this or play with one yet, but the implications are clear, as you can … Continue reading

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Midi Controller from a Toy!

Here’s a cool person who modified a kiddie toy to be a midi controller.  Most who’ve followed our work here at WindWorks Design know we like to make custom electronics, especially custom midi gear.  One of our favorite projects was … Continue reading

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