08th August 2007 :
3 years have passed, during which I successfuly completed an Electronics
engineering diploma cursus at the french Museum and College of Arts and
Crafts. Now back to take over the music related controls, the first composition
(due to enter the new 2nd conceptual album project) will be issued towards
December 2007. At this occasion this webspace might be temporarily out
of reach : hence a new version of this webspace will come and replace
the current one, with further conciseness, artworks and interactivity.
By the 1st track to the very last one, this is a new story that begins
27th May 2007 :
Following to some opinion a visitor mailed me recently,
here is a little bio that
makes a summuray about 25 years passed since I put my hands on a keyboard
for the first time. At this occasion, an short excerpt I recovered from
a tape I recorded 16 years ago is now featured : Listen to the final ambient
section of the "Ozone Times"
track I composed in 1991 when I was 15, exploiting the Roland D20 Music
Worstation ring modulators !
24th February 2007:
Due to a high BOTs attacks level in the GuestBook
forum section, the FORUM
is definitely now accessible to registered users only. Hence if you wish
to enter my GuestBook, you need to create a profile. A visual cryptographic
feature has now been implemented to access this space. By creating your
own profile, you become elligible to receive automatically mailed information
and news I will communicate in the future.
11th October 2006:
Instruments KORE has joined the studio instruments set. KORE is an
all-in-one solution integrating a sound interface and a Meta controler.
Hence KORE makes a interesting host to bring the NEURON
VS to a recording session. Future Software Synthsizers will be controlled
thanks to KORE : its fine controls go beyond the 8bits midi resolution.
This makes sound tweakings as real as the real analog counterparts.
15th September 2006:
Virus goes TI ! The Virus Indigo II has been transacted. Now the new Virus
TI keyboard version, named 'Best hardware synthesizer' by 58 magazines
from all over the world (Total Integration) takes place in the Studio.
29th March 2006:
Tourists cheer as they view a solar eclipse in front of Apollo
Temple in the Turkish Mediterranean coastal resort of Side, Turkey,
Wednesday 29 Mar (AP). Did you know it ? : Apollo Temple columns are actual
colums that entered the Explora Album Front page graphic design.
19th March 2006 :
In 1998 Ferry and Tijs decided to produce together under the GOURYELLA
name and hence GOURYELLA was born. The act name GOURYELLA is a reference
to the hereafter of the Aboriginals. The first same name single "Gouryella"
is a phenomenal piece of trance.
16th February 2006 :
section is now operational. This brand new webspace will enhance communication
and interaction with the S.K.W. visitors.
This space is yours !
11th february 2006 :
My webspace statistics reports that very few visitors know about the "Iris
player", an interactive way I designed to discover long excertps
from the Explora album in mp3 format. The "Iris
player" is a flash application that interacts with an html frame.
By clicking over 'facets' (which symbolise the original album tracklist)
, the listerner can access the excertps in a poetic manner, first by an
embeded low resolution format, then by following the mp3 link proposed.
The link to this flash design is now available from the front page, in
the "latest features" list.
1st january 2006 :
(Explora album) is part of the first Kyma Podcast broadcasted from
website. This tracklist also includes Carla
Scaletti (creator of Kyma)
and Matteo Milani works. I would like to sincerely thanks Matteo for having
compiled this file. This is a real honor of being part of this first chapter.
It's also time to find good resolutions for the new year that just began
today ! While I'm studying the Fourrier Transform, I will begin this year
by the Fourrier
Trivia ;).. This will be a starting point to my new born interest
for the Wavelet Transform. I will grow later on a dedicated section
to this mathematical tool that actually finds numerous applications in
various fields such as picture compression( Jpeg and Mpeg formats)...
but music too !
8th December 2005 :
6 days ago the official hartmann's website went off. To keep this story
on, I put back online on through my own webspace most of the Neuron relative
documentation. The new available sub-section called "Neuron
Resources Revival" will keep growing (more pictures and more
downloads to come) and will be a new optional "central" space
to watch for helping the Neuron users community.
22nd November 2005 :
The Neuron's hardware has been updated. Two
sticks of 512Mb are now sitting at the heart of the machine. A total
of 1GB is now available to shelter the longest possible sonic models.Have
a look to see
what resides inside my instument ! To further complete the set, the
(virtual emulation of the hardware version) has been acquired recently
, hence giving further options to create and manipulate modeled sounds.
21 August 2005
Bob Moog was a pioneer of electronic music, best known as the inventor
of the Moog synthesizer. He died at the age of 71.The Bob Moog Foundation
has been created as a memorial, with the aim of continuing his life's
work of developing electronic music.
Bob, You live in our music and in our hearts. Rest in peace...
19th July 2005 :
The Einstein's Legacy : The international test plant, ITER which will
be built at Caderache in Southern France should release ten times as much
energy as is required to ignite the fusion fire. A
report dealing with the Fusion principes available in pdf format (
french only ). I wrote this medium at the occasion of talk I gave exposing
the magnetic fusion a couple of weeks ago for my studies (to be in the
15th March 2005 :
"Forum" and "Links" navigation
labels now implemented. Only the links section is available. A forum section
will come later.
11th January 2005 :
3 days to the strangest hours in the history of space exploration.(Cassini-Huygen
Mission to Saturn). Huygens probe to parachute to the surface of Titan
on January 14th. A good occasion to recall another great moment of space
exploration : in 1977 the two Voyager Spacecrafts where launched. Affixed
to each Voyager craft is a gold-coated copper phonograph record as message
for E.I. called the Voyager
21st November 2004 :
Benji Jump Experience : What does it feel like flying ? What does
if feel like kissing life in the weightlessness ? Give yourself an unusual
Rendez vous with your own life continuum... A ticket to experience time
scale expansion !...
28th October 2004 :
A universal symbolism has been unwittingly involved
while creating the Explora CD Album visual, which most of us would link
to the Freemasonry or to the Ancient Egypt. Pyramidal geometry, "all-seing-eye",
are few explanations.
19th October 2004
Back from Venice : "Recomposed" Sound Recordings from
the famous "Della Salute" Basilica .Some
"sonic Impressions" in mp3 format available in the Audio-Space
05th October 2004
additional PDF Documentation for the NEURON Users: A personal documentation
I created to serve the NEURON users community : French translation of
the MODEL Maker Par-sets. Personal feellings reflected throughout subjective
terms dispatched in a table : A table to quickly identify the expected
sonic results while manipulating on the "Resynators". MIDI Controllers
CCs listed in an efficient pictorial presentation etc.
22nd July 2004
The NEURON synthesizer
designed by Hartmann has joined the Studio . A dedicated page explains
the amazing capabilities of such powerfull synthesizer. Combined with
the Kyma system and the K5000R additive synthesizer, these 3 instruments
are unique sound design tools available.
30th June 2004
"audio- Space" section is now available - Audio examples
12th June 2004
The CS6R synthesizer modue has now been fully expanded with 2 identical
analog modeling boards. The CS6R is now capable of playing analog
sounds over 2 distinct parts (in performance mode) with 10 notes polyphony.
Together with the other instruments, the studio has now a potential of
48 notes polyphony over 3 different analog modeling synthesis developped
by Korg, Access and Yamaha.
19th April 2004
Area is now open. S.K.W isn't registered as is in miscellaneous famous
internet seach engines. Hence, your S.K.W visit doesn't result from a
random fact or action : Milia and MIPTv 2004 participants, you're all
welcome to enter the "Projects" area as an Interactive project
has just started. The idea behind ICP (Interactive Composition Project)
concept is to unleash a musical composition under construction to improve
it's content thanks to an interaction between composer and listeners online.
31st March, 1st - 02nd April 2004
Colocated with MipTV Forum - Palais des Festivals - Cannes - FRANCE.
MILIA is the leading global forum for the interactive industries. Now
in its 11th year, it attracts over 1400 leaders from 722 companies
from 48 countries. As the world of television content merges with interactivity,
broadband and mobile, both events, MILIA and MipTV are the perfect fit.MILIA
- The World Interactive Content Forum (www.milia.com)
/ MipTV - The International Television Programme Market (www.miptv.com)
28th Feb. 2004
is now expanded with 2 additional 88Mhz Motorola DSPs, hence adding further
horsepower for processing and creating new sounds. This makes a total
of 10 DSPs, about equivalent to a 800Mhz pentium processor exclusively
dedicated for Sound Design operations.
A classy B&W scrollbar design has been generated for the entire website.
2nd - 5th February 2004
Grimaldi Forum - Monaco - FRANCE. Over 3000 delegates are expected
and Imagina will propose to all industrials a unique occasion to mix business
and communication, with a strong media presence. (www.imagina.mc)
Upload of Sylvain Kepler Website. New version's
website is still under construction. A a new album is preparing.