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Soon there will be a new version of the subConch software available where synth-data and emo-data can be sent out as OSC over UDP to other applications. It will also support running multiple instances for different users/headsets on the same computer, all sending OSC data to individual ports.
I got word the other day that the subConch was mentoioned in a blog article on the Creators Project. It’s a nice article listing 10 projects that make music with brain waves.
Demonstration of the subConch filmed at Atelier Nord, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo in January 2013.
Finally the sculpture is ready. Since I’m too busy with projects and life in Switzerland at the moment, I will not have time to assemble and test the whole installation until January. Anyway, here are a few photos. Looks good!
I do not look at my statistics often enough. I just found a couple of trending referrals to my site. One is an article on mind control devices at Digital Trends and another is a short write-up in Spanish at Pijama Surf.
Here is a quick walk-around of the final, unpainted and unpolished model. It looks great! A big thumbs up for Paal Fediuk and Trond Joakimsen over at HPC in Fredrikstad. Good job! Just a few minor last tweaks and everything will be spray painted and polished this week. On Friday I will have all the three finished models in hand, with speakers mounted, ready to go.
Here are a couple of more images:
After more research and more info from the hifi community online I have now found the perfect speaker – an 8″ full-range driver from Visaton. This speaker is made for an enclosure of 70-100 liters and since my conch is approx. 95 litres this will be a good match!
The frequency response will be between 57hz and 18khz – a great range. A few adjustments will have to be made to the model, but since the “chute” has not been built yet this should pose no immediate issues.
Having spoken to a few hifi experts online I now realize that the driver I have chosen will not have the frequency range I desire (my Kappa 10a stops at around 2kz) – stupid since I ordered two more of them a couple of days ago. It now sounds like a coaxial driver (woofer and treble mounted together as one from two separate elements) is the ideal choice. An Emincence Beta 10CX combined with an Eminence ADS 1001 treble unit, rather than the Emincence Kappa Pro 10a I hade before. This means different mounting data, but since this part of the sculpture is not built yet it will not be a problem. I’m being recommended this combined unit which looks good and as I understand will also sound good.