felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels
 
felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels
jun 23, 2010

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels

rendering by andrea bassi

‘soxels’ is an accoustic media facade developed by that transforms visuals into auditory images. the key components are the sound pixels, or soxels, a scaleable array of speakers, and a feed-in point for streaming an endless number of audio-channels to provide each speaker with an individual sound. DSP technology opens the spectrum from processing natural sounds, transforming them, or generating artificial sounds. the developed software is able to mix all integrated sound layers on any speaker anywhere on the wall.

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels rendering by andrea bassi

the ‘soxels’ project was developed and prototyped with a matrix of approximately 1000 speakers by simon schießl and felix hardmood beck. it was presented with the italian soundartist andrea bassi during the DMY international design festival berlin 2010.

visualized demonstration of ‘soxels’

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels ‘soxels’ speaker system prototype image © designboom

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels ‘soxels’ speaker system prototype

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels back view of speakers image © designboom

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels ‘soxels’ hardware connected to speakers image © designboom

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels the ‘soxels’ hardware works seamlessly together with software like MaxMSP, processing,VVVV and many more.

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels ‘maxMSP’ interface

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels ‘processing scripts’ image © designboom

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels floating colored box layers programmed using processing scripts dictate the sounds produced by speakers image © designboom

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels production process

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels wood panel with drilled holes for speaker installation

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels panel base for speakers

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels soxels hardware

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels speaker assembly

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels speaker installation

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels soxel hardware connected to speakers

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxels speaker panels

felix hardmood beck + simon schiessl + andrea bassi: soxelstwo of the three creators of ‘soxels’: andrea bassi and felix hardmood beck portrait © designboom

  • GOOD JOB MEN…REALLY. LET’S ROCK 😀

    WAVEINPHASE says:
  • Super Cool! Great concept!

    Moti Barzilay says:
  • would be great to experience a 3-d sphere version

    kutsal kaan bilgin says:

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