What the heck is RjDj ?

RjDj est une application qui transforme les Iphones en sampler via Pure Data, vous permettant de remixer la musique de votre appareil portatif et éventuellement tous les sons de votre environnement extérieur.

RjDj est une application qui transforme les Iphones en sampler via Pure Data, vous permettant de remixer la musique de votre appareil portatif et à peu près tous les sons de votre environnement extérieur.

Visitez la communauté http://www.rjdj.me

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what the heck is RjDj?

RjDj is a music application for the Iphone. It uses sensory input to generate and control the music you are listening to.

RjDj is mainly listened to with headphones. Think of it as the next generation of walkman or mp3 player. The listening experience of RjDj is similar to the effects of drugs. Drugs affect our sensory perception, so does RjDj. RjDj is a digital drug which causes mind twisting hearing sensation.

RjDj is promoting a music genre that we call “reactive”. The sound that listeners hear is produced by digital devices in the very moment it is listened to. Composers of reactive music often make heavy use of sensory input, which makes the environment of the listener part of the music that is heard. Compositions are called “Scenes”. Scenes have a different musical structure than traditional compositions and they often have no clear beginning and end. Some scenes promote active listener involvement and others promote passive listening. In any case, when listening to RjDj, take care and enjoy your mind twisting hearing sensations.

The interface of the RjDj application is very much like the ipod application. It features an RjDj Player, an RjDj scene browser and a browser of your recordings. The RjDj player plays back RjDj scenes. We have currently bundled a number of scenes from different artists with RjDj. Scenes define what you hear. The difference to an mp3 player is that RjDj uses sensory input of the iphone to control or generate the music you hear through the headphones (Attention, currently only playing through headsets with headphones and microphone). Some scenes react on sound input and others on accelerometer data and some on both. This means that what you hear sounds different wherever you are listening to it and whatever you do. A scene is only defining the behavior of the composition not necessarily what you hear. That is why we also built you a recorder. Using the recorder you can record what you hear and save it. So if you have one of those mind twisting hearing sensations, record it and listen to it over and over again.

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There are different scenes which suit different situations. When you want to dance we have scenes which use accelerometer data to multiply the effect of your moves. When you walk on the street we have scenes to calm you down and we have scenes which you should listen to alone or with your friend instead of dazing you away. Every scene has a description which you can access through the player. Read it so you don’t get lost.

RjDj scenes are composed using a software called PD. If you are an artist, composer or programmer and want to create your own scene, you will find all you need here http://www.rjdj.me/howto-create-rjdj-scenes . It would be really cool to hear back from you, we will certainly bundle more and more scenes with the application.

We are also doing RjDj events which we call sprints https://www.rjdj.me/sprints/ in different locations. They are generally focused on people who want to create RjDj scenes but we are happy to meet anyone with an interest on RjDj on those events.

If you are confused now or you still have no clue what we are talking about, watch the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fxQFly1BQA or get the application http://www.rjdj.me/private-beta-signup/ and try it. In any case it would be great hearing back http://www.rjdj.me/feedback/ from you.

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