About igorski

Amsterdam-based Igor Zinken (1981, the Netherlands) veers under the moniker 'igorski' towards creative use of technology, composition of music and developing software often related - but not restricted - to audio.

While technology is great for making life easier, knowing how to make things do stuff they perhaps weren't designed to do, makes life a lot more interesting! Or at least fun.
Applications come to life to either facilitate the creation of a personal project or to be of public use. Eitherway, the code is often open sourced to provide usable libraries, spanning multiple languages / environments.

Whether presented as online applications, downloadable software, streaming media, open source repositories or case pages documenting legacy projects...

this website lists all igorski projects past and present.
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Video performance wall

The danger faced when being an electronic combo, unable to reproduce all audio tracks live, is to become uninteresting to look at when standing behind a computer screen.

As such, for the Firefly Makani-project a system had been developed that allowed the performers to both manipulate audio and synchronize these changes visually to a live-generative visualiser, all in real time.

Exuvia

Twelve track LP released on August 1st, 2021.

Exuvia's narrative concerns the observation of human behaviour: where the desire to belong drives the adoption of a prefab identity, in which individuals appropriate the same uniform characteristics making them indistinct from one another.

As before, the record employs utilities written before or duri...

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MWEngine

MWEngine is an audio engine for Android. Its purpose is to sequence audio in a musical context : offering sample accurate scheduling and playback of timed audio events, digital signal processing (DSP) for applying effects, real time synthesis, sample playback and recording.

Out of the box MWEngine comes with templates for basic instruments (such...

Highlighted apps + plugins

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BitMappery

Web based image editor

Photoshop ? Flattering, but it's not quite the same. BitMappery does however allow you to import photos, draw images, apply transformations, create freeform selections, tweak filters and mask content in a non-destructive manner. It has some overlap in functionality but is definitely a more simple product.

A BitMappery ...

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Efflux

Web based music maker

Efflux is a Progressive Web Application, allowing one to create music within their browser, both on- and offline.

Efflux uses a tracker-type approach for writing compositions; in a tracker a sequence of music is traditionally represented using numeric input: both notes and parameter changes, effects and other commands are ...

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WebSID

Commodore 64 synthesizer

Having been tempted to test the WebAudio API's capabilities beyond my initial WebAudio experiment, this experiment is built upon parts of the audio engine I created for Android's MikroWave by porting the C++ code to JavaScript so it can run inside a web browser.

A very peculiar synth...

Rather than creating a "new" ...

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HomeCorrupter

Fidelity reduction plugin

HomeCorrupter provides an effect that harks back to a period in which computers weren't actually that good at handling audio.

The plugin can degrade the resolution of any incoming audio signal by reducing the sampling rate and bit depth. Further lo-fi quality is achieved by reducing the "computers clock speed" which slows dow...

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Transformant

Formantic noise processor

Transformant provides a multichannel formant filter effect that is tailored to provide gritty, honking, nasal grunts rather than pristine angelic choirs.

The sounds can be shaped across the stereo field with separate oscillators and vowel controls while the sound can be routed through a distortion chain to really accent the o...

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Regrader

Degenerative delay processor

Regrader provides a delay effect in which the repeats degrade in various ways to provide a malevolent twist on the ears.

Echoes disintegrate, are decimated, piercingly oscillate and are finally mangled into a sound reminiscent of a jet engine choking on gravel.

Each of the modules within Regrader have different routing possi...