About igorski

Amsterdam-based Igor Zinken (1981, the Netherlands) veers, under the moniker 'igorski', towards creative use of technology, composing music / sound design and developing music-related software, all while singing along loudly to music behind a standing desk.
Apart from writing usable applications, there are several contributions to the open source community, many of which are listed on this website. 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.

Having been musically active for over two decades, my endeavours ranged from stints in ridiculous two-day punk outfits to being responsible for anything from playing mandolin parts to writing synthesizer lines on a GameBoy or dragging rusty materials over a microphonic membrane.
Together with a passion for creating self-generating art (both visual and auditory), aforementioned activities culminated in the lo-fi "art-noise performances" which over the years have been spread over several artistic identities/"bands". Satisfaction often lies in chaos, whether controllable or not.

A new VST plugin...

Available for download for macOS and Windows:

HomeCorrupter is a plugin that allows reduction of sample rate, bit depth and playback speed of any incoming audio signal. The plugins properties can be animated using the built-in oscillators or can be controlled through host DAW automation or using external controllers.

As with all other plugins, Linux users can build from source as the plugin is fully open source.

One Bar Loop development case

The year is 2010. The web is known for video and gaming. Yet making music seems restricted to the offline world.

While relatively recent, it was a time before widely adopted standards, "mobile first", affordable cloud hosting and most of all, Flash was everywhere...

Moult (EP)

Four track EP released June 1st, 2020.

A quartet of paintings, where two of which are instrumentals while the remaining two are songs. As before, the record employs utilities written before or written during the process:

Opening track 6581 (named after a certain microchip used by the main synthesizer) is the result of algorithmic composition, as...

Recent apps

BitMappery

Web based image editor

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Photoshop ? Flattering, but not quite. BitMappery does however allow you to import photos, apply transformations, tweak filters and draw masks in a non-destructive manner. It has some overlap in functionality but is definitely a more simple product.

A BitMappery document allows you to work with multi layer content both...

Efflux

Web based music maker

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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 ...

WebSID

Commodore 64 synthesizer

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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" ...