About igorski

Amsterdam-based Igor Zinken (1981, the Netherlands) operates under the moniker 'igorski' towards creative use of technology, composition of music and development of 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 things a lot more interesting! Or at least fun.
igorski.nl applications often come to life to facilitate the creation of personal projects (usually revolving around the writing of songs and music published under a separate moniker) or to be of public use.

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.

Efflux is a music making application that runs inside your web browser. Efflux works using the tracker interface in which musical notes and events are witten as instructions. You can connect MIDI devices such as keyboards and controllers to allow for both live jams as well as easy recording.

The new version supports cloud based storage, sample manipulation as well as the option to record samples directly using your microphone after which you can create a synthesizer from your voice/sample.

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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Video performance wall

The danger faced when being in an electronic combo unable to reproduce all audio tracks live, is to become uninteresting to look at when standing on stage, hidden 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.

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 (and Photoshop files), 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 p...

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Efflux

Web based music maker

Efflux is a Progressive Web Application allowing you to create music within your browser, either on- or offline on anything from a phone to desktop machine.

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 par...

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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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Darvaza

Tempo synced gating plugin

Darvaza is a multichannel gate with a twist : whenever the gate closes on your input signal, you get a perversion of your source spat back at you. It can however work as a time synchronized classic tremolo too.

The gate uses different waveforms and its individually tunable oscillators are synchronized to the host tempo and ti...

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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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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...