Sunday, April 19, 2015

Dubtable on GitHub! Dubtable retires!

Just a note to say that I've committed my Dubtable PureData patches to GitHub. I've not uploaded original tracks, but e-mail me if you'd like to talk about getting them. Apparently there's been quite a few changes to ReacTIVision in the last few years. Unfortunately I haven't been keeping track, but I'm sure everything works to spec as it did back then.

I guess I should also just officially say that I've long since retired the Dubtable as an act since about two years ago - things must move on and I've put my efforts in to plenty of new projects since. Also, as is often the nature with these kinds of digital artworks, the scope of what technology can do has changed tremendously. It's been fun though, and thank you all!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Dubtable returns!

The Dubtable is making two rare appearances at on Nov. 2nd and Dec 14th., at The Rocks, Sydney, for the Village Bizarre festival that's on Friday nights during November and December. More details and full line up at the Village Bizarre page

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Peats Ridge Video!

My good friend Steve Dale has managed to dig up the Dubtable footage from Peats Ridge Festival '10-'11. This video is pretty neat, and shows a bit of the reactive projections courtesy Dan Mackinlay - the projections are generated by the blocks in the same way as the sound. It also features the new tracks recorded with Eden Ottignon, Angus Stuart, and Luke Dubber. Enjoy.

The Dubtable from Steve 'n' Dale on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Dorkbot! Creative Sydney! Some Vids

A big thanks to Pia, everyone at Dorkbot, and everyone that came to the Creative Sydney Dorkbot session. A real blast.

Since I didn't manage to get an new media out of that show (no one shooting video!) I thought I'd repost some oldy-but-goodies.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Dubtable at the Apple Store

George St Apple Store.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Next Dubtable Appearances

Ok everyone - I've got two showings of the Dubtable coming up. Firstly this weekend is the McArtney single launch night, Saturday the 20th of Feb, at Raval (just above the Macquarie Hotel, in Surry Hills). Then next weekend is Corinbank Music and Arts Festival, in Canberra, on the 26th to 28th of Feb. See you all around!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sunday Arts on ABC

Apparently me and the dubtable appeared for about 3 seconds on Sunday Arts on the ABC, on the 15th of November. Did anyone catch it? If not, you can download it at

It's in a short part of the program about artist run spaces in Marrickville and surrounds. Some of our favourites are included, including a short profile about the one legalised beacon of the emerging arts, The Red Rattler. The Rattler and the Dubtable show up at about 2 minutes into the show.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Photos - making the new dubtable

Thanks to everyone that came and checked out the dubtable presentation at this year's TINA. I hope it was fun. Sadly I didn't get the full new dubtable with all new tracks out, but at least I had the new box! Down below are some photos from the on-going construction and recording going in to the new beast.

Oh also check out the lastest interview by Jean Poole for 3D world!.

Building new frame

Buildin new frame

New Frame!

Old top vs new frame

Recording 4

The kit

Recording 2



My foot

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Review, a new camera, and a new dubtable on the way

I stumbled upon a short review of the Dubtable at the High n' Dry Fundraiser, in amongst all the other great things that happened at that gig. There are photos too:

"Wandering between rooms, we were intrigued by James Nichols & The Dub Table Tactile Experiment. This amazing feat of engineering and imagination lets the operator control prerecorded Dub loops by placing, sliding and rotating handheld controllers across the table surface. With people swarming the table it was hard to get a good grasp on the ingenious contraption, however, even more fascinating was watching the captivation and amazement on other people’s faces as they interacted with the device and created their own music. If you are ever lucky enough to be in the same place at the same time as this table of dubly goodness I strongly suggest you have a fiddle."

Full article at

In other news I've bought a new industrial assembly line camera (60 fps!) for making the new Dubtable Ver 2.0. There'll be new tracks and a new interface, hopefully in time for the appearance and talk at this year's This Is Not Art festival

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Next Outing

Will be at Ripped. This won't be any ordinary dubtable, it will be an all new MashTable, will involve some squelch, and possibly involve some gabba. It's at The Red Rattler Theatre, Marrickville NSW, on the 8th of May.


(Also playing is my live-jungle-twitch band Svelt)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Credits and Thank Yous

I've neglected to, up til now, credit the people and musicians that have helped me with this project! It's about time. Without further ado:

Drums - Jesse Ricketson, Chris Lauf, Evan McGregor
Bass - Eden Ottignon
Horns - Ruth Wells, Ian Pieterse, Scott Turner
Vocals - Emily Collins
Guitars & Keys - Me

And of course, I wouldn't have been able to do it without the help of Luke Purse, Dylan Prinns, and Figureight.

Also - a new and different version of the Dubtable, maybe called the Smooshtable, will be coming out on May the 8th at Ripped (A night at the Red Rattler, Marrickville). Development underway. Gabba may or may not be involved.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Corinbank Photos

And now some photos courtesy of Asher Floyd. Check out his photography at Click on the photos for full res versions.