It's been a while since I posted a proper update, so I thought it was about time. January has been busy so far, mainly with publicising the Sleepwalker album. Plus there was a gig in Loughborough on 8th, where I provided the headline act to an open mic session, Cafe Live. I didn't feel like…Read more January So Far
The last week or so, as well as working on the mixes for my first album, I decided to have a look into fractals as it seemed like a logical next step from the graphics animations I have been working on so far. I found that Wikipedia has a lot of good resources, but probably has too…Read more Fractals for fun?
After some more headbutting and reaching a point where I didn't think I would be able to solve the original problem of routing live sound through a self-programmed music visualiser, I went back to basics. Ditching the sound module provided on the Creative Programming course, I looked into Processing's own sound library using the online documentation.…Read more Vorsprung Durch Technik
I've already mentioned in previous posts that I've been working on a music visualiser application based on Digital Signal Processing (DSP) of sound, which could then be used to project images to screen during performances of my music. It's a significant detour from writing music itself, but would be particularly valuable for when I am…Read more Digital Video, DIY style
I've kept going with the Creative Programming course that I talked about last time, and continued coding. After an amazingly good start, I reached a frustrating head-butting stage which I'm not sure I'm out of yet. I've now covered the whole syllabus, but need to go back and properly get to grips with waveform synthesis, to be able to…Read more More Digital Art
A couple of weeks ago, I went to a couple of events at Lincoln's Sonophilia Festival (the UK one, not the one in Nebraska). One of these events was the Weird Garden experimental music club, and a chap called Dave C was demonstrating Lissajous curves by generating four tones using a Raspberry Pi and…Read more A Worthwhile Detour
Last weekend, I played an acoustic set at Skegvegas festival, a large gathering of VW owners at Revesby, close to the Lincolnshire coast. Actually it was three sets, as several people who had been booked for the acoustic tent had dropped out, so those of us remaining who could made up for the gaps played…Read more Viva Skegvegas!