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Days of waiting.
2 hours labour?
Free statement folder from a bank.
Two old pencils; one cut in half.
2 minutes labour.
(Laptop sits along the top of the lower pencil and directly onto the two top bits for loads of ventilation.)
I used three versions of the same midi in, to Mulch, for demonstration purposes, one would have sufficed, split three ways; or three completely different midi ins.
I enjoyed my wallpaper so much while making the video that I thought I'd share it with you:
I finished my labours early today and found a moment of calm to write.
I like to write with sounds playing in the background, music maybe. But today I made a little piece, a loop, using Audio Mulch and Iannix which gradually transforms over time.
The lines within Iannix are sending midi notes to Mulch, triggering sounds, when they encounter blobs.
Listen & look at the video – then either play or download the short audio file below. It distorts a bit nastily, so when I get a moment I'll improve the Mulch Recording and re-post.
After a wonderful weekend in Elterwater, walking and drinking, I revisited the above composition, took out the peaking, sorted the awful Mulch and Iannix routing and re-recorded 'calmer'. I have left the original video in as a fail, but the Play and Download mp3 files are both lovely.
PS – I've added another track, 'bahm,' to this ongoing Mulch/Iannix session for no other reason than that they seem to belong to each other in time and space. Take a listen to 'bahm.'
I am currently collaborating with Strawberry Holiday, a fellow Second Life friend and creator, as the soundscape designer for H. Pearberry on an upcoming Android word alchemy app called - Tonic5.
It's an exciting development for me with many of the same restrictions found when making sounds for virtual worlds: file size restrictions, compression restrictions and duration restrictions etc but with a much larger audience plus new devices and new discoveries to be made. I'll keep you posted.
I recently turned on, tuned up and restarted my ancient unused Twitter account in extra well advanced preparation for getting news out about my book 'How Money Works'. Social web stuff is everything so I am told.
I can't and won't have a Facebook account so Twitter comes romping in the lesser of two all pervading weevils as Jack Aubrey would say, which, I am well aware, is as near as not recommending something as you can get while still talking about it.
I also refuse to pledge allegiance to any of the new feudal web lords who are in danger of owning our world under their claustrophobic cloud of convenience- Apple, Google, Adobe, Microsoft et al- so on both my Macbook and my Linux Mint PC I required a way of watching and posting to Twitter that didn't involve renting an app from the Apple App Store and wasn't reliant on Apple's beneficence for my continued use and ownership.
This is no easy task. Most of the better Applications are moving to the App Store lemminguously.
I won't bore you with reams of words comparing Twitter clients as this information is available all over the web; I will however point out a couple of regular shortcomings of many of the apps available if you too choose not to be beholden to the new feudal lords and would rather directly and fully support the work of an independent creative at a level that suits both people.
Twitbin makes the most of 17" widescreens
I would have gone with Hibari as both the design philosophy and implementation is well worthy of support, plus I loved the app after downloading it from the web for a free trial, but Hibari is in the process of transmigrating to the Apple App Store. Aagh and Bah!
Even so the Hibari web site is well worth a visit; colours, graphics, philosophy, quite lovely.
Most of the other independent apps as far as I can be bothered to see (so not an in depth review of all the apps then... ed.) use Adobe Air which I have had on my system and don't want again; to much, too unnecessary, to updatey, too Adobe.
So I was stuck.
Then I stumbled across Twitbin which exists as free donation ware app (if you like it you can donate money) and more importantly exists as an Add On for Firefox- so no app store, yay...
Twitbin is great.
Twitbin is installed and linked up to my Twitter account in an efficient second or two.
$5 sent to the developer.
No cloud, no feudalism.
I've been adding and subtracting like a dervish on Moongold so take a look. A couple of new pages and lots of changes, it must be spring. Tah Dah...
I've started to put out information on my recent writing, slightly nervously it must be said and maybe even slightly prematurely, but here goes, it's a statement of intent - How Money Works.
I have totally re-done my Silver Surfer page; so much to say etc etc.
I have added a Sounds page to reflect a renewed interest and purpose in sound making inspired by my involvement in sounds for an upcoming Android game.
Love Film who haven't got a chance of selling me a subscription but it's nice to see you ))
I just had a knock on the door and what I thought at first glance were Jehovahs Witnesses turned out to be from Love Film. Lovely people who brought sunshine with them. Nice to meet you guys.
I recommended they take a look at Biutiful directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. So should you. The most profound and affecting film that ever made you cry. Twice.
It's subtitled, if you don't speak Spanish. Don't let this bother you.
I also suggested they use Duckduckgo instead of Google. So should you.