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I finally made the repository to my Rust software synth public. It's not finished yet, but if anyone wants to have a look already, I'd appreciate any feedback (regarding sound, usability, documentation, whatever).

Also, this is your chance to go down in history: If you come up with any nice sounds, I'll be happy to include them in the default sound set, which currently still is mostly empty.

github.com/icsga/Yazz

Great performance of Big Wreck's "Under the Lighthouse".

Impressive slide skills by Mr Thornley.

youtube.com/watch?v=JQHGqMI2n8

Let me tell you about my hitech living room lamp: It beeps when being turned on/ off, in case you're not sure if the light is on or not.

For people like me, the remote has a button to turn the beep off. The lamp confirms the turning off of the beep with a beep.

The remote has memory slots to store settings. Sadly, the beep status is not saved, so whenever I do something silly like use the light switch, the beep is back.

All in all, it fits in well with the rice cooker and the washing machine.

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Transport Layer Security EP is out now!

"At the core of these tracks stands an inspiration of exploring machinic polyrythms and how they can be used to blur the distinction of what is really inorganic, or not. Below, however, this distinction of natural organism is a false promise, a blind alley, a dead end. We ... are all part of the same machinic phylum."

:patreon:
patreon.com/posts/39704025

:bandcamp:
music.lukaprincic.si/album/tra

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lukaprincic.si/work/transport-

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🎹 Free piano (you move) Greater Boston, boosts+ 

Anyone in greater Boston looking for a free piano? Friend of a friend has a Baldwin upright that has been well cared for, but is looking to get rid of it ASAP. Probably going to be junked if they can't find a taker. 🎹

If you're interested let me know and I'll see if I can make the appropriate connections

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Here's a little sketch from tonight, very much work in progress, around a fun synth sound that happened.

Realized after getting this far that it's close to the guitar riff of Deep Purple's Anya. Too bad. Deal with it, Ritchie.

New skill acquired: Price negotiation in Japanese. You just make a face like you stubbed your toe, hard, and say "Hmmmm. That's a little... Hmmmm." Never finishing the sentence is key here!

That way I managed to sell a keyboard to a second hand retailer for 30% of what I paid new, saving me the pain of Ebay and shipping.

To be fair, from their point of view they still properly screwed me over, since the new price of that keyboard has gone up since I bought it. Win-win, I guess.

Paper about emotional contagion in social networks.

Let me just share that I'm having a really good day today. 🌞

pnas.org/content/111/24/8788

Nuno Bettencourt's tone on Extreme's "Waiting for the Punchline" is the pinnacle of electric guitar sound in my opinion. A cranked Fender Vibroverb about to melt, I believe. Raw, punchy, heavy, but not (too) distorted.

youtube.com/watch?v=CxhAptpgcr

First time to go back to the office today, after 4 months of working from home. I went by bike, and the many small-but-steep hills of Tokyo nearly killed me. I thought hardly moving at all for four months would give me lots of stored energy, but apparently that's not how it works.

Just received my Faderfox EC4, a programmable MIDI controller. More knobs is always a good thing, right?

Looks like it had a rough ride getting here. Judging by the track marks on the dented edge of the package, someone rolled over it with a bulldozer. Likely scenario, I know. Glad the internal packaging was good.

Food 

Fresh in: Pack of my favorite coffee from my favorite coffee shop "Hardcore Beanz" here in Shimokitazawa. That smell...

Also got a matching piece of cheesecake, because why not. 5 extra situps should fix that.

Happy One-Year-Anniversary to me. I got this beauty one year ago, and never shared a picture, so this is a good opportunity to rectify that.

The sound of this guitar is incredible, unplugged it is very loud and resonant, and has tons of sustain. Probably comes from the fat neck, which means it's not the right choice for speedy shredding, but it's perfect for jazz/ fusion/ rock.

Also, my first guitar with Filtertron pickups. Sparkly.

Found a photo of a pedal build I did as birthday present for a friend, a BYOC envelope filter, about 12 years ago. I have no idea how I even did the graphics for it. My past self was apparently more creative than I remember.

The image is the "Rubber Duck" hood ornament from "Convoy". Loved that movie as a kid.

Was playing around with the Ableton Live arpeggiator yesterday, and thought it'd be nice to have a more flexible hardware solution, since mouse kills flow for me. Today I stumbled across this video:

youtube.com/watch?v=MQSVesc-oP

That looks amazing and is exactly what I was thinking about. Hope they'll make it to production.

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I made a little MIDI router/ monitor that allows me to route multiple MIDI controllers to a single destination, so I don’t need to start a DAW just for some playing around.

It supports
- Routing multiple inputs to multiple outputs
- Monitoring the data and writing it to a file
- Changing the MIDI channel in messages
- Currently adding additional filtering

I know there’s a bunch of tools like that out there, but maybe someone else still finds this useful.

github.com/icsga/Miditool

Rearranged pedalboard for recording: The guitar goes into a J48 DI box, the thru-signal then runs into some pedals for my monitor sound.

Both the DI signal and monitor sound go into a Focusrite Saffire audio-interface and are recorded in Logic.

The DI signal then gets re-amped with some proper amps in the studio while I sit at home and drink tea.

Excited: I'll be recording guitars for a friend who is producing a new CD, just received the first sound files today.
It's the second time I'll be contributing to that particular project. Looking forward to it.

Started working on Coltrane's Giant Steps on guitar. That's going to keep me busy for a while.

Here's the original:
youtube.com/watch?v=30FTr6G53V

Nannou - An open-source creative-coding framework for Rust

"Nannou aims to give equal priority to a full suite of creative I/O including graphics, multi-windowing, audio, lasers, lighting and more."

nannou.cc/

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