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Hi everyone! I'm Nash. I do a little songwriting & composing/sound design, but I also like messing around with electronic stuff & computer/procedural music.

Lately I've been working on an update for , my music code language project!

This will be my account for talking about music & sound stuff. You can also find me at @nashhigh@kcmo.social, for more general posts & memes!

I had something similar to this happen this morning, although it was probably more of a sleep paralysis hallucination. I was hearing a dramatic orchestral piece & fighting to wake up & confirm that it wasn't actually coming from outside.

I finally did wake, and the music disappeared. Satisfied, I dozed back off & it started playing again, so I just let it, trying to encourage it to be as complex & rich as I could.

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the neat part is just how much it sounds like a real song (albeit faint & muffled). I can often pick up vocals and rhythm, and sometimes specific instruments as well. my brain really fills a lot in once it gets going (I'm sure being in that liminal middle-of-the-night brainspace helps too).

I haven't ever checked out a spectrograph of fan sounds, but I bet they're perfect for this illusion. they seem to have a wide spread of noise frequencies, with repeating oscillations at varying rates

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do you ever hear non-existent music in the sounds of a fan or motor?

I've been running a desk fan at night while I sleep, and often I'll wake up in the night & hear very clearly what sounds like a song playing faintly outside. it isn't real though, and as far as I know they aren't actual songs. I imagine it's my brain picking up repetitions in the complex noise of the fan & filtering it selectively & somewhat imaginatively. I can hear it slightly better if I focus on it, but only up to a point.

fixed a couple bugs in yesterday that were causing an extra note to trigger after a sequence ended in certain circumstances. they were both hard to track down, but I'm glad to have them fixed!

I'll post a patch with the fixes sometime soon, but I might add new glyphs to the fonts first too.

In the meantime let me know if you run into an extra note attack issue -- it might be one of these, but it could be entirely different!!

remember to sometimes make your mellow, chill intros twice as long before the vocals come in so NPR can use them as transition music

In the meantime, worth noting that & @ ! ~ ` \ ; ' " and _ are all other unreserved characters that currently exist in the Pebble fonts, so there are really 36 single-character name options.

(however, I don't promise I won't eventually reserve some of those symbols for new features, especially since I'm almost out of lower-case letters for those 😆 --capital letters are safe from future reservations, though)

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Working on a larger song project in & am using the MIX chunk to lay out the tracks, but I can already see that having only 26 capital letters to assign parts to isn't going to be enough...

I'll need to add more glyphs to the Pebble fonts & maybe some kind of UI to easily add symbols or emoji, just to expand the number of available single-character names

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hey friends! I'm making a tool that arranges PDFs into a printable zine layout!

so far we can just do 8-page minizines, but I'm planning to add a few more options soon!

nashhigh.itch.io/zinearranger

#zine #zines #diy

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I've been making a program to turn PDF's into zines, so to test it out I made a little sheet-music zine of this piece I wrote like 10 years ago.

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And obviously it doesn't stop there. From the wikipedia page I just learned about

MUSIC, the first computer music program, was developed on the IBM 704 by Max Mathews.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MUSIC-N

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Math

#retrocomputing #music

thinking about how I'd like to expand on the idea of windchimes again.

like, incorporating ways that the wind might influence changes to the pendulum length, or incorporating multiple chime sections that might be activated & deactivated, to change mode for instance

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Riker: Skinner, his kitchen in flames
Picard:...
Riker: Martin, his geode unacknowledged!
Picard: (dismissive wave) David, after dentist.
Riker: Chipmunk, it's expression dramatic!
Picard: Christian Bale, his voice raised!
Riker: Fry, his eyes narrowed.
Picard: Shaka, when the walls fell.

here's a little video sampling the double-FM synth sounds -- this time I've added some enveloping to the FM modules as well, to give them a little more shape

been playing around with running two different layers of frequency modulation on a sine synth & omg it is so rich

1.1 is officially out!

I'm super excited about the new features & changes, but I spent all night writing up the patch notes, so I'll have to talk more about it tomorrow!

For now: nashhigh.itch.io/pebble/devlog

Hi everyone! I'm Nash. I do a little songwriting & composing/sound design, but I also like messing around with electronic stuff & computer/procedural music.

Lately I've been working on an update for , my music code language project!

This will be my account for talking about music & sound stuff. You can also find me at @nashhigh@kcmo.social, for more general posts & memes!

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