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Look what I made! / [Ambient/Chillout] Terminal (MP3)
« on: September 13, 2009, 11:28:09 »
My first track in quite a while. :/ This one is a bit of a different from my usual stuff (although I tend to say that a lot nowadays... Hmm...). Not quite sure why I had such a long hiatus, but hopefully this track spells the end of it. We'll see.

I made use of some of the samples that my friends at ModPlug Central gave me for a wedding present, as well as mutilating some of my other sample libraries.

Online streaming & download

Look what I made! / [EDM] Twelve Nineteen (MP3)
« on: August 31, 2009, 04:21:24 »
[This is an older piece that I'm reposting here from my blog]

This piece is basically me having fun with Kontakt — each of the eight instruments has fairly complex insert effect chains, a couple of send effects, and a couple of modulated group inserts, too. Smile Basically, lots of effects, for some nice sound degradation.

Because I’m still not a fan of OpenMPT’s automation handling, I managed to find a nice little workaround, that I used on a couple of instruments: I modulate various effects using the MIDI volume. This means that working with the modulation is much more immediate, and it also means that I can modulate a couple of different effects simultaneously completely independently.

The piece is, hopefully, quite fun to listen to — it was definitely fun to write. Let me know what you think!

Listen online/download

Look what I made! / [Orchestral] Dauntless (MP3)
« on: August 26, 2009, 06:58:56 »
[Cross-posted from my wobsite & MPC]

As you might have noticed, if you listen to much of my orchestral music, I really like writing epic, syncopated scores with great big horn melodies (and little flute ones) that float above rapid, percussive strings and brass. Well, here's another example of that. Smile

This piece is a rondo in D minor. Let me know what you think!
Listen online

Feedback & Suggestions / Recommended players list
« on: January 12, 2009, 04:38:12 »
The 'regularly updated list of Recommended Players List' (that sentence has an unnecessary 'list' in it here) has information on it which is no longer relevant, or indeed correct, about XMMS.

XMMS has ceased development. There exists XMMS2, which is not a Winamp lookalike, but which has a client/server architecture and lots of different front-ends. The Linux media player most like the old XMMS is Audacious, which was forked from the BMP project before that turned into BMPx. Audacious still has libmodplug etc. support, though. So too does Amarok, Nautilus (the GNOME filebrowser, through Totem, I think), Banshee, Exaile, and Rhythmbox. As far as I know, they all make use of the same plugin for mod playback -- libmodplug.

I thought I should bring this up, because anyone looking to play mods under Linux would get confused by this (particularly given the fact that XMMS2 is most often not a standard package, and requires clients to be separately installed -- not particularly apparent for novices).

The Lobby / Automated Music Transcription System (my Honours project)
« on: October 23, 2008, 15:17:46 »
Today I handed in my Honours project (in Computer Science at the University of Western Australia). My topic was "Investigating the feasibility of developing a near real-time system for music transcription on mobile devices". In doing this project, I developed a desktop Java application which transcribes music from an audio signal into XML -- which is now available for free download!

Read more about handing it in on my blog.

Download and find out more about the system at my wobsite.

You can also download and read my thesis, which contains a lot of information about audio signal processing in this context, lots of pretty diagrams (more than are on the website), and lots of other exciting goodies. Well, perhaps not exciting. And perhaps not goodies. But it contains stuff! Interesting stuff! :D

Anyway, if you've got a moment or two to spare, why not go and check it all out? There's a whole stack of information up there now.

And while you're at it, you can take a look at my gallery of programming sketches, as realised in the Processing environment.

The Lobby / Sentence Generator
« on: October 08, 2008, 15:26:10 »
Well, here's what happens when I have half an hour free between classes, and an overwhelming desire to procrastinate: Sentence Generator.

Post your best ones here!

• His porous tuba rides alongside Phil's fridge magnet!
• Her rabbit assumes power slowly with the poison!
• My wise pinup girl burps tenderly alongside his musician!
• His frog gets naked with Bob's blue pinup girl!

Demoparties, Events & Compos / Barryvan Compo: Round 6 Begins!
« on: September 30, 2008, 14:40:39 »
Round 6 Begins!
For round 6, the inspiration is a classic children's song - "If you go down to the woods today". :) It's available in a whole bunch of formats (IT, OpenMPT, MIDI, PDF, PNG) on the competition website, so head over and start writing!

Dates for Round 6 (tentative)
Entry period: 30th September -- 10th November
Voting period: 11th November -- 26th November

Bug Reports / [fixed] DTD points to wrong system identifier
« on: August 27, 2008, 16:24:35 »
The main site's DTD (not the forum's) currently specifies a system identifier of, whilst it should be .

Pedantic? Me? :rolleyes:

The perils of browsing the web with the web developer toolbar in FF. :)

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The Lobby / Culling Compo Forum
« on: March 31, 2008, 08:40:13 »
Just wondering whether it would be worthwhile culling the compo forum. There's a lot of outdated stuff there, and it's cluttering up the RSS feed a little. What do you think?

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