A bunch of friends and family showed up so it was easy as pie, and on another note of luck most people left before they received their promised pizza & beer, so we got away with 1 extra-large and Gatorade.
ALSO, I got a Nintendo DS Lite over the weekend, I got an Ubisoft title called "Jam Session" that basically makes your DS into a guitar. It's pretty nifty. it has effects and everything. next up: protein[DS] just gotta figure out how to get that working. those crazy homebrew kids.
You can also use pureData to make soft-synths that are midi controlled, and even use it to process audio being sent into your sound card. Low on cash? want a new guitar effect? write it in PD, plug into your computer & bam, amazing sound-warping possibilities.
But what about live ?? do I have to carry around my wimpy laptop? or my huge desktop ? NO that's where audiopint comes in, possibly the best/coolest idea I've seen so far. It's a near-indestructible pelican case full of computer hardware allowing you to run all your pureData patches. live.
drop it? who cares, pelican cases are like the little-black-box on airplanes.
check it all out:
and lastly, a pelican case torture test.
First off Install flash 10 from:
then check this out, it's flash generating sound based on your mouse's x/y position:
Read the whole post (code included) at:
Too bad this code probably won't work when the new stuff comes out, it's still Beta... But I'm willing to drop the dough on doing it straight from flash, no more Flash -> FLOSC -> PureData... Friggin sweet.
for more flash 10 demo's check out:
Those friggin' geniuses ... and they're selling it fully assembled for 80 bucks ... cheapest midi controller ....
It'll display full-sized images instead of thumbnails ... fun
The Minthesizer ... very cool little synth build in an altoids tin... perfect for the battery-operated music I've come to love... I gotta get one of these things....
More info @ http://www.minthesizer.com/minthesizer.html ...
He's also got a theremint 'coming soon' guess what THAT does ...
This hack will make a google images page disappear, and be replaced with the full-sized images from that page.
goto google images, and search for whatever you want.
when that page comes up type or copy & paste this into your browser's address bar.
Hope you all enjoy, the bummer is that I can't get it to keep displaying the google frame :-( if anybody out there has idea's please post them here.
Well I just discovered a lovely little "trick"....
Downloaded the latest RealPlayer 11.0.3 powered by helix 18.104.22.1686...
Pop open pandora or you-tube and real-player pops up a "download this video" dialog,
click it, and now you have a free mp3, flv, or whatever....
actually it grabs pandora's music as an mp4 ... and you'll have to re-name it (it automatically names it "Pandora Radio - Listen to Free Internet Radio, Find New Music.mp4" But you-tube video's are named after their title ... on winXP it saves them to: "\My Documents\My Videos\RealPlayer Downloads"
for more info check out : http://i.realone.com/product/help/rp11/en/Content/Recording_Download-Record_Web.htm