Archive for 2010

Arduino ethernet shield and quartz composer

I got an arduino ethernet shield for xmas, so I wanted to check out if I could get it talking to quartz composer… and… I did! woot.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-26

  • Waiting for tron to start. Got here early, got awesome seats. No expectations. #
  • Tron was awesome!! #
  • 30 straight hours of techno starts NOW http://hsomusic.com/show #kzsu #wintersolstice #
  • My live improv techno band Haptic Synapses is playing a two hour show tonight at midnight! 90.1FM or http://hsomusic.com/marathon/ #
  • Time change for Haptic Synapses tonight; we're starting at 11pm. non stop techno for another 26 hours!! http://hsomusic.com/marathon/ #
  • EBE is killin it http://hsomusic.com/marathon/ #
  • Kzsu Winter solstice techno marathon still going on until 8pm tonight! Http://Kzsulive.Stanford.edu #
  • The free version of sketchup lets you export .dae (collada) files, which you can import in to quartz composer. http://bit.ly/fvaah #
  • Uh! Dru Deep is bangin' some deep tech right now! http://kzsulive.stanford.edu #
  • David Frost asks Julian Assange if he is an anarchist. "no, telling the truth is what civil societies do." @ rt 11:00 http://bit.ly/ieBBKT #
  • There are 2 four packs of dog fish head in the house. Whee! #
  • Whew! #

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Moving Air – 2010-12-13

Another great set from Derek Scott:

catch him live, monday nights from 7pm to 9pm pacific here: http://bit.ly/commongr8

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Blackviolet CD

The long-awaited release from the mainstays of DoBox Recordings is finally here! Steve Cooley, Qorser, The Rhythmist and Number 8 pull together to bring you ‘Blackviolet’…eight tracks of technological grooves that will make your speakers generate some serious heat. This release is available for download in MP3 format from various online retailers, and can be purchased on CD from CreateSpace and Amazon.com. Either way you like it, you need to go get it. Enjoy the music!

Artwork by Dajis Systems

Purchase ‘Blackviolet’ from our Store page as well as the following online retailers:
CreateSpace
Amazon.com
AmazonMP3


Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-12

  • Had to power through a green flash west coast IPA. 7.3%abv and 95IBU. Tasty. Wish I had more time to enjoy it. #toddlermeltdown #
  • Catch some techno with Derek Scott on moving air on common ground radio on ustream! Http://bit.ly/commongr8 7pm pacific tonight! #
  • RT @unsaturated Here is a neat little granular synthesizer I wrote in MaxMSP about 5 years ago.
    http://www.unsaturated.net/?p=197 #
  • RT @nokapixel So overwhelmingly disappointing. RT @Yahoo: Obama, GOP reach deal to extend tax cuts. http://yhoo.it/i6NyUt #
  • Wow. Just had a MAJOR breakthrough on quartz composer. Wowowow. I can export collada files from Sketchup. omfg, yes. #
  • "collada import into quartz composer? why is that cool?" THIS IS WHY http://vimeo.com/17551862 #
  • News flash: Obama grows a pair and uses them against… progressives? Oligarchy persists. Americans wondering what Assange is hiding away. #
  • RT @cynthiathomet Universal, filming "Change Up", refuses to pay small, local businesses directly inconvenienced by their street closure. #
  • Chatting with Dru Deep about George Braque and new music.. https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Georges_Braque #
  • I have a sneak peek of my beatseqr kickstarter project up. Please peep it out and leave a comment. http://bit.ly/hzZnke #
  • The beatseqr LA tour has continued on
    to the second leg, woot! Big thanks to dj mudfoot for great videos!! #
  • yes! RT @solarno: Have my hands on a Beatseqr by @stevecooley. Looking forward to pumpin out some dope beats programmed oldskool style. #
  • going to start re-posting Moving Air episodes on somesoundswelike.com http://t.co/4g9ujki #
  • Ok, that's twice that BlackSheep has told me that someone is using FireSheep — on my own IP address — after I connect to my VPN. #
  • Hey, Old Skool Techno: HA, wow, I never knew this about DJ PC's insomniak track!! http://bit.ly/id9jvA #
  • YES http://vimeo.com/17700807 #quartzcomposer #meshes #spaceships #lasers #

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2010-12-06 Derek Scott – Moving Air – Common Ground Radio

Along with these sounds that I like.. a lot… I am doing the visuals for Derek’s weekly broadcast, woohoo!

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beatseqr Kickstarter 2011 preplanning

Hey so I’ve been working with Kickstarter.com to figure out a project I can do to help fund building more beatseqrs, and I thought since the holidays are mid-way through, I should just wait until after the new year to put it up and get it going. But, I’ve also been thinking that I could put my plan up here ahead of making it go live to gauge interest and make adjustments as necessary.

The short description of kickstarter.com is that someone makes a proposal to do some kind of creative project, and then offers different rewards for different levels of support from the community. The project has a target amount that it needs to raise in pledges from people in the community by a set time frame, or else nobody has to actually give the money they pledged, and everyone walks away. So, it’s an All-Or-Nothing kind of deal. If the project gets enough support to meet the target funding goal, then everyone who participated gets the reward for the level they pledged to. Pretty cool.

If you choose to participate, you’re helping to fund a project that is awesome. As an early adopter, you will get some cool extras to help you feel engaged in the project. I’m looking to raise a minimum of $1500, which would end up being only 5 assembled units. And, if we get over the target amount, I just keep building and building and building until everyone who participated gets what they pledged for.

So, here’s what the plan currently is for my beatseqr-on-kickstarter in descending order of pledge amount and rewards:

$1000 “give one, get one + training for two”:
Two v4 assembled beatseqr + case
one custom limited edition Acrylic/circuit board wall sculpture or custom painting incorporating prints made from parts circuit boards & parts
one chunk of a prototype Casting mold
1 year advertising tile space, significant funder page, or Artist page on beatseqr.com
One s.f. bay area training session in person for two people[restrictions apply: local bay area only, Saturday only, 2 weeks to plan, etc]
Up to two names on a future circuit board
two CDs or digital download releases of tracks made with beatseqr
two Patch, some Stickers

$750
any v4 assembled beatseqr + case
custom limited edition Acrylic/circuit board wall sculpture or custom painting incorporating prints made from parts circuit boards & parts
a chunk of a prototype Casting mold
1 year advertising tile space, significant funder page, or Artist page on beatseqr.com
s.f. bay area training in person [restrictions apply: local bay area only, Saturday only, 2 weeks to plan, etc]
name on a future circuit board
a CD or digital download release of tracks made with beatseqr
a Patch, some Stickers

$500
any assembled v4 beatseqr + case
Custom paintings, prints made from circuit boards
Chunks of a prototype Casting mold
Artist page on beatseqr.com
s.f. bay area training in person [restrictions apply: local bay area only, Saturday only, 2 weeks to plan, etc]
name on a future circuit board
a CD or digital download release of tracks made with beatseqr
a Patch, some Stickers

$450 Beatseqr, assembled, in a Wood case
A chunk of a prototype button Casting mold
Artist page on beatseqr.com
Custom painting or print made from circuit boards, beatseqr parts
a CD or digital download release of tracks made with beatseqr
a Patch, some Stickers

$350 Beatseqr v4, assembled, in a black ABS case
a chunk of a prototype casting mold
Artist page on beatseqr.com
a CD or digital download release of tracks made with beatseqr
a Patch, some Stickers

$300 Beatseqr fully assembled, no case
Artist page on beatseqr.com
a CD or digital download release of tracks made with beatseqr
a Patch, some Stickers

$300 Beatseqr kit, with black abs case + silicone buttons and mounting hardware
Artist page on beatseqr.com
a CD or digital download release of tracks made with beatseqr
a Patch, some Stickers

$250
Beatseqr kit, no case, with arduino mega
Artist page on beatseqr.com
a CD or digital download release of tracks made with beatseqr
a custom embroidered patch from a limited run
Beatseqr logo stickers

$200
beatseqr kit no case, no arduino mega
Artist page on beatseqr.com
a CD or digital download release of tracks made with beatseqr
a custom embroidered patch from a limited run
Beatseqr logo stickers

$150
limited edition wall sculpture
A coupon for $50 off a future purchase of a beatseqr kit or assembled unit
a CD or digital download release of tracks made with beatseqr
a custom embroidered patch from a limited run
Beatseqr logo stickers
Publicity on beatseqr.com

$75
Prototype circuit boards, signed
A coupon for $30 off a future purchase of a beatseqr kit or assembled unit
a CD or digital download release of tracks made with beatseqr
a custom embroidered patch from a limited run
Beatseqr logo stickers
Publicity on beatseqr.com

$60
Silicone button test castings, signed and mounted for wall hanging
A coupon for $30 off a future purchase of a beatseqr kit or assembled unit
a CD or digital download release of tracks made with beatseqr
a custom embroidered patch from a limited run
Beatseqr logo stickers
Publicity on beatseqr.com

$40
Beatseqr illustration Tshirt
A coupon for $20 off a future purchase of a beatseqr kit or assembled unit
a CD or digital download release of tracks made with beatseqr
a custom embroidered patch from a limited run
Beatseqr logo stickers
Publicity on beatseqr.com

$20
a coupon in the pledge amount good towards the purchase of a beatseqr kit or assembled unit
a CD or digital download release of tracks made with beatseqr
a custom embroidered patch from a limited run
Beatseqr logo stickers
Publicity on beatseqr.com

$10
a coupon in the pledge amount good towards the purchase of a beatseqr kit or assembled unit
a CD or digital download release of tracks made with beatseqr
a custom embroidered patch from a limited run
Beatseqr logo stickers

$5
Beatseqr logo stickers
a coupon good for the pledge amount good towards the purchase of a beatseqr kit or assembled unit
digital download release of tracks made with beatseqr

$1 donation:
My undying thanks and gratitude for your encouragement.

Your comments are welcome, please chime in!

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-05

  • We saw "the kids are all right", and I wondered if it was a heterosexist fantasy plot. Can anyone in the lgbt community comment on that? #
  • Catch some techno !! Derek Scott on Moving Air on common ground radio..Monday nights from 7pm pacific to 9. http://Bit.ly/commongr8 #
  • Yay, covers of antique xmas songs. Everywhere. All the time. Hey, here's a concept, how about writing a NEW xmas song? #stale #
  • I need iOS enterprise app deployment help. #
  • Just sold my first beatseqr kit. Woohoo! #
  • My jameco rep keeps emailing me asking if he can help me, and then doesn't reply to my questions. What the hell, man? #
  • Just had a breakthrough and got my iphone app onto a coworker's phone. Whew. #

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Derikh Bryants’ new project! THR1214 1 at archive.org: http://www.archive.org/details/THR1214.1

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Derikh Bryants' new project! THR1214 1 at archive.org: http://www.archive.org/details...


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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-11-21

  • Once again. Tearing my hair out. #cocoa #
  • ok, putting hair back in scalp. Cocoa seems flexible at the expensive of getting things done quickly. #
  • A love supreme… No pickles no onions. #
  • New! newbie acid2 on #SoundCloud http://snd.sc/ajzXqr #
  • Just realized the problem I just solved was pointless, but learned a bunch of things along the way. Mixed feelings about this. #
  • New! newbie acid on #SoundCloud http://snd.sc/d4bVDj #
  • Ok, WTF, gamecenter just reset for me. No friends, no scores, no achievements. #
  • Anyone have experience with Intense Debate? Disqus has traction but spam comments get through. Tired if it. #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-11-14

  • This twitter account for sale. $1,000,000. PM me if you're interested. #
  • Beatseqr + audio hardware + realistic moog : Jonathan Golub shows how he set beatseqr up in his studio. http://bit.ly/aLQHqn #
  • New post: iPad drawing/painting apps so far (http://bit.ly/9TwnSA) http://bit.ly/9TwnSA #
  • Oh, thank god. Finally had a good breakthrough on my iphone app development problem. Tomorrow it's on like a trademarked game character. #
  • zomg, this XML parsing makes me want to go herd goats instead. #

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Zunga zun zunga zun ga zeng. This song apparently followed me from my uverse radio to starbucks. Sigh. 5 plus 5, you know it equals 10.

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Zunga zun zunga zun ga zeng. This song apparently followed me from my uverse radio to starbucks. Sigh. 5 plus 5, you know it equals 10.


iPad drawing/painting apps so far

Every week, seems like there’s some new awesome tool to make the iPad a tool for creative outlet.

I just picked up ArtRage for the iPad, and it’s pretty awesome. I’ve already been on a major cat-drawing kick lately, so when this new natural-media style drawing/painting app became available, I dove right in with this:

Brushes app is another great tool for drawing/painting on the iPad. Here’s an example, although you’ll find another piece I did further down in my posts of some orchids that also show off what brushes app can do.

So far, there are some really great apps out there for the iPad that have one or two great features that make them useful. I think there’s still a perfect storm of features that I want to see.

1. Natural media synthesis/mimicking — artrage
2. record all brush strokes and actions for playback for either movie or high res render on a desktop machine – brushes.app
3. remote palette with ipad, iphone, or desktop.. one of them anyway. I have all three, let me use one of them that I’m not drawing with to be the utility space so I can focus on drawing on the drawing space. Remote Palette

These apps are fun to use, and I’m going to keep using them. The reality is that these are great apps to use for illustrations and for fine art if you’re going to display them online. Prints from digital art just don’t have the marketability like actual paintings, so the destination for these pieces has to be different. When you see covers of magazines being done with these types of apps, yes, that’s exactly where you can make some money being an expert at using iPad painting apps. Doing live portraiture using an iPad, yes. Using the iPad with a painting app to do a plein air sketch to use as reference back in your studio… perfect. The utility of using the iPad for fine art is there. No question in my mind. It’s just not a straight A to B type of path. Chances are good that you’re just not going to make a living as a fine artist using digital tools exclusively… so you need to figure out where the career path is using digital tools, AND/or keep using traditional media. “AND”… as in… do both. These digital tools are really cool. And so is having an actual painting that you painted without a computer. Do both.