Archive for May 2011

Haptic Synapses at SubZERO 2011 flyer

Here’s the flyer for us playing at SubZERO 2011!! As long as the rain waits until Saturday to show up, it’s going to be crazy awesome! Be there! 20110531-110636.jpg

Thanks again to Matthew Gamez for the great photo!

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Solving problems: LRF support

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When I have a bit more time, I’ll post a video, but I just couldn’t locate mechanically fastening LRF’s to the specs I need. So I drew up a concept on some paper, redrew it in illustrator, exported it to dxf, imported it to sheetcam, and cut a casting mold. I used the smooth-on shore hardness 40 silicone since I’ve decided it’s too tough to work with for my buttons… Turned out pretty good! Maybe a little too tall. But it will be easy enough to slice off this mold and try again. I’m loving the time from concept to iteration. Very fast!! And I’m not committed to hundreds of failed designs. Just a couple few. I’ll even use these for experimental projects.


Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-29

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How the Buttons fit in the v4.51 case

Pretty good! This case is a “scratch and dent” kind of situation, so I feel pretty good about how the silicone buttons turned out with the new casting mold.

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Version 4.51 silicone button array development

Research and development continues with cutting (and recutting, and recutting) the new silicone button casting mold. I’ll be verifying the dimensions tonight, but things are moving along nicely. I may be able to get one of the new v4.51 boards close to fully assembled. Which I am very
much looking forward to. The last major task is to engineer a jig to hold a dremel flex shaft that will attach to my cnc machine. This will let me cut a hole for the USB jack with precision and repeatability on the case. After that, I’ll be able to kick into a higher gear for producing units and kits. Whew!

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Fail. :-(

 

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a sea of machineable wax chips. This mold would end in disaster.

 

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Present and future casualties of my learning process

 

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Try number 3. This one went well after 5 days of chipping away at it.

 

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Smooth-on dragonskin-30, a two part a/b platinum cure silicone, in the happiest place on earth: a beatseqr button mold

 

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It. Looks. GOOD!

 


sCCweet for korg iMS-20

sCCweet for the Korg iMS-20

sCCweet (cheesily said: “shweet”) for the Korg iMS-20 is a MaxMSP compiled application for mac os x that connects to your iMS-20 app through your existing MIDI connection (figure that out ahead of time). It randomizes the parameters of the iMS-20 at an adjustable rate so you can explore different combinations of settings that you might otherwise never run into on your own. It’s pretty random. There aren’t a lot of controls. :) Think of it as a spelunking tool for this synth. Enjoy!

Download “sCCweet for the Korg iMS-20″

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-22

  • I wonder if precisebits.com requires me to show a birth certificate at the checkout page? #wwjd #
  • What is taking so long getting beatseqr 4.51 out the door? I suck at cnc still. Lots of ammo left. :) & more on the way. http://t.co/jPnriG8 #
  • Hey, @eventbrite, where can I find the policy page on your website that describes how you sell my email address? #
  • Hey, @eventbrite where can I find the global opt-out page for my email address on your web site? #
  • RT @matrixsynth: Haptic Synapses Live at South Bay Music Swap http://bit.ly/j0JJUK #
  • Thanks @eventbritehelp: if you would like to globally unsubscribe, send an email to support@eventbrite.com and we will remove your address. #
  • Whoa, Alesis! Well done on the iPad iO Dock! https://www.alesis.com/iodock YES, as long as you don't price it ridiculously. #
  • Guacamole, meatballs… Whipped cream poured like waterfalls. #gimmepizza #
  • I will be celebrating being left behind at the 2011 maker faire. Hope you get left behind too! #

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Haptic Synapses live at 2011 SubZERO festival

We will be playing throughout the night at the 2011 SubZERO street festival, June 3rd, 2011. Check out the website for more info: http://www.subzerofestival.com/

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20 minute HD clip of haptic synapses playing live at south bay music swap

Here’s us playing at the south bay music swap event in may 2011… I had a lot more footage, but this clip has all three of us in it, so I figured it would be cool to post. I shot it with my gopro hd hero, hence the exxxttrrreeeeme wide angle. Enjoy!

This clip goes on up to 720p… :) youtube has smiled upon me, so I can upload looooonger movies.

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-15

  • Aloha, Kauai! http://t.co/fxP7lLM #
  • Omfg its raining sooooo hard here. Soaked to the bone in 20 seconds. Plus a cranky 3 year old. #
  • When you're here you get to see some of the exotic species. #beer http://t.co/BfsNJ3e #
  • Well hello little fella. #notgeico http://t.co/o6SUspL #
  • We just got an official invite to show beatseqr off at subZERO. Maybe some haptic synapses performance too! #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-08

  • And now to clean up all the evaluation parts. #ugh #
  • Hey haptic synapses confirmed to play 12pm today at 855 5th (cross street Martha) san jose. Can't miss it, follow the scent of vinyl. #
  • I posted 4 photos on Facebook in the album "South Bay Music Swap — May 2, 2011" http://fb.me/UKMv93he #
  • watching the movie "2010" … You can't walk in a space ship and then just float pens in zero grav anytime you feel like it. #physics #
  • We played at the South Bay Music Swap last sunday. Check out the recording:… http://fb.me/XlY5Ihf2 #
  • lol RT @jamesmcn: Amazon introduces fashion site for nuns: http://www.myhabit.com/ #
  • Haha. We're literally reading tarot cards
    for our servers. It's totally correct. #
  • Bin Laden had computers, hard drives, and discs. #
  • Came home to a nice shipment of #beatseqr parts from jameco. Woot. Just need to cut the silicone casting mold and I'll be good to go. #
  • Nnnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooo ffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu #cnc #crash http://t.co/bCimqhD #
  • Never fails to amaze me that people would walk out of a public business with their laptop still up, open, and unlocked at their table. #

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Haptic Synapses live at WORKS/San Jose 2011-05-06

Wow, we had a blast playing at WORKS’ new location on 365 Market street, downtown san jose last night!! We were joined by a talented group of painters and a huuuge crowd. It was awesome. There’s some photos and video coming later… but for now, here’s the audio:

Haptic Synapses live at Works/san jose 2011-05-06

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Modern Device fluxamasynth shield audio examples

If you’re like me, you probably want to know what the modern device fluxamasynth arduino shield sounds like. I decided I would take a risk and pick one up without having … almost any idea of what it sounded like. It’s relatively affordable and runs right on top of an arduino… theoretically speaking, a lot to like about this kind of product. There are some issues that I’m waiting to hear back on (software serial) before I can really dig deeply into it as something I’d use in my live act, but… here’s what it sounds like:

so, do yourself a favor so you can follow along. Open this page up in a new tab:
http://wiki.moderndevice.com/pmwiki.php?n=MD.ListVoices

then hit the play button below to listen to 64 notes of the first bank of 128 different voices of the fluxamasynth shield. I just realized that I hit the record button while I was uploading a new firmware… so when you hear the “piano” start playing… that’s when you start reading down the list of voices on the other web page:
fluxamasynth_audio_samples_bank0.mp3

Haptic Synapses live at South Bay Music Swap, may 2011

We were invited to play at the South Bay Music Swap and had a great time yesterday!! Here’s the audio:

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-01

  • 3.5 hour wait for the Yard House.. At 6pm. #wtf #
  • I think my band gigs about ten times more than it practices. That's got to be some kind of record. #
  • Hey, @sony you realize this means that I'll *never* pay for #PSN yeah? Maybe I won't buy any more ps3 games at all. #
  • RT @WorksSanJose: May FF Live pntrs: C. Goodmorning, I. Gonzalez, J. Perea, M. Scicluna & Wadl Music: Haptic Synapses! #
  • Middle names are like a tattoo of your identity. #
  • Following @mutable_instrum 's lead and getting all my production parts separated from evaluation parts. #beatseqr http://t.co/7Z0HMuz #

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