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Short links for April 23rd, 2008

Some interesting things I found on April 23rd, 2008:

# The Echo Nest – The Echo Nest Analyze API is a tool that can enrich your software’s understanding of musical recordings. It uses a perceptual model of human listening to generate detailed descriptions of a song’s structure and musical content.

Given any musical sound file, our analysis engine outputs global musical track information such as tempo, dominant pitches and timbre, key, time signature, energy, etc. It also segments the sound file into large sections (such as verse, chorus, bridge), beats, and smaller time slices. Each segment is described in terms of pitch, timbre, and loudness content. The engine then segments a musical track into small time slices, each representing a perceived “sound” (a note of a piano, a syllable of a vocal line, etc.).

Each segment is then described in pitch, timbre and loudness. This information can power performances, visualizations, and games with the ability to respond to a wide range of nuances in the music they use.

Anita Lillie - Sonic Youth 'Cross The Breeze
Anita Lillie wrote a program which maps a subset of the audio data onto a visual scale, and creates video playback of the song. (above = visualization of ‘Cross the Breeze by Sonic Youth).

Adam Glazier made a nice Flash based visualizer for your Echo Nest Analysis XML.

# Portishead – Third @ – Portishead's latest album can be streamed free of charge.

# The Reality of Depending on True Fans – Robert Rich tempers Kevin's enthusiasm for 1000 True Fans with a cautionary realism borne from actually trying the idea. The summary of his experience is so pertinent and detailed that Kevin felt was worth posting in full.

# Celebration Of Vintage and Retro Design — ads, illustrations, book covers, pins and posters from 1920-1980s – The images weren’t necessarily created in the mid of 20th century. Vintage is living today which is why this post also features artists and designers who make use of the vintage and retro style in their works.

# BeatEd – a simple drum machine for S60 – BeatEd was originally developed in couple of nights to get a drum machine and metronome application for personal guitar playing purposes.


Saku Tiainen releases BeatEd v1.1 for S60

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Saku Tiainen has released version 1.1 of BeatEd, a simple drum machine application for Symbian S60 mobile phones.

Saku Tiainen BeatEd
BeatEd – download and install the application and data file and you’re good to go!

Saku writes:

It was originally developed in couple of nights to get a drum machine and metronome application for personal guitar playing purposes. After getting a lot of new ideas and positive feedback, I decided to improve it a bit and make a decent public release of it. So here it is, have fun!

BeatEd v1.1 features

  • Easy to use beat editor, even easier beat player.
  • Change tempo and volume while playing.
  • Edit beat on-the-fly while playing.
  • 16 bit 16 channel audio mixer.
  • Extremely accurate beat timing (1-999 BPM).
  • Real-time VU meters.
  • 16 different drum tracks.
  • Supports S60 v3.x mobile phones.
  • Adjusts to different screen layouts.
  • Random volume variance.
  • and much more..

BeatEd supports all S60 3rd edition devices (tested on Nokia 6120 Classic, N82, N91, N93i, N95, E51, E60, E65, E70, E90 Communicator).

Visit the BeatEd website for more information and a link to download the latest version of BeatEd.


Short links for February 28th, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on on February 28th, 2008:


Short links for January 8th, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on on January 8th, 2008:

Extreme Business Cards
Just tap the corner of the card to dial the number

Thriving Office – A soundtrack of an office

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Just the other day I read a post on how the stigma of the home office is vanishing.

Clive writes:

Do you work from home? When you answer the phone, do you try to pretend you’re at an “office” — or do you let your colleagues know where you are?

He links to an interesting article by Marci Alboher, who claims that work-from-home entrepreneurs are increasingly candid about the fact that they work from home.

Clive also argues that mobile phones have contributed to this change by transforming the acoustic and geographic environments in which people conduct business.

Thriving Office

But today I read about Thriving Office, a soundtrack of a busy office.

This cd contains two 39-minute tracks with “Busy” and “Very Busy” sounds of voices, phones, computers, drawers and more…

Small businesses know they must seem successful to become successful. So they play Thriving Office while they’re on the phone. This valuable CD is filled with the sounds people expect to hear from an established company, providing instant credibility. It’s fast, easy and effective!

Okay, so you want to gain trust from new customers/business relations by lying to them on the phone? Way to go…


Rough Draft Audio releases MuLore

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Rough Draft Audio MuLore

Rough Draft Audio has released MuLore, a simple plug-in presenting the two most common algorithms for companding in telephones: Mu Law and A Law.

These algorithms are used to reduce bandwidth in telephone signals whilst maintaining a decent signal.

MuLore allows the user to constantly crossfade between the two algorithms and the dry signal to get the correct sound sought. It is also possible to deviate from the standard µ and A constants.

The rotational controls are sensitive to vertical movement, and can be used in conjunstion with the control key to gain greater sensitivity. In the top right of the UI is also an ‘LED button’ to swap between compression and expansion.

There are currently no values displayed on the GUI. If available, you can use your hosts default GUI and get the values. Context menus are available on the controls which give access to MIDI learn functionality, as well as some default settings for rotary controls.

Note: This is experimental software, and whilst it works, it cannot be guaranteed for any specific purpose. It has no anti-aliasing, and the nature of the harsh waveshaping will produce enhanced higher frequencies, so test at lower volumes until you understand what is happening and can make your own assessment for use.

Download MuLore here.


Short links for September 25th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on on September 25th, 2007:

  • He-Man Costume t-shirt – Now you can be Master of the Universe!
  • CellForCash – If your cell phone model is not on our buy back list and it is over 2 years old chances are it has no wholesale re-marketable value, so why not recycle your cell phones for free.
  • Lamp Shade – The ultimate illuminated manuscript, Book of Lights? pop up protagonist emits a tabletop warming glow. A wonderfully crafted and cleverly folded lamp springs to life from the hardy white pages of the bound book, powered by a simple low voltage adapter.