Instrument Design Considerations

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For many years I have been using and/or building novel musical instruments (both acoustic and electronic). Innovations in the tools we use to create music is, in my opinion, just as important as developing new ways to use what already exists. Lately I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the topic and I felt […]

SuperCollider Difference Tone Finder

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Something that I need quite often is to find the difference tone between various pitches. For those unfamiliar with difference tones, it is a physical acoustic phenomenon where when any two frequencies are played simultaneously, you hear the difference between them (the higher minus the lower). If you’ve been around a pair of high instruments […]

ByteBeat Shell Script

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Recently I have been playing around with ByteBeat. You can play around with these in your browser here if you are interested. SuperCollider can also do this as of version 3.5 (although I’ve noticed some differences in the output) if you want more control. I however felt like being able to play with these in […]

OSX Bash music…

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So this is a little something that I though of years ago based on a quote from The Simpsons. If you are on OSX and know what you are looking at you know what to do (and I’m sorry). #!/bin/bash for i in {1..13} do say “a night with Phillip Glass followed by” done for […]