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Archive for July, 2006

JSyd – Java Software Synthesizer- Now in Beta

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

You may have noticed that I haven’t been blogging much the past few weeks. This is because I’ve been furiously working on a rewrite of my software synthesizer, Syd, originally written nearly 10 years ago. Syd is a digital music program that is designed for teaching basic computer music and synthesis concepts. I used Syd […]

Crank Me!

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Follow this link for a little more hand-cranked goodness.


Friday, July 21st, 2006

David April wrote to recommend another good fractal program. Apophysis (for windows only, sadly). It’s an IFS fractal program capable of some gorgeous organic looking results. I first encountered IFS fractals in Michael Barnsley’s book Fractals Everywhere. Wikipedia says they were first developed by John Hutchison. Apophysis is scriptable, which means it is capable of […]

Favorite Posts

Friday, July 7th, 2006

If you’re new to this blog, you may have missed some of the better posts from months ago. Since I haven’t bothered to collect them elsewhere, I thought I’d post them here. Visual Harmony Three Johns on Randomness Organum Mathematicum Entropy & Motion Graphics SF Cover Explorer Got your own favorite? Let me know, and […]

MIDI Scrapyard challenge

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

My favorite Los Angeles art gallery, Machine Project, is hosting a MIDI Scrapyard Challenge this Sunday, and I’ll be participating. Want to convert that old blender into a MIDI instrument? This is the time and place to do it. An all day workshop will be followed by a performance using newly created MIDI instruments, resurrected […]