If you open your eyes to social media it would seem that 2016 was an especially awful year. This could be believed if you managed to sleep through 2015 and plan to cryogenically freeze yourself for the next four years at least. Still - desperate times call for intense art so frankly i'm happy to… Continue reading 2016 – you bastard!
Managed to not record adequate video to convey the house gig / debut of "Thought-Forms" material from a couple of weekends back. Here is all I got... I felt the experience was positive and received some great feedback that set my mind into motion towards further refinement of the approach. As always the balance of… Continue reading Fun with Python, current build and distribution.
A quick browse to the beginnings of this blog will show that at one stage I was focused on researching AV performance approaches. I stopped in part because I started to feel that my goal of a performance setup where sound and image could be synthesised simultaneously in real time was being limited by rising CPU/GPU requirements and… Continue reading Project: Thought Forms / Artist: Makrotulpa
My mixing/mastering DAW of choice, Tracktion, has just added CloudBounce as a feature. This is one of those online mastering services like Landr, centered around a machine-learning algorithm. The results of the blind test are below. I tested Landr also when it launched and the results indicated it was expecting a more conventional… Continue reading Cloudbounce Blind Test Results
It's been a while... managed to shift some piles of work into the "Out" tray just in time for... NIME + Unconference The New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference is on in Brisbane this year. Some very exciting stuff to see / hear / talk about and I've been tasked with organising the Unconference at The Edge.… Continue reading Catching up with Chronos
It seems to me that nothing encourages me to work on my sound art less than having an arbitrary motivator. I said I would make some Weekly Beats and gave up after 2 weeks. I said I'd rise to the RPM challenge and so far i've got a lot of short weird sketches with no clear… Continue reading How to be a sound artist?
Skye from Terminal Sound System happens to be the prior owner of the fantabulous Nord Modular Rack. The other day he seemed rather curious as to why the Nord Modular was not appearing in my setup photos. So after a friendly suggestion from Nick G I find myself able to present in a manner fitting to my current level of… Continue reading Onwards and upwards!