I was making a little tune in Chordbot today and remembered that it has a very nice feature allowing an export to MIDI and email function. Once you’ve emailed yourself the file you can open it in a variety of apps, I decided to use Music Studio, which works really well. From there you can add anything else.
I’ll have to see how it works with other apps next.
So Apple have posted details of their much rumoured 7th of March event. It looks like an iPad 3 event to me, and not before time. In fact the only thing I really want answered is how long before I can actually get one? I most certainly don’t want to wait for months like with iPad 1, and what I’d really like to hear is something like ‘… and they’re available or order now with immediate shipping’, now that would be wonderful.
Aside from that I’m actually not too fussed about what’s in the next model. I’m sure it’ll be faster, with more memory, maybe a better camera and a retina display. I can’t think of anything else that’s been rumoured. I’d love to hear that they’ve brought something really amazing in the 3rd generation iPad. Something really unexpected, but I’ll settle for getting one quick as my iPad 2 is really unusable now, which is a real shame and I’m really missing it.
I decided that I’d go through the ‘Getting Started with Processing’ book and do all the example sketches (well most of them anyway) and post each of the sketches as I go through day by day.
So, day 1. Today’s sketch is pretty simple really. Just move your mouse around to make little circles and when you click your mouse they’re black.
I shouldn’t have bothered. It really wasn’t worth it at all. The sounds are awful and it’s really hard to get it to do anything very musical.
I think it’s something I need to bend
What I might do is put together all of the different treatments of this recording in a single soundcloud set at some point this week(-ish).
And more to the point, what does it do? Good question. Well it was a demo app from what was to be a replacement OS for the Palm PDA. Sadly it never came to anything, but I still have the demo apps/applets that were around and every now and then I get one of them going to try and remember what it is that they actually do.
Baby hedgehog is a lot like that. Every time I come to use it I can’t really remember what it is that is does.
I still wish that there had been a replacement OS for Palm which was just for music, but that’s never going to happen now sadly. But if you want to know more about Capers, look here.
When looking back at the Capers applets I found details of this project I wrote about at Palm Sounds in 2006, and it made me wonder if I should give it another go, and that means I probably will.
I’m not sure if I’ll use the same PDA, the clie T425. I might use something different. We’ll see.
I’d been waiting to see the remake of True Grit for a long time, and last night I finally got round to it. Sadly it was a big disappointment. Or that is to say that it was a big disappointment for me. I didn’t like the changes to the story and the way the ending was changed.
Overall it seemed to be a darker story than the original, with less hope in it, and I think that’s a mistake. Still, it’s just my opinion, and most of all it made me want to see the original again, which I really should own.
One of the things I wanted to do a lot more of this year was make stuff, kits, gadgets, whatever, and I’ve got started at last. I made my lumiphone kit. I soldered it all up and it works!
So far so good, I’ll be moving on to my next project in a week.