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2019

Embedded audio systems design under consideration for potential product releases...

2018

Orchestral composition ongoing...

2017


Ongoing work on patch libraries by MusicInclusive LLC for Roland Gaia, Korg Microkorg and Moog Little Phatty / Little Phatty Stage II.


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MusicInclusive Manor - #2 

Issue #2

Another interesting week. ....

This week saw me using the new (to me) BBE DI-100X for bass guitar recording as well as what I purchased it for, which was primarily for acoustic recording, particularly with the new Ovation.

It worked very well. Added a bit of coloring with the built-in Lo-Contour knob, stuck on a compressor and built a personalized amp/cab chain from Waves' GTR rack that worked out very well to complement the acoustic guitar I had previously recorded.

Talking of which…

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MusicInclusive Manor - #1 

Issue #1

I miss Byte magazine... Some of you will remember that; it was one of the best computer magazines ever. I still have a number of years' worth of paper copies, and they are so full of information that is still valid that to this day I occasionally go and pick one up and read an article.

One of the columns I really liked was Jerry Pournelle's Chaos Manor where he described his recent dabblings with various things. He often mentioned his wife Roberta too and how his ongoing dabblings helped her out…

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The iConnectAUDIO2+ - a review 

The iConnectAUDIO2+ - a review



(Note: Any of the images in this review can be opened full-size if you want to see more detail. How you accomplish that will depend on your browser: View image/Open in new tab/etc.)

Introduction

With the iConnectAUDIO2+ iConnectivity is on to another winner in unique audio interfaces capable of connecting together iOS devices and PCs/Macs combined with analog audio hardware at a great price point ($199 street).

A smaller brother of the iConnectAUDIO4+, the iConnectAUDIO2+…

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Audio quality with the iConnectAUDIO4+ 

Audio quality with the iConnectAUDIO4+

While I was writing the review for the iConnectAUDIO2+, I realized I had not shared the testing I had done previously on the iConnectAUDIO4+'s audio quality anywhere. So, here's a very brief blog post about that :-) It should be noted that I did these tests over a year ago, so I don't have the waveforms available any longer otherwise I would post examples here as well.

Testing scenario

To test the audio quality on the iConnectAUDIO4+ I used the following scenario:

The longevity or otherwise of music apps... 

Books as an example

Bear with me a little here - I get to the point at the end of the post ;-)

I have a book from the 1800's that I paid £2.50 for in a second hand store. Priceless (to me) - and probably worth about $200 if I were to sell it now. When it was originally sold, I would guess it cost the equivalent of, maybe, $20 in today's money. We have lost something in terms of appreciation of value by the electronicization of things I think.

Sure, we've gained a lot too. Portability, accessibility,…

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MicroBrute + SGenerator on iPad 

MicroBrute + SGenerator on iPad

Hi! On a roll here with MicroBrute modulation...

Even more experimenting :-) - this time with the SGenerator app on iOS as a means of again modulating PWM on the Arturia MicroBrute. (App link here)

 

 

So, here's another short video clip showing an iPad mini modulating the PWM using two different LFO sources within SGenerator.



One thing that's nice with Sgenerator is that you can also change the duty cycle of the square waves as well which adds further modulation…Read more

MicroBrute + Synth 76477 

MicroBrute + Synth 76477

Hi! more experimenting - this time with the Synth 76477 app on iOS as a means of modulating PWM on the Arturia MicroBrute. (App link here)

 

In the short video clip below I show an iPhone modulating the PWM using two different LFO sources in Synth 76477.



Regards

Derek.

Keep on making music! :-)

MicroBrute with 3 LFOs 

2 x Brute LFO on iPhone to control the MicroBrute

Hi! I've been experimenting a little with the Brute LFO app on iOS as a means of modulating various aspects of the Arturia MicroBrute. (App link here)

In the short video clip below I show two iPhones modulating different items in the MircroBrute patch bay, along with the built-in LFO acting separately.

This opens up all sorts of modulation possibilities for the MicroBrute to create some very interesting sounds. Check it out! :-)

 

I've also been…

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iConnectMIDI4+ iPad to iPad audi passthru 

Using the iConnectMIDI4+ to pass audio between iPads!

This is very exciting! Using the iConnectMIDI4+ you can now not only send MIDI data between two iPads or an iPad an a computer - or send MIDI into an iPad from an external device, but you can also send audio (yes audio!) between two iPads using the passthru technology. 

Remember - this is routing the stereo digital audio (or even two pairs of stereo digital audio or four channels of mono if you like - it's up to you how you configure the Audio Patchbay…

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iConnectMIDI4+ Preliminary Review - part 3 - Video: iPhone, Control Surface, Latency, iConfig 

Four new items on the iConnectMIDI4+

In the first video I had mentioned four items that in the end I didn't get to in that initial video overview and demonstration but I wanted to cover, and so here we are again in a second shorter video that address those.

Here, we take a look at:

o Connecting iPhones as well as iPads (Two different iPhones via both 30 pin and lightning adapters)

o Using a MIDI controller in more depth - the transparency of MIDI via the iConnectMIDI4+

o Latency - a simple measurement to…

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