Thursday, February 12, 2015

More Scripting (Copy), Reaktor, and Musical Experimentation

I guess the following script is an iteration of another script that I wrote.

It's a script that I created to save space.  It creates a copy of the filesystem hierarchy at a remote location locally with zero sized files to save space. https://sites.google.com/site/dtbnguyen/create_empty_structure-1.00.zip

Have been trying to build more complex software synthesisers of late within Reaktor. To this I've had to learn some other stuff including how to mix sound sources from various sources using a mixer. You can download my experiment from here:

Added a new playlist called, 'Fun-17-Jan-15' to my YouTube profile.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwVJG67iHHPbmBxuHVbyOlw/playlists

I've been wondering what the fuss regarding 'pinterest' was all about. Pretty pictures...

Apple's iTunes isn't the only way of synchronising your iPod. There are alternative third party applications as well.
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-ways-sync-ipod-computer-itunes/
http://www.wikihow.com/Sync-Music-to-Your-iPod
http://sourceforge.net/projects/songbird.mirror/
https://amarok.kde.org/en/releases/2.7Win
http://www.ephpod.com/
http://www.yamipod.com/main/modules/downloads/
http://download.cnet.com/windows/ipod-backup/

If you've spent most of your life in the developed world or have had a relatively privileged upbringing some of the stuff that happens around the world is shocking. Even if you never make a donation just reading some of what happens out there puts things into perspective.
http://www.amnesty.org.au/

If you've ever used a non-persistent operating system there are often some incogruities. One of them are odd security difficulties. Do the following to get access to the web CUPS interface.
sudo usermod -aG lpadmin
sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PrintingCupsWebInterface

Sound stretching utility. Basically turns a standard sound file into a 'Soundscape'.
http://hypermammut.sourceforge.net/paulstretch/

If you've ever wanted free Internet access this is one option although there are limitations.
http://kindleworld.blogspot.com.au/p/countries-with-free-kindle-3g-access.html
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1566378

If you've never worked with REX files (with Ableton and Recycle particularly) before the following may be of use to you.

Basically social networking/a website for musical collaboration.
https://www.facebook.com/blendhq
https://blend.io/
https://blend.io/dtbnguyen/

I've been struggling with how to work more easily (I prefer to work purely based on sound or based on memorisation but sometimes even this is not possible with the way some synthesisers are designed so having these removes another issue from the 'problem set') with scales under Ableton for a while now. These preset files should hopefully make things a bit easier.
https://www.ableton.com/en/blog/explore-new-scales-40-free-presets/
http://db.tt/aUn4TLYf
http://techsture.net/wp/?p=273
http://www.techsture.net/f/Scales.zip 

If you don't have the money for the Ableton Push there are lots of other options out there if you look carefully.

Other ways to make money as a musician while studying:
- offer to lease out studio
- offer to sell (produce/compose/teach) your skills
- buy/sell/lease out equipment at a profit

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