It has reminded me just how much I enjoy the sound of binaural recording. I'm still tickled by the
spacial placement of sounds in a 3D field.
If you listen, you should ideally wear headphones and keep the volume very high (I didn't alter the signal and left a bunch of headroom).
Sometimes when I'm prototyping patches in Pd and working at a computer keyboard (without an external controller), I like to be able to quickly map keyboard keys to trigger events.
The vanilla key objects are fine ([key], [keyup], and [keyname]), but [keyname], in particular, likes to send redundant events when a key is held (due to key repeats). As a result, I created [keyonoff]:
This abstraction will take a given key (and an optional timeout duration) and will map a keypress onto a simple 1 or 0, while eliminating duplicates. In other words, when your desired key is pressed, it will output a 1 and will output a 0 iff a zero has been seen from [keyname] and no 1 has been seen within the filtering period. The default timeout period is 50ms, which is suitable for command-like actions, but will need tweaking for time-sensitive rhythmic work.
While cleaning virtual house, I stumbled across some of her old band's music videos and basically wondered what she's been up to. The interwebs informed me that her and the SO and babies migrated to Italy and.....
So I picked up this nice USB foot pedal at Goodwill on the cheap:
I wrote some C code that allows it to act as an "external" (plug-in library if you will) for Pd.
Click the above link and you can read all the gory details about how I turned it into a controller for Pd. Demo video is forthcoming.
I built this little midi controller to trigger samples and control a few Pd parameters:
It's based on an old touchtone telephone keypad, a rotary encoder, a two digit LED display, and a USB-based AVR breakout board (the Teensy++). The PC board was hand-etched at home, and it's mounted in a solid white, repurposed jewelry or makeup box, purchased at the Goodwill.
Click the above to view more images, read the brief technical spec, and to download the code and circuit/pcb design artifacts.