When I revamped this website using Ruby On Rails back in 2009, I didn’t bother about implementing comment features. The experience with comments and pingback spam on the previous publishing solution had escalated to a spam war that I simply could not win, and in the end I just disabled it.
Without comments this blog has turned into more of a monologue than I appreciate. When redoing the Jamoma web site earlier this year, we implemented Disqus as a solution for comments and discussions. That has turned out to be a nice addition to the Jamoma web site. So today I’ve spent an hour or so updating my own web site to do the same. From here on, you are welcome to comment on past and future blog posts!
Here’s more from the geek department: Today me and Stian Remvik were looking into how to do non-real-time video processing in Max and Jitter. The need for this came up in the process of developing software for the Les -Høyt! project currently in development.
Below is a prototype patch illustrating how this can be done. It would of course need to be refined further for prime time (dynamic control of file name, codec, frame rate, matrix size, etc), but the fundamental principle is implemented and functional. Currently the rendered file will be written to the Max application folder.
Over the past few days I’ve been looking into how to make JS audio effect plugins for the Reaper DAW program. JS is a scripting language which is compiled on the fly and allows you to modify and/or generate audio and MIDI, as well as draw custom vector based UI and analysis displays. JS effects are simple text files, which when loaded in REAPER become full featured plug-ins.
JS plugins are simple and fast to develop, and I have made a bunch for processing of ambisonic sound field recordings:
- YAW rotation (around the up axis)
- PITCH rotation (around the right axis)
- ROLL rotation (around the front axis)
- 1st order encoding of mono source
- 1st order encoding of stereo source (treated as two mono sources)
- 1st order super stereo encoding (I still need to apply 90 degree phase offsets to signals in order to complete this one)
I’ve set up a GitHub repository where you can grab the code/plugins and follow further development.
From the geek department; This is the Terminal command required in OSX Mountain Lion in order to make the Library folder for the current user permanently visible:
sudo chflags nohidden ~/Library
What happens when sound is being absorbed rather than reflected? How do we, subconciously, use spatial hearing to navigate space. Experience variations from absolute and pressing silence to illusions of soundcapes in the anechoic chamber at Haukeland hospital, one of the most fascinating place to be found in Bergen.
The sound installation “Lontano” lasts about half an hour and can be experienced during the Borealis Festival – from 6 to 10 March – every hour between 12 and 16. NB! There is very limited space – only 4 people at a time – so sign up for a viewing at firstname.lastname@example.org (and CC to email@example.com)!
NB! There is very limited space – only 4 people at a time – so sign up for a viewing at firstname.lastname@example.org!
“Lontano” is a site-specific installation for the anechoic chamber at Haukeland University Hospital. This is a room designed to completely absorb reflections of sound, insulated from exterior sources of noise. While the architectural and physical appearance of the space is experienced as overwhelming and claustrophobic, the sonic appearance is that of a quiet open-space of infinite dimension. In the “Lontano” installation surround sound is used to create shifting illusions of sonic landscapes and places. The installation is a play of perceptual sonic illusions, moving freely between the oppressing silence of the anechoic chamber, outdoor soundscapes and illusions of being located in various indoor spaces. The installation raises questions about how our hearing works and how we perceive the environment and locate ourselves in the world through sound. Due to the particular location and qualities of the work, audience is invited to experience the installation in guided tours for a small group of people at a time.
Location: Haukeland sykehus, Bergen. Main Entrance
Take buses number 2, 3 or 12 from the stop outside Xhibition (Småstrandgaten), which arrives at Haukeland 10-13 minutes later. Entrance: Hovedinngang 2. Vest. Book your viewing with email@example.com (and please CC to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Supported by Kunst- og designhøgskolen i Bergen, BEK – Bergen senter for elektronisk kunst, Norsk kulturråd and Bergen kommune.