Monday, January 8, 2007

Virtual Bending

There was some talk about circuit bending on a Finnish music site, which got me thinking whether I'd have some stuff to try bend at home.

Well, I failed to find anything.

So instead I made some noise with my virtual analog software synth project. The tune, "Virtual Bending" can be found in my less-serious-music-project page in Mikseri.

Saturday, January 6, 2007

Blue Mace - Purple Spruces

Made a tune last night, available at

Drums are samples, piano is 4Front, rest is my VA synth project.

Filter singing

[no-flash: mp3 here]
Who needs oscillators when you have a filter. A bit noisy for now, will have to clean it a bit.

Friday, January 5, 2007

More sound

[no-flash: mp3 here]
Since the synth thingie has got some new features, I thought of posting another small sample of what it can sound like in wrong hands. That's a dry sample, with 2 voices unison for the stereo effect.

A little teaser..

So here's a small screenshot of a filter. It's still lacking text labels and I'm not quite sure about the color scheme, but it's using the vector graphics library thingie.

The library itself needs a bit of tweaking before anything using it goes live. Maybe I'll release the library itself as well at some point, I don't know yet.

I was a bit worried about the performance, since it seemed to slow stuff down when redrawing a lot. That could happen for example when another window was moved on top of the thing. What was a bit strange though, was this would typically only happen after a while...

I was already going to write some bitmap caching logic to avoid doing the actual drawing unless something really changed in the window. Then my eyes caught something missing: I was leaking resources in my painting routine. Single line of code to fix that bug. Now it runs pretty nice just redrawing everything on the fly.