Didn't do a live Tidal practice on Tuesday as I was waiting for this rack for my volcas to turn up. gotta say it's made using multiple of them a lot easier. No more reaching over to see and use them.

I've also nearly got the Launchpad X running r_cycle via a pisound. Not quite a dawless* setup as the pisound is just a linux computer. More like a headless setup.

Going dawless isn't that important to me, though it is an interesting experiment to see what I can accomplish without a screen.

Today on twitter I talked about something which has bugged/upset me for years. I know nothing will come of it but I'm glad I said it twitter.com/hellocatfood/statu

@th4 I'm listening back to the jam on Sunday and really really like the melody on it!

Do you have any tips for creating melodies in Tidal or is just down to personal preference + experience with the software?

Sometimes I have to put this disclaimer because whenever you talk about tech on the internet people just want to tell you about why you should or shouldn't use a particular tech instead. Probably well meaning

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Stopping with tidalcycles for a bit to try some other software and other ways of making noises. Picked up Automationism automatonism.com/ and rly enjoy how it made using pure data bit more bearable. Have some noise. It's noisy.

ffplay -f lavfi -i life=s=400x300:mold=10:r=30:ratio=0.1:death_color=#C83232:life_color=#00ff00,scale=1200:800:flags=32 # Play Conway's Game of Life using ffmpeg's ffplay. From https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/FancyFilteringExamples

To give some context I regularly chain lv2 and vst plugins using either Carla or mod-ui (via a pisound).

I want control individual effects without a mouse and using a familiar interface

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Does anyone know if there's a midi controller in the form of a guitar pedal?

I could probably try and build something like that myself using a rpi or arduino but wanted to see if there's something like that in existence already

Tonight's jam with @hellocatfood ended up giving this pretty cool dark chill tune. Check it out!

I took out the synths last night and tried to do a remake of All That Blue by Blue Hawaii. I turned out ok I guess. I had to play the bass part myself and that revealed that I need a sequencer that's more than 16 steps.

Oh wow thanks everyone for sharing details of the programme! Didn't expect it to reach so far.

Today I announced a new mentoring programme for Black artists in the West Midlands (UK) who want to explore the creative potential of live coding. Details are here: algo-afro-futures.lurk.org/

In short four participants will get mentoring in all things live coding from me and @yaxu over four sessions and will be given a fee of £100 per session attended.

I know my reach on the fediverse is small so if you know anyone who could benefit from this please pass it on to them

Did another unannounced Tidal livestream tonight youtube.com/watch?v=EDYN4ieDzf some things didn't work very well but I might clean it up and use it as my performance this Sunday

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