At one point, this patch was a violin physical model. Yes, it's still in there. Several of them. The original idea was to make a string "quartet". But it was an uphill battle to break out of the drone. Kind of felt like chopping water. A drone takes up so much space, there's hardly room for much else. So, I got mad, tuned everything to be super low, and got most of the character you hear. I very much felt like Homer Simpson trying to build is barbecue pit.The last touch was adding a line generator to control pitch and some randomness. The pitch line segment generator is also being used to control speed in the visuals (via the new channels interface in my monolith system)
This came first as self-contained idea. Vertically falling squares, each with a slightly different speeds to get a "phasing" effect in the visual domain. I had the notion of splitting it up into four groups with the idea that a "quartet" in the sound domain would control each section, but this did not end up happening. The speed of the left-hand blocks are being controlled by the same line segment that is controlling the overall pitch of the sound mass.
inspired after hearing Sean Costello talk about shimmer reverbs, so I decided to build something like it. Pitch shifters inside of feedback delay systems, pumped into a the reverbsc algorithm. Costello calls this sound "instant planetarium music" and now I can't unhear it.
To complement the sounds, I wrote a simple random tessellation script that is a loose abstraction of outer space. The color theme is inspired by some of Rothko's later works that explored really small differences in color.
@rra what are your thoughts on uploading videos to this post.lurk? I'd love to be able to share some of the work I'm doing (CC0 license) without using external proprietary services, but I also don't want to abuse the free service. Videos I've been generating are short videos, only 1-2mb in size, but they do add up.
I am loving my new LDK. There's something really charming about the form factor, and that it is running Linux. Managed to get RetroFW installed on it, and also was able to compile and install the IOTester using the buildroot toolchain. It uses SDL which is pretty neat.
From what I have gleamed, it seems like the core retrofw dev had a meltdown and archived everything? Here's hoping that doesn't cause too many issues for me.
I love having internal debates with myself about the GIF pronunciation.
Hard G, as in Gift.
But what about Giraffe?
It is Graphics Interchange Format, so hard G! Duh.
Okay. It is Joint Photographic Experts Group, So J-FEG.
The original creator pronounces it with a soft G!
He's not the only creator, other people at the time used hard-G!
Linux systemd is now going to manage user /home directories.
I don't... I mean, I just can't...
Let me try again.
1) You are going to let a piece of software manage something which is freakishly sensitive and can create A LOT OF PROBLEMS down the line.
2) ALL software have bugs. Lots of them. And systemd is, shall we say, a highly complex piece of sotware, that contains a LOT of bugs.
What could possibly go wrong? 🤦♂️