Okay so #introductions
Hello. I'm @paul. I'm a musical hacker and sound designer interested in teaching computers how to sing. I spend most of my time working on software projects related to the field of computer music.
Some topics that amuse me:
My website: pbat.ch
My mirror website (hosted on GH): paulbatchelor.github.io
Maybe it's something I'm just more sensitive to since I recently removed soundpipe/sporth from github. There's only so much crap I can put up with.
Working on a toy stack-based VM that is designed to have an plain text serial format. To make the format a bit more readable than something like base64, values are encoded in multiples of 6 rather than 8.
As an example, this code:
pushes a 12-bit int 666 onto the stack, followed by a 6 bit value 0.
CALL pops '0' off the stack and calls a function with that id that then pops '666' of the stack and does something with it.
This program could be represented in a plaintext serial format as #Ka'A!
#Ka = INT12 666
'A = INT6 0
! = CALL
Someone measured the formant frequencies of crocodilians.
Future eurorack module?
I have an idea for a TV show called "Babble Bots".
It's like "Battle Bots", only instead of nerds building gladiator robots, nerds build robots that can freestyle rap in rap battles.
I imagine it being more of a software angle, with MIR used to analyze and react to external sound and music, and NLP and speech synthesis techniques for the actual rapping.
what people think programming is: beep boop i do precise calculations using the power of brain science
what programming actually is: somebody asked me to do something stupid so now i have to think of the smartest way to do the stupid thing that wont get me fired
@neauoire a potentially silly question, but does sound work with 9front + pi? Any gotchas I should be aware of?
I would *love* to create or be part of a contemporary version of this. I wouldn't be able to do much though. Can't write. Can't do voice acting. But hey I sometimes make funny sounds that go beep bloop beep.
Maybe I can overcome my shortcomings by doing a rick-and-morty style inter[stellar|dimensional] radio show. Can't actually write a good story? "Discover" a story in language that you yourself don't fully understand. Don't have any voice acting talent? Don't worry, these actorial beings don't have voice boxes, and instead use communications that must be crudely translated into a format for human ears.
I can't stay mad at HN when it introduces me to things like X Minus One 1950s science fiction radio on internet archive: https://archive.org/details/OTRR_X_Minus_One_Singles
new music blog is up! A couple of things left to do (like rss support), but there's already a few music recommendations for you :) https://lctrt.net/blog/roundup-1.html
Pikchr looks like a really neat project. I may try and use it to build signal block diagrams in #sndkit.
It ticks a bunch of boxes for me:
- Based on Unix-y DSL
- Uses Lemon Parser
- Uses Fossil
- Can be distributed in projects a single file
- Enthusiastically documented and maintained
- BSD0 license
Hey! Little help needed here:
I'd like to build a small website to expose my music/visual/tech projects.
I'm so far away from web dev atm I don't even know the best stuff to use. (Back in the days I was making websites there was no framework nor scss, later I played a little with bootstrap.js/jekyll/hugo and that's all...)
I want something small, lightweight, simple and a bit responsive. Something like this: https://cass.si/
Would you recommend specific template engine/frameworks?
Schrödinger's HN discussion.
Sound, music, computers, etc.
Human being, being human.
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