plateau delayverb

January 06, 2022 — ~enamel

My new favorite VCV Rack jam, playing around with the incredible Plateau module from Valley

tags: bleep-bloops, vcv-rack, synth

you can see the emotion

October 04, 2021 — ~enamel

Some synth / meme bullshit using VCV rack. Our friend competed in a speedrunning tournament and the commentators thought he looked quite sad. So I turned it into an "exploration of dark emotions using sound and memes" (see I told you there would be bullshit).

tags: bleep-bloops

808 day 2021

August 09, 2021 — ~enamel

A little love song to the 808. Also my first Ableton project.

tags: bleep-bloops

vcvrack_06

August 09, 2021 — ~enamel

My favorite VCV Rack jam so far, a bass drum, a snare, two voices, and a whole lot of modulation.

Also I might as well post vcvrack_04 and vcvrack_05 for completeness, I wasn't too happy with them but here they are anyway.

vcvrack_04

vcvrack_05

tags: bleep-bloops, vcv-rack, synth

vcvrack_03

January 25, 2021 — ~enamel

Tutorial #3 was on the voltage controlled filter. I also was playing around with controlling the knobs with my new midi controller, the Arturia Minilab MkII. Not too happy with the outcome here, but made a video to document it nonetheless.

tags: bleep-bloops, vcv-rack, synth

vcvrack_02

January 06, 2021 — ~enamel

Continuing on Omri Cohen's beginner patches series, this one focuses on using an LFO to modulate the pulse width of a square wave and mangling the envelope generator. I also learned a valuable lesson about making sure your envelope is actually attenuating your signal.

tags: bleep-bloops, vcv-rack, synth

vcvrack_01

January 03, 2021 — ~enamel

A VCV Rack patch I made based on the first patch in Omri Cohen's tutorial series https://youtu.be/RTdVbR_qTWg

tags: bleep-bloops, vcv-rack, synth

uncle giveaway lullaby

December 21, 2020 — ~enamel

Here is a creepy meme song about a clown that gives away bad games. Happy Holidays!

tags: bleep-bloops

metaknowin

October 18, 2020 — ~enamel

Woke up today and decided to write a rap song. I need to learn to beatbox.

tags: bleep-bloops

everydays 22

August 22, 2020 — ~enamel

Got a new mic, here is a little sound check comparo I did

tags: everydays, bleep-bloops

everydays 21

August 20, 2020 — ~enamel

Finally got around to the second tidal cycles lesson on random functions. Nothing to show off today, just the lesson.

tags: everydays

everydays 20

August 19, 2020 — ~enamel

Played around with an 808 emulator that you can find at https://io808.com/.

tags: bleep-bloops, everydays

more like somedays am i right?

August 18, 2020 — ~enamel

Intertia is a powerful force regardless if you are at rest or in motion. So let's get back into motion, shall we?

I made this for an art contest, real low effort style, taking some art I already made and sticking a top hat on it. But hey, I did a thing.

tags: everydays

everydays 18

August 01, 2020 — ~enamel

In the itch.io racial justice bundle I came across an app named Drum Brain. It allows you to use a Rockband drum set to create drum loops. It is pretty cool on it's own, but then I realized you can load in your own samples, and since I am a terrible drummer I also was very happy to see a quantize function in there.

So I loaded up a bunch of 808 samples and made a nice little loop. Really fun to play around with, basically using a e-drum set instead of a sequencer. Here is the sequence and the output.

tags: everydays, bleep-bloops, drum-brain

everydays 17

August 01, 2020 — ~enamel

Livestreamed a tidal cycles improv session, was not really feeling it and it was sort of going nowhere and then it just came together all of the sudden. Ended up liking the outcome quite a bit, and it sort of surprised me.

tags: everydays, bleep-bloops, tidal-cycles

everydays 16

July 30, 2020 — ~enamel

Playing around with tidal cycles, the main beat was stolen content, but worked some other stuff in that I enjoyed

tags: everydays, bleep-bloops, tidal-cycles

everydays 15

July 29, 2020 — ~enamel

I did a ton of work today and was totally wiped out by the time I had some free time. I wanted to get something in so I did a lesson in tidal cycles about randomness. I didn't really create anything on my own aside from typing along with the lesson, and I am not sure how I can work in randomness into my work with tidal cycles, that is for another day.

tags: everydays

everydays 14

July 28, 2020 — ~enamel

Yesterday's everyday was something a little different, and closer to what I do professionally. It was a very hot day and I wanted to see if I could keep the temperature inside my house cooler than outside and if so, by how much. My theory went something like this: first, draw in as much cool air overnight, then in the morning shut the windows and blinds (to reduce the solar load) and log indoor and outdoor temperatures over the day.

When I started logging data I had a pretty close correlation between the indoor and outdoor temps. As the outdoor temps started to rise, the indoor temp rose at a much higher rate. I am patting myself on the back at this point. However as I don't have air conditioning, I was expecting the indoor temp to track closer to the outdoor temp but I found the indoor temp to stay quite a bit lower than I was expecting.

Around 5pm I was measuring a 10 degree temperature difference, but I was pretty sceptical that I was measuring indoor temp accurately. I stepped outside and couldn't tell a huge difference. So I decided I would open the windows and turn the fans on and equalize the temperatures. After two hours I was not seeing the equalization I was expecting.

This data simply left me questioning my measuring devices. I was using my thermostat for indoor temp and pulling outdoor temp off the internet. I would love to repeat this experiment with more accurate and SELF LOGGING equipment. I also want to measure humidity as higher humidity in the house could have made the temperature difference feel lower.

Here is a table of data I don't trust:

tags: everydays

everydays 13

July 28, 2020 — ~enamel

I finally missed a day :(

But before I did I played around with an app named Drum Brain. It allows you to use a Rockband drum set to fire drum samples like a midi drum set. It was really fun and I put down an really nice drum loop that I really liked, but didn't actually record the thing thinking I would come back to it (and never did).

tags: everydays

everydays 12

July 25, 2020 — ~enamel

Nearly didn't everyday today, but ended up with a very late night tidal cycles session trying to wrap my head around chop / striate / slice / splice. Didn't get very far but did make some cool feedback loops with the delay effect.

streak 12

tags: everydays

colorful clarity

July 24, 2020 — ~enamel

Started to play around with Hydra, ended up in a jam session

You can play around with the Hydra code here

edit: oh yeah this was my everyday, streak 11

tags: everydays, bleep-bloops, live-coding, tidal-cycles, hydra

everydays 10

July 23, 2020 — ~enamel

Created a new avatar for posting on stuff and things. It was a long overdue change! It was created in the sprite editor in PICO-8.

streak: 10

tags: everydays, pico-8

everydays 9

July 22, 2020 — ~enamel

Finished the music projects section of my homepage which completes the bulk of what I originally intended to do with my tilde page. I have come up with some new ideas for some new pages, and I will probably continue to tweak it, I have come to hate the color. Which makes sense as I tried to pick a really awful color scheme for it.

I feel like I am starting to get into a groove with everydays, I am now trying to get them wrapped up by midnight to make sure I don't spend too much time working into the wee hours of the morning. We will see how my motivation goes as things get a little more free form and I don't have a set list of items I am trying to tick off.

I want to dive back into live coding with Tidal Cycles, and I may try to push an update to UNCLE. Not really sure what comes next maybe more HTML hacking!

streak: 9

tags: everydays, homepage-update

bop it

July 22, 2020 — ~enamel

A little jam session in tidal cycles using bop it samples

tags: bleep-bloops, tidal-cycles, live-coding

everydays 8

July 21, 2020 — ~enamel

Planned on filling out the music section of my homepage, but some of the stuff I did on twitch didn't want to embed. Ended up being a bit of a time sink. I figured it out, but by then I was aleady invested and moving it to youtube to host.

So a fair amount of time invested all I have have to show for it is a blog post

streak 8

tags: everydays