Just finished my second remix for Savage Sound System featuring vocals by Werd. Couldn’t decide whether to go uptempo or downtempo, so included elements of both in the same mix
Very different sounding to the original, both musically but also in terms of the vocals which have tons of microedits to get the timing to fit. Really happy with how it turned out, particularly the switch to the double time ‘rap’ section at around 1:15.
The instrumental part from 1:45 onwards reminds me a little of Orbital now I think of it, but this was entirely unintentional 😉
Well, after going to all the effort of adding the TFT screen to my Raspberry Pi, I noticed that they now have Windows and Mac versions of Sonic Pi 2.0 too!
Sod’s law, but at least it means I can have Sonic Pi running on all my devices now 🙂
I bought a Raspberry Pi when they first came out, with plans to turn it into a MIDI arpeggiator or something similar. Like many of my ideas though, I never actually got around to doing anything about it so the Pi has sat in a drawer for the last couple of years, never once being powered on.
I then read a post on lifehacker.com about adding a mini touchscreen to it. A few days later, and I became the proud owner of an Adafruit PiTFT which has given the abandoned Pi a new lease of life!
Break the code
This evening, I’ve been dabbling with Sonic Pi, a simple audio programming language that comes pre-installed on Raspbian.
With very little effort, I managed to get a nice, random sequence generator up and running in 5 lines of code:-
play_pattern [45, 50, 60, 72, 79, 84].shuffle
Version 2.0 of Sonic Pi is currently in Beta and promises to do a lot more than simple pattern playback including sample manipulation, more synthesis models and some effects processing too. Definitely worth checking out if you already have a Raspberry Pi and maybe an excuse to get one if you don’t!
Follow Sonic Pi’s twitter feed for more info about Version 2.0
Have just knocked up a quick Max for Live librarian for the Nord Drum module . This makes it much easier to navigate through the factory presets and user banks without having to refer to the manual.
You can download it now from maxforlive.com
Well, not only did I get the chance to remix my musical heroes, Plaid, but I’ve also had an e-mail from Andy Turner of Plaid too, who wrote…
Though it’s not a factor with the competition, I must say your mix is my favorite in to date 🙂
It doesn’t get much better than that!
Here’s my latest remix, a reworking of the track ‘Tether’ by Plaid. Sincerely hope I’ve done it justice 🙂