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Monday, March 19, 2007
  Wii Loop Machine

This weekend I finished the Wii Loop Machine software that I started a few weeks ago. It's a system for using the wireless Wii remote to sync, control, and manipulate loops in real time.

It's now ready for download as a standalone application...if you have a Mac with OSX (10.4.8 or 10.4.9 recommended) and bluetooth and a Wii controller then you should give it a try:
Download the Wii Loop Machine Version 1.0
[edit] Please go to my new website dedicated to the Wii Loop Machine, there you will find the latest version of the software as well as a FAQ and more:

It uses the aka.wiimote object for Max/MSP by Masayuki Akamatsu.

Download it, unzip it, and follow the directions in the patch (it will probably take a couple of tries to get it working). It will automatically load in the samples that are in that folder, but you can load your own as well. If you don't have any other samples you can download these samples from my song "Hold still for a sec" off my album.

Please let me know what you think, what you would like to see improved. Send me an email if you would like to see the code - I would especially like to hear from you if you would be able to make a Windows version.

And now you can watch a video of me looking ridiculous while playing with this software...

[edit] If you're having trouble with anything, check the comments for this blog for some tips. Next week I'll post some help videos and better directions.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
  A little Bach

Last week I got a new toy at a Car Boot Sale - it's a type of electric harmonium, I think, although it calls itself a "Rosedale Electric Chord Organ". In any event, it sounds gorgeous, and it feels so great to have an acoustic instrument in my room again!

I find the reedy organ sound so poignant, despite (or perhaps due to) the extremely loud motor that pushes the air through the reeds and the complete lack of dynamic range. I hope to use it to make a bunch of recordings of Bach preludes, among other things.

Here's the first recording I've made with it. Let me know what you think!

The Amazing Rolo - Bach, Well Tempered Clavier, Book One, Prelude 8, E flat Minor
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