Category Music

Reflection filter

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Will be doing some recordings with Caroline today, so I installed this reflection filter from SE to hopefully get rid of that hollow sound in this room. New Mac Mini and Beyer headphones in the background as well ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

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Java SysEx programming

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I’m taking my first steps into the world of JavaSound programming. The first thing I learned is that the Snow Leopard default javax.sound.midi.spi implementation is buggy when it comes to SysEx message transmission. For the time being I’m sticking with the MMJ library instead.

As an example, I’ve been trying to send a “SID Skip Patch” command to my SID station. The SysEx message for this command is F0 00 20 3C 01 00 03 F7.

The following code shows how to construct this message in Java (example based on SendSysex.java at jsresources.org):


String s = "F000203C010003F7";
int n = s.length() / 2;
byte[] msg = new byte[n];
for (int i = 0; i < n; i++) {
    msg[i] = (byte) Integer.parseInt(
    s.substring(i * 2, i * 2 + 2), 16);
}

The next step is to send the resulting byte array to a MIDI out...

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Haakjes

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Gitaarhaakjes opgehangen! Gauw een foto gemaakt voor de hele boel naar beneden lazert. Inclusief aap.

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A clean start

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A couple of years ago I bought the Behringer BCR2000 and ever since it’s been of no particular use to me. I never understood the hype. While the rest of the MIDI community was screaming what an incredible value for money this thing was, I was sitting cursing at my desk as the BCR2000 crashed, stopped responding, franticly spit out random controller data, and did whatever the hell it felt like doing. Sometimes it would even stop responding to the power button altogether. It’s like there was an evil demon living in it. Which could be cool I guess. Except it wasn’t.

My instinctive response to such behaviour, especially when exposed by a device that I’ve just bought, is denial. I must have hooked it up incorrectly. Maybe the MIDI cable is too long...

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Scochy

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And finally – the first mix by legendary producer’s duo Steve Hehanussa and Yvo Bogers featuring Cecilia Nordin (what a voice!) is here. Together we are known as Scochy:

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This production is a remake of this excellent song, but be sure to stay tuned for upcoming own productions…

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Monomachine

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My latest purchase, the Elektron SFX60. Just bought it today at Feedback, at an incredible discount price cause it was a demo. Awesome! It’s going to sit nicely next to its older brother.

And what do you know, turns out Elektron are holding a Christmas lottery so if I get really lucky I might win another one!

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Mobile studio

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mobilestudioI think I’ve sort of put together the mobile recording studio that I’ve always wanted to have. Gonna try it out today at the ร„lvsjรถ replokal. I’m curious what the drum microphones sound like. It’s a kit from JJlabs, a Swedish brand, and at around 2500 SEK it was an absolute bargain. Four dynamic tom clipons, a kickdrum mic and two overheads. The guy at Jam said I would not be disappointed, and if I was to be anyway, I could return it. Nice.

The C214 I picked up mainly for vocal recordings, but from my time at SAE I remember that its slightly bigger brother sounded really good on hihats as well. The C214 is supposed to be exactly like the C414, but it lacks the figure-eight and omni switch; it can only do cardioid recordings, which I think is actually just fine.

Then there’s the ProFire26...

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Trummis

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Teaching Sini to play drums ๐Ÿ™‚

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Stockholm jazz

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piposteveThis weekend is Stockholm Jazz weekend. Me and Steve went to see a couple of cool concerts last Friday, which I so totally needed after a long week of hard work. July in Sweden means everyone gradually starts vanishing from your project to go on a five week vacation ๐Ÿ™‚ That makes it pretty difficult to get anything done, but Friday was a successful day; time for some well deserved beers and music.

Stockholm Jazz is like a small festival in Skeppsholmen, with all sorts of artists. I finally got to see Marcus Miller for real! Sony Rollins was also pretty amazing. Having been infected by Steve’s enthousiasm, I went out yesterday and bought the missing instrument in my collection: my first bass guitar!pipojames DLX music were having a sale so I got my hands on a Fender Jazz bass for a good price...

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Discowolf78 Concert

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bandLast Tuesday DiscoWolf78 had their second gig. Check out the pictures by our own personal photographer Andreas. Live audio material on last.fm. Stay tuned for video footage and find us on Facebook!

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