Sunday, December 13, 2009

Can't we all just PLAY???

In an effort to help people enjoy the play side of Max for Live, I've started a second themed set of videos. These are labeled "PLAY" (as opposed to "PROGRAM" for the programming videos), and I've started off with a little 20 minute dance with Loop Shifter. I hope this can help somebody have a little fun (since posting on the forum seems to really tick people off...).

PLAY: Using the Loop Shifter instrument from darwin grosse on Vimeo.

Rock out!


Saturday, December 12, 2009

The 100% Successful Anti-Darwin Technology

Do you want to make sure that I stay completely clear of your web site forever and ever? Do you want to make sure that it is completely foolproof? Do you want to earn money (maybe) while you do it?

Scatter those incredibly stupid Bing psuedo-searches throughout the text on your site. I'm sure there are people that want pop-up screens to appear whenever they accidentally hover over a word while reading a site; I'm also sure these people don't have jobs, money or are part of any demographic that would be worth enumerating.

Maybe the only thing worse than this is the new generation of Vibrant ads, most recently seen on TG Daily. What a horrifying eyesore. TG Daily must not want many eyeballs - an opinion reinforced by their (re-)printing of the Enderle Group's spume. I know Rob Enderle has been around since S-100 systems roamed the earth, but I think he has sucked too much NyQuil in the last few decades to be a reliable visionary.

Yeah, so Vibrant and Enderle spell the end of TG Daily for me. At this rate, The Boulder Daily Camera may soon be my only remaining online text source. Too bad it is the slowest piece-of-goo website on the face of the earth. Please, Camera, include more YouTube videos on the damned site. I'm sure there is a sneezing panda story out there somewhere.


Friday, December 11, 2009

Videos on MfL programming

I put together a couple of videos on sequencer programming in Max for Live. Please, check them out. And yes, I do sound like a very serious beet farmer...

PROGRAM: Create a simple sequencer in Max for Live from darwin grosse on Vimeo.

... and ...

PROGRAM: Altering SimpleSeq to create an audio effect from darwin grosse on Vimeo.

Later this evening, I'll be posting up a "PLAY" video on using the Loop Shifter device that comes with Max for Live. I think you'll be surprised by what it can do.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

To celebrate the release of Max for Live...

... I provide a reminder of where we all come from. RIP Hybrid Arts, and where is that sexy Compusonics DSP-1000 screen when I need it most? And, oh, that Axel F theme - who could possibly get enough of that?

I am totally in love with digging around This is such a great example of where we came from; when I read the Ableton forum with people squalling about the limits of one thing or the high price of another, I'm just going to rewatch this video and grin.

And, yes, I started my electronic music-making in this environment. How did anyone every complete anything? Oh yeah, nobody really every completed anything at all. Nevermind.