it’s been a few months since my last album. here’s the new one. four tracks, recorded one per day. these are the final pieces of my year-long creative one-a-day, which began in july 2011 and ended in july 2012.
this album was recorded and produced entirely with gentoo linux, using JACK timemachine and audacity, which are available in portage.
released 7/22/2012. free download. solo acoustic piano improvisations. four tracks plus wallpaper-sized album art. thanks for listening.
been a few months since the last album i put out. so here’s the new one. recorded and produced entirely with gentoo linux, using JACK timemachine, audacity, renoise, and the flac commandline encoder. with the exception of renoise, it’s all free software available in portage.
released 3/20/12. free download. solo acoustic piano improvisations. four tracks (plus bonus track and wallpaper), fourteen minutes. thanks for listening.
i added an ebuild for nano basket to my overlay.
nano basket lets you change the MIDI data sent by the korg nanokontrol. this makes it easy to create templates/presets that can be dumped to the nanokontrol. which, in turn, makes it easy to create a template for my microkorg XL, where the nanokontrol can be used to manipulate all the parameters normally hidden beneath several layers on menus on the MK XL. makes it much nicer for realtime changes, as well as exploring synthesis in a much more hands-on way than going through the software editor or using the three knobs on the keyboard itself. the nanokontrol presents 9 knobs, 9 faders, and 18 push-buttons on each “scene.” so with four scenes to switch between, that’s a lot of extra hands-on control of the keyboard.
as soon as i finish reading through the arcane MIDI channel info in the korg manual, i’ll put up a sample template for the nanokontrol+MK XL.
Ghost i/o by ioflow.
released 9/10/11. free download. solo acoustic piano, nine tracks, thirty minutes.
my new album is uploading to bandcamp right now.
it’s made with gentoo linux as the host operating system for the recording and editing software: jack timemachine, ardour2, audacity, and renoise. but that’s just the boring technical side. the interesting thing is the sound: solo acoustic piano. deliberate improvisations. music for dreams, contemplation, peace, and quiet warmth.
soon, very soon . . .