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VCVRackTutorial: The Turing Machine

The patch file: http://cornwarning.com/xfer/VCV/TuringMachineExample.vcv Audio Example: http://cornwarning.com/xfer/VCV/TuringMachineExample.mp3 The two implementations of the Turing Machine Sequencer — in the case of this patch, the one from the Skylights plugin — are not immediately understandable without doing some reading of manuals, which is never anyone’s favorite activity. Turing Machine sequencer have a property that is one of the […]

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computers Music Software

Ableton Live — a Different Way to Swing.

I’m doing two posts in one day after months of silence? This just occured to me; I had to share. 1. Get a clip loaded. MIDI or whatever. 2. Click on the Groove hot-swap icon, and choose any groove: 3. Set Timing, Random, and Velocity in the Groove. 4. Set ‘Base’ to 16T. 5. Tweak […]

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computers

Windows 8 and Audio Performance: File History Kills!

I had Ableton Live’s audio get interrupted several times last night. The culprit was a nonsensical ‘warning’ to reattach my ‘file history drive.’ I had never set up File History, and certainly not set it up to write to an external drive. Grrr. Anyway — turning it off. Instructions on turning it off here. I […]

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computers Music Software

Sound Forge Pro + Windows 8 = Frustrating Frustration.

With the advent of Windows 8, Sound Forge users may run into a registration brain fart that can’t be fixed simply. I ran into this on two different machines. The symptom is that Sound Forge works fine, for a while, and then forgets that it is authorized, and refuses to re-authorize, either on-line or off-line. […]

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computers Music Software

PaulStretch 2.0 — OS X PPC Build!

GO HERE FOR LATEST AND GREATEST My PaulStretch build was unfortunately Intel-only, and probably would only work with OS X 10.5 or later. Now, a friend who shall be known (at his request) as “the anonymous benefactor” has done the build on a G5 PowerMac, running OS X 10.5.8: http://www.cornwarning.com/xfer/PaulStretch-OSX-PPC.dmg This is supplied with no […]

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computers Music Software

PaulStretch — New Build For the New Decade…

EDIT: If you want the latest & greatest go here Judging from the WP Stats, my posts about the PaulStretch extreme audio timestretching application are by far the most popular blog posts I’ve ever made, indeed I think people will be downloading it after I’m dead if this domain outlives me. Well, today I took […]

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computers

Holy McStabby Batman!

Gamer in China gets stabbed in the head for a wallhack! Shit sure is strict over in China! Someone immediately needs to gank this for album art:

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computers Silliness

Typography joke T Shirt made me laugh

From Boing Boing We’re really talking Meta here: The audience who’d instantly get this joke would be anyone who works in the Web Ghetto, and old-school nerds like myself. But consider this: this joke wouldn’t exist 30 years ago. Comic Sans was invented in 1994 and I’m not sure when the Comic Sans backlash started. […]

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computers Music Software The Internets

HOWTO: Upgrade XP (32 bit) with the downloadable Windows 7

I had a real adventure last night, installing Windows 7. I ran into a problem so infuriating, and yet so completely boneheaded and ridiculous that I had to laugh. It’s described here. In essence, if you bought the EDU $29.95 Windows 7 Home Premium from Microsoft, the download file won’t actually work on 32-bit Windows […]

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computers

Is Firewire The New SCSI?

So I tried a little experiment last night.  To try and see if I could get better latency for my firewire audio interface, I downloaded the specific driver for my Firewire PCI card.   In case you haven’t had the ‘pleasure’ of their acquaintance, if you have a TI Chipset firewire card, the drivers are […]

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computers The Internets

E-Mail ettiquette: the ‘you go girl’ e-mail.

Something has been irking me that probably should not.  To wit: electronic messages that don’t say anything but “That’s Excellent!” or “Nice job!” or “Happy Birthday!” Maybe it’s rude of me to be irked, but messages that have information other than that seem kind of pointless.  They are, in effect, like the ‘ACK’ in communications […]

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computers food

Miscellany – Food, Computerz, Carz

1. Steamed artichokes tonight, I guess now is the season, they were great. Discovered a new garnish for dipping — Squirt a bit of Sriracha sauce into Hellmans Mayonaise (or Best Foods to you left-coasters!). Insane good. Also: recommended by the cute checkout womanl at New Pioneer Co-op — thai chili paste in Mayo. For […]

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computers

Windows 7, the upgrade conundrum…

So way back when a friend who worked pretty high up at Microsoft signed me up as a Windows beta tester, something I never really took seriously once I realized what a PITA Vista was. But it did have it’s benefits — I was a Windows 7 Beta Tester as well, something I didn’t do […]

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computers Music Software

How little does Google Chrome OS means to Musicians & Producers?

The big buzz (and trending Twitter topic of the day) is Google OS. This will apparently comprise a minimal Linux Kernel, a graphical rendering engine, and Google Chrome. It will be perfect for what people spend 95% of their computing time on: dicking around in a web browser, and running web applicaitons. This is all […]

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computers The Internets

Fun for some value of fun: W3C HTML Validation

So for ‘fun’ I ran http://www.cornwarning.com/Tickertape through the W3C Markup Validator. Actually, the thing I was concerned about is that the page looked fucked up in IE8, and presumably other browsers. Haven’t rechecked it yet, since I’m on a Mac at work. But at a minimum it found a bunch of small coding errors. No […]

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computers Music The Internets

Use Audio Player WordPress Plugin outside WordPress Blogs

I figured this out yesterday, and it is the sort of thing a lot of people would like to do and haven’t figured out yet. First off, this is the audio player: [audio:http://www.cornwarning.com/xfer/quicktime-vs-the-upsetter.mp3] and you can read up on it at the AudioPlayer website. It’s very easy to integrate in WordPress, and putting a player […]

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computers

THIS JUST IN: MICROSOFT KIND OF FULL OF CRAP

You can pre-order Windows 7 upgrades 1/2 price right now, which is kind of a good deal. If you don’t need a 64-bit OS right effing now, you’ll never get a better deal. What I don’t get is this:”There are a limited number of copies available. The offer will end when they’re gone, or July […]

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computers

3 Hard Disk RMAs Later…

So I have 2 Western Digital drives to send back and the one big Seagate. On the one hand that will be 2.5 terabytes of disk space to stick somewhere when I get them back. On the other hand, I have to like physically put them in boxes and mail them. Oh well, I’ve got […]

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computers

The amazing hard drive killing computer

I just had a brand new 1.5TB hard drive fail, making it the 4th hard drive to fail in my desktop system since the beginning of the year. So far I’ve lost 2 IDE drives and 2 SATA drives. What’s confusing to me is that there are 3 drives in the system that have had […]

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computers

SCARY EYES, NOW WITH 100% MORE NEXT/PREV

Thanks to Ronnie from Rekkerd.org for the tip — you can now move forwards and backwards in time in my blog. I will at some point replace the text tags with images, Preferably pointing skeleton hand with flaming torches. It points up something a little annoying about WordPress. The entry on post_nav_link neglects to say […]