Category Archives for Software

Why are Side Effects Bad?

Side effects are any observable change to the state of an object. Some people might qualify this by saying that side effects are implicit or unintended changes to state. Mutator methods, or setters, which are designed to change the state … Continue reading

23. December 2015 by evan
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Make Explosive Soundscapes with Circular Sound

I’ve just finished work on a new musical instrument for Android devices. It’s called Circular Sound, and it’s aimed at people who like noise. Circular Sound is similar to my other recent mobile instruments in that it combines a sampler … Continue reading

25. July 2015 by evan
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Drunk Paintings

These images were not created while I was drinking. Rather, they were created using an algorithm that combines several random walks, which are also known as drunk walks.

24. April 2015 by evan
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Strange Trasmissions, a Bundle of Weird Massive Presets

Massive is a Native Instruments synthesizer that is strongly associated with dubstep, and with modern electronica in general. As a commercial product, it is primarily designed for use as a musical instrument within the setting of pitched, tonal music. Still, … Continue reading

11. December 2014 by evan
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Disconnected, Algorithmic Sound Collages from Web API

I’m pleased to announce the release of Disconnected, and album of algorithmic sound collages generated by pulling sounds from the web. I prefer to call this album semi-algorithmic because some of the music is purely software-generated, while other pieces are … Continue reading

07. March 2014 by evan
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Cannot Connect for Solo Laptop Performer

“Cannot Connect” is a problem for both computers and for people. When dealing with technology, we receive this message when we try to use something new. For people, this can be a problem in every sort of relationship. The keyboard … Continue reading

15. October 2011 by evan
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Becoming Live – A Swarm-Controlled Sampler

Becoming is an algorithmic composition program written in java, that builds upon some of John Cage’s frequently employed compositional processes. Cage often used the idea of a “gamut” in his compositions. A gamut could be a collection of musical fragments, … Continue reading

13. June 2010 by evan
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Maphub Virtual Instrument

This software translates media from a mapping startup into a performable map.

13. December 2007 by evan
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Wii Play the Drums

22. May 2007 by evan
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