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Finally ordered Raspberry Pi today

I received an emailed activation code for my Raspberry Pi pre-order today, the week AFTER Maker Faire. Sigh.  Actual fulfillment is another 5?! weeks out.  Consider this a head-start for next year!

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Sitting out Maker Faire 2012

Regretfully it seems as if AudioAnecdotes won’t have a booth at Maker Faire this year.  We had planned fun audio (and even ultra-sonic!) projects involving the hot but unobtainable Raspberry Pi but alas Maker Faire registration has come and gone and we have yet to even receive a ship date on our boards. Disappointing but will […]

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DigiPen to offer Degrees in Sound Design and Engineering

DigiPen will be offering two new degrees in Sound Design for Fall 2012. A Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Sound Design. It sounds as if they have some great people associated with the program “Dr. Richard Karpen, Director of the University of Washington’s School of […]

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AudioAnecdotes at MakerFaire2001

If  you are in the Bay Area please visit us at the Bay Area Maker Faire today and tomorrow (5/21 – 5/22/11) for our exhibit: Homebrew Audio Synthesizers in a mint can. We are located in the Fiesta Hall Digital Sound Space (that is the hall with the Tesla Coils, but we are in a […]

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The missing harmonic

A sneak-peak of our upcoming Audio Anecdotes 2011 Maker Faire project: Synthesizer in an Altoids Can. This is a snapshot of a baudline spectagram of our first test signal. Notice anything unusual? Why is there a missing harmonic?

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Rest in Peace Owsley

Rest in Peace Owsley “Bear” Stanley; the world is now a little less colorful place. Perhaps best know as the sound engineer who helped inspire the Grateful Dead‘s infamous Wall of Sound public address system that helped define the sound of live rock shows. Amazing for the early 1970’s the P.A. was powered by over 26,000 […]

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Homebrew Audio Synthesizers in an Altoids Can

We just submitted our Bay Area Maker Faire Proposal: “Homebrew Audio Synthesizers in a Mint Can”  Maker #5001.

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Baudline for the Mac!

Baudline, the versatile, free(!), audio spectrum analyzer/signal analysis application, is finally available for the mac.  Having an OS X version means I am far more likely to analyze a signal since I no longer have to boot into Linux or Windows to run baudline. While not a native Cocoa app baudline runs fast and updates […]

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Thoughts for Maker Faire 2011

Usually I get off to a late start, but this year we are already beginning to brainstorm for  at Maker Faire 2011 (May 21-22nd, San Mateo Fairgrounds). The idea this year is to allow participants to experiment with the various sound synthesis algorithms described in the books: FM, modal, subtractive, granular, physical, etc. Participants will get […]

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Pre-order The SuperCollider Book!

My colleague and SuperCollider creator, James McCartney, tells me that the long wait for the SuperCollider book is almost over. The book will shortly be released on MIT Press, and may be if you can’t wait! For those not yet indoctrinated, SuperCollider is a special purpose programming language environment for real-time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition […]

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