So it occurred to me the other night it has been a couple of months since I’ve posted anything substantial. This hasn’t been because I’m lazy… its because I’ve been busy. VERY busy. And this is why - ‘AlphaLive’; the first stable version of the AlphaSphere software:
In a nutshell, this constantly evolving piece of software is all you need to program the ‘Sphere into the perfect live electronic musical instrument. It’s miles ahead of its preceding Max/MSP application and it is being updated and improved every week. Exciting stuff.
But that’s only a small part of news from the AlphaSphere camp. I’m not going to bore you with paragraphs so here’s a word montage of what’s been happening recently:
Extended Play Festival, Venture Fest, Tech World, Vision Conference, Mozilla Festival, Rhythmix, Taiwanese TV, iNets, numerous local performances, opera compositions, iPhone app from 2nd year Bristol University students, respected VJ collaborations, music tech university lectures, Mercury Award-winning artists, Canadian Discovery Channel Filming, new prototype in production, and exciting pre-launch performance plans. I may have missed something…
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything decent on here so I thought I’d give an update on all my happening, which have mostly revolved around the AlphaSphere (no pun intended).
Its been a VERY busy couple of months for me and the rest of nu desine. Back in August I posted a video of AlphaSphere playing at it’s first festival, Boomtown. It wasn’t long afterwards that a couple of other fan-made videos appeared on YouTube. Check one of them out below…
A couple of weeks after Boomtown Adam (CEO of nu desine) spontaneously jetted out to LA to meet a well respected and renowned electronic musician who expressed interested in the AlphaSphere. The trip was very positive and potentially a lot of great stuff will come out of it, which I’m sure will be made public in the coming months. On his travels this fan-made video was made…
Then a couple of weeks after that, AlphaSphere performed at the TEDxBristol event, where Imogen Heap also performed. This went down really well with many fan-made photos and videos appearing online shortly afterwards, and also another appearance on BBC Points West. Below is clip of the Points West feature as well as a fan-filmed video from the event.
The day after TEDxBristol AlphaSphere headed to London for the Ogilvy Lab Day Live event; a music technology networking event, which featured the likes of Spotify, LastFM, and the infamous ReacTable. More positive feedback and networking came from this. And then the day after that AlphaSphere headed to a skate festival in Manchester and once again went down a storm, as can be seen from this fan-filmed video…
In-between all of that we also had time to shoot our first professional promotional video. We’ve seen the rough draft and it’s looking very tasty, so expect that up very soon! We’re still all hard at work trying to change the future of electronic music, so keep checking the AlphaSphere and nu desine websites for news and updates!
I’ve just added a whole lot of new content to my Tumblr site!
On the right hand side in the information box I have now added links to various pages and websites relating to me and my work:
My Biography - Just a few paragraphs about me.
My Projects and Guides - A link to my Blogger website where I publish info about any individual projects I’ve been working on, as well as guides on particular topics. Not much there yet but I’ve got a lot planned!
My Music - A link to my SoundCloud page where I put up any original music of mine.
My Remixes - A page containing all my pop-to-rock remixes I have produced.
nu desine - A link to nu desine’s website, the new tech company I am working for.
Other than that I’ve been keeping myself busy with various stuff that I will publish sometime soon. This includes ongoing work with nu desine and the AlphaSphere, a new collaberative project I have started doing a bit of work with, as well many personal projects including building a DIY reacTable system and hacking an xbox 360 Kinect. All fun stuff!
Audio Software Developer for nu desine/AlphaSphere.
I'm a music artist, programmer, and enthusiast, with a keen interest in interaction design too.
This is my professional blog, my life in music...
Areas of interest and study include:
- C/C++ software development
- Interactive music and media systems
- Music interface and control
- Audio synthesis and sound design
- Algorithmic composition and generative music
- Physical computing
- Music composition, production, and performance
- Audio plugin programming
- Conceptual music
- Electronics and the Arduino platform
- New advances in creative technology
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