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Synth Collection final test (R.Pi synth video)

Video description:

“A very quick test of two USB MIDI keys into a Raspberry Pi Model A (emulating a Pi Zero, overclocked to 1GHz) via a powered USB hub.

The 1GHz configuration leaves massive amounts of CPU and memory bandwidth headroom, even with 8 synths running.”

A few thoughts:

I’ve been wondering a bit more about synthesis on the Pi since the Pi.Zero came out and subsequently having a little conversation on twitter with Erik (maker of the awesome nils effects app) about using it for synthesis. There are Pd distributions for the Pi, and for £4 ($8) for a Pi.Zero it could make the basis of an interesting device for synthesis.

Perhaps it’s something to look into next year, or, at the very least, when it is actually possible to get your hands on a Pi.Zero.

Also …

Video description:

“A walkthrough of the demos provided on the Synth Collection evaluation SD card. Virtually no edits, so lots of delays. Grab a drink before you watch. I break out of each demo with control-C otherwise the video would be half an hour long.

All demos are running on a Pi Model B+ overclocked to 1GHz to match the performance of Raspberry Pi Zero. The worst-case load is during ‘Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth’ at the end of the sawtooth solo, where CPU usage (measured by top -H) peaked at around 58%.

Sound was captured directly out of the IQaudIO DAC+ into a Behringer UCA202, so it’s a stereo image and representative quality of how this thing really sounds, and a bit of the iPod mic signal was left in there (which picked up the MiniRig, driven by the IQaudIO headphone out) – the sound of typing is so exciting, don’t you think?!

So think about this for a second – a micro SD card, 8G, is £1.99 and a Raspberry Pi Zero is £4. For a hardware investment of 5.99 plus an old USB hub you have hanging around the place, you get 8 glorious synthesizers. The value proposition is pretty remarkable. And you don’t even need a MIDI keyboard, you can author complete tracks within the sequencer and preview them, and drag them to the gig. Perfect if you intend doing a cover of Baba O’Riley or Won’t Get Fooled Again at short notice!”

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24 books for Christmas: 3 – Basic Midi

Basic Midi is a great starting point for anyone who has heard of MIDI and yet feels completely confounded as to what it is, what it does and how to make best use of it. It has plenty of background and useful explanations. However, it is good for beginners. If you’re an experienced MIDI user then this isn’t going to be nearly as much use to you. I’ll leave it up to you to decide.

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First Look: FabFilter Twin2 Synthesizer inside Auria Pro (video)

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“Subscribe this channel for more videos about Software, IOS and Hardware Synthesizers. Leave your comments below so I know what do you think about this new IOS Synthesizer inside Auria Pro

This is the first look at FabFilter Twin2 Synthesizer inside Auria Pro. With the paid upgrade of Auria Pro, you receive the FabFilter One and Twin2 as new instruments.”

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muddiness pt. 2 by akaobi

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EXPWY by nktt2

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tom waits by Ajey Pandey

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This track started nine months ago. September 4, 2014. I was watching this TED talk about creativity: http://ift.tt/1pO1OuV And the person doing the talk mentioned a story about Tom Waits (never heard his music) and a melody he couldn’t capture. As I heard that story, I ACTUALLY HEARD A MELODY. Which was awesome. And unlike Mr. Waits, I could record it in Nanoloop. Which I did. I also added a pitch-shifted recording of me saying “inspiration,” which was pretty cool. Then I lost the iPod I was jamming on. This was one of the two tracks I lost forever on that iPod. (See: things broke so heres whats left) I just got an iPhone, and somehow, it recovered the old notes I wrote on this track. And I brought back the melody on 19 July. I started at like 2 AM that day (don’t ask), and I worked more on it 20 July, taking the train to work. The drums are me tapping and blowing into the microphone. I ran out of ideas beyond that. lol.
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Kids Play With Toy by bit bot girl

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