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Thoughts on DimSong – Going beyond the “playlisting” problem

DimSong, the first product from my new company VenLabs, was released a few weeks ago.  It’s been such a busy time – both finishing up the app, and then following through with launch and post-launch plans – that I have been neglecting many other aspects of life, including this blog.  I’ve spent ample time promoting the app on Facebook, Twitter, etc… so rather than using this post as another excuse to hawk my wares, I wanted to take this opportunity to share a bit about the thought process behind the development of the app, and some of the long-term goals I have for it. Continue reading


Drum Looper/Chopper w/ Real-Time Beat Tracking

I wanted to share a quick prototype I threw together.  I’ve been messing around with various ways to sync to external audio in Max/MSP, and last night I came across the btrack~ external by Adam Stark.  It works incredibly well… highly recommended!  I’m using that external to drive the clock on a 4-channel drum looper/chopper patch that I made.  Everything stays locked in tempo, and its a lot of fun to mess around with.

The iPhone control is accomplished through TouchOSC.  The music in the video is “You Belong To Me” by Johnny Polygon & Amanda Diva.

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