Here’s July’s updates to CWL Commissioner!
Here we have the roadmap of CWL Commissioner – what features are in the pipeline and a blunt assessment of where things are.
The heartwarming tale of how a fictional dictator and a man in a gorilla suit that took over a country, and are part of a community that help make the world a better place. 🙂
Here’s the CWL Commissioner June updates log!
Just a quick update on the development situation – we’re back on!
Here’s all the updates from the 1st of May:
My lovely laptop has been out of action this week with a rather dead screen (or rather dead internal connection from laptop to screen). I’d been limping on with a HDMI display, but eventually thatContinue reading
Today I’m starting a series where I write a bunch on Ambisonics in the hope it helps anyone else and saves a lot of the experimentation/Google searches/crying that I did! I’ll have a look atContinue reading
Here’s all the updates up to the 1st of May:
This grand adventure has an official roster! I am thrilled to report that the CWL (Created Wrestler League) will be part of my yet to be titled wrestling management game.
Today has been an amazing day for the game project! We now have the ability to save progress, which has been no small undertaking, read on to find out more!
A bunch of playlists showing my musical obsessions over time! 🙂
Well… it’s hugely overdue, but I feel it’s time I actually update my site and talk about what I’ve been up to for the last 9 months! THE GAME Firstly, the fun stuff! I amContinue reading
Sadly the Multiplayer Music Project had to come to an end due to a rather hefty few bills on the server. Here’s a video in loving memory of the source of strange noises which IContinue reading
Here is a long-promised follow-up to my post about the Board Game Expo event I attended! Here are some Pandemic strategy tips that make the game a bit more manageable: Travel The drain for yourContinue reading
One issue I’m sure many people deal with when trying to maintain a blog or diary of their projects is that it is so easy to forget to take that step back and remember thatContinue reading
I have at last been given the nudge I needed to get my Soundcloud account up to date with a wider range of music I’ve created over the past few years! Some of these thingsContinue reading
Here is a working demo at 5 working demos of early electronic instruments that you can play in your browser! This blog post is a quick look into the Synth Museum, the instruments, and whyContinue reading
I have been whittling away at two projects since September, and I am very happy to say that both the Multiplayer Music Project and Synth Museum are complete! Here’s a quick post talking about theContinue reading
Note: I have shared the project in its current state on GitHub under an Apache 2.0 licence, so please feel free to visit the project’s GitHub page, download and even comment on issues or suggestContinue reading
I have had major progress on the project! The project now has timekeeping, a basic step sequencer that updates for everyone in the same server, so that each user can listen to and edit theContinue reading
I’ve been grappling with NodeJS and trying to integrate it with the Web Audio API for a few weeks, and feel like I’ve got enough to warrant a decent update to how it’s going. IContinue reading
Borg Bonobon Banabog Bynthabiber VCO LFO VCF No LFO Pitch Cutoff pitch rate int. cutoff peak
It’s been about 2 years since I had the chance to make a jamming environment in Max MSP, and I felt that it’s about time I create a better, and more compatible version for theContinue reading
Press the keyboard notes to play three different synths Random Button About this project: I’m making a web-audio run instrument! It’s been a fun few days learning how to use the API, as well asContinue reading
Welcome to Mono-Poly! Click Here and use the keyboard to play notes: Keys q, w, e, r, t, y, and u play chords Keys a, s, d, f, g, h, j, and k play longContinue reading
A few days ago a lecturer mentioned to me what is possible using a relatively new API called Web Audio. It piqued my curiosity, and I found that there are some exceptional examples of itContinue reading
In between everything going on getting ready for Post-Grad study next year, I’ve been working on the Bowhead Game, Short Pieces of Music for a Twitch Show, and brainstorming for a currently undefined project. ThisContinue reading
We’ve all said it over the past few years: more and more entertainers, musicians and performers are passing away out of the blue. Some have been random illnesses, or preventable issues such as mental health,Continue reading
Hello again! I’m back and writing! This is a more personal update on what’s been happening in the world of Adam (and why content has slowed a bit).
I’m working on getting an arcade-style game about whales which I helped make a back uploaded to this website as a Unity web game. So here is a brief list of what’s needed so farContinue reading
Although Unity appears to play ball with Pure Data quite nicely, Max Integration is not the most simple of tasks. I found a collection of scripts and objects which do the trick though; read onContinue reading
The performance yesterday went exactly as I hoped it would, with the pre-written guitar parts being played right, and the three of us feeling comfortable enough to take risks and react to each other’s improvisation.Continue reading
It’s possibly time to own up to the fact that Weekly Task 2 with the kitchen environment was actually intended to be composed for an outside space! To rectify this, Task 2.5 is another composition,Continue reading
I’ll be in the Ferens Gallery, Hull this Wednesday performing the Wyndham Lewis as a Tyro composition! We had our first run through of the piece today, with two guitars, a lot of effects, andContinue reading
Today I had a meeting at the Ferens gallery, where we discussed the technical requirements and restrictions of the space we’re performing our pieces in. Luckily my performance didn’t have many issues to work out,Continue reading
I had a really great chance to compose a short piece of music to accompany a short fashion concept video. Here’s a quick write-up on how I went about putting it together to a deadline!
I’ve spent a few hours throwing around ideas for my Tyro piece at the gallery, and realised a live industrial soundscape played live would be an awesome thing to throw in!
About a month ago, I was asked if I could make a really simplified music making patch, where it is impossible for things to not be in key. I’ll probably write further on the eventContinue reading
The third composition idea I have been working towards is based on a painting by Pietro Lorenzetti, which is being given pride of place in the Ferens Gallery.
The plan for the composition has shifted a bit as a result of having two willing performers. I’m thrilled about this, as it means that I can have way more options with performing. Currently, theContinue reading
There have been major updates the past few days on the Unity game! They include power-up tokens, a relationship system for each zone, and cannons at hostile zones.
I’ve been pretty quiet the last week due to having some coursework to finish, but I’m now back on the game building project! For the past few days I’ve been solidly working on the gameContinue reading
With the Bowhead display coming to a close at Hull Maritime Museum, it’s time for me to reflect on the project.
I was thinking about how long I’ve had any interest in using technology for creative work, and the answer surprised me.
Hello and welcome again to the Funny Brain! The site has been completely changed, and migrated to a WordPress setup.
This is a sketch of a performance which would take place in a kitchen at Cranbrook Avenue, Hull. The plan is to use loudspeakers to deploy existing sounds from a space, and then presentContinue reading
I have chosen a spiral staircase in the Wilberforce building for a short piece. The space has a really pronounced reverb, and I like the idea of height as well as direction being played withContinue reading
I am hoping to do a piece centred around the painting Mr Wyndham Lewis as a Tyro, a self-portrait, from 1921. The piece interests me hugely from the amount of character oozing from the portrait- itContinue reading
As part of the Spaces and Places module, we are each composing a piece of music to be played in the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull. The first step was to visit the Gallery, meetContinue reading
Last week, we were lucky to have a visit from Jez Riley French, Jan Bang and students who were about to perform at the Punkt festival in London. The emphasis was on creative responses toContinue reading
The Theremin received a lot of love this month, as did the UDP setups.
Third rendering complete!
Big updates with the project! I’m developing the Theremin’s functionality to work in a group scenario at a performance at Fruit in Hull on the 16th of November.
The first rendering of the video with music was made. It’s extremely sparse, and there is a lot of detail and contour to add into it, but it was enough to give a good ideaContinue reading
I started to add sounds into the project, starting with sub-bass. I created this by “playing” along to the video using a Korg Monotron, with very low pitch, and the VCF Filter set very low.Continue reading
I used Ableton to add tracks to an empty project, and wrote in some general volume automation to get a feel for what sounds would appear where, and how prominent each sound would be.
I started by sketching out the sound and general contour by taking screen shots of key points in the video, and writing the general sound I would want at each point.
First meeting to discuss the project. I came away very excited to get going with the music for the video, and it was great to see how far into the animation the team at HullContinue reading
First E.P.s are a funny business, they come from a band who are looking to impress.
I have decided to make a Game Audio Engine prototype in Max MSP for my dissertation project. The game will be made in Unity, with UDP sending messages into Max, and influencing the sounds andContinue reading
For the last month or so, work on this site has ground to a halt in order to create the Quadraphonic Project. Version 1 had to be made to a deadline in order to beContinue reading
Last weekend, I had the chance to take part in the UK Games Expo’s Pandemic Survival tournament.
There are some musicians who get away with doing the same things over and over to the same acclaim. Bob Mould just isn’t one of these people.
From September to December 2015, I worked with a group of students from backgrounds of Creative Writing, Film Editing, and Music to produce a short video combining our talents, focussing on a Hull landmark’s history.
This is a live performance of a piece called Tubes, which I performed as part of Hull University’s Dark Room event last year at Fruit.
This piece took several unexpected turns as it became realised, as I was trying to combine a lot of ideas which interested me.