I should have done a video showing off my Android application FingerPlay MIDI myself, but I simply haven’t had the time for it yet. Luckily Mooreshire did it instead, which leaves me with more time to fix bugs. So a big thanks to him for posting this quick demo!
I’m waiting for my girlfriend’s brother’s wonderful LED device to arrive but in the meantime I’ve prepared myself for it by creating some tiny 16×24 Flash effects which I hope can be reproduced with LEDs. I coded the classic demo rotozoom and fire effects with 2 colours and some cheap dithering added on top.
When the cat’s away the mice run all over the decks and record a mix. My housemate was gone for a few days so I used his computer to record a mix in the front room. Please excuse the static noise in the beginning of it, but running a long cable from a rubbish mixer all the way through the house up to my friend’s computer has its downsides. Two actually, one being the static noise and the other being trying to rush to the toilet in the middle of the night without tripping on the cable and pissing yourself.
I seem to fall in love with anything 8-bit retro these days which probably stems from growing up in that era, but I guess one more post about it can’t hurt. Two kids from New York made an album using guitars, drums and a NES. The music isn’t bad in itself but I really like the 8-bit styled videos for each track.