PETSCII Windows

Jun 10th, 2021

My first PETSCII text mode creation.

Tagged: c64, art, and petscii

Phases: PICO-8 Demo

May 30th, 2021

Yesterday I spent some time learning PICO-8, a “fantasy console for making, sharing and playing tiny games and other computer programs.”

PICO-8 has built-in code and sprite editors, as well as a music tracker (!). So naturally I built a demo to learn the system, called Phases. Unfortunately I couldn’t figure out how to have more than one music pattern, so the audio is a bit repetitive, but hopefully the visual FX are fun to watch!

You can download and run the PICO-8 cartridge file with the .p8.png file below.

Tagged: demoscene

Listening: May 2021

May 22nd, 2021

Cardinal & Nun - Dancing In The Evil - Lofi basement synthpunk released on noise/techno label L.I.E.S.

Marc Barreca - Music Works For Industry - Lockstep synthetic works with mechanical spoken vocals, sounding like a more industrial version of Wume.

The Same - Sync or Swim - A lovely DIY mix of Krautrock and American primitive guitar.

Claire Rousay - A Softer Focus Overheard conversions and shuffling objects underneath a bed of drones. Near-ASMR.

Tagged: music

Dancing Overtones

May 12th, 2021

(
  {
    Mix.fill(14, { |i|
      SinOsc.ar(80 * (i-1)) * Lag.ar(LFNoise0.ar(8, 1), 4)
    }).dup / 10
  }.play;
)

Tagged: music and supercollider

Windchimes (Harmonic Series)

May 5th, 2021

(
  {
    var v = Mix.fill(10, { |i|
      var r = 0.25;
      var n = LFNoise0.kr(r, 1, 0.5);
      var e = EnvGen.kr(Env.perc(0, n), Dust.kr(r));
      Pan2.ar(
        SinOscFB.ar(80 * (i + 1), e * n * 0.5, e * n),
        LFNoise0.kr(r)
      )
    }) * 0.2;
    FreeVerb2.ar(v[0], v[1], 0.33, 0.9, 0.2)
  }.play;
)

Tagged: music and supercollider