Month: May 2008

… the sound of the Ray Gun …

I went back home a while ago and picked up a few of my old toy ray guns. These must be from around 1980-1985. I had three that I can remember and I brought back two of them with me.

Posted in mad scientist Tagged with: , , ,

SK-crooner VSTi Beta 1.0

Here is the initial version of SK-crooner. It is a vocal synth based on the 8-bit “human voice” patch from the Casio SK-1. I loved this sound when I was growing up … very spooky and unnatural. Features include: Two

Posted in vst Tagged with: , , , ,

… cloudy day in Portland, Oregon [timelapse] …

It was a cloudy day here in ol’ PDX, although it was nice and warm. I decided to fire up my still camera and shoot some of the nice big clouds puffing across the sky. Here is a little time

Posted in camera script, movies, video experiment Tagged with: , , , ,

why are pop songs always 3 1/2 minutes long?

When recorded media was first introduced, it was a novelty. The Edison Cylider, being the first practical distribution method for recorded sound, never took off. The 78 rpm record did take off, and thanks to its limitations, pop songs have

Posted in rant Tagged with: , , , ,

… homemade USB camera shutter release …

Thanks to someone over on this website, I was able to convert a clicky pen into USB shutter release. It is designed for and works great with my CHDK modified A640. With some electrical tape, my soldering iron, some tin

Posted in mad scientist Tagged with: , ,