2017-11-26

Hello !

In this post I will present a new prototype I'm working on in collaboration with Nox.3. It is a sensor equipped glove aimed at tracking a saxophone player's hand gestures. The position and motion of the fingers is sampled by a microprocessor via sensors tied to the glove, and this info is then transmitted wireless to a computer where it can be mapped to MIDI controllers or used to track musical notes. The player can then trigger sounds, control effects, play synthesizers, and so on...

So, the constraints of the system are the following :

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2017-11-22

Hello,

This month I mainly worked on a debugging/profiling infrastructure for Top !, in order to, uh well, debug and profile stuff.
It will enable me to track down some bugs and to identify hotspots more conveniently, and maybe provide a base for a small built-in performance diagnostic tool (eg. showing DSP load, plug-ins processing time, file access/buffering overhead, etc...).

This means there is little visible change overall, but I thought it was worth putting on new build online anyway, as it comes along with some bug fixes and minor changes :

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2017-10-09

Top ! features are still moving and nothing is really definitive here, but I thought this could do no harm to explain a bit about how it is supposed to work anyhow. So if you happen to work with sound "accompaniments" to live shows (let's call it that way to include audio elements of theatre, dance, events, radio programs and so on), you can try it for yourself and play around its core principles... and even make me some comment if you're so inclined !

Top ! is based on “Cues”, each of which correspond to some event or action happening during the course of the show. For instance it can be a punctual audio effect, or a long soundtrack covering an entire scene, or a fade between two ambiances, and so on... Cues can be triggered manually, or automatically start and stop according to a certain pre-established timing scheme.

Top ! interface is composed of a menu bar and three views : the cuelist, the cue view, and the matrix view. The idea is that all you have to deal with during a live show is readily under your eyes, with no tabs or separate windows to shuffle through to find the relevant info.

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