Archive for August, 2005

Coverflow

stevecooley | August 25, 2005 in tools | Comments (0)

My coworker Joanna pointed me to Coverflow… holy shmoly, this is so cool. It’s a 3d visual album artwork music selector. Right click on a missing piece of art, and it will give you a head start on a google image search or amazon search. If you find a good picture of the album art, just drag and drop it directly from the webpage onto the missing artwork icon in coverflow. Lots to like in this tech demo!

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[kbsl001]-7 : Running

stevecooley | in podcasts,songs | Comments (0)

This is the seventh and final track from My so called music, called Running.
I was writing a track while I was on the treadmill (you may be asking how I write music on the treadmill), and this is the result. Around that time there was a story on slashdot on how ham radio operators were complaining about how Broadband Over Powerlines was screwing with their reception and creating a lot of interference. The story provided a quicktime movie of the evidence, which I somehow managed to hijack some of the audio and put into my track. :)

You can check out the full album at archive.org: My So Called Music

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[kbsl001]-6 : Refunk

stevecooley | August 23, 2005 in news,podcasts,songs | Comments (0)

This is the sixth track from My so called music, called Refunk.
I think I’d just gotten a new stereo installed in my car, and I wanted the fattest booming break I could get at the time to “test” the speakers out… 😀 Oh, yeah, this definitely employs the service of Crazy Ivan. I was digging on the idea of an audio effect being the performer, and I was the backup band… sort of an interesting twist on normalcy.

You can check out the full album at archive.org: My So Called Music

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[kbsl001]-5 : Rethinking it

stevecooley | August 22, 2005 in podcasts,songs | Comments (0)

This is the fifth ( :) ) track from My so called music, called Rethinking it.

This is just a banging techno track. It was one of the first tracks I finished in reason all those years ago. I especially love how you can rewire everything in reason, which is how I got that sound at the end of the track… various machines spitting out parameters where they’re not supposed to. :) We’re so lucky to live in a time when there are tools that limited by the operator only. Surely, reason is an exception to the rule, and a ground breaking, lead showing (hopefully) kind of tool. Oh, sure, the purists out there will jump up and say “Max/MSP can do that! PD can do that!” .. but I’m just not quite that hardcore enough yet. Maybe some day I’ll get my brain around PD. I’m still blown away by even just the memory I have of seeing “drool string ukulele” in action… Someday anyone who wants to will be able to build their own instruments easily… we can probably thank Bob Moog for opening up a lot of doors for gear heads around the world. Rest in peace, Dr. Moog.

You can check out the full album at archive.org: My So Called Music

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[kbsl001]-4 : Rubber Floor

stevecooley | August 18, 2005 in podcasts,songs | Comments (0)

This is the fourth track from My so called music, called Rubber Floor. This song that Jono Kane and I wrote to try to impress ourselves and Dr. Alex Patterson of The Orb, since we were going to go see the Orb in concert when we were writing the track. I think it’s a pretty kick ass song. :)

You can check out the full album at archive.org: My So Called Music

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[kbsl001]-3 : Lidflipper

stevecooley | August 17, 2005 in podcasts,songs | Comments (0)

This is the third track from My so called music, called Lidflipper. This song I wrote over the course of a vacation in hawaii (when I wasn’t in the water :). I created almost all of the samples with either Kinkybeep or Sound designer, I can’t remember which.

You can check out the full album at archive.org: My So Called Music

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low polygon turntable

stevecooley | in news | Comments (0)

I’ve created a cafepress store for my low polygon turntable design I made a long time ago.  I always liked this design, but it lived in hiding as an old mac os 9 .pict file.  I recently realized that Preview.app will open those and I was able to save it back out as a .png :)  Anyway, if you like the design, you can check out the cafepress store.
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[kbsl001]-2 : gecko

stevecooley | August 11, 2005 in podcasts,songs | Comments (0)

This is the second track, called Gecko. I remember writing this track a few years back and hadn’t titled it anything interesting yet. The neighbor’s cat downstairs had caught what we thought was a gecko. My wife rescued it from the cat before anything bad could happen. I kept seeing our little gecko friend in my mind when I’d listen to this song, so that’s what I titled it. We drove up into the hills to release our little friend. Later we found out it was a salamander. Oh, well, the song lives on as “gecko”.

You can check out the full album at archive.org: My So Called Music

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syndication test 2

stevecooley | August 9, 2005 in news | Comments (0)

don’t mind me.

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Factory 188 – podcastin'

stevecooley | August 8, 2005 in news | Comments (0)

hey, F188 is recasting all their broadcasts into podcasts, one a day :) 

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