Thursday, February 27, 2020

Dialog Anchor

"To be absolutely clear, long-form programs are supposed to be mixed and measured with a dialog anchor, not a full program measurement."
That's Izotope's Guide to Loudness for Broadcast.

Fun facts: ROLI refactored the juce::dsp::AudioBlock class. 

If you're using the AudioBlock<>::copy() member function. 

This member function has been replaced with AudioBlock<>::copyFrom().

The full change ROLI made to the AudioBlock class here:

It's a simple function name fix.  Change 'copy()' to 'copyFrom()'
 Pedal Playground is for designing pedalboards. This should be on the Tyrannosaurus Mouse blag.
 But it's not, so that's just how it is.
I want to say the word "panda." Or at least write it down.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Lighten up

I'm kinda over using heavy strings. As a teenager I played absurdly heavy flatwound strings. I still have my Hagstrom electric -- it won't even set up properly with the original bridge and anything short of some stupid heavy strings.
Right now most of my guitars are 10's with heavy bottoms. But it seems that the "heavy is better" thing is a myth (one that I bought into just because I was very used to hard-to-play instruments.) Billy Gibbons, Jimmy Page, BB King, Brian May, I mean a lot of guitar players known for their guitar sound use(d) pretty light strings.

And of course it is impossible to do a double-blind comparison. But it seems the biggest difference is feel anyway. Of course, one big difference between me and (say) BB King (the only difference, really) is that he was a vastly better guitar player than I am.
Cat is unimpressed as long as I'm not using cat-gut strings.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Scampr Map

This game is much bigger than I thought it would be. 
This is the Summerworld map. There are three smaller worlds: Winter, Night, and Ocean.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020


My new video game belongs on the Pandora Machine blog, doesn't it? I think it does.

If videogame boxes still existed, this would be the box art.
Art by Alaa.