LSDj keyboard tutorial

lab :: DIY gameboy piano interface

LSDj keyboard

so, making music for LSDj is fun. but after a while you start to wish you could “play" the gameboy software as a musical instrument as opposed to composing music in its tracker style interface. that's where the LSDj keyboard comes in. the idea is, the keyboard sends messages though the gameboy linkport to LSDj. the commands that can be sent vary from playing/stopping notes or chains or tables, un/muting channels, in/decreasing octaves, switching instruments, navigating screens, and more. 
here's what the LSDj wiki says about the keyboard...

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chiptune albums to rock out

entertainment :: releases by phlogiston, nonfinite, and starscream

phlogiston - nectar

nectar by phlogiston - nectar is 2 EPs in one. part one, Croquel Adventure, continues in the chip-tune tradition of short, fun, pure NES songs. while part two, HEAT, transports you to an 80's vision of the distant future. the album is a tour through a vast dystopian cityscape where high-tech low-life roam the streets. and the lines between man and machine have been washed out.

 
 

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gameboy prosound mod

lab :: console modification for better sound recording

nintendo gameboy prosound mod

today’s mod is for the original nintendo gameboy. if you want to get serious about chip tunes, whether your using lsdj or nanoloop, the sound quality of your instrument is a priority. the stock nintendo gameboy is equipped with a single headphone jack. and if you have ever tried recording anything from that, it sounds pretty bad. thus the prosound modification was invented to add a line out jack to the gameboy.

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nonfinite - northbridge

entertainment :: free new chiptune album!

nonfinie's southbridge

my pal nonfinite has finally released his long-awaited album entitled northbridge. listening brings you right back to your childhood (or your whole life in my case :P) sitting in front of the tv wasting the hours away playing video games an enjoying their repetitious bleep-bloop style beats. and nonfinite has his sounds on point! by using a homebrew gameboy cart called LSDJ he produces his new music on old hardware, giving him that pure old skool "chip tune" sound. grab your copy of the album here, FREE! nonfinite also does custom gameboy mods, check out his store 

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dethalbum

entertainment :: dethklok metaloclypse

dethalbum cover

 

OMFG! the dethklok metaloclypse DETHALBUM and dvd just arrived and are amazing! if you haven't seen the show, you need to. and if you have, then you know what im talking about! the deluxe cd has a bonus disk with a bunch of funny songs on it, but good luck finding it, because it's been sold out since 0-day. more info on [adult-swim]'s metal page.

3D sound visualizer

code :: papervision3D spikey ball

papervision3D sound visualizer

a fellow papervision3D enthusiast zeh (creator of the popular mctween) has created a new way of animating full 3D objects in the flash/flex environment with 100% code! introducing the caurina tweener, which is now hosted on googlecode. tweener is still in development, but is completely stable and functional.

check out the sound visualization demo i created using pv3d and tweener
http://lab.xero.nu/spineSound/ (source)

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rock and roll hall of fame

random :: vacation

the clash's london calling smashed guitar at the rock and roll hall of fame

so my parents, nina, and i went to the rock & roll hall of fame in cleveland ohio. my dad had a few vacation days, so he wanted to take a trip. i have been to the hall a few times prior, but they have such a flux of different memorabilia... so it’s never the same place. this time the featured exhibits were the doors, the clash, and warped tour. the clash exhibit had a ton of old outfits the band wore, along with old instruments, tour photos, and flyers.

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