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by rbn
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic PI. Code for 2 pieces: Bach & Bumble Bee!
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Sonic PI. Code for 2 pieces: Bach & Bumble Bee!

Added recently to my blog. Links and articles for: Sonic Pi 2.2 plays Bach Gigue in G minor: three versions http://rbnrpi.wordpress.com/2014/12/28/sonic-pi-2-2-plays-bach-gigue-in-g-minor-three-separate-versions/\ and Code to play Flight of the Bumble Bee using Xylophone and Piano sample generated v...
by rbn
Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi 2.2 and other resources
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Sonic Pi 2.2 and other resources

Sam Aaron has released Sonic Pi 2.2 So far you need to download it manually for RPi, but it will appear in the distribution before too long. You can download it from http://sonic-pi.net I have written a brief piece about it in my Blog http://rbnrpi.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/sonic-pi-2-2-is-published-...
by rbn
Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Two new techniques for using Sonic Pi
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Two new techniques for using Sonic Pi

I have just added an article to my blog http://rbnrpi.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/two-new-techniques-for-sonic-pi/ explaining how to add dynamic control (crescendos, diminuendos, changing levels for ff, p, mf etc) and also how to link workspaces together so that you can play them automatically one afte...
by rbn
Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: 3 new projects for Sonic Pi
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3 new projects for Sonic Pi

Harmonised scales, A Percussion Gnerator and Sample Based voices for all the Bass Sounds samples built into Sonic Pi (bar two) This article features all of the above, with links to the sound output and the code. http://rbnrpi.wordpress.com/2014/12/03/harmonised-scales-a-percussion-generator-and-bass...
by rbn
Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: PiPiano: education
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Views: 1619

Re: PiPiano: education

A great project. I've ordered one! Will suit my grandchildren.
Nice to meet you at the Covent Garen Jam
by rbn
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: SonicPi help for Cotswold Jam
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Views: 1663

Re: SonicPi help for Cotswold Jam

A bit late for the November Jam, but you may find it useful for January. I attach a Sonic-Pi file to play twinkle twinkle little star. Two versions, both heavily commented. #Twinkle twinkle little star coded by Robin Newman December 1st 2014 #a heavily commented file which plays two versions, the se...
by rbn
Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Great Jam at Covent Garden today
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Great Jam at Covent Garden today

Thanks to Frank Thomas-Hockey for organising a great Jam at Covent Garden this afternoon. A great crowd turned up and Pi's were hot with Python programmed Minecraft. Elsewhere yours truly demoed Sonic-Pi and a HapPi-robot. It is a privilege to introduce new users to the merits of Sonic Pi, and hopef...
by rbn
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem using Remote Desktop and Raspberry Pi
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Re: Problem using Remote Desktop and Raspberry Pi

The problem seems to be with Microsoft Remote Desktop for IOS 8. I get the same problem when viewing an Ubuntu Box running XRDP. Solved it for just now by ditching MS and using the free iOS version of PocketCloud, which allows one RDP connection without logging in or upgrading. The keyboard on that ...
by rbn
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem using Remote Desktop and Raspberry Pi
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Problem using Remote Desktop and Raspberry Pi

I have used Microsoft remote Desktop app on an iMac and on an iPad fro some time with a Raspberry Pi running XRDP. It has worked well. The iMac version still works fine, but I have had a problem with the latest ios version 8.1.5 with keyboard recognition for the onscreen keyboard. The Pi doesn't see...
by rbn
Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic-Pi 2.1 released
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Sonic-Pi 2.1 released

Sonic-Pi 2.1 has been released. The good news is that this is even easier for beginners to use, as Sam Aaron, the program developer has extensively revised and extended the built in tutorial system, so that you can quickly get going with learning the program. The other good news is that versions are...
by rbn
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: More Sonic-Pi. Live_loops and samples
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More Sonic-Pi. Live_loops and samples

Just back from a fortnight without Sonic-Pi on holiday. Spent the afternoon playing with some live_loops and generated some samples using Sonic-Pi record facility. Then started a second program which utilised the samples produced by the first one to produce a rich overlay of sound. Piece can be hear...
by rbn
Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi plays a Quarter Peal of Church Bells
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Sonic Pi plays a Quarter Peal of Church Bells

Yet another sample based voice created for Sonic Pi. This time it can play chimes. The example program uses the voice to play a Bristol Surprise Major Quarter Peal on 8 bells. Full details and program and samples download available on my blog http://rbnrpi.wordpress.com/project-list/sonic-pi-plays-c...
by rbn
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: How to add a harp sample based voice to Sonic Pi
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How to add a harp sample based voice to Sonic Pi

Just added another sample based voice - a harp - to Sonic Pi. Article with full details on the program plus download on my blog. The example plays a Courante from Bach's suite in G arrange for lute/harp. Tested on both Raspberry Pi and Mac versions of the program. http://rbnrpi.wordpress.com/project...
by rbn
Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi emulates a Glass Harmonica
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Views: 692

Sonic Pi emulates a Glass Harmonica

Inspired by by my article yesterday entitled a Time for Reflection http://tinyurl.com/lv7cc7x I have worked today on producing a Sonic Pi emulator for the Glass Harmonica instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1761, and for which Mozart composed an Adagio in C in 1791. Using the :ambi_glass_rub...
by rbn
Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: A week for Reflection
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Views: 643

A week for Reflection

An Article on the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Brussels. A source of inspiration for Sonic-Pi coding. http://tinyurl.com/lv7cc7x
by rbn
Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Video of Sonic Pi playing the Flight of the Bumble Bee
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Video of Sonic Pi playing the Flight of the Bumble Bee

I have posted a video on youtube http://youtu.be/OxmpsjMJXyY os Sonic Pi 2.0.1 playing an arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumble Bee. The two instruments involved, a piano and a xylophone are created by using audio samples from the Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra, which is a collection o...
by rbn
Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi V2 - query
Replies: 3
Views: 1553

Re: Sonic Pi V2 - query

I did cut-and-paste of some V1 code, while I was waiting for a reply, and it does not work properly in V2. Have not had time yet to diagnose why. The code in question is rbn's Frere Jacques, and his Bach Invention no 4. The Pi in question is a standard Model B rev 2 with 512 MB, just after apt-get ...
by rbn
Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Grand Piano sample based instrument for Sonic Pi
Replies: 4
Views: 1805

Re: Grand Piano sample based instrument for Sonic Pi

This is now completed. I have solved the problems with tuning that were occuring and it now works well. Article and sample programs and further audio files published here.
http://rbnrpi.wordpress.com/2014/09/27/ ... onic-pi-2/
by rbn
Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Grand Piano sample based instrument for Sonic Pi
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Grand Piano sample based instrument for Sonic Pi

I am working on a Grand Piano sample based voice for Sonic Pi. Results so far are encouraging and I have posted some sample recordings using the instrument.
You can hear them here
https://rbnrpi.wordpress.com/2014/09/24 ... -sonic-pi/
by rbn
Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi V2 - query
Replies: 3
Views: 1553

Re: Sonic Pi V2 - query

You open the saved workspace in a text editor (on a raspberry pi use leafpad). You then copy and paste it from there into a blank workspace. (you can do ctrl+a in a workspace to select all the text there and press delete to remove it).
by rbn
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: New sample based flute voice for Sonic Pi 2
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Views: 819

New sample based flute voice for Sonic Pi 2

I have just completed an article and program detailing how to add a sample based instrument to Sonic Pi, which can be played in the same way as one of the built in synths. It uses thirteen flute samples to give a three octave range. The program sets things up so that you can use a play like command ...
by rbn
Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Lego Stand for HDMIPi monitor
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Views: 535

Lego Stand for HDMIPi monitor

Just got my HDMIPi monitor. Certainly been worth the wait: it is great! I have designed a Lego stand for use with the monitor. Others getting one may be interested. I have written an article, with a link to a youtube video about the stand on my blog. This gives close up views and a description of ho...
by rbn
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi 2 and Scott Joplin
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Sonic Pi 2 and Scott Joplin

Another offering for Sonic Pi 2.This time I have transcribed Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag. One or two new techniques used.
Full details as ever on my blog.
http://rbnrpi.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/ ... tt-joplin/
by rbn
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi 2: Fun with samples
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Sonic Pi 2: Fun with samples

Today I have published a detailed article including a program showing how to use Sonic Pi 2 with your own recorded samples. Both program and samples can be downloaded, and I also give a link to a great free (CCL licence) repository of recorded samples that you can use. http://rbnrpi.wordpress.com/pr...
by rbn
Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi 2. A busy day. Another example
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Sonic Pi 2. A busy day. Another example

I have just published another article on using Sonic Pi 2. This time it concentrates on incorporating volume changes in the form of crescendos and diminuendos into a piece of music: a Prelude and Fugue by JS Bach. You can read the article, and download both the program and an audio file of what it s...

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