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by rbn
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi 2. Article on writing code for it.
Replies: 0
Views: 658

Sonic Pi 2. Article on writing code for it.

I have just published an article on my blog about how I develop programs for Sonic Pi 2. The example takes some music from The Funeral Music for Queen Mary by Henry Purcell and discusses, first the choice of the music, and then how to transcribe it successfully for Sonic Pi. The music includes an au...
by rbn
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: 3 Beatles Songs for Sonic Pi 2
Replies: 5
Views: 1733

Re: 3 Beatles Songs for Sonic Pi 2

W. H. Heydt wrote:Ummm.... Copyright issues?
Thank you for raising this issue. I have for the moment withdrawn these files while I investigate further.
I have plenty more where there is definitely no copyright issue, and I will publish some more shortly.
by rbn
Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi 2 introductory video
Replies: 0
Views: 613

Sonic Pi 2 introductory video

I have published on YouTube an introductory video on the program Sonic Pi 2 The video explores the program interface, and illustrates the various sections that it contains. I hope to follow it up with further videos that get into the nitty gritty of using Sonic Pi 2 The video link is http://youtu.be...
by rbn
Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: 3 Beatles Songs for Sonic Pi 2
Replies: 5
Views: 1733

3 Beatles Songs for Sonic Pi 2

FOLLOWING COMMENTS BELOW THESE FILES HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN WHILE THE ISSUE IS INVESTIGATED Title says it all. These are reworked from transcriptions I did for Sonic Pi 1. This time the synchronisation is perfect thanks to Sam's great code. They also use symbolic representation for the notes, so the pa...
by rbn
Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi 2 examples
Replies: 0
Views: 1577

Sonic Pi 2 examples

Now that Sonic-Pi 2 is released I have posted a tutorial file on using chords, and also an eclectic mix of three further program files. They show the versatility of Sonic Pi if nothing else! One shows how to produce a wolf whistle. A second one shows a rather offbeat use of Sonic Pi to parse a given...
by rbn
Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Sonic Pi More Advanced Programming
Replies: 6
Views: 2889

Re: Sonic Pi More Advanced Programming

You certainly can add to the core of Sonic Pi commands, using the Ruby language. In particular if you are writing music which is essentially a sequence of note pitches, durations and volumes, you will be dealing with lists or arrays. Ruby has a lot of useful things you do in the Array class. For exa...
by rbn
Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic-Pi 2 performs......
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

Re: Sonic-Pi 2 performs......

Yes I wasn't sure how to refer to these either. I didn't compose the pieces as they are as you say covers for existing music. Perhaps transcribed would be a better word. It wasn't just a case of entering the notes. There was coding or programming whichever you prefer involved in developing functions...
by rbn
Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic-Pi 2 performs......
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

Sonic-Pi 2 performs......

I have today posted a video on youtube illustrating what a fantastic program Sonic-Pi 2 is. The video contains a compilation of 18 pieces that I have coded. They cover a wide range of genres from Bach to Handel, Scott Joplin to Sandie Shaw (Puppet on a String), John Downland to Claude Le Jeune and H...
by rbn
Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi 2 preview article
Replies: 1
Views: 1062

Sonic Pi 2 preview article

I have been using the beta releases of Sonic Pi 2 for several weeks and thought I would write an article detailing the great improvements that this version is bringing to the original version 1. It is certainly worth waiting for, and you can try the beta which is very stable and can be downloaded fr...
by rbn
Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sonic Pi Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1720

Re: Sonic Pi Question

Hi there. I have been using Sonic Pi since it first came out, and particularly looking at the beta for the new version 2 in the last few weeks. I published some music files for version one in a gist https://gist.github.com/rbnpi/6864617 , and have been working in recent weeks rewriting these and pro...
by rbn
Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Airplay Mirroring finally works on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 858
Views: 377520

Re: Airplay Mirroring finally works on Raspberry Pi

Would love to try it too

robin dot newman at gmail dot com
by rbn
Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: MiniDLNA across subnets
Replies: 8
Views: 7237

Re: MiniDLNA across subnets

I'm also having issues with smcroute daemon not starting, with the following issue: CODE: SELECT ALL $ sudo smcroute -d NIT: ICMPv6 socket open; Errno(97): Address family not supported by protocol INIT: MRT6_INIT failed; Errno(97): Address family not supported by protocol I have exactly the same pr...
by rbn
Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: sonic-pi tunes
Replies: 0
Views: 1917

sonic-pi tunes

If you are looking at using sonic-pi in teaching, then I have posted some "tunes" coded for sonic-pi that you may like to look at. Embedded comments with each tune detailing features used. frerejaques as a 2 part and 3 part round a Bach minuet Beatles songs Eleanor Rigby, When I'm 64, Strawberry Fie...
by rbn
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: suggestions for music making
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Re: suggestions for music making

have a look at sonic-pi which has just been announced, and which is now included in the latest distribution of Raspian, or you can use sudo apt-get update followed by sudo apt-get install sonic-pi to install it. see http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/4906 I've just written a little round for FrereJ...
by rbn
Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: RPi and real-time, low-latency audio
Replies: 189
Views: 78043

Re: RPi and real-time, low-latency audio

OK. I've ordered a hub with a hefty psu

Hub sorted it. Works now thanks
by rbn
Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: RPi and real-time, low-latency audio
Replies: 189
Views: 78043

Re: RPi and real-time, low-latency audio

1.2A 5v supply. They don't light
by rbn
Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: RPi and real-time, low-latency audio
Replies: 189
Views: 78043

Re: RPi and real-time, low-latency audio

Hi I have a 256Mb model B Pi and I am trying to work through your setup. I have installed jack1 OK from the added repository, and am trying to use a UA-25 for the audio usb device. However the Pi does not seem to see this. I see references to it as the Pi boots, but lsusb doesn't see it and jack can...
by rbn
Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: OpenCV speedup using raspistill timelapse (5fps facetrack)
Replies: 16
Views: 16645

Re: OpenCV speedup using raspistill timelapse (5fps facetrac

Sorry didn't make it clear. I was using the full github download. As I say, displays the video ok when I run the bash script to start it, but doesn't recognise my ugly mug as a face!
by rbn
Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: OpenCV speedup using raspistill timelapse (5fps facetrack)
Replies: 16
Views: 16645

Re: OpenCV speedup using raspistill timelapse (5fps facetrac

Hi
Just trying this out. runs ok and displays video in a window, but when I put my ugly mug in it it doesn't detect it as a face!
Any hints on debugging, adjusting so that it works?
by rbn
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor centres
Replies: 331
Views: 94216

Re: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor cen

Hi Ken I saw you across the other side of the room at the MK Jam a week ago, but didn't manange a chat as I was tied up with my own display. However, I have now downloaded pipresents (the latest pipresents-nxt) and given it a go over the weekend, and thought I'd post my impressions. It is a very com...
by rbn
Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Mozart Musical Dice game on the Pi
Replies: 1
Views: 850

Mozart Musical Dice game on the Pi

After my 12tone musical project which was perhaps not to everyone's taste, here is a project to play Mozart waltzes and contredanses composed on the Raspberry Pi using a dice game originally published in 1778 entitled Musicalisches Wurfelspiel KV 516 f. The results are a bit more melodious than the ...
by rbn
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Raspberry Pi random music composer
Replies: 9
Views: 2354

Raspberry Pi random music composer ported to Mac

A bit off topic, but I have now ported the project to run on a Mac as well. Not that easy, as the mac is bsd based and so you have to add gnu based coreutils and replace sed with gsed readlink with greadlink etc. as well as installing lilypond, timidity, lame and imagemajick Full implementation deta...
by rbn
Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Raspberry Pi random music composer
Replies: 9
Views: 2354

Re: Raspberry Pi random music composer

The third and final part of the project is now published on my blog http://wp.me/P3KOu1-4n It gives the program to generate webpage containing longer 12tone music pieces such as the ones below http://r.newman.ch/rpi/sounding-off/examples/longwebpagefull/print.html and also discusses how to display a...
by rbn
Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: quirk when mounting a Mac share
Replies: 0
Views: 762

quirk when mounting a Mac share

I am mounting a share from an Apple Mac on my Pi. The Mac is configured to allow SMB sharing. I add the line //mac-ip-address/pishare /home/pi/pishare cifs credentials=/home/pi/.cifscredentials,nounix,sec=ntlmssp,uid=pi,gid=pi,file_mode=0764,dir_mode=0764,auto 0 0 to fstab and then type sudo mount -...
by rbn
Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Raspberry Pi random music composer
Replies: 9
Views: 2354

Re: Raspberry Pi random music composer

Added a new format playin 12 12note tunes one after the other, but omitting the dissonant chords at the end.

See here http://r.newman.ch/rpi/sounding-off/exa ... print.html
4 complete tunes to play

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