Sunday, March 30, 2014

Free Acoustic Analysis Software!

It's called LISA and I didn't know it existed until now!  And it's free (for up to 1300 nodes)!

This can help you design music instruments by telling you the resonant frequencies of instrument-shaped wooden housings like guitar bodies, cigar boxes, etc.!

Sounds great, right?  Somebody Download it and tell me how it is!!


Friday, March 21, 2014

Berklee Music Therapy Hack Day

Berklee and hack/reduce will cohost this first-of-a-kind event March 28-29, 2014, creating a space for hackers to develop tools for music therapists to use in a variety of therapeutic and healthcare settings. Sponsors will help shape the Berklee Music Therapy Hack and provide tools and resources for developers. Practicing music therapists and music therapy students will present the developers with problems to be solved in real-life settings.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Real-Time Signal Processing in Python

Did you know computers are fast enough to let you write Python code for guitar effects?

I am curious how far this can be pushed!  If we can write python guitar effects and synthesizers, what about these question...

Instrument builders: Shouldn't it be possible to help musicians craft the specific sound they want?

Instrument players: Is it possible to give you the power to perfect your sound through code?