Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Build a Synthesizer from Common Household Materials

This is my new project, a four oscillator mono synth for iPad based on sawtooth BLITs and a Moog-style 24dB per octave low pass filter. MIDI control is by WiFi or CoreMIDI compatible interface. All processing is 64 bit internally.

Free App Store link to be published soon (once the retro panel graphics are complete!)

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Simple Arpeggiator for OS X - Part 1

This is a simple standalone arpeggiator application for OS X. Its primary reason for existing is that I have several synthesizers such as the Clavia Nord Modular that provide every imaginable feature except an arpeggiator, and you can't play the music of any of the all time greats such as A Flock of Seagulls, Men Without Hats or Dollar without one. From a programming point of view, it demonstrates the construction of MIDI data with accurate timing without undue CPU overhead using the Mach thread scheduling capabilities of OS X.