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1522 5 Simple steps to secure TT-RSS reader
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5 Simple steps to secure TT-RSS reader
July 27, 2015 by Anand Leave a Comment
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We recently presented Tiny Tiny RSS to you as a great alternative to Google reader, which is one more way you can extend the functionality of your home server or your hosting space. Hopefully, you already exported your data from Google Reader. In this post, we will show you how to secure TT-RSS reader to prevent unauthorized access. Tiny Tiny RSS is an open source web-based news feed (RSS/Atom) reader and aggregator, designed to allow you to read news from any location, while feeling as close to a real desktop application as possible. As we previously explained, it makes an ideal candidate to replace Google Reader. While there are services like Feedly and Newsblur grabbing the crowd Google Reader, which some of you may prefer, there are a group of people who would like to run a RSS reader on their own server and keep things private. Assuming that you have already installed Tiny Tiny RSS on your alternative to Google reader or hosting space, we will now show you how to secure TT-RSS reader.
Secure TT-RSS Reader
One of the main reasons to move to an RSS aggregator like TT-RSS is maintaining your privacy. So if you do not secure TT-RSS reader well you are not only making your data available public but also making your system vulnerable to potential attacks. Choosing a strong username and password while setting your TT-RSS is the first basic thing that you can do to secure TT-RSS reader. Listed below are few more ways you can increase TT-RSS readerâs security.
1. Rename TT-RSS Folder
One of the first lines of defense is to not use tt-rss in your URL to access your TT-RSS reader. To do this on your hosting account, use a folder name other than tt-rss while installing TT-RSS. On your Linux home server, edit /etc/tt-rss/apache.conf and change the first /tt-rss to something else. An example is shown below.
TT-RSS Rename URL
TT-RSS Rename URL
After making the change, restart your TT-RSS and Apache to apply the changes:
sudo service tt-rss restart
sudo serivce apache2 reload
Your TT-RSS reader is now available through the new URL (example: http://mydomain.com/myreader) only.
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2. Enable SSL
Accessing TT-RSS through http sends all information as unencrypted data. This could mean less privacy due to potential sniffing. The solution is to encrypt the data during transfer, which makes sniffing by hackers harder. To enable and enforce HTTPS access on Linux servers with Apache, install the following run-time libraries:
sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8 libpam0g openssl
Restart your Apache server as shown above. You should now be able to access your TT-RSS reader with HTTPS. Note that you may have to have a SSL certificate generated. Refer to Apache documentation if you want to generate your own certificate. By default, the system will install self-signed certificates for you. These certificates are likely to raise warnings when you point your browser to the site.
3. Disable Single User Mode
By default the single user mode is already disabled (in /etc/tt-rss/config.php). Enabling single user mode will also disable TT-RSS login system. Therefore, keep the single user mode disabled.
Disable Single User Mode
Disable Single User Mode
A better way to make it a single user system is by limiting the number of registrations to 1 as described below. For whatever reason, you still want to enable single user mode, make sure you implement Apache Authentication method described below.
4. Self Registrations
Self registrations allow a visitor to register themselves, which could reduce TT-RSS security. If your TT-RSS will be for personal use only, then you may want to disable user registration by setting âENABLE_REGISTRATIONâ to âfalseâ.
TT-RSS Self Registrations
TT-RSS Self Registrations
To further secure TT-RSS Reader, uou may also want to change âREG_MAX_USERSâ to â1â to make your account the only account on TT-RSS.
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5. Apache Authentication
Last but not the least, enable Authentication. This is even more important if you have enabled âSingle User Modeâ describe above. Every time you access TT-RSS, you will be asked for a username and password as shown in the picture below:
Secure TT-RSS Reader
On your hosting account this equivalent to password protecting a directory, in this case the TT-RSS directory. To do this on your Ubuntu server, you will have to create a .htpasswd file. More information is available in Apache documentation. But the easiest way to achieve this is to use one of the htpasswd generators available online.
After you enter the username and password two code blocks will be generated. Copy the contents of the .htpasswd code block and save it to /etc/apache2/.htpasswd_ttrss. Next, copy the contents of the .htaccess code block and add it to /etc/tt-rss/apache.conf as shown below:
TT-RSS Apache Authentication
TT-RSS Apache Authentication
Save and exit. Restart both TT-RSS and Apache previous shown above. You should be prompted for a password every time you try to access TT-RSS. Some may think that this double authentication method is an extra inconvenience. But I would rather be safe than sorry.
Go ahead, secure Tiny Tiny RSS Reader and enjoy reading articles on your private secure RSS Reader.
1517 THE MUTANT MACHINE Dynamic Analog Percussion Engine
MICROCONTROLLER FREE ANALOG PERCUSSION SYNTHESIS
unique Inverter Core oscillators form the MEMBRANE. Each analog oscillator has three waveforms to select from
capable of synthesizing everything from heavy-hitting bassdrums to classic 909-style snares and other complex timbres
modular design gives the Machine many auxiliary purposes, great for modular sound design of many varieties, and not just percussion
the SNAPPY section is comprised of a voltage controlled noise oscillator, for modelling the noisy part of drum timbres
both MEMBRANE and SNAPPY elements have an external input for replacing the built-in sound sources, opening up many avenues of possibility
13 control voltage and audio inputs, for a fully modular drum experience
7 audio and CV/gate outputs for maximum integration with other modules
dedicated outputs for each WAVE and NOISE oscillator mean you can use the Machine as a complex VCO in your system, when not synthesizing percussion
WAVEFORM SCANNING FEATURE GENERATES COMPLEX TIMBRES
the MEMBRANEâs waveforms can be scanned through automatically by the wavescannerâs voltage controlled clock generator, or an external clock or VCO can be used
SCAN FREQ CV forms a unique form of timbre control, making the Machine act like a complex oscillator at its WAVES output
the ENABLE input allows you to gate the wavescanner on and off with a CV or gate signal
ARCHITECTURE OF THE MACHINE
The Mutant Machine is a dynamic analog instrument capable of generating a wide palette of sounds, ranging from various forms of analog percussion to complex drones and oscillations. To achieve this, the Machine features two synthesis sections which are summed together at the final output: MEMBRANE and SNAPPY. Like the other Mutant Drums, the MEMBRANE and SNAPPY circuits began their mutation as classic analog percussion techniques and have been reimagined for 21st century modular synthesis.
The MEMBRANE forms the main body of the sound by way of two analog VCOs, and the SNAPPY section further adds to the timbre by contributing noisy elements to the mix. A noisy CLICK which occurs at the beginning of the SNAPPY sound can have its volume adjusted independent of the main decaying SNAPPY texture.
The waveforms which make up the MEMBRANE can be selected manually by button press, or the WAVESCANNER can be used to automatically scan through the available analog waveforms. By modulating the frequency through which waves are scanned, unique, complex sounds are created.
Experimentation is encouraged by the many modulation inputs and outputs available to you. The Machine features 8 CV and gate inputs for modulation as well as two external audio inputs, for bringing other modules into the Machineâs core. There are many audio outputs for maximum versatility, allowing you to use the Machine to create drones and alien timbres for use elsewhere in the modular analog system.
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1386 Retro Synth Ads: Sound Master Memory Rhythm SR-88, Keyboard 1982
Sound Master Memory Rhythm SR-88 drum machine 1-page advertisement from page 67 in Keyboard Magazine August 1982.
Hmmm. Not sure how I feel about this ad. There just seems to be a lot going on.
For example, am I supposed to know who "The Rhythm Section" is? The fact that they include themselves in an already long ad title suggests they must be some kind of a big deal. And then you find their name again in the bottom left-hand corner:
"The SR-88. Another innovative product from The Rhythm Section by Sound Master Distributed exclusively by JTG of Nashville."
So, let me get this straight. JTG of Nashville is the distributor of the SR-88 which was created by The Rhythm Section which is somehow owned or operated by Sound Master.
That is waaaaay to much information. Sounds like something political is going on there, and readers unfortunately get stuck in the middle of it.
There also seems to be a lot of ad-copy which actually doesn t give me much information. Reason #4 gives readers the most info including instant stop/start, variable tone and output switches, and a write/play mode indicator. The most I glean out of the four other reasons put together is: 16 rhythms, clock pulse and a price of under $200.
The actual specs that are probably most important to potential buyers are inexplicably shoved into the bottom right-hand corner.
Luckily for me, there are a few resources on the Web with more information about this beast. Unluckily for blog readers, as soon as I started looking for more info, I got swept up in a certain SR-88/Boss DR-55 controversy.
Comparing the SR-88 and Boss DR-55
One of the first Web sites I hit while looking for info on the SR-88 was Dubsounds.com. The site includes a great little write-up on the SR-88, but, more interesting was finding out about a little controversy about whether the SR-88 or the very similar Boss DR-55 came out first.
The two do seem mighty similar in functionality. For comparison purposes, I did a quick search on MATRIXSYNTH to find more photos. . A great photo of a gray SR-88 can be found in this December 2005 SR-88 MATRIXSYNTH auction post and the less common, but definitely more cool, blue SR-88 can be seen in this January 2011 MATRIXSYNTH auction post.
Comparing the two to the Amdek RMK-100
Interestingly, it s not just these two machines that look and function similarly. In this May 2009 MATRIXSYNTH SR-88 auction post commenter "PAC" notices:
"Interesting. I have an Amdek RMK-100 (sold as kit), very similar!"
Never heard of it, so I Googled "Amdek RMK-100" to see just how similar it was to both the DR-55 and the SR-88. Turns out (according to the Internet) that Amdek products were made by Boss/Roland back in 80s, and, not only that, but that the RMK-100 is actually the kit version of the Boss DR-55. Makes sense on why it would also be similar to the SR-88.
I found an ebay auction for an Amdek RMK-100 going on right now with a great photo of the front panel (see below), and indeed it does share a lot with the DR-55 and SR-88 - but definitely not identical to either one.
For example, it looks like the Amdek and SR-88 share a similar filler function that as far as I can tell is not available on the DR-55. And the DR-55 and the RMK-100 share a similar accent function that I don t see on the SR-88.
Now where does the Electro Dynamics Corporation Programmable Rhythm SR-99 fit in?
I also came across another machine with similar features - the Programmable Rhythm SR-99. No - not manufactured by Sound Master, but by Electro Dynamics Corporation. And, it too resembles the others in functionality, and especially the SR-88 in design also.
I ve included a row of photos below to help make the comparison between the two. The SR-88 photo is from the 2005 MATRIXSYNTH auction post and the EDC SR-99 photo is from the excellent BigBlueWave.co.uk site. I ve also thrown in a photo from another recent E-bay listing that included both - plus boxes and manuals! Sick!
Obviously, Sound Master and EDC are somehow connected, although I can t find any info on the Internet concerning these two companies. I do know that they were both advertising separately in Keyboard Magazine in late 1983, making it unlikely that one of the companies changed their name to the other. Anyone know anything?
And then there is the Clef Master Rhythm...
Now, I m going to throw in a late entry. It s Sunday night, and I just came across this August 2010 MATRIXSYNTH auction post for the Clef Master Rhythm. It not only shares part of the name of one of the other units ("Master"), it too has many features of the other rhythm machines, and identical innards as the DR-55, but is expanded to include even more sounds:
"This is essentially a fully expanded Boss DR-55 feature-wise and tone-wise. The circuits are identical (schematically and tonally) to the Boss DR-55, but the Clef Master Rhythm gives you way more instruments than the Boss DR-55..."
Interestingly, according to the post, it pre-dates the Boss DR-55 - and also came in a kit form like the Amdek.
"The Clef Master Rhythm came out a little before the Boss DR-55 in late 1979/early 1980. It was sold in two versions and available in greater quantities in Europe than in the United States. One version was a kit that the user put together and another one was a prebuilt machine."
A photo from the MATRIXSYNTH post really helps show the similarities in functions with the others:
What does it all mean?
So, looking at all five machines, its almost like there was a rhythm machine salad bar of some sort in Japan, and each company stepped up to it and picked out which features they wanted to include in their product.
And that begs the question - since we know there was a kit form available and there are claims that the Clef Master even has the same circuits as the DR-55, could all five products (and probably others) have used the exact same internal parts - each company choosing which features to include and then customizing in their respective rhythm machine? And if so, were those parts supplied by Amdek, or did all five get their internal parts from some other manufacturer?
And if that is the case, then the question of whether the SR-88 or DR-55 came first doesn t really matter much, since it is likely that the kit components would have been available first. Plus, we have that one auction post with the claim that the Clef Master came out before the DR-55 - making it all even more confusing to figure out.
Or, am I totally off the mark on all this? Were they all created separately? Maybe I ve just been fixated on this a little too much...
I ll keep on looking for more info on these companies and any connection they might have, but if anyone want to buy all four and open them up to take a look - it would be muchly appreciated. :D
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Labels: 1982, amdek, clef master, dr-55, drum machine, electro dynamics corporation, keyboard magazine, rmk-100, Sound Master, sr-88, sr-99
Here s a funny thing - I seem to remember Clef in the early 1980s as a British company that made electronic pianos (touch-sensitive ones!) in kit form. Deep in the back of my mind I recall seeing them at a music fair in London with a couple of their pianos and some drum machines including a prototype drum/bass/chord sequencer called something like a "Band-Box". But it WAS a long time ago.
February 12, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Looks like (for once) my memory didn t fail me. Here is a 1982 ad for Clef Electronics showing all the products I mentioned, plus a natty-looking little monosynth! BTW, I owned an EDC SR99 drum machine in the mid-1980s, but replaced it with a Yamaha RX-21 a couple of years later.
February 12, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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I received yesterday a SONT TC-D5 Pro II. I have seen it in photos and read comments about its quality, similar to the D6C.
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Panneau de configuration
* ACCESS.CPL : ouvre les options d'accessibilitĂ© (Pour XP uniquement)
* APPWIZ.CPL : ouvre l'outil Ajouter/Supprimer un programme
* AZMAN.MSC : ouvre le gestionnaire d'autorisations (Pour Vista uniquement)
* CERTMGR.MSC : ouvre les certificats pour lâutilisateur actuel
* CLICONFG : ouvre la configuration des clients SQL
* COLLAB.CPL : ouvre le voisinage immĂ©diat (Pour Vista uniquement)
* COMEXP.MSC ou bien DCOMCNFG : ouvre l'outil services et composants (Pour Vista uniquement)
* COMPMGMT.MSC : ouvre l'outil de gestion de l'ordinateur
* COMPUTERDEFAULTS : ouvrir lâoutil des programmes par dĂ©faut (Pour Vista uniquement)
* CONTROL /NAME MICROSOFT.BACKUPANDRESTORECENTER : ouvre le centre de sauvegarde et de restauration (Pour Vista uniquement). Tutoriel ICI
* CONTROL ADMINTOOLS : ouvre les outils d'administrations
* CONTROL COLOR : ouvre les paramĂštres de l'apparence
* CONTROL FOLDERS : ouvre les options de dossiers
* CONTROL FONTS : ouvre le gestionnaire de polices
* CONTROL INTERNATIONAL ou bien INTL.CPL : ouvre les options rĂ©gionales et linguistiques
* CONTROL KEYBOARD : ouvre les propriĂ©tĂ©s du clavier
* CONTROL MOUSE ou bien MAIN.CPL : ouvre les propriĂ©tĂ©s de la souris
* CONTROL PRINTERS : ouvre les imprimantes et les fax disponibles
* CONTROL USERPASSWORDS : ouvre lâĂ©diteur des comptes utilisateurs
* CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2 ou bien NETPLWIZ : contrĂŽle les utilisateurs et leurs accĂšs<
* CONTROL : ouvre le panneau de configuration
* CREDWIZ : ouvre lâoutil de sauvegarde et restauration des mots de passe des utilisateurs (Pour Vista uniquement)
* DESK.CPL : ouvre les paramĂštres d'affichage
* DEVMGMT.MSC : ouvre les gestionnaire de pĂ©riphĂ©riques. Tutoriel ICI
* DRWTSN32 : ouvre Dr. Watson (Pour XP uniquement)
* DXDIAG : ouvre l'outil de diagnostic DirectX
* EVENTVWR ou bien EVENTVWR.MSC : ouvre l'observateur d'Ă©vĂšnements
* FSMGMT.MSC : ouvre les dossiers partagĂ©s
* GPEDIT.MSC : ouvre lâĂ©diteur des stratĂ©gies de groupe (Pour les Ă©ditions professionnelles et plus de Windows)
* HDWWIZ.CPL : ouvre l'assistant ajout de matĂ©riels
* INFOCARDCPL.CPL : ouvre l'assistant compatibilitĂ© des programmes
* IRPROPS.CPL : ouvre le gestionnaire d'infrarouge
* ISCSICPL : ouvre l'outil de configuration de l'initiateur ISCI Microsoft (Pour Vista uniquement)
* JOY.CPL : ouvre l'outil de contrĂŽleur de jeu
* LPKSETUP : ouvre lâassistant dâinstallation et dĂ©sinstallation des langues dâaffichage (Pour Vista uniquement)
* LUSRMGR.MSC : ouvre lâĂ©diteur des utilisateurs et groupes locaux
* MDSCHED : ouvre l'outil de diagnostics de la mĂ©moire Windows (Pour Vista uniquement)
* MMC : ouvre une nouvelle console vide
* MMSYS.CPL : ouvre les paramĂštres de sons
* MOBSYNC : ouvre le centre de synchronisation
* MSCONFIG : ouvre l'outil de configuration du systĂšme
* NAPCLCFG.MSC : ouvre l'outil de configuration du client NAP (Pour Vista uniquement)
* NTMSMGR.MSC : ouvre le gestionnaire des supports de stockage amovibles
* NTMSOPRQ.MSC : ouvre les demandes de l'opĂ©rateur de stockage amovible
* ODBCAD32 : ouvre l'administrateur de sources de donnĂ©es ODBC
* OPTIONALFEATURES : ouvre lâoutil Ajouter/Supprimer des composants Windows (Pour Vista uniquement)
* PERFMON ou bien PERFMON.MSC : ouvre le moniteur de fiabilitĂ© et de performances Windows.
* POWERCFG.CPL : ouvre le gestionnaire des modes dâalimentation (Pour Vista uniquement)
* REGEDIT ou bien REGEDT32 (Pour Vista uniquement) : ouvre l'Ă©diteur de registre
* REKEYWIZ : ouvre le gestionnaire des certificats de chiffrement de fichiers (Pour Vista uniquement)
* RSOP.MSC : ouvre le jeu de stratĂ©gie rĂ©sultant
* SECPOL.MSC : ouvre les paramĂštres de sĂ©curitĂ©s locales
* SERVICES.MSC : ouvre le gestionnaire de services
* SLUI : ouvre lâassistant dâactivation de Windows (Pour Vista uniquement)
* SYSDM.CPL : ouvre les propriĂ©tĂ©s systĂšme
* SYSEDIT : ouvre lâĂ©diteur de configuration systĂšme (Attention, Ă manipuler avec prudence)
* SYSKEY : ouvre lâutilitaire de protection de la base de donnĂ©es des comptes Windows (Attention, Ă manipuler avec extrĂȘme prudence !)
* SYSPREP: ouvre le dossier contenant l'outil de prĂ©paration du systĂšme (Pour Vista uniquement)
* TABLETPC.CPL : ouvre les paramĂštres pour Tablet pc (Pour Vista uniquement)
* TASKSCHD.MSC ou bien CONTROL SCHEDTASKS : ouvre le planificateur de tĂąches (Pour Vista uniquement)
* TELEPHON.CPL : ouvre l'outil de connexion tĂ©lĂ©phonique
* TIMEDATE.CPL : ouvre les paramĂštres de l'heure et de la date
* TPM.MSC : ouvre l'outil gestion de module de plateforme sĂ©curisĂ©e sur l'ordinateur local (Pour Vista uniquement)
* UTILMAN : ouvre les options dâergonomie (Pour Vista uniquement)
* VERIFIER : ouvre le gestionnaire de vĂ©rification des pilotes
* WMIMGMT.MSC : ouvre Windows Management Infrastructure
* WSCUI.CPL : ouvre le centre de sĂ©curitĂ© Windows
* WUAUCPL.CPL : ouvre le service de mise Ă jour Windows (Pour XP uniquement)
Programmes et outils Windows
* %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\RESTORE\RSTRUI.EXE : ouvre lâoutil de restauration de systĂšme (Pour XP uniquement). Tutoriel ICI
* CALC : ouvre la calculatrice
* CHARMAP : ouvre la table des caractĂšres
* CLIPBRD : ouvre le presse papier (Pour XP uniquement, pour l'ajouter Ă Vista voir ICI)
* CMD : ouvre l'invite de commandes
* DIALER : ouvre le numĂ©rateur tĂ©lĂ©phonique de Windows
* DVDPLAY : ouvre votre lecteur DVD
* EUDCEDIT : ouvre lâĂ©diteur de caractĂšres privĂ©s
* EXPLORER : ouvre l'explorateur Windows
* FSQUIRT : Assistant transfert Bluetooth
* IEXPLORE : ouvre Internet explorer
* IEXPRESS : ouvre lâassistant de crĂ©ation des archives auto-extractibles. Tutoriel ICI
* JOURNAL : ouvre un nouveau journal (Pour Vista uniquement)
* MAGNIFY : ouvre la loupe
* MBLCTR : ouvre le centre de mobilitĂ© de Windows (Pour Vista uniquement)
* MIGWIZ : ouvre l'outil de transfert de fichiers et de paramĂštres Windows (Pour Vista uniquement)
* MIGWIZ.EXE : ouvre l'outil de transfert de fichiers et de paramĂštres Windows (pour XP uniquement)
* MOVIEMK : ouvre Windows Movie Maker
* MRT : lance lâutilitaire de suppression de logiciel malveillant. Tutoriel ICI
* MSDT : ouvre lâoutil de diagnostics et support Microsoft
* MSINFO32 : ouvre les informations systĂšme
* MSPAINT : ouvre Paint
* MSRA : ouvre l'assistance Ă distance Windows
* MSTSC : ouvre l'outil de connexion du bureau a distance
* NOTEPAD : ouvre le bloc-notes
* OSK : ouvre le clavier visuel. Tutoriel ICI
* PRINTBRMUI : ouvre l'assistant de migration d'imprimante (Vista uniquement)
* RSTRUI : ouvre l'outil de restauration du systĂšme (Pour Vista uniquement)
* SIDEBAR : ouvre le volet Windows (Pour Vista uniquement)
* SIGVERIF : ouvre l'outil de vĂ©rification des signatures de fichiers
* SNDVOL : ouvre le mĂ©langeur de volume
* SNIPPINGTOOL : ouvre l'outil capture d'Ă©cran (Pour Vista uniquement). Tutoriel ICI
* SOUNDRECORDER : ouvre le magnĂ©tophone
* STIKYNOT : ouvre le pense-bĂȘte (Pour Vista uniquement)
* TABTIP : ouvre le panneau de saisie Tablet PC (Pour Vista uniquement)
* TASKMGR : ouvre le gestionnaire des tĂąches Windows
* WAB : ouvre les contacts (Pour Vista uniquement)
* WERCON : ouvre l'outil de rapports et de solutions aux problĂšmes (Pour Vista uniquement)
* WINCAL : ouvre le calendrier Windows (Pour Vista uniquement)
* WINCHAT : ouvre le logiciel Microsoft de chat en rĂ©seau (Pour Windows XP uniquement)
* WINDOWSANYTIMEUPGRADE : permet la mise Ă niveau de Windows Vista
* WINVER : ouvre la fenĂȘtre pour connaĂźtre votre version Windows
* WINWORD: ouvre Word (s'il est installĂ©)
* WMPLAYER : ouvre le lecteur Windows Media
* WRITE ou bien Wordpad : ouvre Wordpad
Gestion des disques
* CHKDSK : effectue une analyse de la partition prĂ©cisĂ©e dans les paramĂštres de la commande (Pour plus dâinformations, tapez CHKDSK /? dans lâinvite de commande CMD)
* CLEANMGR : ouvre l'outil de nettoyage de disque
* DEFRAG: DĂ©fragmente le disque dur (pour savoir comment utiliser, c'est ici )
* DFRG.MSC : ouvre lâoutil de dĂ©fragmentation de disque
* DISKMGMT.MSC : ouvre le gestionnaire de disques
* DISKPART : ouvre lâoutil de partitionnement (un peu lourd Ă manipuler)
Gestion des rĂ©seaux et Internet
* CONTROL NETCONNECTIONS ou bien NCPA.CPL : ouvre les connexions rĂ©seau
* FIREWALL.CPL : ouvre le pare-feu Windows
* INETCPL.CPL : ouvre les propriĂ©tĂ©s internet
* IPCONFIG : affiche les configurations des adresses IP sur lâordinateur (Pour plus dâinformations, tapez IPCONFIG /? dans lâinvite de commande CMD)
* NETSETUP.CPL : ouvre lâassistant configuration rĂ©seau (Pour XP uniquement)
* WF.MSC : ouvre les fonctions avancĂ©es du pare-feu Windows (Pour Vista uniquement). Tutoriel ICI
* Ă VOIR ĂGALEMENT : Commandes IP relatives aux rĂ©seaux sous Windows
Commandes IP relatives aux rĂ©seaux sous Windows
Il est parfois trĂšs utile de connaĂźtre les commandes IP, pour analyser voire configurer ses rĂ©seaux TCP/IP.
Voici la liste de ces commandes Ă utiliser dans une fenĂȘtre DOS :
PING : Teste la connexion rĂ©seau avec une adresse IP distante
ping -t [IP ou host]
ping -l 1024 [IP ou host]
* Lâoption -t permet de faire des pings en continu jusquâĂ Ctrl-C.
o Si vous avez prĂ©cisĂ© l'option -t vous pouvez Ă tout moment avoir des statistiques sans interrompre les requĂȘtes ping en appuyant sur Ctrl+Attn (aussi nommĂ© Ctrl+Pause)
Cette commande est aussi utile pour gĂ©nĂ©rer une charge rĂ©seau en spĂ©cifiant la taille du paquet avec lâoption -l et la taille du paquet en octets.
TRACERT : Affiche toutes les adresses IP intermĂ©diaires par lesquelles passe un paquet entre la machine locale et lâadresse IP spĂ©cifiĂ©e.
tracert [@IP ou nom du host]
tracert -d [@IP ou nom du host]
Cette commande est utile si la commande ping ne donne pas de rĂ©ponse, afin d'Ă©tablir Ă quel niveau la connexion est dĂ©faillante.
IPCONFIG : Affiche ou rafraĂźchit la configuration rĂ©seau TCP/IP
ipconfig /all [/release [carte]] [/renew [carte]] /flushdns /displaydns /registerdns [-a] [-a] [-a]
Cette commande, exĂ©cutĂ©e sans option, affiche lâadresse IP en cours, le masque rĂ©seau ainsi que la passerelle par dĂ©faut au niveau des interfaces rĂ©seau connues sur la machine locale.
* /all: Affiche toute la configuration rĂ©seau, y compris les serveurs DNS, WINS, bail DHCP, etc ...
* /renew [carte]: Renouvelle la configuration DHCP de toutes les cartes (si aucune carte n'est spĂ©cifiĂ©e) ou d'une carte spĂ©cifique avec le paramĂštre carte. Le nom de carte est celui qui apparaĂźt avec ipconfig sans paramĂštre.
* /release [carte]: Envoie un message DHCPRELEASE au serveur DHCP pour libĂ©rer la configuration DHCP actuelle et annuler la configuration d'adresse IP de toutes les cartes (si aucune carte n'est spĂ©cifiĂ©e) ou d'une carte spĂ©cifique avec paramĂštre carte. Ce paramĂštre dĂ©sactive TCP/IP pour les cartes configurĂ©es de maniĂšre Ă obtenir automatiquement une adresse IP.
* /flushdns: Vide et rĂ©initialise le cache de rĂ©solution du client DNS. Cette option est utile pour exclure les entrĂ©es de caches nĂ©gatives ainsi que toutes les autres entrĂ©es ajoutĂ©es de faĂ§on dynamique.
* /displaydns: Affiche le cache de rĂ©solution du client DNS, qui inclut les entrĂ©es prĂ©chargĂ©es Ă partir du fichier des hĂŽtes locaux ainsi que tous les enregistrements de ressources rĂ©cemment obtenus pour les requĂȘtes de noms rĂ©solues par l'ordinateur. Le service Client DNS utilise ces informations pour rĂ©soudre rapidement les noms frĂ©quemment sollicitĂ©s, avant d'interroger ses serveurs DNS configurĂ©s.
* /registerdns: Actualise tous les baux DHCP et rĂ©inscrit les noms DNS.
NETSTAT : Affiche lâĂ©tat de la pile TCP/IP sur la machine locale
NETSTAT [-a] [-e] [-n] [-s] [-p proto] [-r] [intervalle]
* -a Affiche toutes les connexions et ports d'Ă©coute (Les connexions cĂŽtĂ© serveur sont normalement inhibĂ©es).
* -e Affiche les statistiques Ethernet. Peut ĂȘtre combinĂ©e avec l'option -s.
* -n Affiche les adresses et les numĂ©ros de port sous forme numĂ©rique.
* -p proto Affiche les connexions pour le protocole spĂ©cifiĂ© par proto; proto peut ĂȘtre TCP ou UDP. UtilisĂ© avec l'option -s pour afficher des statistiques par protocole, proto peut ĂȘtre TCP, UDP, ou IP.
* -r Affiche le contenu de la table de routage.
* -s Affiche les statistiques par protocole. Par dĂ©faut, des statistiques sur TCP, UDP et IP sont visualisĂ©es; l'option -p peut ĂȘtre utilisĂ©e pour spĂ©cifier un sous-ensemble du dĂ©faut.
* intervalle: RĂ©affiche les statistiques sĂ©lectionnĂ©es, avec une pause de "intervalle" secondes entre chaque affichage. Appuyez sur Ctrl+C pour arrĂȘter l'affichage des statistiques.
* -abnov Affiche les processus qui utilisent la connexion internet (Adresse IP local, port, adress IP distante et le PID du processus qui utilise la connexion ainsi que son nom).
ROUTE : Affiche ou modifie la table de routage
ROUTE [-f] [commande [destination] [MASK masque rĂ©seau] [passerelle]
* -f Efface les tables de routage de toutes les entrĂ©es de passerelles. UtilisĂ© conjointement Ă une des commandes, les tables sont effacĂ©es avant l'exĂ©cution de la commande.
* -p Rend rĂ©manente lâentrĂ©e dans la table aprĂšs le reboot de la machine
* commande SpĂ©cifie une des quatre commandes :
o DELETE: Efface un itinĂ©raire.
o PRINT: Affiche un itinĂ©raire.
o ADD: Ajoute un itinĂ©raire.
o CHANGE: Modifie un itinĂ©raire existant.
* destination: SpĂ©cifie l'hĂŽte.
* MASK: Si le mot clĂ© MASK est prĂ©sent, le paramĂštre suivant est interprĂ©tĂ© comme le paramĂštre masque rĂ©seau.
* masque rĂ©seau: Fourni, il spĂ©cifie la valeur de masque de sous-rĂ©seau Ă associer Ă cette entrĂ©e d'itinĂ©raire. Non spĂ©cifiĂ©, il prend la valeur par dĂ©faut 255.255.255.255.
* passerelle: SpĂ©cifie la passerelle.
* METRIC: SpĂ©cifie le coĂ»t mĂ©trique pour la destination
ARP : RĂ©solution des adresses IP en adresses MAC. Affiche et modifie les tables de traduction des adresses IP en adresses physiques utilisĂ©es par le protocole de rĂ©solution d'adresses ARP.
ARP -s adr_inet adr_eth [adr_if]
ARP -d adr_inet [adr_if]
ARP -a [adr_inet] [-N adr_if]
* -a Affiche les entrĂ©es ARP actives en interrogeant le protocole de donnĂ©es actif. Si adr_inet est spĂ©cifiĂ©, seules les adresses IP et physiques de l'ordinateur spĂ©cifiĂ© sont affichĂ©es. Si plus d'une interface rĂ©seau utilise ARP, les entrĂ©es de chaque table ARP sont affichĂ©es.
* -g Identique Ă -a.
* adr_inet SpĂ©cifie une adresse internet.
* -N adr_if Affiche les entrĂ©es ARP pour l'interface rĂ©seau spĂ©cifiĂ©e par adr_if.
* -d Efface l'hĂŽte spĂ©cifiĂ© par adr_inet.
* -s Ajoute l'hĂŽte et associe l'adresse Internet adr_inet avec l'adresse physique adr_eth. L'adresse physique est donnĂ©e sous forme de 6 octets hexadĂ©cimaux sĂ©parĂ©s par des tirets. L'entrĂ©e est permanente.
* adr_eth SpĂ©cifie une adresse physique.
* adr_if PrĂ©cisĂ©e, elle spĂ©cifie l'adresse Internet de l'interface dont la table de traduction des adresses devrait ĂȘtre modifiĂ©e. Non prĂ©cisĂ©e, la premiĂšre interface applicable sera utilisĂ©e.
NBTSTAT : Mise Ă jour du cache du fichier Lmhosts. Affiche les statistiques du protocole et les connexions TCP/IP actuelles utilisant NBT (NetBIOS sur TCP/IP).
NBTSTAT [-a Nom Distant] [-A adresse IP] [-c] [-n] [-r] [-R] [-s] [S] [intervalle]
* -a (Ă©tat carte) Liste la table de noms de la machine distante (nom connu).
* -A (Ă©tat carte) Liste la table de noms de la machine distante (adresse IP).
* -c (cache) Liste le cache de noms distants y compris les adresses IP.
* -n (noms) Liste les noms NetBIOS locaux.
* -r (rĂ©solus) Liste les noms rĂ©solus par diffusion et via WINS.
* -R (Recharge) Purge et recharge la table du cache de noms distantes.
* -S (Sessions) Liste la table de sessions avec les adresses destination IP.
* -s (sessions) Liste la table de sessions convertissant les adresses de destination IP en noms d'hĂŽtes via le fichier hĂŽtes.
Un Exemple :
nbtstat -A @IP
Cette commande renvoie le nom NetBIOS, nom du systĂšme, les utilisateurs connectĂ©s ...de la machine distante.
La commande telnet permet d'accĂ©der en mode Terminal (Ecran passif) Ă un host distant. Elle permet Ă©galement de vĂ©rifier si un service quelconque TCP tourne sur un serveur distant en spĂ©cifiant aprĂšs lâadresse IP le numĂ©ro de port TCP. Câest ainsi que lâon peut tester si le service SMTP, par exemple, tourne sur un serveur Microsoft Exchange en utilisant lâadresse IP du connecteur SMTP et puis 25 comme numĂ©ro de port. Les ports les plus courants sont :
* ftp (21),
* telnet (23),
* smtp (25),
* www (80),
* kerberos (88),
* pop3 (110),
* nntp (119)
* et nbt (137-139).
HOSTNAME : Affiche le nom de la machine
FTP: Client de tĂ©lĂ©chargement de fichiers
* -s cette option permet de lancer des FTP en mode batch : spĂ©cifie un fichier textuel contenant les commandes FTP.
NsLookUp: envoie des requĂȘtes DNS sur un serveur DNS au choix
nslookup [domaine] [serveur dns]
La commande NsLookUp permet d'envoyer des requĂȘtes DNS Ă un serveur. Par dĂ©faut, si vous ne mettez pas le serveur DNS, la commande utilisera celui qui est configurĂ© pour votre interface rĂ©seau (celui que vous utilisez pour naviguer sur internet, par exemple) mais vous pouvez forcer l'utilisation d'un autre serveur.
Par exemple, pour demander au serveur DNS 10.0.0.3 l'adresse IP correspondante Ă l'adresse www.commentcamarche.net:
nslookup www.commentcamarche.net 10.0.0.3
* Si vous ne prĂ©cisez aucun paramĂštre pour nslookup, un shell s'ouvrira en attente de requĂȘtes de votre part.
Netsh (network shell : shell rĂ©seau) est un utilitaire en ligne de commande inclus dans la gamme des systĂšmes d'exploitation Windows NT (NT, 2000, XP, 2003 Serveur, Vista) Ă partir de Windows 2000. Il permet la configuration du rĂ©seau, localement ou Ă distance.
Une utilisation classique de netsh est la rĂ©initialisation de la pile TCP/IP Ă ses paramĂštres d'origines (Sous Windows 98, cette opĂ©ration nĂ©cessitait la rĂ©installation de l'adaptateur TCP/IP). Dans ce mode, vous devez fournir Ă la commande un fichier journal (log). Celui-ci sera rempli avec les valeurs affectĂ©es par netsh.
Netsh permet aussi (entre autres) de changer l'adresse IP de la machine.
Exemples d'utilisations :
- RĂ©initialisation de la pile TCP/IP :
netsh interface ip reset C:\resetlog.txt
- Adresse IP statique :
netsh interface ip set address local static 188.8.131.52 255.255.255.0
- Adresse IP dynamique :
netsh interface ip set address name="Connexion au rĂ©seau local" source=dhcp
- Netsh et IPv6 :
Netsh peut Ă©galement ĂȘtre utilisĂ© pour lire des informations provenant de la pile IPv6, cette commande est plus facile Ă utiliser que la commande IPv6.exe et fournit quasiment le mĂȘme niveau d'information.
Pour afficher votre adresse IPv6 en utilisant netsh :
netsh interface ipv6 show address
* %HOMEDRIVE% : ouvre l'explorateur sur la partition ou le systĂšme d'exploitation est installĂ©
* %HOMEPATH% : ouvre le dossier d'utilisateur connectĂ© actuellement C:\Documents and settings\[nom d'utilisateur]
* %PROGRAMFILES% : ouvre le dossier dâinstallation dâautres programmes (Program Files)
* %TEMP% ou bien %TMP% : ouvre le dossier temporaire
* %USERPROFILE% : ouvre le dossier du profil de l'utilisateur connectĂ© actuellement
* %WINDIR% ou bien %SYSTEMROOT% : ouvre le dossier dâinstallation de Windows
* %WINDIR%\system32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll : affiche la fenĂȘtre "Supprimer le pĂ©riphĂ©rique en toute sĂ©curitĂ©"
* AC3FILTER.CPL : ouvre les propriĂ©tĂ©s du filtre AC3 (Si installĂ©)
* FIREFOX : lance Mozilla FireFox (Si installĂ©)
* JAVAWS : Visualise le cache du logiciel JAVA (Si installĂ©)
* LOGOFF : ferme la session actuelle
* NETPROJ : autorise ou pas la connexion Ă un projecteur rĂ©seau (Pour Vista uniquement)
* VĂ©rificateur des fichiers systĂšme (NĂ©cessite un CD de Windows si le cache nâest pas disponible): (Tutoriel ICI)
o SFC /SCANNOW : scanne immĂ©diatement tous les fichiers systĂšme et rĂ©pare les fichiers endommagĂ©s
o SFC /VERIFYONLY : scanne seulement les fichiers systĂšme
o SFC /SCANFILE="nom et chemin de fichier" : scanne le fichier prĂ©cisĂ©, et le rĂ©pare sâil est endommagĂ©
o SFC /VERIFYFILE="nom et chemin de fichier" : scanne seulement le fichier prĂ©cisĂ©
o SFC /SCANONCE : scanne les fichiers systĂšme au prochain redĂ©marrage
o SFC /REVERT : remet la configuration initiale (Pour plus dâinformations, tapez SFC /? dans lâinvite de commande CMD.
* SHUTDOWN : Ă©teint Windows
* SHUTDOWN âA : interrompe lâarrĂȘt de Windows
* VSP1CLN : supprime le cache d'installation du service pack 1 de Vista (Tutoriel ICI)
CrĂ©er votre propre commande
Pour ceux qui aiment tout faire avec le clavier, il est possible de crĂ©er vos propres commandes exĂ©cutables dans Menu dĂ©marrer > ExĂ©cuter.
Nous allons prendre l'exemple de la commande netnavig qui exĂ©cutera Mozilla FireFox.
* Ouvrez la base de registre.
* Allez vers la clĂ© HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE puis les sous-clĂ©s successives \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths
* Allez dans le menu Ădition > Nouveau > ClĂ© et donnez-lui le nom netnavig.exe
* Faites un double-clic sur la valeur que vous venez de crĂ©er, puis allez de nouveau dans le menu Ădition > Nouveau > Valeur ChaĂźne et donnez-lui le nom Path
* Faites encore un double-clic sur la valeur crĂ©Ă©e et entrez le chemin complet de l'application que vous voudrez lancer, dans notre exemple c'est C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox, puis validez. Il est possible de copier ce chemin Ă partir de la barre d'adresse de l'explorateur directement.
* Un autre double-clic sur la valeur (par dĂ©faut) et entrez l'exĂ©cutable de l'application avec son chemin complet : C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox, dans notre exemple. Ensuite, validez et fermez l'Ă©diteur de registre.
Ainsi vous pouvez exĂ©cuter Mozilla Firefox juste en faisant: Menu dĂ©marrer > ExĂ©cuter > taper netnavig et valider.
Vous pouvez faire la mĂȘme chose pour toutes les applications auxquelles vous voulez un accĂšs rapide avec le clavier.
RAD 100/16 , electrolytic capacitor, 6,3x11mm, RM 2,5mm , Electrolyte Capacitors, radial Electronics, PC Accessories, Network Technology, Soldering, Tools, Batteries, Components, Technics.
1130 a t m o s p h e r e on the Behance Network
Photography from Finland.
1126 Tim Stinchcombe - Home Page
Doepfer A-100 Synthesizer
The Doepfer A-100 system conforms to the smaller of the two most popular sizes, modules being 3U high and using 3.5mm jacks, as opposed to the larger 'Moog-style' modules using the large 1/4-inch jacks. This is not to everyone's taste, but there is no denying that they offer a very wide range of modules, currently at over 100, and they are competitively priced. My system has been steadily growing (go here for my current list) since I bought the original batch in 2001
1124 Download inSSIDer and Discover the Wi-Fi Networks Around You | MetaGeek
1052 Lab Overview
Not that I recommend this level of excitement to everyone, but this is my lab. It is my basement, and as you may note from the disheveled ceiling tiles up above, having this much equipment has actually forced me to purchase a separate AC unit for the basement. So my trendy two-zone AC house has now magically become a three-zone AC house. Fortunately, I didn't need a furnace for down here. Equipment is great in the winter to heat your house!
The lab has taken on a life of it's own over time... It started out as a single standard 7-foot 19" rack. Then it grew to two standard racks... Then it changed into three Ortronics Mighty-Mo 19" rack systems (because those are cool). As seen now, it has changed yet again into four separate rack cabinets. The cabinets are a bit pricey, so they aren't all the same vendor. Note to all, even if you find a really good price on Ebay, be aware that you still have to ship them, and they weigh a LOT! (This means, have lots of friends and lots of pizza/beer!)
Nov'04 -- Well, things have moved even more! The equipment was beating the AC unit that ran for the basement. So instead of being a three-level, three-zone house, we had to upgrade to being a four-zone house. Go figure. As noted above, I would not recommend this path to anyone unless you have a good amount of business to drive it! All of the equipment here is used for testing and lab purposes, but easily serves as Proof of Concept lab for many consulting clients of mine. The recent change was that the crawlspace area under the kitchen area was excavated out and had a concrete floor poured making an enclosed little room. In addition, a large air handler (AKA Mongo AC Unit) was put into that specific room and a door was installed for access and physical separation! While all a very interesting project, it is a pain to move any equipment that you amass, so definitely plan ahead for this sort of activity!
1050 Frieze Magazine | Comment | Conrad Schnitzler
In the early 1960s, Conrad Schnitzler met Joseph Beuys in a bar in DĂŒsseldorf. Beuys was at the start of his legendary run as a professor of âmonumental sculptureâ at DĂŒsseldorfâs Kunstakademie. Schnitzler was a sailor, who specialized in fixing the engines of merchant ships in nearby ports. Beuys took a liking to Schnitzler, inviting him to be one of his students. Schnitzler enrolled at the Kunstakademie, but dropped out a year or two later, much to Beuysâ dismay. If, as Beuys famously entreated, âeverybody is an artistâ, why did he have to go to school to be one? Schnitzler travelled for a few years, making metal sculptures and performance art. Then he took the metal sculptures he built during his time with Beuys, which he had covered in stark planes of black and white paint, dragged them all to a grassy field, and left them there.
1020 GnomeActivityJournal - GNOME Live!
GNOME Activity Journal (formerly GNOME Zeitgeist)
GNOME Activity Journal (formerly GNOME Zeitgeist)
Getting in touch
Grouping and Filtering
Long term goals
Mockups And Current Usage
See Zeitgeist for information about the Zeitgeist engine used internally by the GNOME Activity Journal.
The GNOME Activity Journal is a tool for easily browsing and finding files on your computer. It uses Zeitgeist to get information and metadata on what files/websites/contacts/etc. you worked with.
Links: Zeitgeist Website, Zeitgeist on Launchpad, GNOME Activity Journal on Launchpad
The Zeitgeist code is split into two modules:
GNOME Activity Journal (GTK+ interface)
Project page: https://launchpad.net/gnome-activity-journal
Repository: bzr branch lp:gnome-activity-journal
Project page: https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist
Repository: bzr branch lp:zeitgeist
Getting in touch
Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~gnome-zeitgeist-users
IRC: #zeitgeist @ irc.freenode.net, #gnome-zeitgeist @ irc.gimp.org
John turns on his computer to work on his seminar paper. Instead of digging through his hierarchal file system, he simply opens up GNOME Activity Journal and clicks on the top item in the "Recently Used Files" list. When he realizes that he can't remember the name of the website that he was reading for research yesterday, he simply looks at the list of files related to his paper and clicks on the website.
More at the Zeitgeist Vision page.
Grouping and Filtering
Our goal is to group/filter the data by:
Type of data
Location of use (GPS)
Drag and Drop (not for links)
Filtering by Dataproviders/Time/Tags
Add an actions toolbar to quickly share items by email or instant messaging. (See nautilus-share)
Experiment with Tracker, Soylent, and Empathy.
Long term goals
Better metadata extraction (see some of the sprints above)
Integration with other computers and mobile devices.
Mockups And Current Usage
Some work was done by the City of Largo in the past which replicated some of the features of the Activity Journal. Possibly some of this work can result in ideas for improving the User Interface.
Mockups And Usage.
/BolzanoIdeas /CityOfLargo /Ideas
993 Bach MIDI Files - Download for free :: MIDIWORLD.COM
Biography | Recommended Recordings | Books and Printed Music
2 Part Inventions - John Sankey
Inventio 1 [BWV 772]
Inventio 2 [BWV 773]
Inventio 3 [BWV 774]
Inventio 4 [BWV 775]
Inventio 5 [BWV 776]
Inventio 6 [BWV 777]
Inventio 7 [BWV 778]
Inventio 8 [BWV 779]
Inventio 9 [BWV 780]
Inventio 10 [BWV 781]
Inventio 11 [BWV 782]
Inventio 12 [BWV 783]
Inventio 13 [BWV 784]
Inventio 14 [BWV 785]
Inventio 15 [BWV 786]
3 Part Inventions - John Sankey
Sinfonia 1 [BWV 787]
Sinfonia 2 [BWV 788]
Sinfonia 3 [BWV 789]
Sinfonia 4 [BWV 790]
Sinfonia 5 [BWV 791]
Sinfonia 6 [BWV 792]
Sinfonia 7 [BWV 793]
Sinfonia 8 [BWV 794]
Sinfonia 9 [BWV 795]
Sinfonia 10 [BWV 796]
Sinfonia 11 [BWV 797]
Sinfonia 12 [BWV 798]
Sinfonia 13 [BWV 799]
Sinfonia 14 [BWV 800]
Sinfonia 15 [BWV 801]
Allemande in Amin [BWV.835]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2.
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4.
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6. - David Siu, M.D.
Aria "Es ist vollbracht" from Cantata "Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem" (BWV159)
Aria from Cantata No. 14.
Aria "Mein Freund ist Mein!" from Cantata No. 140.
Duet from Cantata No. 140.
Sinfonia From Cantata No. 106
Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, No. 56. - 1st. Movement
Terzetto from Cantata No. 38
Wachet Auf Versus 1. from Cantata No. 140.
Wacht Auf, ruft uns die Stimme from Cantata No.140.
Komm susser Tod [BWV 478]
Capriccio for a Departing Brother [BWV 992]
Capriccio in E [BWV 993]
Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue
Concert for Two Harpshichords and Orchestra [BVW1060] Garrett Van Cleef
Concertos - John Sankey
Keyboard arrangements of concertos by other composers
Concerto in D [BWV 972]
Concerto in G [BWV 973]
Concerto in Dmin. [BWV 974]
Concerto in Gmin. [BWV 975]
Concerto in C [BWV 976]
Concerto in C [BWV 977]
Concerto in F [BWV 978]
Concerto in Bmin. [BWV 979]
Concerto in G [BWV 980]
Concerto in Cmin. [BWV 981]
Concerto in Bb [BWV 982]
Concerto in Gmin. [BWV 983]
Concerto in C [BWV 984]
Concerto in Gmin. [BWV 985]
Concerto in G [BWV 986]
Concerto in Dmin. [BWV 987]
Duets - John Sankey
Duet 1 [BWV.802]
Duet 2 [BWV.803]
Duet 3 [BWV.804]
Duet 4 [BWV.805]
Fantasia and Fugue in Amin. [BWV 561]
English Suites John Sankey
English Suite in A [BWV806]
English Suite in Amin [BWV807]
English Suite in Gmin [BWV808]
English Suite in F [BWV809]
English Suite in Emin [BWV810]
English Suite in Dmin [BWV811]
French Suites John Sankey
French Suite in Dmin [BWV812]
French Suite in Cmin [BWV813]
French Suite in Bmin [BWV814]
French Suite in Eb [BWV815]
French Suite in G [BWV816]
French Suite in E [BWV817]
Fughetta [BWV 902]
Italian Air with Variations [BWV 989]
Italian Concerto [BWV 971]
Italian Concerto - 1st movement
Jesu Joy of Manâs Desiring
Little Fugue in G minor
Mass in Bmin. - David Siu, M.D.
Gratias agimus tibi
Credo in unum Deum
Et in unum
Et incarnatus & Crucifixus
Et in spiritum
Dona nobis pacem
Minuet in G [BWV 841]
Partitas John Sankey
Partita in Bb [BWV 825]
Partita in Cmin [BWV 826]
Partita in Amin [BWV 827]
Partita in D [BWV 828]
Partita in G [BWV 829]
Partita in Emin [BWV 830]
Partita in A [BWV 832]
Prelude & Partita [BWV 833]
Preludes & Fugues - John Sankey
A minor [BWV.894]
A minor [BWV.895]
D minor [BWV.899]
E minor [BWV.900]
F major [BWV.901]
Sonata in D [BWV 963]
Sonata in Amin [BWV 965]
Sonata in C [BWV 966]
Sonata in Amin [BWV 967]
Sheep May Safely Graze
St. Matthew Passion [BWV 244]
"Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterban" soprano aria
"Gebt mir meinen Jesum weider" bass aria
"Blute nur, du liebes Herz" soprano aria
"Erbarme dicht, mein Gott" alto aria
"Herzliebster Jesu" chorus
"KĂ¶nnen TrĂ€nen meiner Wangen nichts erlangen" alto aria
"Mache dich mein herz" bass aria
"O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden" chorus
"Wir setzen uns mit TrĂ€nen nieder" chorus
Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor
Sonata No. 1 in G minor for Solo Violin [BWV 1001] - David J. Grossman
Partita No. 1 in B minor for Solo Violin [BWV 1002] - David J. Grossman
Double: Presto (Courante)
Tempo di Borea
Double (Tempo di Borea)
Sonata No. 2 in A minor for Solo Violin [BWV 1003] - David J. Grossman
Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin [BWV 1004] - David J. Grossman
Sonata No. 3 in C major for Solo Violin [BWV 1005] - David J. Grossman
Partita No. 3 in E major for Solo Violin [BWV 1006] - David J. Grossman
Gavotte en Rondeau
Suite No. 1 in G major for Solo Cello [BWV 1007] - David J. Grossman
Suite No. 2 in D minor for Solo Cello [BWV 1008] - David J. Grossman
Suite No. 3 in C major for Solo Cello [BWV 1009] - David J. Grossman
Suite No. 4 in Eb major for Solo Cello [BWV 1010] - David J. Grossman
Suite No. 5 in C minor for Solo Cello [BWV 1011] - David J. Grossman
Suite No. 6 in D major for Solo Cello [BWV 1012] - David J. Grossman
Sonata - BWV 1032 (Arr. for recorder and harpsichord) Michael Beckenkamp
Largo e dolce
Suite No.3 in D, BWV.1068
Suite in Amin [BWV 818]
Suite in Eb [BWV 819]
Suite in F [BWV.820]
Suite in Fmin [BWV 823]
Toccatas John Sankey
bwv910 Toccata in F#
bwv911 Toccata in Cmin
bwv912 Toccata in D
bwv913 Toccata in Dmin
bwv914 Toccata in Emin
bwv915 Toccata in Gmin
bwv916 Toccata in G
Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Toccata and Fugue in D minor MINO
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 564.
Toccata in D minor: The "Dorian"
Trio Sonata No.6, [BWV 530] - Mauricio Fabbri
Triosonata for 2 flutes, harpsichord and continuo - Eduardo Moreno
Allegro ma non presto
The Art of Fugue - No.1.
The Well-Tempered Klavier John Sankey
Prelude & Fugue No.1 in C [BWV 846]
Prelude & Fugue No.2 in Cmin [BWV 847]
Prelude & Fugue No.3 in C# [BWV 848]
Prelude & Fugue No.4 in C#min [BWV 849]
Prelude & Fugue No.5 in D [BWV 850]
Prelude & Fugue No.6 in Dmin [BWV 851]
Prelude & Fugue No.7 in Eb [BWV 852]
Prelude & Fugue No.8 in Ebmin [BWV 853]
Prelude & Fugue No.9 in E [BWV 854]
Prelude & Fugue No.10 in Emin [BWV 855]
Prelude & Fugue No.11 in F [BWV 856]
Prelude & Fugue No.12 in Fmin [BWV 857]
Prelude & Fugue No.13 in F# [BWV 858]
Prelude & Fugue No.14 in F#min [BWV 859]
Prelude & Fugue No.15 in G [BWV 860]
Prelude & Fugue No.16 in Gmin [BWV 861]
Prelude & Fugue No.17 in Ab [BWV 862]
Prelude & Fugue No.18 in Abmin [BWV 863]
Prelude & Fugue No.19 in A [BWV 864]
Prelude & Fugue No.20 in Amin [BWV 865]
Prelude & Fugue No.21 in Bb [BWV 866]
Prelude & Fugue No.22 in Bbmin [BWV 867]
Prelude & Fugue No.23 in B [BWV 868]
Prelude & Fugue No.24 in Bmin [BWV 869]
Prelude & Fugue No.25 in C [BWV 870]
Prelude & Fugue No.26 in Cmin [BWV 871]
Prelude & Fugue No.27 in C# [BWV 872]
Prelude & Fugue No.28 in C#min [BWV 873]
Prelude & Fugue No.29 in D [BWV 874]
Prelude & Fugue No.30 in Dmin [BWV 875]
Prelude & Fugue No.31 in Eb [BWV 876]
Prelude & Fugue No.32 in Ebmin [BWV 877]
Prelude & Fugue No.33 in E [BWV 878]
Prelude & Fugue No.34 in Emin [BWV 879]
Prelude & Fugue No.35 in F [BWV 880]
Prelude & Fugue No.36 in Fmin [BWV 881]
The Well-Tempered Klavier Book II. Jennifer Weir
987 Alesis Micron
This is one of the cutest, smallest, yet most powerful synths I've ever put my hands on! The Micron is the sequel to the popular Ion, and while it can be considered as the Ion's younger brother, it actually has a few enhancements that are absent on the big bro.
This is a very clean, precise, sparkly and definitely virtual analog (or analog modeled) sounding synth. Eight voices of polyphony are plenty for these types of units, but we would always want more. The synth engine is the same as the Ion though, but extra and welcome features include sequencing, arpeggio, and great on board percussion, and the ability to build patterns.
The Micron really sounds bigger than it looks: while personally I feel that the character of its synth engine leans on the more digitally precise DSP side of virtual analog technology, it's certainly capable of huge, warm and fat sounds.
The main panel is logically laid out and easy to understand. At the very left, a big red knob offers volume control; the two "m1" and "m2" sliders provide useful modulation control, typically (but not always) vibrato and filter cutoff. The three knobs labeled "x", "y" and "z" also offer way of modulating sounds, and can (ought to) be assigned to your favorite parameters. Two octave buttons, and other useful commands such as tap (tempo) and latch (sustains the notes) occupy the space at the left of the two-line backlit green display. Finally, a multi-function matrix with push-down knob serve as the central nerve system of the machine, letting you easily access programs, setups, configurations, patterns and rhythms. You do the programming by turning the knob to view the various editing pages. In all, it's simple to program, and the manual does a fantastic job of being easy to follow and easy to understand.
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962 25 Abandoned Soviet Monuments that look like they're from the Future | Crack Two
These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place (like TjentiĆĄte, Kozara and KadinjaÄa), or where concentration camps stood (like Jasenovac and NiĆĄ). They were designed by different sculptors (DuĆĄan DĆŸamonja, Vojin BakiÄ, Miodrag ĆœivkoviÄ, Jordan and Iskra Grabul, to name a few) and architects (Bogdan BogdanoviÄ, Gradimir MedakoviÄ...), conveying powerful visual impact to show the confidence and strength of the Socialist Republic. In the 1980s, these monuments attracted millions of visitors per year, especially young pioneers for their "patriotic education." After the Republic dissolved in early 1990s, they were completely abandoned, and their symbolic meanings were forever lost.
From 2006 to 2009, Kempenaers toured around the ex-Yugoslavia region (now Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, etc.) with the help of a 1975 map of memorials, bringing before our eyes a series of melancholy yet striking images. His photos raise a question: can these former monuments continue to exist as pure sculptures? On one hand, their physical dilapidated condition and institutional neglect reflect a more general social historical fracturing. And on the other hand, they are still of stunning beauty without any symbolic significances. I know this may sound schizophrenic if you also read my last post. But maybe there are forms that can transcend meaning...
I have started to build a (slightly) updated version of the Korg PS-3200 synthesizer.
The PS-3200 was the last of three fully polyphonic, semi-modular analogue synthesizers offered by Korg in the late 70's. (See Ben Ward's excellent Korg PS site for detailed information, including user manuals.)
The concept of the PS-Synthesizers was different from other manufacturer's early polyphonic instruments. Instead of using a small number of voices and a clever keyboard assigning circuit, the "PolyKorgs" had a complete synthesizer circuit, hard wired to each key. That makes a total of 48 VCFs, 48 VCAs and 48 voltage controlled ADSRs even for the smallest of the range, the PS-3100. The largest of the range, PS-3300, even had 144 of these circuits.
The sheer number of synthesizer circuits called for an extremly economic circuit design, and it's a joy to look at Korg's design ideas which led to building blocks that almost did the same as in the better known "classic" synthesizers. And after many years of engineering and reverse-engineering electronic music circuits, I have learned to look at odd solutions not as "substandard", but as a source of creativity an individual character. Here's a list of some highlights:
Function Implementation Side effects
Single-Transistor Waveform Converter creates triangle, saw, pulse and PWM from saw input, using one (!) transistor, one diode and two resistors per voice, plus two global control voltages Pulse height also changes with pulse width
5-Transistor-VCF (Korg-35) A Voltage controlled 2-pole (Sallen&Key) LPF built from 5 transistors rather high CV feedthru
Single-Diode VC Resonance The dynamic resistance of a simple diode is used to alter the feedback gain of the VCF limited range of Q
"Expand" function instead of VCF Envelope modulation depth Instead of scaling down the ADSR with a VCA, the a variable portion of the Envelope is just clipped with a single diode. It's so remarkably close to ordinary VCA function that apparently nobody takes notice. At least I have not read about it anywhere.
At slow Atack times, the Envelope appears delayed at the VCF (no effect until th eclipping point is reached). Usefull for Brass sounds, and not easy to emulate with conventional synthesizers.
Minimum parts count Voltage Controlled ADSR Three transistors, 1/2 of a LM324 and one CD4007 per voice. Plus some more involved control circuit, shared by several voices Transistors must be selected in 13-tuples, not just in pairs.
ADSR detail (1):
One-opamp control logic 1/4 LM324 is used as Flipflop, which is dynamically set by Gate-ON, dynamically reset by Gate-OFF, statically reset when the attack peak voltage is reached, and whose set/reset sensitivity is altered by a CV Very odd "Hold" function, depending on the "Attack"-value. But very useful in practise.
ADSR detail (2):
Single-Transistor, exponential slope VC-Decay Using a single transistor per voice for VC Attack and Release is remarkable already, even though the A and R slopes are linerar. But the Decay slope is exponential, and this is achieved with a single transistor and two resistors per voice! The Decay time range is rather limited. No ultra fast Decay, and no ultra slow Decay either.
Single-Transistor VCA That's the "Korg standard" VCA, well known from other instruments like the MS-10.
817 Coil : Colour Sound Oblivion : DVD 15 & 16 : Peter Christopherson/Coil : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
Coil's 16 DVD box set Colour Sound Oblivion featured many live shows. The final two discs featured the projections used in the live shows, these were published...
812 ED102 - Octave-Volts-Hertz
The ED102 borrows heavily from the Korg MS-02âą although it was developed independently of Korg Inc.
Korg and MS-02 are the trademarks of Korg Inc.
Among presently available music synthesizers, there are two different types of control system used for controlling devices such as the VCO (voltage controlled oscillator) and VCF (voltage controlled filter). These two systems been: Hertz/Volt (Hz/V) and Octave/Volt (Oct/V).
The graph to the left shows the relationship between the VCO oscillator frequency (pitch) and the control voltage (keyboard output voltage). The straight line on the graph is from a synthesizer in which there is a one octave change for every one volt change in the control voltage (Oct/V). In contrast, the curved line on the graph is the control voltage from a synthesizer in which the VCO frequency is proportional to voltage (Hz/V system).
To allow these systems to work together you will need a module like this ED102. The built-in, fully adjustable log amp and anti-log amp ensure complete system flexibility and compatibility between any presently voltage controlled synthesiser.
The Hz/V system
In the Hz/V system, the VCO oscillator frequency is proportional to the control voltage so that, for example, if the frequency of a VCO increases by 100Hz for every volt applied, then applying 1V, 2V and 3V to this VCO would generate 100Hz, 200Hz and 300Hz respectively.
The Oct/V system
In the Oct/V system the VCO oscillator frequency changes one octave for every one volt change in the control voltage so that, for example, 1V, 2V and 3V to a VCO would generate 200Hz, 400Hz and 800Hz respectively.
Features and Functions
This changes a Hz/V type keyboard CV (control voltage) output into an OCT/V type of CV. Use the Log Amp to change the control signal from, say, a Korg or Yamaha synthesiser into a signal you can use with another type of synthesizer.
This changes an OCT/V type of keyboard CV output into a Hz/V type of CV. Use this Antilog Amp when you want to control, say, a Korg synthesiser by means of a unit that uses the OCT/V system.
761 Midi Software - Synth Zone
MIDI Sequencing SoftwareAnvil Studio Anvil Studio is a MIDI and audio sequencer and is free software for Windows users.
Building Blocks Building Blocks for Windows is a multifunctional MIDI application / modular sequencer, that allows you to build custom controller remapping, LFO's, arpeggiators, autochords, drum and note sequences, echoes etc.
Busker A Windows score editor and player that has Yamaha style support. 1000s of Yamaha styles can be downloaded for free. Another great music software tool from Jos Maas.
Cakewalk Sonar Windows & Mac sequencer now with integrated midi and audio. Sonar demo available. For other Cakewalk resources see Synth Zone's Cakewalk Page
Cubase - Steinberg Featuring integrated midi & audio package Cubase VST For more info & related links see Synth Zone's Cubase Links
Cursed Sequencer Open Source sequencer for Windows and Linux.
Digital Performer MOTU presents Digital Performer for the Mac, a complete digital audio and MIDI production environment. Competitive upgrades available. See the new Digital Performer mailing list.
Ditty Ditty is a freeware MIDI sequencer for Windows aimed at assisting piano practice.
Easybeat Mac MIDI sequencing software from Uni Software Plus. Features include a software GM wavetable synth.
Energy XT Energy XT is Windows sequencer/composer software.
Fl Studio Windows application that provides easy to use yet powerful MIDI/digital audio sequencing and looping tools.
Intuem Mac OSX MIDI sequencer that provides a variable-tempo system and a simple way to transform a real, human, performance into a sequence where bars and beats actually have meaning. Time restricted version available to download.
Jammer - Soundtrek Jammer for Windows provides a 256 Track MIDI sequencer with built in studio musicians. A very useful program for creating arrangements & drum tracks with assistance from the software. Also check the Yahoo Jammer Group.
JUMP A highly streamlined Windows MIDI sequencer, designed to help you compose music
Jazzware - Jazz++ Windows & Linux open source MIDI sequencer with audio support. If you need a MIDI sequencer you really should check it out.
Logic Pro Audio Apple's MIDI & audio solution for the Mac. For Emagic product support see the Emagic Legacy pages at Apple. For related information see Emagic Users Page with resources & mailing list for Emagic products, the Logic Users' Net which includes Mac related info, and the Powerkeys "Learning Logic" web site. SwiftKick provides and archive for the Logic Users' Group environments. Editors, MIDI processors etc. are available. Omega Art has Logic info and resources. You can read the History Of Logic at Tweakheadz Lab.
Magix Magix Music Studio incorporates a MIDI sequencer with its digital audio sequencer.
Massiva An audio/MIDI sequencer for Windows users with undo plus plugin support. This is just an archive of an old site. You can still get it from AudioMelody.com. Massiva has now moved on to become Energy XT
Mixcraft Windows software that supports MIDI and audio sequencing..
MU.LAB An alternative, hi-quality music application for Mac OSX and Windows with MIDI and audio support.
MultitrackStudio Window digital audio recorder with VST 2.0 plugin and MIDI support. Freeware version and pro versions available.
Music Master Win sequencing & notation package with a full graphic interface for Roland VS880 control & integration.
Music Master Works A shareware Windows sequencing & accompaniment package. Win95 & Win3.1 versions available. From Aspire software
MusicPhrase XL MusicPhrase for Windows is a creative tool for composing music. Features phrase sequencing and visual groove editing tools.
Music Studio Producer Music Studio Producer is a free Windows MIDI sequencer, DAW which can host VST(i), supports ASIO. From Aspire software
Numerology Numerology is a modular sequencing and audio plugin environment for Mac OS X.
Onyx Onyx by Jasmine Music provides powerful sequencing, harmonizer and MIDI-2-Audio rendering.
Power Chords By Howling Dog Systems - Innovative Windows midi sequencer using onscreen guitar fretboard interface, plus other unique features for creating strum & rhythm patterns. Demo available
PowerTracks Pro Audio PG Music's budget priced sequencer for Windows now features up to 48 tracks of digital audio with effects, EQ, panning etc plus 3rd party plugin support.
Pro Tools Digidesign provide Pro Tools for Windows and Mac with MIDI, multitrack audio and plugin support.
Quartz Audio Master Quartz Audio Master is free Windows multitrack digital recording software and MIDI sequencing software. Provided by DigitalSound Planet
Reaper REAPER is a fully featured Windows multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing, and mastering environment. Fully functional evaluation available for download.
Rosegarden Rosegarden is a free MIDI sequencer and notation editor for Unix, and has binary distributions for Linux PCs and SGI IRIX.
SoftStep SoftStep is a Win9x modular step sequencer based on modular analog step sequencers. Features modules, which are math and logic functions that you treat as physical boxes with knobs and sliders.
Style Enhancer Windows MIDI sequencer based on Performance Modeling technology with powerful and intelligent MIDI-data generation and transformation.
SwarShala Midi sequencer package for Windows software that covers both the melodic and rhythmic aspects of Indian music. Featured instruments include Sitar, Sarod, Tanpura, Guitar, Tabla, Pakhawaj, Dholki and Bells. MIDI files and WAV files can be output.
Sweet Sixteen Midi sequencer package for Windows from Roni Music. And check out the Sweet MIDI arpeggiator for Windows, very cool !!
TR-x0x Freeware Windows step sequencer based on the Roland TR-808/909 drum machines.
Tracktion Tracktion from Mackie provides low cost MIDI and audio sequencing.
Tunafish A Windows VSTi MIDI sequencer with sample support. A fully functional ( save disabled ) demo is available to download. Has sample support and provides a built-in sample/drum sequencer.
Xx A multi-track MIDI sequencer for MacOS. It is also an algorithmic compositional tool. Requires OMS.
Midi SoftwareAudible Oddities - Twerk's Tools Audible Oddities is an audio mastering business and Shawn Hatfield also provides some free music composition tools for the Mac featuring sequencing control and algorithmic music generation. Burnt Toast even has a beta version available for Win XP.
Catanya Software pattern arpeggiator VST plugin.
MIDI-OX Win9x/NT midi utility providing sysex handling, diagnostics, filtering & mapping of midi data Streams. All Windows MIDI users should check this out. It is also available from Yamaha UK. Also see MIDI Yoke which allows you to route MIDI between different applications.
vanBasco's Karaoke Player vanBasco's Karaoke Player is freeware Windows software that plays Karaoke (.kar) and standard MIDI (.mid, .midi, .rmi) files. Provides a piano keyboard and lyric display.
Vocal Writer Shareware music & vocal synthesis software for the Power Mac. Not only playback & edit GM midi files, but it will also sing your lyrics (85 voices to choose from)
Zel Zel is an interpretive MIDI programming language for Windows. Version 1.2 includes the Zel Drum Machine, a style based composer and editor which makes it easy to create MIDI drum tracks without having to learn the Zel language. Freeware.
Midi Sequencing Related SitesAtari-MIDI Yahoo Group for Atari computer users to discuss MIDI applications. Also check The Caged Artist Series Page for once commercial MIDI software that is now freeware.
Audio Forums Forums for most major sequencing & digital audio software packages.
Harmony Central Provide an archive of MIDI sequencer and notation applications to download. There is software for all platforms available.
HitSquad Provide links to a number of MIDI sequencers and "tracker" sequencers for Windows, Mac and Linux.
MacMusic.org Macmusic.org have lots of links to Mac specific audio and MIDI sequencing resources. .
Mac OSX MIDI Apps A very useful list of links to Mac OSX MIDI applications with descriptions and direct links to the websites and apps.
Midijoys Freeware Windows program that combines two independent fully programmable joystick controllers, and a Continuous MIDI Controller programmable sliders that can send a wide spectrum of MIDI control parameters.
MidiPlugins.com Links to freeware and commercial MIDI plugins for both Windows and Mac OS9/OSX.
Music-X Amiga University Info on the original Amiga sequencer Music-X including writing sysex protocols. Also see Driptomatic Fairytales for Music-X info and resources. AM/FM also provide disk images containing many Amiga MIDI articles and tools.
Sonic Control Sonic Control provides information and reviews of sequencers for all platforms as well as MIDI hardware.
SourceForge SourceForge provide freeware software for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms and have many MIDI sequencer applications.
Sweetwater Sequencer Forum Sweetwater.com provides forums including one dedicated to MIDI sequencers.
Vintage Sequencers Tweakheadz Lab provides a great rundown on the ancestors of todays sequencers on computers in the 80s. Very interesting and informative reading with screen shots of many sequencers from the early days of MIDI.
756 Matmos - Supreme Balloon
The arcs of rising and falling pitches that start this song reminded us of a rainbow, and the title stuck: any resemblance to fluttering symbols of homo-nationalist pride are side effects. People have asked us about the Latin kitsch aspect of the song, and we plead guilty to a great love of the Richard Hayman "The Genuine Electric Latin Love Machine" Moog novelty LP from 1969. Having lived in the Mission District of San Francisco for seven years up until our recent move to Baltimore, we have had enough casual exposure to actual Mexican and Salvadorean music to know that this bears only the faintest relation to the real thing. Keith Fullerton Whitman contributed some tasty squelches and zaps from his Doepfer modular synth to brighten the corners, but not everything on here is that high-tech. Consider the lowly stylophone, a handheld novelty instrument popular with British schoolkids that was immortalized during the rave era in the cheesy techno banger "Stylophonia" by the fabulously named UK crew Two Little Boys. The stylophone that is played on this record was sent to us in the mail by a well-wisher and we thank him for this unexpected present. We are even more grateful to Safety Scissors, who forgave us when M. C. Schmidt broke his MS-20 filter knob by tweaking it too vigorously while recording the "horn" part of this song. It's all been patched up now.
755 Lotus Notes/Domino 7 application performance: Part 2: Optimizing database views
In part two of this article series, we explain how you can build views that are optimized for performance in your Notes/Domino applications.
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706 Geometry, Surfaces, Curves, Polyhedra
POV-Ray: A Tool for Creating Engaging Visualisation of Geometry
Various notes on polygons and meshes
Includes Surface (polygon) simplification, Clipping a polygonal facet with an arbitrary plane, Surface Relaxation and Smoothing of polygonal data, Mesh crumpling, splitting polygons, two sided facets, polygon types.
Philosophy is written in this grand book - I mean universe - which stands continuously open to our gaze, but which cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it; without these, one is wandering about in a dark labyrinth. Galileo (1623)
Distance between a point, a line and a plane
The intersection of a line with another line (2D)
The closest line between two lines (3D)
The intersection of a line with a plane
Mathematics describing a plane
The intersection of two planes
The intersection of three planes
Polygon area and centroid calculation
Inside / outside polygon test
Reflection of a ray
Eulers number and closed surfaces
Determining whether a line segment intersects a facet
Coordinate transformations on the plane (2D)
Cartesian, Cylindrical, and Spherical
Euler angles and coordinate transformations
Converting between left and right coordinate systems
Clipping a line with a polygon
Clockwise test for polygons in 2D
Test for concave/convex polygon in 2D
Area of (planar) polygons in 3D
Spheres, equations and terminology
The intersection of a line and a sphere (or a circle)
Equation of the circle through 3 points
Equation of the sphere through 4 points
Intersecting area of circles on a plane
Rotation of a point about an arbitrary axis
Creating a plane/disk perpendicular to a line segment
Intersection of two circles on the plane
Circumference of an ellipse
Intersection of two spheres
Distributing Points on a Sphere
Quadric equations in x and y of degree 2
Fowler angles: Comparing angles without trigonometry
Description of an efficient contouring algorithm as it appeared in Byte magazine. (Byte Magazine, 1987) and a more general approach for arbitrary contour planes and polygonal meshes.
Methods for mapping points on a spherical surface onto a plane, stereographic and cylindrical (including Mercator) projections. Includes Aitoff map projection: Conversion to/from longitude/latitude (spherical map)
Classification of projections from 3D to 2D and specific examples of oblique projections.
A triangle was an improvement to the square wheel. It eliminated one bump. BC comics
Planar (stretching) distortion in the plane
Including Anamorphic projections and Mappings in the Complex Plane (Otherwise known as Conformal maps)
Polygonising a scalar field
Otherwise known as marching cubes and marching tetrahedrons.
A Macintosh 4 dimensional geometry viewer and manual.
679 Trevor Marshall's ETI3600, ETI4600 International Music Synthesisers and Maplin 3800 and Maplin 5600s Stereo Synthesisers
Many years ago the Australian magazine "Electronics Today International" published my designs for two partly digital, mostly analog, Electronic Music Synthesisers. the ETI 3600 and ETI 4600. Both were made available as kits of components
Barry Wilkinson at ETI was responsible for the final packaging and kitting coordination.
Maplin Electronics Ltd.(in the UK) subsequently picked up the designs, which they marketed as as the Maplin models 3800 and 5600s Electronic Music Synthesisers
At the time I held two Australian provisional patents for the technologies I used in the Synthesiser designs. One related to the method for generating sawtooth waveforms, the other was for the method of using commutated resistors in voltage controlled filters.
I never made any money out of the designs, or the patents, which have long ago been allowed to lapse.
But it was fun!
The original constructional articles for the ETI 3600/4600 can be found in these PDFs: October 1973, December 1973, January 1974, Feb 1974, March 1974, April 1974, July 1974, March 1975, April 1975, May 1975, August 1975
Although the earliest (4004) microprocessors were available at that time, it was not until the late-70's that I first started programming fully digital (Signetics 2650 based) Microcomputer systems. Consequently my early digital designs were hardware, and not firmware, based.
Of course, these days, everything in my hardware and firmware is based on software designs - even the interconnections are controlled by the software in the EPLDs and PALs, instead of by wires.
So many things have changed over the years....
Here is a mug shot of the Maplin 3800:
674 Remove Complex Backgrounds from Images in Photoshop - How-To Geek
While tools like the Magic Eraser can sometimes remove your backgrounds, the fact is you're going to have to get your hands dirty with the eraser if you have images with complex backgrounds that need removing.
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551 The Top Idea in Your Mind
I realized recently that what one thinks about in the shower in the morning is more important than I'd thought. I knew it was a good time to have ideas. Now I'd go further: now I'd say it's hard to do a really good job on anything you don't think about in the shower.
Everyone who's worked on difficult problems is probably familiar with the phenomenon of working hard to figure something out, failing, and then suddenly seeing the answer a bit later while doing something else. There's a kind of thinking you do without trying to. I'm increasingly convinced this type of thinking is not merely helpful in solving hard problems, but necessary. The tricky part is, you can only control it indirectly. 
I think most people have one top idea in their mind at any given time. That's the idea their thoughts will drift toward when they're allowed to drift freely. And this idea will thus tend to get all the benefit of that type of thinking, while others are starved of it. Which means it's a disaster to let the wrong idea become the top one in your mind.
What made this clear to me was having an idea I didn't want as the top one in my mind for two long stretches.
533 The Theory and Technique of Electronic Music
Sinusoids, amplitude and frequency
Measures of Amplitude
Units of Amplitude
Synthesizing a sinusoid
About the Software Examples
Wavetables and samplers
The Wavetable Oscillator
Audio and control computations
The sampling theorem
Converting from audio signals to numeric control streams
Control streams in block diagrams
Audio signals as control
Operations on control streams
Control operations in Pd
Automation and voice management
Linear and Curved Amplitude Shapes
Continuous and discontinuous control changes
Encapsulation in Pd
Taxonomy of spectra
Multiplying audio signals
Frequency and phase modulation
Pulse trains via waveshaping
Pulse trains via wavetable stretching
Movable ring modulation
Phase-aligned formant (PAF) generator
Time shifts and delays
Time shifts and phase changes
Recirculating delay networks
Power conservation and complex delay networks
Variable and fractional shifts
Fidelity of interpolating delay lines
Taxonomy of filters
Low-pass and high-pass filters
Band-pass and stop-band filters
Elementary non-recirculating filter
Non-recirculating filter, second form
Elementary recirculating filter
Real outputs from complex filters
Two recirculating filters for the price of one
One-pole low-pass filter
One-pole, one-zero high-pass filter
Peaking and stop-band filter
Stretching the unit circle with rational functions
Butterworth band-pass filter
Impulse responses of recirculating filters
Single Sideband Modulation
Fourier analysis and resynthesis
Fourier analysis of periodic signals
Periodicity of the Fourier transform
Fourier transform as additive synthesis
Properties of Fourier transforms
Fourier transform of DC
Shifts and phase changes
Fourier transform of a sinusoid
Fourier analysis of non-periodic signals
Fourier analysis and reconstruction of audio signals
Timbre stamping (classical vocoder)
Phase relationships between channels
Symmetries and Fourier series
Sawtooth waves and symmetry
Dissecting classical waveforms
Fourier series of the elementary waveforms
Square and symmetric triangle waves
General (non-symmetric) triangle wave
Predicting and controlling foldover
Sneaky triangle waves
507 Designing A Facebook Fan Page: Showcases, Tutorials, Resources - Smashing Magazine
Despite its privacy issues, Facebook clearly has a key role in global Internet activity. It has become a kind of universal social network, being used for both
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445 Doug Kaufman's Web Site - DOS ports LYNX
This site exists primarily to distribute DOS ports of programs in which I have taken an interest. This consists primarily of the text-mode web browser "lynx", the network file retrievers "wget" and "curl", the file compressor "bzip2" and the URL extractor "urlview". Running programs originally designed for unix in DOS is not necessarily easy. If you download these programs, please read the text files which explain how to set up these programs in DOS and which functional problems may be present.
The latest DOS port of lynx is 2.8.5rel.1. You can download it here (2463576 bytes, 18 April 2004). This version is compiled with openssl-0.9.7d to give SSL support. This means that it can now access https:// URLs. This can now be distributed because of the easing of US export controls on encryption. Please note, however, that US regulations still prohibit export to Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria. Do not download the file if you are from any of these countries. Please check your own country's regulations on the use of strong cryptography before using or redistributing this file.
433 The Beauty Of Typography: Writing Systems And Calligraphy, Part 2 - Smashing Magazine
The beauty of writing systems is that each has something unique from which to draw inspiration. Two weeks ago, in the first part of this article, we covered Arabic
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428 Alain Neffe and the Home-Taped Electronic Music Revolution
Alain Neffe launched his first tape label at home in Belgium in 1981. He called it Insane Music Contact and his first installment was called Insane Music for Insane People. Thus began a nearly thirty year foray into home-made, visionary and utterly unfashionable electronic music that has hardly made anyone involved a household name.
Insane Music released 55 titles in its most prolific years (1981-87). Five of these were vinyl records and the rest were cassettes tapes. Why cassettes tapes? Magnetic tape was the obvious solution to the problem facing many artists working without record contracts in those days. Cassettes could be recorded at home, produced at home, dubbed at home, and sold or traded by mail. No need for tasteless outside producers and marketing mojoâone needed only leave home to buy more tapes. Says Neffe, âI could copy the tapes on demand. Releasing an LP required that you print 500 copies and 1000 copies of the cover sleeve, and everything had to be paid up front âŠ if the buyer didnât like the music, he or she could wipe it out and record something else on it.â
Mr. Neffe was not the only one out there recording, selling and trading tapes by mail. On both sides of the Atlantic, home cassette technology was permitting the release of much groundbreaking and breathlessly beautiful work, as well as some noxious and otherwise self-indulgent wankingâthat coat of many colors we call the DIY (do-it-yourself) Revolution. As early as 1974, Albrecht/d. self-released a cassette entitled Amsterdam Op De Dam in Germany. In 1976, Throbbing Gristle was distributing tapes of their infamous live recordings, and in 1977, the French electro-industrial unit Die Form began releasing tapes on their own Bain Total label. 1980 saw the release of two monumental self-released cassettes, The Storm Bugsâ A Safe Substitute and Colin Potterâs The Ghost Office. In Japan, 1980 saw the release of Merzbowâs first two cassettes, Remblandt Assemblage and Fuckexercise. And in the USA, 1981 saw John Benderâs Plaster: The Prototypes, a laconic and mysterious series of tone and vocal poems. Home taping was not limited to electronic music. R. Stevie Moore, one of the elder living ancestors of the lo-fi rock aesthetic, began releasing distributing home-made tapes via the R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club sometime in the 1970s. And tapes of live punk shows from the era continue to trade hands.
Soon, cassettes were coming from everywhere: mysterious PO boxes in the Midwest, to which you sent a blank tape and three dollars and received the tape back with something on it. The Tellus Audio Cassette Magazine was a Fluxus-inspired subscription audio-journal dedicated to music as well as poetry and drama and other forms of audio-art. Zines like Factsheet Five and Unsound devoted entire columns to the material they received from bands on home-made cassette, and demo tapes began leaking to radio stations prior to official record release dates. It was a grassroots movement that marched in association with the self-publication of zines, comics, chapbooks, and other media. The medium had begun to become the message.
Insane Music for Insane People (which eventually reached 25 volumes) was a series compiling all home-made electronic music made by artists from across the globe. By including in the liner notes the contact address for each artist featured, Neffe helped pioneer a snail-mail network for those interested in more of what they heard. Artists from all over Europe and the USA, from Japan, New Zealand, and beyond contributed over the years. One could send a few dollars to Insane Music Contact, receive tapes in the mail, write to artists involved and receive more cassettes.
Insane Music Contact (now known as Insane Music) has always been a vehicle for Mr. Neffeâs own electronic music projects as well, many of which are periodically active to this day. Though he now makes liberal use of the CD format, Neffeâs artistic approach remains undiluted by years of underexposure. He expects very little acknowledgment of or remuneration for his efforts, which, for him, are emotional articulation, continued experimentation, and purity. It seems nothing but nothing could possibly catapult such heavily uncommercial sounds into the public consciousnessânot even this thirty-year retrospective box-set entitled The Insane Box released (ironically, on vinyl) by the venerable Frank Maier of Vinyl-on-Demand Records, an outfit devoted to preserving the precious gems of cassette culture before the evidence disintegrates.
For this retrospective (4 LPs + a 7â 45), Mr. Neffe has reached into dusty attic boxes, wherein lay unreleased (or hardly available) material by five projects of which he has been a part: BeNe GeSSeRiT, Human Flesh, Pseudo Code, I Scream and Subject. Each has a unique cerebral orientation and emotional vibe made possible by the combined efforts of invited guests; each runs the high fever of a man very much committed to a personal vision of artistic purity without virtuosity, and each is distinctly French.
BeNe GeSSeRiT was not the first of Mr. Neffeâs projects to be recorded and distributed, but is, to my understanding, the genesis of his approach to music as âtextsâ or âphotographsâ, or as he puts it, âpotlatch musicâ. On these early tracks we also detect a burgeoning interest in the endless expressive properties of the human voice, both explicitly human and as heavily-treated sound sculpture, both French and English At times, voices shout like besotted Celine parlor workers at each other from tenement windows; at other times a high-pitched female voice wails up and down like Catherine Ribeiro alone in her bathroom. In these tracks, one can also detect the half-digested influence of electro-rock luminaries Silver Apples, the avant-lashings a la Yoko Ono, and occasionally the thunder-beat of early Laibach. Primitive Casio electronics, stage whispers, delay echoes, tape loops, and a certain absurdist humor redolent of Erik Satie, neither dampen the fabric with melodrama, nor detract from the integrity of the grist, nor from the topical seriousness of the textâs subjects. BeNe GeSSeRiT is difficult music, even in the moments that risk elegy, yet it is still more accessible than some of the other Francophone avant-dada outfits of the day, such as DDAA and Ătant DonnĂ©s, or Nurse with Wound in the UK.
Human Flesh is decidedly more structurally cohesive and song-oriented than BeNe GeSSeRiT, and its predecessors and influences are less clear. Still there is a clear interest in the human voice, its textures and timbers when removed of sign value by backwards-masking, and the new textures that emerge when disassembled and reassembled. Even rock-oriented at times, Human Flesh chases a more delirious climax, for the hounds of the carnival are snapping at their heels as they run. This is also a project of varied angles and pursuits, sliding as it does into poetic electro-pop (the supple and Chicago-accented voice of the late Lydia Tomkiw, of Algebra Suicide, appears on two tracks), and moments of Half Japanese-style primitivism. The side-long track âLangsamâ is more reminiscent of Piper-era Pink Floyd and Brainticket, as well as other Krautrock, yet is still distinctly French. These early and rare tracks are, in contrast to the more ambitious Pseudo Code and the more intimate recordings by I Scream, more oblique for being a mix-down of materials sent to Neffe from artists around the globe. The track âSons of God?â is also notable for what is perhaps the first recorded sample of the American fire-and-brimstone preacher Ferrell Griswold, whose voice has appeared in music by Front 242, Phallus Dei, Pragha Khan, et cetera.
The cassette medium, for all its benefits to individual artistic expression and culture, is for the selfsame reasons impermanent. Magnetic tape has a thirty year lifespan if properly archived, which means both that preserving their contents in other formats is important, and that paying hundreds of dollars for the original artifacts is a questionable collectorsâ pursuit (nevertheless, you can watch it happen daily). With the advent of the mp3 and the efforts of Vinyl-on-Demand and other labels, Insane Musicâs CD-r reissue program included, some of this exquisite material has been rescued from oblivion.
423 MACBETH STUDIO SYSTEMS
Welcome to MacBeth Synthesizers!
LATEST NEWS: 20/07/09 please scroll down for infoOver the last year and half or so, more products have been developed. Work has gone into the design of a new modular
synthesizer system shared by two formats- the 3U format and the 5U format. The designs are relatively new but still
retain the inherant qualities of the M3X, M5 and M5N synthesizers. The system is called the X-Series Modular Synthesizer
after the popular M3X and its protĂ©gĂ© keyboard synthesizer the X-Factor. This fully analogue keyboard is still under
serious development and there will be more information to follow on that one.
As a refreshing change from making the large scale semi modular M5 and M5N, I am now delving into the production of
smaller, free for all systems that will probably grow large! I'm taking into it all my experience of designing both large and
small analogue synthesizers as well as a few new ideas too. Please take the time to look around this website. In each
catagory there is product information, sounds, tracks and links to other related media on the internet.
Currently the 3U X-Series Dual Oscillator and 'Backend' Filter Combo are in production. I expect delivery of the
Dual Oscillator within the next two weeks- shortly after that the 'Backend' Filter Combo will roll out of production.
Please contact any of the Distributers listed to get your modules.
I intend to produce a short run of the 5U modules soon, so once again- stay tuned for that...
...anyway! I have uploaded quite a few demo sounds on here- maybe not to everyones taste- but at least they make
you think of what these modules could do in the right hands, i.e. you!
- after all- I'm an engineer, not a muscian as such!...Well you decide!
All MacBeth Products are built to exacting standards- from materials selection to the physical build.
The PCBs and Sheet Metalwork are fabricated by Zot Engineering from Musselburgh, Scotland http://www.zot.co.uk
and final assembly is performed by Diatron Assembly Systems from Norwich, England http://www.diatron.co.uk
Both companies also manufacture equipment for the medical, military and aerospace sectors of industrial engineering
370 Welcome, WebM <video>
In February 2007, 1177 days ago to be exact, Opera proposed the <video> element and we published a manifesto for video on the Web. When proposing <video>, we knew there would be two challenges. The first was easy: to get consensus around the syntax. We wanted <video> to be as easy to use as <img>. The second was harder: to find an open and freely-usable high quality video format.
The big news today is that WebM will join the list of open and freely usable Web formats, and video will finally become a first-class citizen of the Web. This is a big deal, and the day will be remembered in the history of the Web. At Opera, weâre proud to add support for WebM into a Labs build â you can download this build for:
366 How to Track Down Anyone Online
When you're trying to find someone online, Google's not the only game in town. In the last two years, a handful of new people search engines have come onto the scene that offer better ways to pinpoint people info by name, handle, location, or place of employment. While there's still no killer, one-stop people search, there are more ways than ever to track down a long-lost friend, stalk an ex, or screen a potential date or employee. The next time you wonder, "What ever happened to so-and-so?" you've got a few power people search tools to turn to.
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357 LiVES Video Editing System - Because the media should be open
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303 View topic - Yamaha CS30 modifications ? help needed :D
Instruments - Yamaha CS30 modifications ? help needed :D
radek tymecki - Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:14 pm
Post subject: Yamaha CS30 modifications ? help needed :D
I've found this site:
I've made mod in my CS30 - faster LFO speed... anyway?
I know circuit in cs30 is diffrent. anyway i was wonderin howto get 24db lopass?
JarreYuri - Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:05 pm
I don't know... yet.
But I just wanted to say that I would soooo much want to have that synth You have.
Which version do You have?
radek tymecki - Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:22 pm
I had 3 versions:
- Yamaha CS30L
- Yamaha CS30 with sequencer 6 or 8 steps
- Yamaha CS30 with sequencer 1 to 8 steps
sold first two
301 Yamaha CS-15 mods: info and modification description (contribution by Don Solaris)
The original CS-15 is a great monophonic synth from the late 70's. It has a specific dual 12 dB multimode filter structure and a dual signal path. However these two filters are permanently set into parallel connection. This can be sometimes limiting, specially when more filter power is required (i.e. 24 dB response). One of the mods here will provide your CS-15 with serial filter connection - the 24dB mode. Of course, switch is included so that you can always bring back the original unmodified parallel filter routing the 12dB + 12 dB mode.
One of the features that make CS-15 specific (next to parallel filters) is the ultra fast LFO that will go all the way up to 100 Hz. There are no many analog synths with LFOs that can go that fast (most end at 10-15 Hz). The potentiometer is used to tune from 0.1 Hz to 100 Hz. If you look at the numbers, this is quite a big range, and we said majority of LFO modulations are performed in up to 10 Hz range. The same is applied on CS-15's LFO potentiometer. That means, you can precisely tune from 0.1 Hz to 10 Hz (over 80% of potentiometer's turn ).
However, going from 30 Hz to 100 Hz occupies only 10% of the potentiometer's turn. So if you were to perform some kind FM or Ring Mod effects, this might become a tricky job, as it requires precise tuning, but instead potentiometer jumps from i.e. 20 Hz into 40, then 70 then 100 Hz. Please note, this doesn't have anything to do with potentiometer's condition (cleaning). No matter how good you clean it, the same problem will exist, simply because this is the physical precision limit of the potentiometer. The only solution is to expand the precision in the high frequency range. In other words, we will expand 10% of potentiometer's turn into some 80% or more. Switch is included to provide the original unmodified version.
298 The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook
Facebook is a great service. I have a profile, and so does nearly everyone I know under the age of 60.
However, Facebook hasn't always managed its users' data well. In the beginning, it restricted the visibility of a user's personal information to just their friends and their "network" (college or school). Over the past couple of years, the default privacy settings for a Facebook user's personal information have become more and more permissive. They've also changed how your personal information is classified several times, sometimes in a manner that has been confusing for their users. This has largely been part of Facebook's effort to correlate, publish, and monetize their social graph: a massive database of entities and links that covers everything from where you live to the movies you like and the people you trust.
This blog post by Kurt Opsahl at the the EFF gives a brief timeline of Facebook's Terms of Service changes through April of 2010. It's a great overview, but I was a little disappointed it wasn't an actual timeline: hence my initial inspiration for this infographic.
278 10 Reasons To Delete Your Facebook Account
Your information is never really private on Facebook.
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240 SoundClick - Free MP3 music download and much, much more.
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235 MATRIXSYNTH: Alesis Andromeda A6 Aurora Mod
This was a custom mod. I originally put a post up in August of 05 here. Anyone know the website where more info on this mod is hosted? I accidentally lost the link when mucking around with Blogger's settings a while back.
This image via Photobucket
Update: I found the original site but it is down. Some info and additional shots pulled from the Internet Archive Way Back Machine. You can find some thumbnails there, but most give you a 404 if you click on them for the larger shot. I pulled the large pics below before they are gone forever.
"Alesis made Synthesis History when they released their Alesis Andromeda A6, an analog polysynth bred with new technology and classic analog sound! Sixteen awesome voices with two types of filters, a vast modulation system, and enough bells and whistles to make the Andromeda A6 THE most highly featured analog polysynth in existence. If it only had a sloped panel...
* Take one Andromeda, lightly used (but out of warranty - very important!)
* Add one black on blue BETA Panel - because the pre-production beta panels were lacking the Pre- and Post-Filter Mix VIEW buttons, either the buttoncaps must be pulled off of the switches on the PCBs OR two holes need to be carefully drilled through the panel to accomodate. I drilled the holes after measuring about fifteen times each.
* Tilt that panel at approx. the same slope as the Korg MS-20. Requires the extending of a couple of ribbon cables inside, and some pop-rivetted braces. Not too hard.
* Custom wood endcheeks of nice Oak, plus a wood accent over the keyboard. I chose to go with thick, high quality wood to make Aurora more of a beast.
* Replace all green LEDs with red high-intensity ones. This also required changing some resistor values to increase the brightness.
* Replace the LCD with a Hantronix Blue-on-White display. Also, some resistor changes are needed.
* Have a very agreeable Alesis burn a custom Boot EPROM with the custom-designed bootup screen below.
* Build a custom top panel, complete with several additional controls (two joysticks, several switches and knobs) as well as a full 16-channel mixer with level and pan per channel, one for each of the 16 individual outs on the Andromeda.
* Add lots of careful, hard work and time, and PRESTO - you have the Aurora A6!
The Name: I went with Aurora for a couple of reasons.
1. Alliteration - AurorA - AndromedA - get it?
2. There is some legend/lore as to how the Alesis Andromeda got its name. Could be related to the Greek mythos. Could be related to the Andromeda galaxy. Could be darts thrown at dictionary pages :-) In any case, Aurora fits with the mythology bent because in Roman mythology, Aurora was the goddess of the dawn (Andromeda was rescued and married by Perseus in Greek mythos). Aurora also fits the 'celestial' thing as well, as the Aurora Borealis. Either way, it kept with what might have perhaps been Alesis' reasons for naming the Andromeda.
3. I just liked it.
4. The A6 is kept because this fits with Alesis' naming convention (QS8 = 81-key QuadraSynth, A6 = 61-key Analog). There is some rumor that A6 was a play on ASICs, the custom chips within Andromeda, but I'm assured this is just rumor :-) "
220 Music collaboration, share music tracks, Pro Tools, GarageBand, Sonar, remix, share beats - Kompoz.com
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210 What is your most productive shortcut with Vim? - Stack Overflow
I've heard a lot about Vim, both pros and cons. It really seems you should be (as a developer) faster with Vim than with any other editor. I'm using Vim to do some basic stuff and I'm at best 10 times less productive with Vim.
The only two things you should care about when you talk about speed (you may not care enough about them, but you should) are:
Using alternatively left and right hands is the fastest way to use the keyboard.
Never touching the mouse is the second way to be as fast as possible. It takes ages for you to move your hand, grab the mouse, move it, and bring it back to the keyboard (and you often have to look at the keyboard to be sure you returned your hand properly to the right place)
Here are two examples demonstrating why I'm far less productive with Vim.
207 The State of the Internet Operating System - O'Reilly Radar
Ask yourself for a moment, what is the operating system of a Google or Bing search? What is the operating system of a mobile phone call? What is the operating system of maps and directions on your phone? What is the operating system of a tweet?
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166 Include Recent flickr Photos with PHP
Putting your recent flickr photos on your website or blog is a quick and easy way to share them with the world and keep your site looking fresh. flickr gives you two options to do this.
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140 A.Ruzanov - Flashblock for Opera 9
UserJS-only version: FlashBlock.js (press Ctrl+Shift+F or Ctrl+Alt+F for permanent unblocking on the site; use Ctrl+Click for saving flash-video).
All versions for Opera 8-10: Flashblocker.zip
Replaces Flash objects with a button you can click to view them. Two variants: with text and graphic buttons. And simple variant, without buttons.
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137 Sony Ericsson J110 & J120 LetsGoMobile
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Sony Ericsson announces two new 'candy bar' phones; the Sony Ericsson J220 and J120. The Sony Ericsson J120 brings music into an affordable segment with integrated FM Radio, complete with headset. Both the J220 and J120 display Sony Ericssonâs signature styling and premium feel, yet manage to keep simplicity and ease-of-use at the heart of their design.
HybridReverb2 is a convolution-based reverberation effect which combines the superior sound quality of a convolution reverb with the tuning capability of a feedback delay network. The sound quality of a convolution reverb depends on the quality of the used room impulse responses. HybridReverb2 comes with a set of room impulse responses which were synthesized with tinyAVE, an auralization software which was developed at the Institute of Communication Acoustics, Ruhr-UniversitĂ€t Bochum (BorĂ and Martin, 2009; BorĂ, 2009a). These room impulse responses are designed for a speaker setup with two front and two rear speakers (BorĂ, 2009b). For a full surround sound effect, you will need two plugins, one plugin which uses a "front" preset for the front channels and a second plugin which uses the corresponding "rear" preset for the rear channels.
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