Sunday, January 22, 2017

Some Pretty Clouds In Florida

This would look nice on your desktop



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Free Casio CT-370 Soundfont by Demonic Sweaters

This is something I worked on for quite a while. I have a Casio CT-370 keyboard from 1987 that I use on a lot of my recordings, it was used extensively on the albums Atlantis Falls and Polybius. I took the synth and sampled every single sound inside on all 5 octaves the keyboard has and painstakingly made them into an sf2 file using Swami on Linux.

I went through and recreated every single preset on the synth, as well as all of the percussion sounds. In addition to that, I created 16 of my own presets using samples from the synth. All of the music in the above vid are from the soundfont.

Now this synth can be used freely in the world of MIDI and is completely cross platform. Sf2 files, or Soundfonts, are an old way of collecting multiple samples into one file and can be played in any Soundfont player on Windows, Mac or Linux. LMMS features a great sf2 player, and Linux has Fluidsynth, others exist for both Mac and Windows that are free of charge. You can now add a full Casio CT-370 to your arsenal of sounds!

Dowload it here!



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Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Mana World Soundtrack

Lately I’ve been playing the game Mana World, and I really love it. I’m not that high a level though because I just don’t have enough time for gaming. One of the things I love about the game is the music. I couldn’t find an official download anywhere, but there’s a youtube playlist that includes nearly everything.

I love The Forest song.

If you don’t know Mana World is a great pixel art looking RPGMMO that has a client for nearly every type of system in existence, even Linux and Chrome OS! It’s fun to play and there’s some very cool people in there. If you want to find me in Mana World, I’m D. Sweaters.



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Thursday, January 19, 2017

CDs arrived from Japan – Half Moon by Echoscape

Got a cool package from Japan today from my good friend Satoshi Inoue. His project, Echoscape features me on drums on the EP, Half Moon. The CD came out great and has very high quality eco-packaging with a full color insert.

We recorded it half here and he finished it up in Japan. You can order it at Echoscape’s bandcamp page on CD or digital download. Definitely check it out. I’m super proud to have played drums on this amazing release!



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Monday, January 16, 2017

Facebook addiction and a tool to stop it

Facebook is basically half of the internet for a lot of us. I spend FAR TOO MUCH TIME ON THIS WEBSITE. It’s a double-edge sword, because on one hand it’s a great too for marketing and sharing my ideas and work. On the other hand it’s filled with negativity, gossip, and MASSIVE MINDLESS TIME WASTING.

I finally decided to do something about it and started looking for ways to make me spend less time there. I found this great chrome extension that can time you, and alert you when you’ve spent a certain amount of time on facebook. Get it here! http://ift.tt/2jrp5VY



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1968 Slingerland Drums Sound Font | sf2 free soundfont! Download

Here’s a little soundfont I made of my sister’s 68 slingerland drum set. You can download it at here The video is just some simple patterns I put together in seq24 just to demo the samples. Pretty cool vintage sounding drums. This soundfont is cross-platform, but you will need a soundfont player.



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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Twin Peaks 2017 FINALLY HAS RELEASE DATE

The legendary Twin Peaks TV show by David Lynch and Mark Frost has been in the works for what seems like an eternity and part of me was honestly wondering if it was ever going to really happen or not. Looks like now an official date has been released by Showtime (MAY 21st) , so my excitement is really peaked (pun intended) now!

The show will start off with a bang and a special TWO HOUR PREMIERE! Holy cow! Check out the details at Welcome To Twin Peaks. 



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