Alex McLean

Making music with text

Babble

by Alex on November 27, 2008

My Arnolfini commission is now live.  It is a simple but (I think) effective vocable synthesiser that runs in a web browser.  It’s written in HaXe (compiling to flash, javascript and php) with a touch of jQuery.  The sourcecode is here. I’m back to hacking haskell now, results hopefully before this Saturday when I’m playing […]

Dedication to RSI is what I have

by Alex on November 13, 2008

I’ve kept a bit quiet about a great achievement in my life, but now I’ve come to terms with it I think the time has now come to go public – last September I was knitter of the month for knitting the zig zag scarf from Aneeta’s excellent knitting-for-beginners book knitty gritty.  I made it […]

DSP in HaXe

by Alex on November 12, 2008

I’m working on an on-line piece for the  forthcoming Supertoys exhibition at the Arnolfini in Bristol.  It has always been tricky doing audio in web browsers — java sound is painful and fiddly to get working (although Ollie Bown is improving things hugely), flash has only done mp3 playback, and no-one ever installs any other […]