Converting amSynthPreset to LV2 standards

As I created many amSynth presets for standalone usage, I needed to convert them to a different standard as I wanted to use them within the LV2 plugin version of amSynth. I converted the first presets by hand, which was a painstaking experience. As I had many more to go, I wondered whether I could automate this process. With trail and error I created a script. It uses a template, copies it and replaces the values from the given preset.

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Saving webcam images from a website?!

Saving webcam images from a website using a bash script on your Mac (or other UNIX based system).

My wife is an artist and uses several large kilns in her studio. As the studio is not next to our house, she needed to get over to the studio every time she wanted to check the status and or temperature of the firing program of the kilns. So to spend less time and energy on traveling back and forth, I got my wife a webcam, and programmed it to send photos of the digital kiln controller to her website.

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Making music using a computer, Wiimote and PureData

An article that appeared on the Create Digital Music website, about making music using the WiiMote and a computer, drew my attention. Several hints were given on the how to, but as always in doing new things the information was scattered everywhere and nowhere. After reading many articles and watching many videos I found out how to realize a working setup for myself. In this article I’ll try to explain the steps needed to create a working setup for yourself.

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LINE 6 Mobile Keys 25 on Ubuntu Studio 12.04

As I was looking for a new (smaller) MIDI keyboard for my home studio, my eyes fell in love with the “basic” looking LINE 6 Mobile Keys 25. Reading the specs this could easily be my next big studio love… The next question popped up, would the LINE 6 Mobile Keys 25 be compatible with my Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)!?

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Running Activiti 5.4 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

This is an update for the Activiti 5.4 release!!! The boys and girls of the activiti.org development team must have had a busy schedule at the beginning of this year! 🙂 Pulling off monthly updates, they did a very good job again at the Activiti 5.4 release!!! What is Activiti??? Activiti is THE light-weight work-flow and Business Process Management platform targeted at business people, developers and sysadmins. In this “How to” I’ll try to explain how to install the Activiti 5.4 BPM tool demo on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS using the terminal. Previous installations of Activiti are described here 5.0,5.1,5.2, 5.3.

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