much love for the widget-as-collaborative-tool

This probably won’t work too well in your RSS reader, but if you’re actually looking at my site in a flash-supported web browser, check this out:

It’s a very simple step sequencer you can write patterns in and embed on your website. Then other people can not only hear your creation, but use it as a springboard to launch into one of their own. (the entirety of your sequence is snapshot to a very short ASCII string, which they include in the embed code. it doesn’t remember your volume and panning settings, though)

There’s room for growth, but this is exciting. And a huge distraction at work.

Play around, change up the music, and post your results as a comment on this post!

Take 4

This track is a bit unusual for me in that I’m actually working with recorded audio instead of interpreted note information.

What the heck does that mean?

Well, normally there’s an added layer or two of abstraction, letting me change wrong notes, adjust timing, and generally tweak every aspect of performance in post-production. Here, I just had to play well.

I found the process creatively liberating, but the end result feels a little raw to me.

Anyway, take a listen: