Posts Tagged ‘Something Uncut’

BaWaMI struggles to play Arecibo by TheSuperMarioBros2 [Black MIDI]

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Here’s my MIDI software synth Bawami doing its best to even keep responding while trying to play TheSuperMarioBros2‘s black MIDIArecibo“. The left view shows how it’s processing every MIDI message. Not shown: About 5 minutes of Bawami loading the 12MB MIDI file hideously inefficiently (tempo changes make it even worse).

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This problem of my player stopping responding when maxed out is something I need to (re-)fix. I fixed this a long time ago (probably before releasing Bawami), but broke it again afterwards somehow, also a long time ago now… As always, the most recent version of Bawami can be download here (also check the most recently tagged posts to see recent changes).

TheSuperMarioBros2 have made a lot of great black MIDIs that are often fun to stress-test MIDI players with. You can see lots playing at their channel (they also provide download links for the MIDI files). However, Bawami’s loading of MIDIs is inefficient, so I’d recommend not trying to torture it with black MIDIs too much. I also suggest unticking “Loop” so that, if it stops responding during playback, it’ll eventually start responding again at the end.

Behind the goggles

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

This explains a lot (maybe).

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How to reduce the life of your print head by a week [Dot matrix]

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

I was playing around with Windows 98 drivers and found a combination of settings that printed the slowest, loudest, darkest black line I’ve ever seen this dot matrix printer print. And then a second one on top of the first one, just in case it wasn’t dark enough already.

I’d guess that that’s about a week’s worth of wear in 30 seconds.

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And now, I’m enjoying random fainter black parts in my prints because that part of the ribbon’s worn much more than the rest, lol.

(Printer is an Epson LQ-300+II)

Clockwork Westminster chime striking 4 o’clock

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Somebody requested this on my “Clock Overclock” video from my other channel, so here it is (better late than never, right? orz).

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Akiba’s Trip bug (“Maid Café Help Wanted” side mission)

Friday, December 12th, 2014

I thought the “randomly running away” part was weird, and the freezing confirmed my suspicion.

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You sometimes have to talk to the maid with the sign 2 or 3 times to trigger the running away. The first time I tried, it happened on the first try. While recording, I needed to try 3 times (I cut the first try out of this video). Still way too easy, though.

When I have a source of money again, I think I’ll get my Vita modded so that I can capture the video directly. That way, I won’t want to have to point a camcorder at my Vita as if I’m featuring on Retsupurae.

Basic Demo of Cutoff/Resonance (LPF)

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

I made this to quickly explain to a friend what “cutoff” and “resonance” of a low-pass filter mean. The top view is a spectrogram of the sound (loud sounds are dark, high-frequency sounds appear near the top). Thought I might as well upload it here in case anyone can benefit from it.

Putting sound through a low-pass filter and modifying the filter’s cutoff and resonance has these basic effects.

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The sound is a simple MIDI played on the Roland SC-88Pro synthesizer (which only has a low-pass filter, rather than high-pass, band-pass or comb).

Colour dot matrix mixing basic colours (1/4 speed)

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Blue is actually violet, but oh well. This is using the Epson Windows graphic-mode driver and OpenOffice Writer – nothing made by me, this time. I had to boost the saturation by a stupid amount in editing to make the colours on the paper be visible to the camcorder, for some reason.

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I was messing around while editing a past video and thought that it sounded cool when slowed down, so I decided to record it in higher quality and show how secondary colours are mixed from cyan/magenta/yellow at the same time.

I intend to record another (normal-speed) video of it printing images, using dithering to make other shades of colours.

The printer’s an Epson LQ-300+II. I recorded it with a Quad-Capture sound interface at 192KHz using two NT1-A mics, and slowed it down to 48KHz (25% speed).

ASCII art on dot matrix printer (high-speed draft)

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Printing in text mode on one long roll of paper. I finally got this Epson LQ-300+II working in text-only mode on Windows 7, so I had to try this. If it’s hard to see, please watch in HD.

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Most art is from Christopher Johnson’s ASCII Art Collection. The last was converted by a program of mine, originally drawn by Tongu (Pixiv member ID: 258901).

Fast open inkjet printer (HP Photosmart C4780 @ draft quality)

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

I had to open this printer to fix it for someone recently, and was impressed with its speed, so I recorded this quick and dirty video. I guess I should re-record it (making it print multiple pages), but I’m lazy. Maybe some day.

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The printer is an HP scanner/printer combination (Photosmart C4780). I’m impressed by the fact that it can still run with its scanner board disconnected.

Every cat that dances

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

I noticed a GIF was playing in-sync with a MIDI that was playing on Bawami, and then this happened. I had no intention of the video turning into this.

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Neither the GIF nor the MIDI were made by me.