Posts Tagged ‘Something Uncut’

MISAKA Defeats The Original With 2 Seconds To Spare While I Play (Un)Fitting Music

Monday, October 29th, 2012

This started as a test for screencapping PSP gameplay on RemoteJoyLite, but turned into something else for a friend.

In the gameplay, I wanted to avoid using my partner (who, confusingly, was also Mikoto).

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Hand-traced MISAKA with 1.5W laser

Monday, October 29th, 2012

445nm blue laser @ ~1.5W, scanned at 26 kpps. Original illustration by 平安京エイリアン (Heian-kei Alien).

The black image of Hibiki Ganaha on the wood is also burned by the blue laser (at a slow speed). Original illlustration is by 開栓注意 (kaisenn)

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[Quick test] Hardstyle sound attempt on SC-88Pro

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

I’ve been lucky enough to get this ~15-year-old Roland SC-88 Pro MIDI sound module, and I tried to make it play something a bit more modern-sounding than anything it was ever intended for (I expect).

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I could use an insert effect (EFX) for distortion to make the kick much better (it sure needs some work), but I can only use one type of effect at a time. So if I used distortion, I couldn’t use a compressor, which would make the snares and cymbals sound nicer. Such are the limitations of such an old sound module~

Even though this is just a quick test, although I ended up sending more complex MIDI messages than I’ve ever sent before – a SYSEX, NRPNs and many CCs to use chorus, cutoff filters with resonance, custom attack/decay envelopes, and set the pitch of a specific percussion instrument. Actually, this was more of a test for myself to learn to use such messages to control the SC-88 Pro. Now time for me to get back to reading the manual. ^^;

Circuit-bent Lexibook Power Net… Revisited?

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Nearly 5 years after I messed with it and added a switch to cause glitches, I still have this thing. So I decided to whip it out and have some fun with it, before shoving it back under my bed, which is where it will probably stay for another 5 years.

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About 5 years ago:

Bawami Portamento Bug [rev 96]

Friday, April 27th, 2012

The first run after attempting to add portamento support to my MIDI player amused me, so I grabbed my camcorder and recorded it. I should probably mention that it now works with single notes (per MIDI channel), but sounds out-of-tune if more than one note plays, as all notes stop “sliding” towards the new pitch as soon as the first one reaches its new pitch. Shouldn’t be too hard to fix.

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And yes, that is a Yuru Yuri folder in the taskbar. I needed some light relief after Madoka, okay?

Random Macro Clips

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

I got a cheap macro lens filter and took some videos of close-ups. Lens is 20mm (35mm equiv: 40mm) at F1.7 for a ridiculously shallow depth of field (only a tiny part, distance-wise, is in focus). I cropped the 1920×1080 video (instead of scaling it) so that detail isn’t wasted when viewing at 720p. The camera is a Panasonic Lumix G3.

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Night-time Driving

Monday, February 27th, 2012

I got a new lens for my Lumix G3 camera. Its aperture can open as far as F1.7, so I wanted to try it out in the dark. However, driving was a stupid idea as the lens doesn’t have optical image stabilisation to reduce the shaking thanks to the well-maintained British roads. I tried to reduce shaking a bit in software afterwards, but it’s more distracting than helpful (I should build some kind of stabilising rig). After 02:45, there’s no software shake reduction. I was focussing manually throughout the video, which isn’t easy at F1.7 as the depth of field is so shallow.

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Colours are also corrected in editing. At 00:39, I attached a UV filter, which unintentionally added lots of flares from bright lights. I thought they looked nice at the time, but I got annoyed with them after re-watching the video for the 5th time.

My brother was driving, playing some music of his. You can find the music he’s made here. This particular track is “Remember This“.

Lumix G3 sustained burst speed (this video is not useful to anyone)

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

3232×1824 (6MP) at ~4 photos per second with a class-10 SDXC card. At this speed, this is the highest resolution at which it can take photos non-stop. 4592×3448 (16MP) at 4 photos per second is possible, too, but the cache fills up after about 6-10 photos and then the speed drops massively.

With a higher shutter speed and lower ISO (yes, it seems it does some processing to reduce noise), the burst speed would be ever so slightly higher (although the cache will probably fill up). On a bright day, maybe I’ll repeat the test with some different settings.

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By the way, this video is not useful to anyone.

Printer, why you no like Danbooru?

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

I would clearly find no use for this feature. </troll>

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Just testing Bawami [rev 93]

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

I might need to fix this.

Whenever I make a change to the code, there’s usually something not quite right at first – that’s what testing is for! This time, I tried to make a big change. Of course, after making big changes, we get big bugs. =D

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