Here I go again, yet another project! This is the problem with a restless creative mind, I have more ideas than time in which to complete them. It seems I never fully finish one project before starting another. The good news for me is, since this is a labor of love, I have no deadlines. That said, when I’m documenting a project(such as the Hardware/Software project), I really should see it to its conclusion.
Currently, here is a list of projects I need to wrap up before starting any new ideas:
DX27 Layout in MIDI Designer
The Hard/Soft Option build
YouTube efforts(this will be ongoing, but I should get back to making regular videos)
Continued work on second Aural Lab Album
Continued blog entries(again, this one will be ongoing, but I should be making regular posts)
Tutorials on the Patch Base app
I’m sure there are other projects I have going on at the moment, but these are the main ones.
As I move forward, I will be finishing these projects soon. I just have to do a cabinet build and final assembly on the Volca racks and start using the ModStep app to show off the integration of iPad and Hardware, finish revising my DX27 layout and update my submission on the MIDI Designer website. and do a video for PatchBase, showing the features and functions of the app.
With all these things going on all at once, why would I add such an involved undertaking as building my own app? There are several reasons for this. The main one is, just to see if I can do it. I also have seen many features of other apps that I really like, that I would love to see in one app. I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel here, just take the things I like and use them in one setting. I’d say that’s good enough.
What is it I’m planning? I can’t say just yet. I don’t even know what I’m doing. I just recently started to learn how to code. I have a concept in mind, and without giving away the idea, let’s just say there are features in several of my favorite apps that I would love to be able to use in a stand alone environment. I’ll give you some ideas on the things I like, but won’t say whether or not they will be included, mainly because I have to make them work first.
One of the things I love to do is take a delay, preferably one that has a tempo sync option, and feed it a sound that repeats nearly infinitely and play with the time knob. When in manual mode, it’ll pitch according to the time change, but in sync mode, it’ll jump to fit the time divisions. This creates a rhythmic pattern. So this is the basis for my idea, there are many more attributes I’d like to add past this, but this is where I’m starting.
As I learn the coding side of things, I will incorporate it in my design. I’ll keep everyone posted on the build and drop more hints as to what I’m building as I build it. Since I’m learning as I go, I expect this app to take quite a while before it reaches it’s release. Have faith, my friends, this will see the light of day, I hope.
That’s all I have for today, so stay tuned and as always, happy apping!