Author Archives: David English

Alternate Space

Trying out the new Kaleidoscope theme in the Wizibel 1.4.1 app. I used a music track that I had created three years ago with the Alchemy Mobile app. Both the music and video were recorded on an iPad. I adjusted … Continue reading

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I was doodling around with the moodscaper app on my iPad, and I came up with this tune. There are no edits except to trim some silence at the beginning. I played it straight through using only the moodscaper app … Continue reading

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The Sounds of CEATEC

What is it like to walk across a busy tradeshow floor? Apart from the visual stimuli, there’s a rich aural experience, as the various sounds swirl in and out of your hearing range. You’ll hear company reps touting the latest … Continue reading

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Your Robot Phone

At last week’s CEATEC tradeshow in Japan, Sharp previewed its new RoBoHoN (the name is short for “Robot Phone”). RoBoHoN is certainly an ambitious and groundbreaking product. It’s an LTE and Wi-Fi compatible cellphone that resembles a small robot, both … Continue reading

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Musical Tablet

I’ve been playing keyboard instruments since I was eight years old. As you can see from this YouTube video I shot a few nights ago, there have been a few technological advances since then in how to input and manipulate … Continue reading

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Sci-Fi Ringtones

I have a fondness for the clunky, analog sounds of vintage sci-fi films. Not the sophisticated soundscapes of recent blockbuster movies, but the low-budget, let’s-see-what-works audio from the 1950s and 1960s. Remember the room-sized computers that hum at alternating frequencies? … Continue reading

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