Fixing Weird Webcam issues

I was about to do a video Skype session with some people, but before that I checked the video settings and noticed that my face was all purple and werid coloured! It’s like… Continue reading

Fixing Roland JX-305

27/03/2016 UPDATE I took apart my JX305 to replace the buttons (http://www.aliexpress.com/item/100PCS-2-pins-6-6-5-mm-Switch-Tactile-Push-Button-Switches-6x6x5mm-30624/32322935413.html) as the old ones were a bit non responsive. These new ones are incredibly tactile and are quite stiff, but are… Continue reading

French Riviera Review – Dec/Jan

Nice Over the Christmas, New Year period I traveled to Nice with my brother Andrew. It’s not often I write a review about a city, but what is so special about the 5th… Continue reading

Canon A1 Issues

I had the chance of taking a used Canon A1 on my trip, here are some of the photos. Shots taken with FujiFilm 200 Superia with Hoya Skylight 1B UV Filter. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154721422495635.1073741849.802115634&type=1&l=ace6b0774b It’s… Continue reading

Thorpe Park Review

Got a free day in September? If it’s a weekday, why not check one of England’s premier theme parks? In this blog post I’ll review the main thrill rides the park has to… Continue reading

Open Source Novation Launchkey Firmware

It’s still under development. But you can download the source here and compile it using a free copy of uVision. It also has Eclipse project files to easy code navigation. My plan is… Continue reading

Raspberry Pi Synth – Yoshimi & ZynAddSubFX – Part 4

Now we can install the awesome Linux Synthesizer Yoshimi which is based on the ZynAddSubFX program. Install Yoshimi using: sudo apt-get install yoshimi Optional, you can use a2jmidid for MIDI routing. sudo apt-get… Continue reading

Raspberry Pi Synth – getting jackd working – Part 3

To get high performance audio out of the Pi, we need a program called jack. It allows programs to route audio between each other and allows access to the audio hardware. Unfortunately the… Continue reading

Raspberry Pi Synth – Remote Access Static IP – Part 2

If you haven’t got your Pi setup, it might be worth having a read of: https://adriangin.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/raspberry-pi-synth-setting-up-part-1/ Accessing the Pi through the TV or HDMI requires you have have a mouse and keyboard plugged… Continue reading

Raspberry Pi Synth – Setting Up – Part 1

Working in the music technology industry, I love to tech around with hardware. The Raspberry Pi should be capable of being used as a synthesizer as it has the CPU power and audio… Continue reading