ardour.org has a new theme

It was decided to switch to a ready-made theme with the switch to Drupal 6 to ease migration in the future. So there was nothing to do for me, except provide a matching rendition of the Ardour logo πŸ™‚

head

See it and a white version for the front page at ardour.org

identi.ca freemusic group

I was asked to design a logo for the identi.ca freemusic group. The identi.ca logo served as inspiration.

freemusic_i

1, 2, 3, 4, Finished!

Yesterday I finalised the international counting track and submitted low-quality versions (1 MB size limit) to the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase.

I made 2 versions, with and without whistling. The speech melodies inspired me, but the whistling might be found to take away from the counting.

Several formats and the complete Ardour session are available on archive.org, everything licensed to the public under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0.

Big thanks to all the contributors:

Sampo Savolainen, Finnish
http://sampo.garageflower.net

becks, Italian
http://msound.org

Robin Gareus, German
http://gareus.org

Ken Restivo, US-English
http://restivo.org

David Paez, Spanish

Gordon JC Pearce MM3YEQ, English, Gaelic
http://www.nekosynth.co.uk

Savvas Z. Radević, Serbian, Greek, French, English
http://blog.radevic.com

Nils “Steele” Gey, German, Japanese
http://nilsgey.de

Maxime Deschildre, French

Comments and remixes welcome!

Ardour Button

Seems like several Ardour developers like the new Pro Tools 8 look, especially the buttons. I have been asked to mimic them in SVG. Took a little freedom, as I don’t think plain copying is a good idea.

ardour_button

The focused variants would only be needed for dialogs.

Call for Collaboration: International Counting Track

I would like to create a piece of music with people from all around the world counting to the rhythm in various languages. Imagine an international crowd, all going “1, 2, 3, 4, 1 and 2 and 3 and 4” in various languages, sometimes juts one, sometimes layered πŸ™‚

To make this happen, I ask you to provide recordings of yourself and everyone else you might get to do it, saying:

  • One Two Three Four
  • One and Two and Three and Four and
  • Beat

in your native language (and any language where you are confident about your pronunciation).

With a tempo of 110 beats per minute (to be very clear, the “and” has to be between beats). Up to 4 repetitions, filling 4 bars would be nice.

If there are special ways of counting to the music in a language, use those and inform me about it πŸ™‚

“Beat” should be translated to whatever could be said on each beat. In German it would be “Schlag”. A single occurrence is enough, I intend to use these as accents.

All files should be:

Additional samples with effects are ok, but it’s likely that I will not use them. Still, I want to collect and offer all usable material for download (it’s an open source project).

Please name them as follows:

  • firstname_lastname_language_count.wav for “One Two Three Fou”
  • firstname_lastname_language_count_and.wav for “One and Two …”
  • firstname_lastname_language_beat.wav for “Beat”

Please send links, not attachments to me, or post links in the comments. Consider using http://www.getdropbox.com/ if you have no other space.

My intention is to offer the result and the material on archive.org. I also want to submit a version to the
Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase

I can’t promise to use all contributions. I will sort out ones that sound suspiciously different from others claimed to be in the same language πŸ˜‰
However, all serious contributors will be given credit.

I will collect files until the 15th of January!

Please spread the word!

Happy holidays!

Calf Logo 2

After the sketch from last time, now the real thing for the Calf audio plugin pack:

calf_icon_set

The SVG file, as found in the Launchpad repo.