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Archive for March, 2009

No file or output access to iPhone MP3 library – 3.0 SDK still too restrictive

So the iPhone 3.0 SDK does allow you to play music from the iPod library from within your application. However, you do not have file access to the mp3s, nor can you control the output other than the standard iPod player controls, i.e. play, stop, skip, and volume. This means you can’t add effects, you […]

Fixed Flash Music Player

( audio andMusic )

I fixed several songs that were stuttering and changing pitch in the flash music player. It turns out several of the mp3s were 48k instead of 44.1k, which were incompatible with the player. Thanks to Phil for notifying me.

Syndicated floating flash music player available

I’m going to be including the floating flash player with my music on some other sites I’ve made. If you’re interested, here is code that you can paste in that will display the floating flash player on your site and remotely fetch the most recent music from my site: <script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://jordanbalagot.com/float.js”></script> <script> if (NS4) […]

iPhone OS 3.0 – First look

Edit: Wow!! Beta 2 is out, and is running a lot smoother. Bugs that have been fixed are now crossed out. I installed the iPhone 3.0 beta OS tonight and am pretty impressed. If you are a registered iphone developer ($99), you can download the beta and install it on your phone. A warning though […]

New Flash MP3 Player

I’ve finally implemented a working new flash mp3 player. It floats in the bottom right corner of all of the pages on this site and highlights my more recent work. On the home page, it plays automatically, and on my blog it starts paused. It uses the excellent XSPF web music player and this floating […]

Peeling it Off Now Online, Official Selection at Slamdance

( audio andMusic andoriginals andThe Web andvideo )

Matthew Singletary’s Peeling it Off is now available for viewing online, and also made the Slamdance film festival: http://www.slamdance.com/videos/products/742.html I did all of the music in the film except for the R&B song. Please check it out, and if you like it, vote for it in the festival! Voting registration is free. Thanks for watching […]

Use a USB gamepad as a sustain pedal

( audio andLogic 8 andMusic )

So my Logic hack for turning a MIDI knob into a sustain control worked, but limited me to playing with only one hand. This works better: Using Junxion, I mapped a bunch of buttons on my game controller to MIDI controller 64, and put the gamepad on the floor to play it.

Logic Tip: Turn off Core Audio when troubleshooting or copying between projects

( Apple andaudio andLogic 8 andMusic )

Wow, I read a tip somewhere on the Vienna forums that if you held down control when you launched Logic it would disable Core Audio, and you could open up a project and troubleshoot your plugins that way by disabling them and then re-enabling core audio. That’s a big help (especially since Vienna runs so […]