Poll: Which jingle did you prefer?
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venam
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Hello fellow nixers,

This thread is a contest for the intro/outro song of the podcast.

The challenges end the 17th of June.
All your submissions should be posted on this thread before this date.
The voting will take place between the 17th and 18th of June.

Rules:
* The song length should be between 3-7 seconds
* The song should be copyright free
* It should be original

Be creative and enjoy!

Submissions:

Vain:
Pranomostro:

Venam:
The same tune can be used both for intro and outro.
z3bra
Grey Hair Nixers
(05-06-2016, 12:17 PM)venam Wrote: The song length should be between 3-7 seconds

it's more like a gingle then
Adrift
Members
Jingle, sure. But, an intro could be a 10 second song though, so it's close-ish.
venam
Administrators
(05-06-2016, 01:18 PM)z3bra Wrote: it's more like a gingle then

The naming convention doesn't really matter.
It should be a very short but attractive intro.

I'm working on two ideas, one is with a guitar and the other is an electronic beat.
vain
Long time nixers
I used to use aldrin and neil some years ago, but neither of them is currently available as a package for Arch and I'm extremely lazy today.

So ...

I remembered there was a posting about algorithmic music. I gave it a try.

Interpret the data as raw unsigned 8 bit PCM files with a sampling rate of 8kHz or 44kHz, depending on which block you choose. In other words: "./nixers | aplay -q -r 8000 -f U8"

Code:

Code:
#include <stdio.h>

int
main()
{
    int t;

#if 0
    /* Intro (8kHz) */
    for (t = 0; t < 32768; t++)
        putchar((unsigned char)(t | (-t >> 8)) - 128);
    for (t = 0; t < 65536; t++)
        putchar((unsigned char)((t * 4 | t * 2 | t) | (t >> 4) | (t >> 8)) / 2);
#endif

#if 0
    /* Intro (44kHz) */
    for (t = 0; t < 4 * 32768; t++)
        putchar((unsigned char)((t | (-t >> 8)) >> 2) - 128);
    for (t = 0; t < 4 * 65536; t++)
        putchar((unsigned char)(((t * 4 | t * 2 | t) | (t >> 4) | (t >> 8)) >> 2) / 2);
#endif

#if 0
    /* Outro (8kHz) */
    for (t = 0; t < 65536; t++)
        putchar((unsigned char)(t | (-t >> 10)) - 128);

    for (t = 32768; t < 65536; t++)
        putchar((unsigned char)((t * 8) | (t >> 4) | (t >> 8)) / 2);
#endif

#if 0
    /* Outro (44kHz) */
    for (t = 0; t < 4 * 65536; t++)
        putchar((unsigned char)((t | (-t >> 10)) >> 2) - 128);

    for (t = 4 * 32768; t < 4 * 65536; t++)
        putchar((unsigned char)(((t * 8) | (t >> 4) | (t >> 8)) >> 2) / 2);
#endif

    return 0;
}

No idea if you'd really consider using this, but I had a hell lot of fun. :)
jmbi
Long time nixers
(06-06-2016, 03:27 PM)vain Wrote: I used to use aldrin and neil some years ago, but neither of them is currently available as a package for Arch and I'm extremely lazy today.

So ...

I remembered there was a posting about algorithmic music. I gave it a try.

Interpret the data as raw unsigned 8 bit PCM files with a sampling rate of 8kHz or 44kHz, depending on which block you choose. In other words: "./nixers | aplay -q -r 8000 -f U8"

Code:

Code:
#include <stdio.h>

int
main()
{
    int t;

#if 0
    /* Intro (8kHz) */
    for (t = 0; t < 32768; t++)
        putchar((unsigned char)(t | (-t >> 8)) - 128);
    for (t = 0; t < 65536; t++)
        putchar((unsigned char)((t * 4 | t * 2 | t) | (t >> 4) | (t >> 8)) / 2);
#endif

#if 0
    /* Intro (44kHz) */
    for (t = 0; t < 4 * 32768; t++)
        putchar((unsigned char)((t | (-t >> 8)) >> 2) - 128);
    for (t = 0; t < 4 * 65536; t++)
        putchar((unsigned char)(((t * 4 | t * 2 | t) | (t >> 4) | (t >> 8)) >> 2) / 2);
#endif

#if 0
    /* Outro (8kHz) */
    for (t = 0; t < 65536; t++)
        putchar((unsigned char)(t | (-t >> 10)) - 128);

    for (t = 32768; t < 65536; t++)
        putchar((unsigned char)((t * 8) | (t >> 4) | (t >> 8)) / 2);
#endif

#if 0
    /* Outro (44kHz) */
    for (t = 0; t < 4 * 65536; t++)
        putchar((unsigned char)((t | (-t >> 10)) >> 2) - 128);

    for (t = 4 * 32768; t < 4 * 65536; t++)
        putchar((unsigned char)(((t * 8) | (t >> 4) | (t >> 8)) >> 2) / 2);
#endif

    return 0;
}

No idea if you'd really consider using this, but I had a hell lot of fun. :)

Whoa, I really like that. Great work!
venam
Administrators
(06-06-2016, 03:27 PM)vain Wrote:
That's original, good job.
acg
Members
(06-06-2016, 03:27 PM)vain Wrote: [*]intro (8kHz), intro (44kHz)
[*]outro (8kHz), outro (44kHz)
Loved the 44kHz, both of them.

Venam, (side-topic) have you thought about background music for the podcast?
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jmbi
Long time nixers
(07-06-2016, 01:38 AM)albertocg Wrote:
(06-06-2016, 03:27 PM)vain Wrote: [*]intro (8kHz), intro (44kHz)
[*]outro (8kHz), outro (44kHz)
Loved the 44kHz, both of them.

Venam, (side-topic) have you thought about background music for the podcast?

If you mean music playing in the background of talking I think that's a bad idea, would distract.
venam
Administrators
(07-06-2016, 02:52 AM)jmbi Wrote: If you mean music playing in the background of talking I think that's a bad idea, would distract.

I concur, it would be distracting.
venam
Administrators
(06-06-2016, 03:27 PM)vain Wrote: I remembered there was a posting about algorithmic music. I gave it a try.
After reading the article and trying myself I find this truly impressing...Insanely impressive!
tudurom
Long time nixers
Here is a list of music making tools for those who want to create music on *nix:
  • Linux Multimedia Studio is a DAW (digital audio worstation) inspired by FLStudio. It has a very nice interface and a multitude of samples and instruments (it even has a gameboy sound processor emulator!). It runs on Linux, Max OS X, Windows, FreeBSD and OpenBSD. Music made with lmms
  • Ardour is a DAW and hard disk recorder. Its developer is the same that writes the JACK audio kit. It runs on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD and OpenBSD. Music made with Ardour. It's commercial libre software. You either pay for it or compile it for yourself for free (or just grab it from your distro's repos :P)
  • Puredata is a visual programming language that can create music out of visual code.
  • Sonic Pi is a "music programming language" created at the University of Cambridge. Rad beat created with it
pranomostro
Long time nixers
Here is my submission (may change):

https://www.github.com/pranomostro/nintro

Was played on a barisaxophone.
Sorry for the potato quality, we didn't have a better microphone.
venam
Administrators
(07-06-2016, 01:08 PM)pranomostro Wrote: Was played on a barisaxophone.
Sorry for the potato quality, we didn't have a better microphone.
This is very smooth and the quality isn't potato like you said.
It's great!
pranomostro
Long time nixers
Thanks.

I guess I let you as a community choose which version of the intro you want (I couldn't decide which one is the best).

Cheers!
vain
Long time nixers
(07-06-2016, 01:08 PM)pranomostro Wrote: Here is my submission (may change):

I have absolutely no idea why, but this does indeed remind me of "UNIX". In my mind, see two greybeards sitting in a lab in the 1970s. Very weird. But nice. :-)

---

For anyone interested, I've posted a quick overview of how my code works: https://www.uninformativ.de/blog/posting...NG-en.html
xero
Long time nixers
(07-06-2016, 01:08 PM)pranomostro Wrote: Here is my submission...

i like outro best out of these files
stanislavjo
Members
(07-06-2016, 01:08 PM)pranomostro Wrote: Here is my submission (may change):

https://www.github.com/pranomostro/nintro

Was played on a barisaxophone.
Sorry for the potato quality, we didn't have a better microphone.
I was about to mock you about using github to host media files, but I liked them too much, so..
Great job!
xero
Long time nixers
(08-06-2016, 02:42 PM)stanislavjo Wrote: I was about to mock you about using github to host media files...
Great job!

why?
Code:
mpv https://raw.githubusercontent.com/pranomostro/nintro/master/outro.wav
works just fine. gh is free and a service he already utilizes.

also, i'm glad your first post was not mocking someone.
venam
Administrators
(08-06-2016, 12:55 PM)vain Wrote: I have absolutely no idea why, but this does indeed remind me of "UNIX". In my mind, see two greybeards sitting in a lab in the 1970s. Very weird. But nice. :-)

---

For anyone interested, I've posted a quick overview of how my code works: https://www.uninformativ.de/blog/posting...NG-en.html

Because it's blues!

I enjoyed your article.
When playing with this type of code you find a lot of cool patterns.
pranomostro
Long time nixers
(08-06-2016, 12:55 PM)vain Wrote: I have absolutely no idea why, but this does indeed remind me of "UNIX". In my mind, see two greybeards sitting in a lab in the 1970s. Very weird. But nice. :-)

It would be interesting to know which music the old masters (dmr, ken, rob, bwk, etc.) listened to. Maybe it was jazz/blues.

(08-06-2016, 02:42 PM)stanislavjo Wrote: I was about to mock you about using github to host media files, but I liked them too much, so..
Great job!

Thanks! I don't want to set up an own git server, and unfortunately ipfs is still obscure. So the most easy and fast solution is github.

I'm sorry.

(08-06-2016, 02:25 PM)xero Wrote: i like outro best out of these files

Thanks.
venam
Administrators
Here's is my submission:

https://paste.xinu.at/ycJWeE/

I was suppose to meet a friend that is a good musician but he didn't show up.

It's been 4 years since I touched my guitar, I removed the dust from it and the rust from my keyboard driven fingers.
pranomostro
Long time nixers
That's cool. Really relaxed and laid back.

I really like it. How long did you play the guitar?
venam
Administrators
(12-06-2016, 11:06 AM)pranomostro Wrote: I really like it. How long did you play the guitar?

Haven't touched the guitar in 4.5 years.
It was super dusty and my fingers hurt like hell when I played those.

It was from my old collection of songs... Or actually the only lines I remembered.

Answer: 0 years
venam
Administrators
Just a reminder that the voting will take place between the 17th and 18th of June, this Friday and Saturday.
Thus, all submissions should be posted by Thursday.

Cheers!
venam
Administrators
Voting is now open!

Check the first post for more info.
pranomostro
Long time nixers
Hu, neat.

May the best win!
Adrift
Members
I like the subtlety of venams.
venam
Administrators
Congratulations to Pranomostro for winning this and for being the "official" intro song composer!
vain
Long time nixers
Congrats!

That's a good choice, I think it really fits the podcast's atmosphere. :)