48 kHz and the number 168

December 7th, 2008

Weird things… I don’t want to believe in things like the law of attraction but sometimes I’m starting to doubt. Like with number the number 168. I released an album on the now defunct Project168 (Go here instead) and I thought it was a cool number for some reason. And sure enough, I started noticing it “everywhere” like on car plates and other random places, but I thought that was just because I knew about it and actively thought about it. That was until I discovered that I was born on the 168th day of the year.
And then 48 kHz. I started using 48 kHz locally on my computer because my craptop laptop soundcard is designed for that frequency and thus produces less artefacts that way. So far so good, when suddenly during the last two days, several sound files not produced on my computer (And thus unaffected by my own sample rate policy) turned out to have that sample rate instead of the more standard 44.1 kHz or 96 kHz. And then the Blipfest live stream.

I still don’t seriously believe in that stuff, although it does tell you something about the human mind and its capability to imagine stuff and see what it want to see.
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Blipfest 2008 livestream

December 7th, 2008


Live stream from the 8-bit music festival Blip Festival in NYC, USA. Will hopefully be up until the end of Sunday night, when the festival ends. Sponsored by 8bitcollective.

Pro Backlight for Gameboy (Highly delicious!)

December 2nd, 2008

Nonfinite Pro Backlight 1

Nonfinite Pro Backlight 2
Words can hardly describe how delicious these pictures are. The red one looks like a lava pond and blue one… so clean and so solid. I’m just trying to imagine how these would look IRL, which is giving me goosebumps. This mod by Nonfinite comes in several colors (See more pictures here) and it’s presumably made using ultra bright LEDs, bat wings and a mushroom from Lost Woods.
There will be DIY kits and modded units for sale at Blipfest, so be there.

Blip Festival advertising on 4chan

December 2nd, 2008

Blip Festival advertisements on /b/
I just noticed this. Maybe this is old news, after all I haven’t visited f4ilchan in like OVER 9000 years. I heard moot broke up with AdBrite which would explain why they’ve accepted Blipfest as an ad publisher. I don’t mind, it helps spread the chip luv.

Blipfest general info:

Archaic game and home computer hardware is recast into the unlikely role of musical instrument and motion graphics workstation in the BLIP FESTIVAL 2008, a four-day event showcasing nearly 40 musicians and visual artists occupying the international low-res cutting edge. The Blip Festival takes place DECEMBER 4—7, 2008 at The Bell House, and is presented by Manhattan art organization THE TANK and NYC artist collective 8BITPEOPLES.

You can’t spell dinoaids without aids

December 1st, 2008

You can’t spell dinoaids without aids, and that’s kind of the point.
( v v v clickie clickie! v v v )

4chan sux!