Wind chimes in your yard will serenade garden creatures – squirrels, fairies and angels. – Author Unknown Girl, girl, I’ll be your sunshine, you can be mine. You’ll be my wind chime. I’ve got the rhyme. – Sean Paul Walk through the time flux hand and hand with clear mind. Chords are harmonious [...]
A recent comment from a tester prompted us to write up this application note. WinChime has long had the capability to use any instrument defined in the MIDI sound bank, not just the ones listed in the Instrument drop-down list. This is even documented in the help file… but it’s a little hard to find [...]
Stanford physicist Matt Bellis and developers attending Science Hack Day SF have created a program to render subatomic particle collisions as musical notes. Particle parameters, such as energy or angle, could be mapped onto volume or pitch of a note. Read the Article in Symmetry Breaking magazine or download the software. Related posts: Smart [...]
This has been making the rounds of the blogs lately. What MIDI instrument selected in WinChime gives a similar sound?
I recently toured Arcosanti, a futuristic-looking experimental community north of Phoenix Arizona, designed by Paolo Soleri and gradually, ever so slowly, being constructed by residents, currently numbering approximately 100. Community artisans generate income that help fund ongoing operations and construction by creating and selling sand-cast bronze wind bells. Patterns drawn in sand before the metal [...]
Having recently acquired a Samsung Intercept cell phone running Android 2.2.2 (Froyo), we wanted to add a soothing WinChime ringtone, at no charge if possible. Luckily for us, Android plays MIDI files natively and (at least for this handset) allows MIDI as ring tones, so the procedure is straight-forward. First we use the WinChime menu [...]
Following the procedure described in the article Installing RecAll-PRO and RecAll on Ubuntu Linux, we need to add some additional steps to enable WinChime to function under Linux. The standard Ubuntu distribution does not seem to include a MIDI synthesizer daemon, necessary for rendering WinChime’s sounds. We follow the procedure described here to install Timidity++ [...]