Tim Webb

sentiment_very_satisfied It's Tim!
Joined: Monday, August 22, 2011
Last Seen: Friday, January 20, 2017
Posts: 137
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On January 19, 2017 - @dumbledog said:
weird, their page doesn't say what the * is for

And conveniently they've disabled comments on the video, so we can't ask. Asking would probably be pointless right now anyhow since everyone is running around like chickens with their heads cutoff at NAMM!
Thanks for clarifying that, Lacm1993 and Dookone! That's super shitty of Apple then.
The requirement for an iPad Air 2 seemed a bit far-fetched to me. Now there are already reports that it will run fine on an iPad Air 1. Thanks to Chris for this good news!

https://twitter.com/Chris1a1/status/821838609670144000

It is just a Bluetooth MIDI device. There's nothing explicitly OnSong only about it.

There's also a blurb in the specs on the pre-order page:
Works with hundreds of apps
Playing with AC Sabre is much more immersive than some of the lazy accelerometer MIDI apps we've seen. I know, I'm tired of those too.This is different. There is almost an AR component to it, which helps you feel where the notes are in space instead of flailing wildly.
I was thinking it must be something like that... It does appear to be totally flat, so that wouldn't be too hard to pull off. Just a massive pain in the ass. It's a great effect though, so I'm going to keep that in mind for my own productions.

Right now I'm studying After Effects so I can make cats say things:
https://gfycat.com/IcyGoodIndianabat

Ostensibly I'll be able to use that skillset in some other manner, but right now I'm just soaking in the sweet sweet Internet Points of making cats say things.

OSC is for next-level nerdiness in music tech. Remember Monome's from like 10 years ago? They lead a charge of interesting OSC experimental devices. I personally can't get along with it at all because it's a total pain in the ass, but I do understand it! ;)
Thanks guys!

@ConfusedKitten: Yeah, I like the way he wrote the manual. It's short and sweet, with bits of life. The jargon in there is all real synthesis, and not some nonsense marketing hype. I'd also love to see the ability to save sound presets. It's just a few knobs... but it's enough knobs to justify taking screenshots, and if that's the case we could use presets!

@psysword: I love 303s on PsyTrance as an occasional accent. Your Psycore is super agro... you could go full squelch on that!

@bruderkong: LOL! Yeah, that was a spur of the moment thing. I was thinking about whether anyone is watching at that point, because of the acid-haters. I didn't know where the sentence was going when I started, but I liked where it ended too!
Oh wow, that's shitty. Sorry about reposting him. I've flagged him in my backend to avoid doing so in the future.
Oh wow, this is a dupe from 2013?! WTF? I guess he just moved to YouTube from Vimeo and uploaded the old video.

Well spotted, anon! How the hell did you do that? Are you Grain Bastard in disguise?
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Toz Bourne suggested that a topic for the forum would be a clear explanation on how the iTunes links work here. This is a good suggestion, because I've often received emails from people who want to support the site, but aren't sure how the iTunes links actually do their thing. I've probably gotten over a hundred emails like:
"New app XXXXXX is out! Can you put up a link to it, so that you get the affiliate credit?"
I'm extremely grateful to hear people have that kind of thought for me. Even when my finances weren't struggling, I super appreciated the idea that someone would delay their purchase; to wait until they could share the revenue with me. Fortunately you don't have to wait!

By clicking any of the iTunes links here, from the device you're going to purchase on the App Store, you're setting a little identifier on iTunes.

Here is an example, this link goes to Animoog:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id471638724?mt=8&uo;;=8&at;=11l4Kv
The &at;= signifies that my affiliate code is 11l4Kv. This code is automatically added to all links that go to iTunes from here.For the next few hours, any purchases you make will be credited to the last affiliate identifier you clicked on.

The exact way that this works has changed a few times in the past, and I'm not 100% sure how they're handling it now, but the rule of thumb is: Just click on any of my links and when that takes you to iTunes, search for the new app you want.

This also works on other things besides apps. For the next few hours if you purchase songs, TV shows, or anything else on iTunes... I'll get a cut! And my cut does not take any money from you, or the developer. My commission comes out of the 30% that Apple already takes from publishers. I'm not allowed to say how much the percentage I get is, but it's more than 5% and less than 10%.

So thank you very much to everyone that makes it a point of supporting the site by using my links! It all adds up, and is a big help to my overall income.

There is one exception to all of this though, and that's advertisers. Advertisers often have their own affiliate codes, and campaign codes, in their links. If you click on the Howl ad for instance you'll get to this link:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1067562312?pt=561151&ct;;=Discchord&mt;=8
This lets developers track which ad campaigns are driving sales. Since advertiser revenue is still my primary source of income, please use ads to purchase apps you want instead of my links; so that they know their ads are working!
I resisted it for years, partly because I didn't want to moderate one, and mostly because I assumed no one was going to use it. Prove me wrong!
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