Updated My Journal (2021-03) Q1

Tech

HW

★☆☆🟨 [DevOpsCluster] Ok. So I didn’t get all the parts. Need to get power cables.
★☆☆⬛ [Ancient Relics] No progress.
★★☆🟨 [Backups] Recovery from library fail. Backupsystem should be ready in Q2.

SW

★☆☆⬛ [SMAX] No progress.
★☆☆🟨 [UTStatsDB] Old stats are functional in vm.
🟩 [Wiki] Done! [Q1]
☆🟨 [GMP] Started using gmp as my main player. Needs to be tested for max library size.

Development

★★☆⬛ [ixbar3000] No progress. (TGT: MacOS Support, use gitlab)
★★★🟨 [Godot] Minimum: 4 released demos. Several demo-projects in progress.
★★☆🟨 [Godot] Optimal: (TGT: Take the best demo and finish it)
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Gitgud

★★★🟨 [Fit] Fat-% is very difficult to verify without proper testing tools. Some progress and stable activity, hindered by one leg injury.
★★★🟨 [Fit] Minimum: 97kg, Sub 20% fat w/ 2300 cooper.
★★★🟨 [Fit] Optimal: 93kg, Sub 15% fat w/ 2600 cooper.
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★★☆⬛ [JLPT] No progress.

Art

★★☆🟩 [Painting] Minimum 1. Done. [Q1]
★☆☆🟨 [Painting] Optimal 6.
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★★☆🟨 [Music] Minimum 1. Made few demo tracks. Nothing to boast about.
★☆☆🟨 [Music] EP worth of tracks.
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Updated My Journal (2021-02)

Tech

[Wiki] Installed mediawiki for the server. It’s going EOL this summer as does Ubuntu. Will this require a new 64bit-server? At some point sure. Maybe the DevOpsCluster will solve this problem? Or maybe a lightweit raspberry pi would suffice.

Art

[Music] MODX came with Cubase AI (with HALion Sonic SE and Groove Agent SE). I just happen to have a mac idling in the corner and it is the only machine that allows me to use those licenses. Worth a try since Yamaha’s own recording is quite limited.

The installation went OK, but I had some issues with the yamaha-mac-driver, re-installing it did the job. But now it seems that I need to watch some tutorials on how to use the new software. I’ve never used cubase before so the workflow is unknown to me.

Later I Rendered Audio! Three simple tests and while not much artistic gains were made, it’s good to have the basics set. Now I can build on this!

On the MODX I studied the synthesizer. Assign Buttons & Assign Knobs: These are good to know skills. At this point they may be a bit too much, but once I need these I at least know where they are. Sidechaining: I was able to create the famous ‘pump’ effect. Well it needs some adjustment as every instrument in the 3rd song was drowned because of the sidechained kick drum.

Other freebies Yamaha provides for MODX owners are the additional libraries. Montage Expanded, Kapro’s CS80, Chick’s Mark V, Bösendorfer 290 Imperial Grand Piano -libraries. This is all very cool! But there is a catch though. MODX has 1G reserved for the libraries (1.5G on the Montage). So I cannot put them all on the synth! Expanded, CS80 and Mark V are exactly 1G! I’m pretty sure they need like 300KiB more though. It is possible to load performances from “library A” and import selection of them to your “user library”, then export that as “library A2” and import it as new library. Making the library smaller. So basically I just need to remove few performances and that’ll give enough space for all of them (minus the omitted ones).

Then there’s the FM-importer. FM patches from certain older Yamahas are importable to MODX. These don’t take much space at all, since it’s just parameter data.

Updated My Journal (2021-01)

Tech

SW

[GMB] Started using gmusicbrowser. So far it looks like it’s exactly what I want: lighweight and powerful. And a website that doesn’t do the player justice. The developer seems to care about the project. One thing that will eventually decide whether I’ll end up using this is a stress test. How many songs can it handle before it starts to behave poorly. I could generate 1000000 songs of silence with length of 1 second, then load them all to see what happens. The main issue would be the tags as the songs would need proper randomly generated artists too. And this takes time…

Development

[Godot] I started on two tech demos! One with more strategic approach and the other could be a metroidvania styled game. I also wrote small script to automate the export process. The main issue with these will be the lack of testers. I did get one friend to install one and the export seems to function. But to what direction should I take this?
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Art

[Painting] I finished a work on Mimi of Metal & Lace. Reaching minimum goal for the year!
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