Author Archives: russell

About russell

Russell works at a music software company in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Spooky Electronic Fireplace

For our Halloween party last year, we made this electronic fireplace to fit in with our cold color palette for the evening.

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The Berenstain Beers

Our latest beer, dubbed the “Berenstain Beer” was made specially with everything bears love. The beer came out to a final 9.5% alcohol, with an (expected)¬†cidery taste, but surprisingly dry for the alcohol content, and with lots of fresh apple … Continue reading

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Simple Guitar Tuning Explorer

Processing is a Java-based programming environment that has done a great job of branding itself as accessible and empowering to newcomers, technophobes, and artists. ¬†While I strongly oppose some of the programming practices it encourages (global side-effects, etc.), it’s hard … Continue reading

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Mission Statement

A ghost’s scaryness is proportional to the length of its arms.

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Heather Beer

For this beer we tried using heather as the bittering agent. Heather was a herb traditionally used in Scotland for beer production before the arrival of hops. This was also our first attempt at a smaller batch size, and an … Continue reading

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Sloth? SLOTH!

Met this little guy out in Manaus, Brazil during a trip in January.

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binpack

binpack is a minimalist numeric binary packing utilities for node.js. I’m working some utilities for OSC support in node, and I noticed that there was no really simple way to convert from native javascript types to and from the binary … Continue reading

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Frontier Days of Software Synthesis: Exploring the JP-8000 Supersaw

One of my favorite things about electronic dance music is how tirelessly and mindlessly popular synth sounds are exploited. It’s awesome! One of the big sounds of the turn of the millennium was the so-called supersaw, an extremely bright, cold, … Continue reading

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Emulation of the Remco SoundFX Machine

I’ve made a quick emulation of the Remco Sound FX Machine as an audio unit and standalone application for Macintosh. The original was quite an interesting toy based on a Texas Instruments noise chip used in Space Invaders. I’ve never … Continue reading

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