Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Max Runtime Helper

For those who don't have the money to buy Max/MSP and want to run my patches, here's runtimehelper.maxpath. It is a simple Max/MSP utility patch that can be run with the Max runtime where you can configure your sound card, transport bpm and use quickrecord to record the max output to a wave file.

Loopex Version 1.0

The initial release of loopex is finally done:

Loopex is a simple Max/MSP looper but with a simple wave editing feature. You can cut/copy/paste/pastemix any selection to any loop. To me, it's more like a jam tool where you can record live some parts and loop/cut/copy/paste them afterward. And because it comes with editing functions, you don't have to open the loop wav file to an external editor.

Now, I will have time to make my own organ beatbox machine. I still have to time till the LinnDrum II


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Making windows disk image; with Linux.

Backup is good!

Doing a backup for an OS is either complicated (Windows) or useless (Linux). Sometime, it's good to keep a Windows image of your system that is fully working so if anything goes wrong, you can go back to a previous version. The best and free option out there is Linux with ntfsprogs.

Simply boot with Ubuntu livecd and then install ntfsprogs :

$ sudo apt-get install ntfsprogs

Taking an image (where /dev/sda1 is your windows drive):
# ntfsclone --output - --save-image /dev/sda1 | bzip2 > windows-sda1.bz2

Writing an image:
# cat windows-sda1.bz2 | bunzip2 | ntfsclone --overwrite /dev/sda1 -restore-image -

Voila, you get your cloning system. And while the system is cloning, you can surf the web and do your work. Much better than any other "commercial" image system to my opinion.