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Versioning Reaper projects using GIT



The Reaper DAW just gets cooler by the day. I’ve just set up a small test project, set the folder up as a GIT repository, and made a few commits. Next step was to branch out, do commits at the two branches, and then merge them back in.

It turns out the the Reaper project format is text based. When merging I got a conflict, as expected, but it was straight forward to merge, and all changes survived.

This means that it will be possible to do distributed editing of Reaper projects. I will be using this shortly (as in the next few hours). I am about to start editing recordings of conversations with Gerhard Eckel in Stockholm earlier this fall. We spent a couple of days reflecting on our artistic practices, and generally talking about sound, space, place and whatever else matters in the life of geeky sound artists.

MIAP (Manifold-Interface Amplitude Panning)



MIAP is a new, free, and expanded implementation of Meyer Sound’s SpaceMap abstract spatialization tool implemented as a suite of Max/MSP and Pure Data externals.

From a quick glance at examples and help patches, this seems to be based on the principle of 2D triangulation.

Lydlandskap - text for exhibition by Line Hvoslef



I have written a text for the opening of the exhibition “Lydlandskap” by Line Hvoslef at USF Visningsrommet. In this exhibition Line combines painting, drawing, mechanics, sound and electronics into a really interesting work.

The full text (in Norwegian) can be read here.

Photo by Torill Nøst, used by permission, all rights reserved.

ATK Reaper 4 and a screencast


Preparing B-format sound files from Trond Lossius on Vimeo.

ATK for Reaper v. 1.0 beta 4 is now out, and can be downloaded here. This version fix an issue with matrix-based encoders reported to the Reaper forum, and adds a new utility plugin that can be useful when preparing recordings for ambisonic processing.

I have had several questions regarding how to extract the relevant channels from recordings on multichannel portable hard disk recorders. The above screencast illustrates how I am doing this myself.

Lisbeth J. Bodd (1958 - 2014)



Lisbeth Bodd of Verdensteatret passed away a week ago. Of all the artistic collaborations I have been fortunate to be a part of, working with Verdensteatret has been one of the most formative for me. I started working with them early on in my career, in the fall of 2000, when the Regla production was turned into an installation for Oslo Open. Subsequently I have been involved in several productions.

There is no end to what I have learned from Verdensteatret regarding collaborative creative processes and how to approach cross-disciplinary projects. These thoughts still form the basis of my working methods. Additional there are all the fond memory of interesting conversations and discussions, friendship, travels, and anecdotes of all sorts. Having known and worked with Lisbeth and the rest of the Verdensteatret collective is one of the great gifts of my life.


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