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Jörg Sigle's

Colours & Notes

"This page is a place for music, images and maybe other nice things.
I shouldn't have built it today, nor should I have stayed awake 'till this time of the night..."

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-» Deutsche Version

Legal disclaimer

The material offered here was produced by myself. Thus I'm holding the respective copyright.

I provide all MP3- and OGG-files with works of my own as ShareMusic: You may privately use them, and share them without charging for them, unchanged, and together with information on author and source. If you like the music and if you want to and are able to support my production, any contribution is highly welcome. For commercial use, you may suggest an appropriate remuneration. All material is available on CD upon individual request.

Technical note

The page contains a.o. some MPEG-videclips and audio files (music? noises?) in MP3, Ogg-Vorbis and MIDI format.

Under Linux, you can view the MPEG-videoclips with /usr/bin/totem, kaboodle, kmplayer, gmplayer, mpeg_play, Xine... - or with: $ plaympeg -l --bilinear filename.mpg.

MP3 audio files can be played by various programs (e.g. Windows Media-Player, Real Player, Nero Player, XMMS, mpg123 etc.), as long as the required codecs, a sound card and speakers are available and appropriately configured. The Ogg-Vorbis codec is less commonly pre-installed on commercial systems; the Midi-files are finally made for a specific instrument.

I'm happy about feedback and recommendations. - Thank you very much in advance for any kind of support! - Enjoy!

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Music... or at least: noises

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The encoding as Ogg or MP3 files on intermediate quality levels loses some of the fine textures still available on CD. But I don't want to use more megabytes.

28.07.2010

The following two tracks are the second piece I produced with the Fairlight CMI II - and the attempt to re-produce it again, after I had accidentally overwritten the disk with all my initially made files by an operating system backup. :-(

Either piece uses just a few patterns in the Page-R Rhythm Sequencer. The lead voice is a Fairlight standard, but the timbre used for the background texture (which reminds me of a track on "I Robot" from Alan Parsons Project) is completely made from scratch with the built in sound synthesis feature. Sadly, I had not photographed all individual frequency vs. time curves of the initial version, nor did I have a lot of time for programming the same sound again, so the two versions use differently sounding voices.

Apart from the CMI, only an 8 channel mixer with statically set 3 band equalizers and statically set faders was employed. The fade in/out of the higher frequency texture material was controlled with a CMI keyboard slider patched to the volume of the respective voices. The results were directly recorded to DAT; neither effects nor other postprocessing were used. As usual, each "sketch" was made in a few hours of an evening.

Please look further below if you're interested in the history and some technical aspects of this instrument. It was previously owned by Vince Clarke and needed some repair after it had drowned in his studio...

12.06.2009

Today, I open some links to music(-fragments) from a ... special time. I may write more about that when I have some quietude to do. As always: each one from a few hours.

07.08.2007, 11.06.2007

New music:

27.07.2004

After some hours of writing, I just had to produce something different:
So I tried to make a sad ballad, but it didn't work out.

Addendum: 01.08.2007:

11 or 12/2003

One of two pieces made some night before Christmas -
this is not the quiet one :-)

Ogg encoding on level 4 makes the sound a bit coarse, but I tried to keep storage requirements low.

If you can't play the file, you might try to find yourself an Ogg Vorbis player.

16.10.2002

Five and a half years later, this little piece was made:

If you can't play the file, you might try to find yourself an Ogg Vorbis player.

15.04.1997

Having heard your voice after years, I just played these notes for you,
my friend, while my mind was wandering through future and past...
Originally played on the Korg New SG-1D, Piano II, Chorus off.
It is quiet, so you can use Piano I as well.
Please don't play it on a tiny sound card piano, 'cause it requires long lasting notes...

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Small video clips and old games

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Please note that the video clips are made available here in relatively small files. The original material is of higher technical quality.

10.10.2007

Space... the Final Frontier...
Eventually, everyone want a spacecraft of their own!

26.09.2007

Sportscars reloaded - reworked lighting, camera, drivers... This was intentionally designed as a dark evening scene.

01.08.2007

Two small videoclips and - for comparison - some historical software:

Both videos were made with Maya. Both were rendered with Mental-Ray using raytracing, but with clearly different goals (and rendering options):

The 3D model for the sportscar design has been made some months ago, using a certain method that lead to its distinctive forms. The goal of the current work was, however, to implement a usable landscape, especially a road with a somewhat realistic texture, which could be followed by several cars and cameras. To a good extent, the final appearance of the car's body is a result of reflections of the environment and of the colourful sky.

The animated logo realizes the simulation of a metallic, but silky-matt surface. It is the late completion of an idea from 20 years ago, visible in the following programs:

The collection of little games comes as a zipped directory. Please use a virus scanner after downloading, and something like an IBM AT (80286, 6 MHz) up to possibly an 80486 to try them out... As some of these programs use EGA-graphics (though some may be used with CGA when started manually), they require the fullscreen mode under systems like Microsoft Windows 9x.

A Pentium III with 500 MHz under DOS is too fast to try out this software. An emulated VMware PC running Windows 98 may be too slow at least to show the simple EGA graphics animation which was the predecessor of the current animation - this depends upon the implementation of the emulation of the EGA. Two of the programs didn't run at all in this environment. The "dosbox" may possibly be a suitable environment on a fast PC.

After unpacking, "start.bat" + pressing any key leads to a menu. Provision only for private use, for historical and scientific purposes, and to be used at your own risk!

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Technical stuff

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28.07.2010

I picked up my Fairlight CMI II Computer Musical Instrument in 2007 from Vince Clarke's Studio 37B.

14.11.2005

News from several months ago: Two new Emulator Ultra fixes.

14.11.2002

First comes the soldering iron, then better playing:

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Woopie This Web page was prepared by myself,
and so were all included graphic elements.
© 15.04.1997 03:56 - 2009 Dr. med. Jörg M. Sigle, Kunstvolle EDV & Elektronik

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