Category Archives: Tech Notes

When’s the Next Train Coming?

Posted on September 26th, 2016 in Tech Notes
This year I’ve been riding my bike, the SunRail, and LYNX buses to the co-working space I work at pretty regularly. It’s a really cool industrial space right next to a train station, so it keeps me thinking about transportation. The past two weeks I’ve been doing some research related to public transit, here in […]

Getting up and running with Cinder, Leap Motion, Cinder-LeapSdk and Xcode

Posted on April 3rd, 2013 in Tech Notes
I’ve got a developer copy of the Leap Motion, a very exciting hardware device that senses the position of your hands in 3d space (watch the demo video here if you’re not familiar with it). There are a few quirks to getting up and running with the Leap using Cinder, but thanks to Stephen Schieberl I was […]

Premiere Pro CS6 is GPU Accelerated on my MacBook Pro

Posted on March 11th, 2013 in Tech Notes
A common complaint from MacBook Pro users in the recent past has been that Premiere Pro’s Mercury Playback Engine (MPE) was only hardware accelerated on Nvidia cards, as it was initially designed using CUDA. In CS5.5 and even more in CS6 however, Adobe updated the design to support select AMD video cards via OpenCL. Although […]

Four Dimensions Development Update 4

Posted on February 29th, 2012 in Tech Notes
Four Dimensions is a work for Orchestra, EWI and Surround Electronics tracks commissioned by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra for the “Symphony in HD: Live at Full Sail” Gala event on April 21st. This is one of several vids documenting the process of developing a Wii-mote, used as the conducting baton for the conductor, Dirk Meyer, to […]

Using a Wiimote as a Conductor’s Baton

Posted on February 18th, 2012 in Tech Notes
Here’s a video update on a project I’m currently working on with Keith Lay and Marc Pinsky. Marc is setting up the hardware and software infrastructure to allow an orchestra conductor to conduct with a Wiimote, thereby providing input data to control the tempo of an accompanying electronics track. I will also be using that […]