A great leap for interspecies technology.

I think it is well known that Bonobos don’t like to tell time to the exact minute, instead opting to divide the hour into 12 parts. Some humans also share this affinity.
This iPhone / iPod app helps to bridge the gap between humanity and bonobonity. Each species can easily read and understand the clock in their own species-specific way, and still share the experience.
iPhone WordClock

My First iPad App

Though it may be my last, I made my first iPad app this morning.

Its job is just to look cool while hanging on a wall. Also, it tells you what time it is in a mildly easy-to-read font called Monaco. Come to think of it – I think that’s what my terminal is set to.
Just head there with your iPad, then click on the extras button in Safari and “Add to Home Page”!
It’ll download everything it needs to run to your iPad, and you can use the clock forever and ever after that – even if you’re not online.
Cheers, all!

More Bass!

I’ve been recording quite a bit this last week or so… Here’s what I did with the new Bass samples from Trillian.
Faster Does It – A gorgeous BeBop duet.
Covert Affair – Cooler jazz piece with EP and trumpet
Isolated – Really nice electric bass solo
Lesson learned from bebop production: Attitude is more important than notes.

Behold the Harp!

Also in the survey, several people asked for more harp music. This is pretty surprising to me – but I’m glad to write more for harp.
In addition, two people asked for Western music.
So… here’s a Western harp piece: Pale Rider
And for the elven harp contingent… Enchanted Journey
This title surprised me in that none of my other titles or descriptions used the words “Enchanted” or “Journey”. I guess it was time.

Funeral March by request

An interesting thing that three people mentioned in the last poll I did was a funeral march. I could have recorded the famous march by Purcell, but decided to write a new one.
In an ideal world, the march should be playable by just a few people – who are all able to march in the procession. So, no marching pianos or marching cello sections. No synths or electric guitars.
It should be able to be played by just a few musicians. Not everyone dies rich.
Writing a great funeral piece proved remarkably difficult. Instead, I wrote a “pretty-good” piece.
Two trumpets, one trombone, and one tenor drum.
Funeral March for Brass – Play this one live at my funeral; it’ll be really cool.

Some suggestions already ready!

Would also like to send you $5 if I could just send a check to your address or p.o. box — don’t like putting my credit card online
There’s a nice donation page available here with all that info. Donations!
(Quick note, please don’t send me checks from other countries, even if they are money orders, and even if they are in USD. My bank hates these, and it just never works)
Is there any kind of music that you wanted – but had to go to another source to find?
More blues.
Here’s a sort of blues boogie that I did this week: Hustle
heartland real rock
Simple 2-person rock: Breakdown (not sure if this qualifies as heartland, but it seems to)
And maybe this one (2 basses and drums!) Raw
Sound effects and Orff, Mozart
First sound effects: I don’t do them… but another user recommended http://www.pdsounds.org/
Orff. He was really recent. None of his music will come into the Public Domain until 2053 (give or take). No one will be able to offer his music for free for a long, long, long time.
Mozart. I’m actually working on this – hopefully, I’ll have new recordings up by the end of the month. Mozart is sufficiently dead to offer his music for free.
Cheers, all!

Help me help you.

This is a 2-page survey about the Music side of incompetech.
So, only fill this out if you use the music from here.
Survey closed due to 100 response limit of Survey Monkey.
58% of you have been coming here for over a year.
34% were referred by a friend.
67% of you never tried to contact me in any way.
15% of you do production commercially.
Thanks to everyone who responded.
There’s a lot of good stuff I need to go in and look at on the essay questions!