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New Script/UI Design

2013-10-15 14:43:33 by Bspendlove
Updated

@Elitistinen

Here is a new work I have been working on...

I decided to really keep it simple and just use the same knobs for all the controls...

I decided to keep it very minimal and basic with the background itself, started to work on 7 different FX as followed:

Reverb, Distortion, EQ, Compressor, Delay, Skreamer and Chorus....

I little info box which brings up a little view of the credits (us)... pretty simple...

I am also thinking about a little box underneath (or if I stretch the FX box) to show the amount of the selected FX parameter (like Reverb size, or Reverb Colour etc...)

I will be adding a tiny bit more to make it look a tad better, also thinking about adding something in the middle along side where it is literally blank, maybe a name of the project? Think about it and email me ;)

I might also add a rare visible image in the boxes to make it more of a texture effect instead of a simple plain boring colour...

New Script/UI Design


Look at the twat... xD

2013-10-14 08:08:54 by Bspendlove

I decided to take a picture because I look like a fag....

I need a haircut (its fucked..Out of shape.... EVERYTHING...) and need a little shave xD

I am the person behind the screen of BSpendlove and I have literally been in the dark for a while focusing on this library (I have only been out like 3 times in the past 4 months).... Oooo shit son....

Yehhhhhh....

UPDATE for Cinematic Rhythms.... 2.20gb so far.... 192 instrument files.... I guessed by the time I finish there will be 220+ instruments, I might of guessed very close... Either just less than 220 or a bit more... :)

Ermmm, I decided to create a Volume.2 for Cinematic Rhythms (Well Planning too) if this project goes well... I actually got paid my first time to compose for a short film and I will be able to get my website up and running and get a few disc for Cinematic Rhythms... I still need to find out how to sell things with Amazon S3 service and blah blah.... etc...

Great.... (Worse picture in the whole world right ? ;) )))) Bye, I might be dead for about another 3 weeks to finish of the big project...

Look at the twat... xD



Hey guys, I decided to write a little series of scripting for total beginners with Kontakt...

Here is the link for the PDF:

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/56b229699a88d7f753340f8f9d8f17cd

Here are some resources:

The script itself:

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/209cbaf47be9099ee52c5f963a563149

The Instrument File with the script I wrote and explained in the book: (RAR FILE)

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/fe66e69f627d11df226936ae7789d99a

(I would recommend downloading this file, because it includes everything including the PDF itself)

This is part 1 (improvised script)

The things I cover are:

Callbacks - on init

set_text, make_perfview, set_ui_height_px, message ("")

Statments such as : on note, on release, on ui_control and if (and the else statment, basic cover)

declare

ui_knob $'Variable' ('Min','Max', 'Display Ratio')

set_engine_par('Parameter','variable','group','slot','generic')....

ENGINE commands such as $ENGINE_PAR_VOLUME, $ENGINE_PAR_CUTOFF and $ENGINE_PAR_RESONANCE

ui_button

$ENGINE_PAR_EFFECT_BYPASS

I literally improvised it with what I was doing, but here it is....

In the 2nd part, I will be going on to explain creating some more knobs for 3 FX and also using a background for your UI, some more engine commands for the effects, how to script a menu to select specific FX and make only their parameters appear on the UI... Some other things, but I will be explaining about how to create and script custom graphics in the 3rd or 4th part.... :)

Loads more, I will most probably think of more when I write the 2nd part... and the 2nd part will be longer...

I mention in the PDF... if you need any help or questions. please feel free to email me on here or at brandon-spendlove@hotmail.co.uk

-Thanks :)
Brandon


Attempted design.... CentralComposers

2013-10-10 18:42:53 by Bspendlove
Updated

I have a rough design of what I want the CentralComposers to 'look' like....

I mainly want to keep the shape (the whole Oval concept) but I just can't figure it out... I can't design for shit so it is really hard... xD

I will soon one day find the write design when I am just mucking around in Photoshop...

I tried a little with this to make it as simple as I can do on PS... With little detail as possible for a logo to stand out on Products/webpage etc...

Does anyone know what I am trying to get at?

I need to spend a couple of days when I just stick on PS and see what I can do :)

Also, I don't know why blue but I choose blue when I made the first logo... I want my old logo still but in a better shaped up 3D type effect... (I still need to find the right text! I want to use the text from my construction website at the top where it says 'CentralComposers'.... http://brandonspendlove.wix.com/centralcomposersvsts )))

Attempted design.... CentralComposers



Here it is....

I decided to add a text on/off and quickly designed a custom drop down menu

The LOGO is being changed/re designed, I just need a while to design it because I want it simple but effective my my Company... CentralComposers...

Yeahhhhh....

2.09gb so far with 169 instruments (loool)....

Demos are almost in production to show what this library can do, I also might be working on another Cinematic Rhythms alike library (Volume 2, or just a complete new one with new features and a better UI design) if this goes well...

One more litttttttle tiny update on the UI (Cinematic Rhythms)


Kontakt Scripting for Beginners

2013-10-09 14:38:22 by Bspendlove
Updated

I made a post a while ago about making some slight tutorials on how to start off scripting in Kontakt...

I have started on a little book tutorial the other day with covers all the basic (Still need to finish it)

So far the book includes:

Information when learning to script

Basic Callbacks such as on init, on note, on release and on ui_control, which I explain clearly from my own words to make it as easy as possible to understand when having no knowledge with scripting, C++ or Kontakt scripting itself.

UI controls such as - make_perfview, set_ui_height, declare, ui_knob, ui_button, ui_slider, ui_label, set_text, move_control and more...

Engine commands such as set_engine_par, set_engine_par_disp, set_knob_label

Explanation in depth with engine commands like:

How the set_engine_par code works...

set_engine_par('parameter','value','group','slot','generic')

Explanation of each control you have to provide inside the code (and with the other few codes I explain for the basics)...

Some simple Engine Commands like:

$ENGINE_PAR_VOLUME
$ENGINE_PAR_PAN
$ENGINE_PAR_TUNE
$ENGINE_PAR_RV (and the reverbs parameters such as delay, size, stereo, damping blah blah...
(other FX like distortion, EQ, delay, compressor)
$ENGINE_PAR_INSERT_EFFECT_OUTPUT_GAIN (wetness of the specific FX)

This is what I have so far, and I am planning on putting a bit more in...

I am also thinking about custom graphics with simple things like knobs and buttons and how to create them using JKnobMan and PS... (Best programme to make custom knobs with)

UI custom graphics with Kontakt 4.. Where to put them, how to make them work and a couple of script lines you need to make them work correctly...

Any more ideas you want me to throw in there?

After I have done the book, I am also thinking about creating videos to explain everything in the same way the book is laid out...

e.g. The first thing I mention in the book is about scripting itself and how much time you need to learn etc... (So I will mention that around the start)...

:)

-Brandon

Yes you can find all of this in the KSP manual, but when I started out learning to script in Kontakt, It was rather hard to understand a lot of what was explained so I decided to write a book and make some videos for people that are learning/beginning.. :)


UI of Cinematic Rhythms has now been finished....

2013-10-09 09:16:35 by Bspendlove
Updated

Although it was a very simple design...

I decided to add a few more bits like a UI waveform view to look at the sample slices etc...

I decided to add a small (2) amount of GUI custom graphics because I got fed up with the default Kontakt button and menu...

This is final, and I have decided to keep this now...

The picture below will be of the (NO UI Waveform patch)... Now I need to copy the script lines of the custom graphics and apply them to every patch (160 different patches/instrument files so far) :( DAMN IT.....

Well ! :)

I have also included a small and another 2 useful things...

I decided to make the pitchbend wheel up to a octave apart because I was reading a review with some other libraries where some patches, the notes are not tuned properly(This will happen mainly for the FX hits).... It is useful to supply a wide pitch bend for cool outcomes with specific patches...

And I have also applied the ModWheel to the amp volume for easier fade in/fade out when recording in midi real time...

I have also tweaked the script once more time so there are no bugs (so far!) and it runs smoothly (of course!)

--------------------------------------------

I AM SO EXCITED... xD

I will be releasing this (as I said before) on disc... for £20 for 2 weeks, then it goes to RRP at £40... The library so far has been mentioned to me by close friends and internet friends and they asked to buy it. I already have a couple of people lined up but I am making sure it shows its full power in the demos before it comes out (me and another composer are working on it!)

Hope to hear from anyone!

-Brandon

UI of Cinematic Rhythms has now been finished....



I decided to get rid of the normal Kontakt button and replaced it with one I created myself...

If you see in the picture, there are 6 Animations on the button itself...

-2 animations for on/off
-2 animations for scrolling on the on animation
and 2 animations for scrolling on the off animation

Below the pictures is a simple custom graphical drop down menu from 8Dio's Songwriting guitar....

I have decided I want to replace the default Kontakt drop down menu that you see with something similar to this....

I might also add a little tiny text saying on/off (and move the custom button to the right a tiny bit)....

What do you think?

I want to keep the custom graphics to a small level so its not all over the place... This interface personally looks more clearer than my others because it is simple and easy...

I am also creating a new logo for CentralComposers so that logo might be replaced if I can find the Project wallpaper file... xD

-Brandon

Update to Cinematic Rhythms UI (No waveform at the moment)


Getting back into it :P

2013-10-08 11:37:17 by Bspendlove
Updated

Update with the not so fancy UI xD

I am trying and trying to improve my PS skills so be nice! xD

I got rid of the large amount of shadows and emboss behind most of the text which made it harder to read...

If you notice, I have got rid of all the pedals and started again with working around the distortion pedal (only because I personally think it was the best one I done)...

So I decided to keep it simple and use the same pedal just different colors (I still need to work on them...)

I have also changed the EQ sliders on the main page as I thought they were literally pure black, I am deciding to change the Volume/Pan/Knobs as I made them myself and they look pretty.... bad and weird looking...

More opinions? :)

-Brandon

ALSO I have added in a extra thing which makes it useful because their is not any numbers on the knobs....

So where you see it says 'FX level;... When you select the specific FX parameter, the amount will appear in there...

Getting back into it :P


What a fucking shit day....

2013-10-07 19:15:04 by Bspendlove

Wellll...... I guess there is always a bad thing after a good thing?

I need to let it out somewhere so I thought on here because I don't actually have any 'personal'/IRL friends on this...

Well,, I was out today with a close friend and we was having a great day out....

We started to head home when it started to get dark (6:20 roughly) and we came across a bunch of 'guys' around 19-21 years old...

Me and my friend noticed them and we decided to cut across the grass just because we did not really like the look of them...

One of them asks do we know the time and we both said No sorry...

Next thing is.... He comes walking to us and thinks we are 'giving' it at him...

I AM REALLY FUCKING SORRY but when does replying kindly as 'No, Sorry'.. How the actual fuck does that mean we are giving it to him?

This guy was seriously a fucking idiot that have been brought up by a fucking wooden mannequin that he thought was his mum...

So... yeah we got mugged/threatened and they took his phone and mp3 player and slammed him to the ground for no fucking reason... Then there is me just standing there like..... What the fuck should I do???!....

SO I calmly just stood there waiting for it to be finished, I thought I was going to take a hit so I was ready... But no.... They went to search me and I literally had 1 fucking pound coin on me and I said do you want it and SOME FUCKING STUPID CUNT TRAMP said yes give me it....

WHO the actual fuck mugs someone for a pound???

Well.... it got worse...

I went home and told my Brother and Dad about it and we went looking for them (not to cause trouble, just to get the phone and mp3 back)....

My dad was on a bike and he scouted ahead... Going past a tunnel.... We decided to go into the tunnel and walk the other way and you never know what?

Just me and my brother.... We fucking came across them again.... Fuck.... Well not much happen... Only standard 'Basildon' Mouthy shit heads like these just give it mouth...

My brother knows him.... And he said to me and my brother he will 'burn' down my house.. (I laugh.... what a stupid cunt...)
And then... he threatened my Bro with... 'I could slit your throat right now, I have a knife'.... So we backed down and walked away (You never know, he could be bluffing but we did not want to take a chance...) they walked off....

After around 10 seconds (seriously) I heard them say... "Shit, run..."...

So my mate called the police and fuck... The scattered like little stinky rats....

I went to the Police station with my bro and friend and wrote a statement only to find 20 mins later with the description we gave the police.... 3 out of 4 people have been arrested....

FUCK YES.... Bloody wankers...

Although I am sure this will not be the end of it....

The point is that I did not get touched (they were about to literally kick the shit out of us until my mate gave them his Iphone and Ipod...)

They have committed a robbery offense and also assault...

I was in total shock when it all happened at the time... I still am a bit.... I feel lucky that we did not get much done to us...

I guess now is if the police don't have enough evidence for the case then I guess not a lot will happen.... They are a bunch of little shits that will contact more people to get us beaten up so I need to be ready and I am having a little break and staying in just for the sake of it....

I have my 1 pound which I am happy about (lolololl)

Just needed to let this out because that is what makes me more calm....

I decided I am getting my dad to teach me Wing Chung... Not mainly because of this.... I decided it because me and my Dad don't connect a lot and Its a perfect opportunity.. I think it will let me think more if this situation ever happens again... I just want to be ready (not to beat the shit out of someone) but If someone like that cunt throws a punch in the future, then I want to make sure I will know how to act...

I really don't know how to act when it comes to people like this.... But its different when it comes to my girlfriend xD

:)

There will always be people like this out there and everywhere.... Just make sure you act right if it ever happens... I just don't get why people would do this. It is so stupid and the worse way to 'earn' money or to impress your friends... The thing is, this happens quite a bit where I live.... The people growing up around here are turning into complete fucking idiots...

Girls younger than 13 are all having sex and drinking/smoking a fucking lot....

Boys younger than 15 and going around with there trousers around there knees giving it mouth to anyone that is below 18 or older than 60....

Wow....