Posts Tagged ‘dsi’

New Rhythm Core Alpha 2 demo video!

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

New demo video! Here is a video of my demo recorded from my appearance at the LA County Science Faire Mini Maker Faire in Pasadena, California last March. It is about 13 minutes and runs through core features, including some of the more advanced ones.
Everything you need to know to get started should be in this video!

Microphone Stand Mounts now available from Shapeways!

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Somebody was asking about our fabulous 3D printed microphone stand mount we use in our live videos. Well, we’ve made it available now via Shapeways! We don’t know if anybody will actually buy it because it is super expensive to order through them, but it is available! We even did a new version for the Nintendo 2DS too!

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/SoftEgg

Rhythm Core Alpha “Make Chiptunes” standee

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

We got tired of nobody taking our flyers at shows,  so we made this flashy home brew standee with a real Nintendo DSi in it. Just try and ignore it now!

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Ta da!

The thing is constructed around a mount we use for live shows,  so that will have to change eventually.

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Mic stand mount detail

The face is just paper between two sheets of acrylic. Cutting acrylic is hard, and we ruined a lot of expensive sheeting.

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Acrylic detail

There was to be an aluminum Channel border,  but we didn’t have a way too weld the aluminum in time.

We lit up the back with Christmas Tree lights. Cheap and attention grabbing.  To mount them we just stuck them through a chicken wire mesh.

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Lighting mesh

Not so pretty,  but it works.

We’d like to add better backlighting, but so far this is pretty good! We had a lot more interest after we put this up!

In a few weeks we will get to use it again at Rockage in San Jose!

Rhythm Core Alpha shows and events for November / December 2013

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

There are lots of events going on in the world of Rhythm Core Alpha 2!

I’ll be demoing “Rhythm Core Alpha 2″ in the Make Room at Loscon 40 this Friday-Sunday November 29th – December 1st, with performances at 1pm on Saturday, and probably in the Crosstime Saloon variety show on Friday from 9-10pm.

December 4th, I have just confirmed I am performing (as Timon Marmex) in a late show (I probably go on after 11pm) at the Blacklight District Lounge in Long Beach. Free Show, ages 21 and over, 5 bands, doors open at 8pm.

Then, December 7th, I am demoing RCA2 again at the San Diego Mini Maker Faire in San Diego.

So now you have more opportunities than ever to see Rhythm Core Alpha 2 in action!

Removed the Forums, added a “Files” page.

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Since nobody has posted in the forums in years, we have removed them completely. They were making it look like Rhythm Core Alpha was an inactive project, which could not be further from the truth! For those who want to chat with us about Rhythm Core Alpha and Rhythm Core Alpha 2, please visit our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/123510537671498/ .

We’ve added a new “Files” page to hold all of the files we make available to our users. These are mostly PDF versions of all of the manuals in various languages, but it also contains the contents of the press packs for those who wish to write about Rhythm Core Alpha products, something we highly encourage!

New Video! “How to do it! 8-Bit Worker” by Lucky Button Pusher!

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Lucky Button Pusher has made us a new video! “How to do it! 8-Bit Worker” shows you how to build a song live in Rhythm Core Alpha 2, complete with captions explaining the process!

Thanks again to Lucky Button Pusher! We are forever in your debt!

Here is a PDF of the Manual!

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Folks on YouTube have been asking for a manual they can download and print, so we took what we had and made a PDF. You can get it here:

Rhythm Core Alpha 2 – User Manual

This is based on a draft version and doesn’t include edits that were made later to the version included in the product, so please refer to the internal version of the manual if there are any inconsistencies or errors.

Right now we are very busy, but remind us and we will try to get the other languages manuals up as well!

 

Rhythm Core Alpha 2™ will be released in Europe and Australia on August 15th!

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

We are pleased to announce that the European version of Rhythm Core Alpha 2™ has passed all Nintendo testing and is due to be released in those territories on August 15th. That includes the UK, all of Europe, and Australia!

We are very excited to finally release in Europe and Australia! We can’t wait to hear what kind of music you can make!

Rhythm Core Alpha 2™ will be available as a download for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DSi game systems in the Nintendo eShop or Nintendo DSiWare store. The price in Europe will be 10 euros, or 1000 Nintendo Points.

Rhythm Core Alpha 2™ is the most full-featured music sequencer / solo instrument available for Nintendo game platforms, designed for creating and playing music live. It includes a traditional drum grid and piano-roll style sequencer, a solo mode with 10 different variations for playing instruments live, a drum screen for playing drums, a mixer screen for controlling levels, and a pattern mode for arranging loops and chord changes to form complete songs.

It contains many synthesis capabilities like ADSR envelopes for volume and pitch, a powerful vibrato/arpeggio feature, and per-track echo.

The buttons can be redefined to change the key and scale of your sequences, and/or jump to different loops or different sections of the pattern (song), a feature that is unique among music software programs on any platform.

There is a full set of editing features for copying notes and beats that is not available in any other Nintendo music tool.

For these reasons, we believe that Rhythm Core Alpha 2™ is the most powerful music program on any game platform, and the most compelling program for the creation of live music.

Rhythm Core Alpha 2 has a great review on Destructoid: http://goo.gl/sCWrE

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Hey, we got a great review on Destructoid! http://goo.gl/sCWrE

Rhythm Core Alpha 2™ Press Pack available!

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

We are finally starting to contact websites and media about the release of Rhythm Core Alpha 2, something that should have been done awhile ago. We have had the press release and press pack up on the front page for some time now, but are only now getting around to tracking down each website and sending them the good news! Do you know some good places to send press releases about Nintendo software or music creation software? Let us know!

Here is the press release (pdf).

Here is the press pack (press release in PDF and DOCX formats, screens, logo and character art, and our flyer).

Rhythm Core Alpha 2 heads the “Rock the Beat” section of the Nintendo 3DS eShop!

Friday, July 5th, 2013

“Rock the Beat” with Rhythm Core Alpha 2!


Daryle Basarte’s awesome cover art for “Rhythm Core Alpha 2″ heads up the Nintendo 3DS eShop cover page for “Rock the Beat”, a section of music applications!