Posts Tagged ‘rhythm core alpha’

Timon Marmex performs with Rhythm Core Alpha 2 at 23b Shop’s “SparkleCon” this Saturday, January 25th ~7pm and later

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

SoftEgg’s Timon Marmex will be performing his 2nd show of this Saturday, January 25th at 23b Shop in Fullerton, California, for an event called “SparkleCon”, a sort of DIY-unconference that is much cooler than it sounds. Also performing will be Cyclops Rock, and there will be visuals by VJ Tim Abad.
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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 2 merchandise!

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Ok, our Zazzle store is finally live! We don’t really make any money on these items, but those of you who have been clamoring for Rhythm Core Alpha stuff (and Ryko-chan character goods) here are a few things. If there is some particular type of thing you want to order, let me know and I’ll put something up.
http://www.zazzle.com/softegg

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!

Rhythm Core Alpha 2 manual now available as a Spanish PDF file!

Monday, September 30th, 2013

We just added a PDF of the Spanish version of the Rhythm Core Alpha 2 manual.

Click here to download the Rhythm Core Alpha 2 manual in Spanish.

This joins the already available English and French manuals on our site , making it easier for folks to learn Rhythm Core Alpha 2 without having to stop the program to read the manual.

 

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!

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.

Videos from the Namco / Bandai / Shiftylook Stage at San Diego Comic Con!

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Here are some of the videos of Timon Marmex playing Rhythm Core Alpha 2 at the Namco / Bandai / Shiftylook stage at San Diego Comic-Con!

We will link more when the official videos come out!

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

Working on Loops and Beats for Rhythm Core Alpha 2!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Just spent the day making a ton of loops and beats for Rhythm Core Alpha 2! The new “Import Block” command lets you build songs out of pre-made loops! Of course, you can still make your own, and you can even use “Export Block” to save them so that you can include them in other songs. There is even a “Merge” option to allow you to import data into an existing block, it will only overwrite where it has new data; it will leave everything else alone.

Today is “Rhythm Core Alpha 2″ meetings day…

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

So, today I met Terence James from “Here Between You Me” and his friend in Little Tokyo to set him up as a Rhythm Core Alpha 2 musician. This time, I sat down with him over lunch at Curry House, and went over all of the features and explained how everything works. There did seem to be quite a bit of trouble with screen calibration on the DSlite he brought, so I’m hoping it works better on his other system. He seems really enthusiastic about RCa2, so I’m hoping to hear some great music out of him!
Later tonight, I’m meeting with Jesse Avila to get him footage from our show at Old Town Pub in Pasadena… I just haven’t had time to edit any of it!
Jeni Burr wants the video from Saturday’s Robot Expo too…
I’ve got manual updates from Lucky Button Pusher that need to be integrated too.
Eventually, I might get a chance to look at the code again…