Posts Tagged ‘solo’

New Video UP! Screen capture video shows HOW TO DO IT!

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

I just put up a new video of Rhythm Core Alpha in action! Please check it out in the VIDEO section, as well as on YouTube, Vimeo, and soon on Veoh as well!

This video not only shows off what Rhythm Core Alpha can do, starting from NOTHING and quickly building an entire song, but it also shows how to do it, with lots of captions explaining how to put it all together.

Strangely, this is the first video I’ve been able to put up that is actually a screen capture of the product in action. That is because the screen capture hardware is very expensive, and I did not like the look of video recorded from a camera. So I spent a lot of time coding a way to capture screen playback from a real DSi. It even draws in the stylus and the buttons, so that you can really see what is going on.

Please note that the sparkly graphics in the background are (obviously) not part of the product… I just wanted to fill the space so that it would look good on Nintendo Channel.

Please let me know if you like the video! As always, I’m waiting to hear your music, too!

The big picture

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Creating and publishing one’s own program as a solo effort is a very enlightening experience. When one sees one’s program is actually selling, and where it is selling, one gets a real sense that one has added some value to the world. I feel as if I have learned something tremendous, not just “I did it!” but even “And I’ll do it even better next time!”
Launch isn’t the end of the story, but rather the beginning of it. There is still so much to learn, but I finally feel like I’ve some control over my destiny!