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Airwindows is one guy: me! I am an audio hacker and computer programmer from way back. I seek only to continue my life up here in Vermont, inventing things and putting them onto the internet, sometimes for free and sometimes for pay. My hope is that people richer than me (i.e. most people) don't rob me. My other hope is for another cup of Aeropress. One out of two ain't bad!

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Regarding Patreon

As of Wednesday the 13th, 2017, Patreon announced that they’re not going to do this. I’ll follow up whenever we get the new numbers, if we even do: this may have burned them hard enough that they’ll not attempt anything of the sort again. I’ll be interested to know if there’s any benefit to larger […]

Swappable Mega Dark Hat

Here’s another Airwindows studio post that serves two purposes. One, I’m showing you an alternate mega-dark and loud hi-hat sound (like the acoustic version of a low-fi sampled dark hat) you can make with a $50 Wuhan cymbal and some tin-snips. But it was also an experiment to see if the Xiaomi Yi camera compresses […]

Speed-King-Izing Axis Longboards

I’m getting together a huge (18) pile of new plugins to make, including the mighty Iron Oxide 4, and also dealing with a YouTube issue where someone’s tried to copyright strike white noise generated in a ToTape4 video, and trying to fix my porch. But I’ve got time to share some drum pedal experiments with […]

Snowball Madness

TL:DW; More Airwindows game research, with source code! SnowballMadness.jar | GitHub repository To stay fresh with plugins, I code other things, and it’s become part of my open source initiative. In fact I’m starting off the plugin open source thing by setting up my GitHub page with hobby game projects (first Counterpart, and now Snowball […]

Counterpart

TL:DW; An Airwindows video game, with source code! CounterpartWin32 | CounterpartWin64 CounterpartMac32 | CounterpartMac64 CounterpartLinux32 | CounterpartLinux64 When I’m not coding plugins, sometimes I make video games! This one was my first Unity game, done over the last couple years.

Guitar Full Wave Rectification

I was just rebuilding an SG copy I own (Samick guitar, real bridge/tailpiece/pickups except the pickup baseplates were so worn out I had to put the Gibson pickups on Ibanez baseplates) when I discovered something. The Dan Armstrong ‘Green Ringer’ (or even a reissue, like the one I have) is far more significant to Frank […]

Magneto-Dynamic Infundibulator

I HAVE CONSTRUCTED A MAGNETO-DYNAMIC INFUNDIBULATOR *ahem!* No, seriously, I have! Watch the video and you can construct one too! You’ll need an XLR cable, a transformer (like a 600 ohm telephone transformer with three windings), some little diodes like stompboxes use for clipping, and a teeny capacitor. Two of everything, for stereo. You’ll want […]

Xiaomi Yi Tuning With autoexec.ash

Here’s another Airwindows Starving Artist posting! It’s kind of long, but this outlines what I’ve done to get high-performance results out of the Xiaomi Yi. I show the visual tools I made to focus and calibrate the Yi, explain how to set the saturation and vibrance controls, and make an impassioned plea for allowing the […]

Kick Drum Hacking

Much like my livestream on adding a Mudbucker to an electric bass, this video is about ways you can make custom drum mics using spare speaker parts, even if you’re not on a platinum seller budget! All about how a SubKick works, and a trick for getting DI beater click. Plus, these do not need […]

Why I’m Kind Of Stuck Running Youtube Advertising

TL;DW: They’re a monopoly and I expect them to quietly blacklist and suppress anybody NOT running Youtube Advertising. As you might imagine, on YouTube this video is known as ‘Why To Run Youtube Ads’. Follow along with my reasoning in the video, and you might come to the same conclusion: you’ve got to put across […]

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