Scroll To TopHome - YofielNamed for the archangel of beauty, Yofiel provides knowledge and tools for you to create beauty yourself.https://www.yofiel.com/58-yofiel2018-11-12T11:45:24-08:00Yofielernest_meyer@yofiel.comJoomla! - Open Source Content ManagementBusiness Outlook for Intel and Microsoft in Far Side of 20182018-08-04T18:05:57-07:002018-08-04T18:05:57-07:00https://www.yofiel.com/yofiel/tech-business-outlook-for-far-side-of-2018Administrator2ernest_meyer@yofiel.com<p>We can expect an aggressive Dell rollout over Labor Day, followed by large-scale manufacture and distribution of Microsoft-sold tablets. The newest is the Microssoft Go, currently available only on preorder, at $399/$549 in 4GB+64GB/8GB+128GB DRAM+SD configs with Intel's Kaby Lake (dual hyperthreaded P4 core with 2MB shared first-level instruction/cache). Higher performance models should be available by year's end that improve on the basic single-threaded, shared DRAM for video and main memory. </p> <img src="https://www.yofiel.com/images/moorecartoon.jpeg" alt="Far End of Moore's Law in 2018"/> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/yofiel/tech-business-outlook-for-far-side-of-2018">Read More ...</a></p><p>We can expect an aggressive Dell rollout over Labor Day, followed by large-scale manufacture and distribution of Microsoft-sold tablets. The newest is the Microssoft Go, currently available only on preorder, at $399/$549 in 4GB+64GB/8GB+128GB DRAM+SD configs with Intel's Kaby Lake (dual hyperthreaded P4 core with 2MB shared first-level instruction/cache). Higher performance models should be available by year's end that improve on the basic single-threaded, shared DRAM for video and main memory. </p> <img src="https://www.yofiel.com/images/moorecartoon.jpeg" alt="Far End of Moore's Law in 2018"/> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/yofiel/tech-business-outlook-for-far-side-of-2018">Read More ...</a></p>Bowie Voice Vocoder/Harmonizer2018-08-24T13:29:21-07:002018-08-24T13:29:21-07:00https://www.yofiel.com/yofiel/bowie-voice-vocoder-harmonizerAdministrator2ernest_meyer@yofiel.com<p>David Bowie could create amazing vocoder-like effects, simply by singing through his cupped hands into the echoes from a room's corners and walls. Now you can include your own voice in the 'Bowie' vocoder+harmonizer, now in alpha2 dev. </p> <img src="https://www.yofiel.com/images/bowie.jpg" alt="Bowie Voice Vocoder/Harmonizer"/> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/yofiel/bowie-voice-vocoder-harmonizer">Read More ...</a></p><p>David Bowie could create amazing vocoder-like effects, simply by singing through his cupped hands into the echoes from a room's corners and walls. Now you can include your own voice in the 'Bowie' vocoder+harmonizer, now in alpha2 dev. </p> <img src="https://www.yofiel.com/images/bowie.jpg" alt="Bowie Voice Vocoder/Harmonizer"/> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/yofiel/bowie-voice-vocoder-harmonizer">Read More ...</a></p>The Orange Sun2018-09-30T13:44:14-07:002018-09-30T13:44:14-07:00https://www.yofiel.com/yofiel/the-orange-sunAdministrator2ernest_meyer@yofiel.com<p>The first 8,000 words of my SF novel. </P> <img src="https://www.yofiel.com/images/oraqnge-sun.jpg" alt="The Orange Sun"/> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/yofiel/the-orange-sun">Read More ...</a></p><p>The first 8,000 words of my SF novel. </P> <img src="https://www.yofiel.com/images/oraqnge-sun.jpg" alt="The Orange Sun"/> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/yofiel/the-orange-sun">Read More ...</a></p>Move the Moon!2012-06-30T19:10:16-07:002012-06-30T19:10:16-07:00https://www.yofiel.com/yofiel/move-the-moonAdministrator2ernest_meyer@yofiel.com<p><em>A short science-fiction story about my solution to Global Warming. I sent it to Larry Niven, author of 'Ringworld' and the the 'Gil Hamilton' series, amongst many others, and he liked it, so I'm sharing Chapter One here. </em></p><p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/yofiel/move-the-moon">Read More ...</a></p><p><em>A short science-fiction story about my solution to Global Warming. I sent it to Larry Niven, author of 'Ringworld' and the the 'Gil Hamilton' series, amongst many others, and he liked it, so I'm sharing Chapter One here. </em></p><p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/yofiel/move-the-moon">Read More ...</a></p>Trump Frightens Away Aliens?2015-07-21T16:10:11-07:002015-07-21T16:10:11-07:00https://www.yofiel.com/yofiel/trump-aliensAdministrator2ernest_meyer@yofiel.com<p>"It's the most rational explanation for the Fermi paradox," one panelist concluded on National Public Radio today, later explaining how Stephen Hawking deduced that aliens may choose to destroy our planet rather than risk such lack of empathy continue unchecked in the cosmos.</p> <p><img src="https://www.yofiel.com/images/aliens.jpg" alt="Maybe it isn't fear, but Stephen Hawking made a good point that aliens could be staying away" /></p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/yofiel/trump-aliens">Read More ...</a></p><p>"It's the most rational explanation for the Fermi paradox," one panelist concluded on National Public Radio today, later explaining how Stephen Hawking deduced that aliens may choose to destroy our planet rather than risk such lack of empathy continue unchecked in the cosmos.</p> <p><img src="https://www.yofiel.com/images/aliens.jpg" alt="Maybe it isn't fear, but Stephen Hawking made a good point that aliens could be staying away" /></p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/yofiel/trump-aliens">Read More ...</a></p>Free Audio Apps2001-02-15T00:52:00-08:002001-02-15T00:52:00-08:00https://www.yofiel.com/yofiel/reaktor-instrumentsAdministrator2ernest_meyer@yofiel.com<p>This topic includes links to all current free audio-app downloads. It will be updated as new software is made available.</p> <table class="smallshell"><tr><td class="smallcell"> <img src="https://www.yofiel.com/images/apps.jpg" alt=""Apps for Windows, Macs, Reaktor, and Live/></td></tr></table> </td></tr></table><p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/yofiel/reaktor-instruments">Read More ...</a></p><p>This topic includes links to all current free audio-app downloads. It will be updated as new software is made available.</p> <table class="smallshell"><tr><td class="smallcell"> <img src="https://www.yofiel.com/images/apps.jpg" alt=""Apps for Windows, Macs, Reaktor, and Live/></td></tr></table> </td></tr></table><p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/yofiel/reaktor-instruments">Read More ...</a></p>BEAP Modules for Oscillators and Glitch Art2015-01-26T15:48:41-08:002015-01-26T15:48:41-08:00https://www.yofiel.com/yofiel/beap-waveset-oscillator-moduleAdministrator2ernest_meyer@yofiel.com<p>BEAP modules are Cycling74's way of providing a modular synthesizer. Yofiel's BEAP modules have been integrated into Ableton Live! by <a href="http://maxforcats.com/" target="_blank">Max for Cats</a>, as well as synthesizers by <a href="http://www.encoderaudio.com/signal.html" target="_blank">Encode Audio</a> and <a href="http://www.compositorsoftware.com" target="_blank">Compositor Software</a>. Compositor also uses Yofiel's <a href="https://www.yofiel.com//software/cycling-74-patches/svf-saturating-filter">2/4-pole SVF filter</a> in its spectral decoders. This video demos Yofiel's FM/.Sync waveset oscillator. The glitch art generator, following, includes the same BEAP oscillator. </p>
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<p>BEAP modules are Cycling74's way of providing a modular synthesizer. Yofiel's BEAP modules have been integrated into Ableton Live! by <a href="http://maxforcats.com/" target="_blank">Max for Cats</a>, as well as synthesizers by <a href="http://www.encoderaudio.com/signal.html" target="_blank">Encode Audio</a> and <a href="http://www.compositorsoftware.com" target="_blank">Compositor Software</a>. Compositor also uses Yofiel's <a href="https://www.yofiel.com//software/cycling-74-patches/svf-saturating-filter">2/4-pole SVF filter</a> in its spectral decoders. This video demos Yofiel's FM/.Sync waveset oscillator. The glitch art generator, following, includes the same BEAP oscillator. </p>
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Synthcore User's Manual2017-10-29T07:40:40-07:002017-10-29T07:40:40-07:00https://www.yofiel.com/yofiel/synthcore-refAdministrator2ernest_meyer@yofiel.com<p>Godel is the first in Yofiel's metamusic series of synthesizer designs. Future instruments will contain subsets and supersets of the Godel controls. This section now describes all of Godel 3's main panel controls in detail, and in the future will be expanded to note which are available in which instrument instance.</p> <p><i>This is a top-level view of the Max patch to create the SVF filter gain compensation. It samples 300 SVF filters simultaneiously, reducing the time to complete table completion from 14 days to an hour.</i></p> <img src="https://www.yofiel.com/images/sfv_comp.jpg" alt="SVF gain-compensation-table calculation" title="SVF gain-compensation-table calculation" /> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/yofiel/synthcore-ref">Read More ...</a></p><p>Godel is the first in Yofiel's metamusic series of synthesizer designs. Future instruments will contain subsets and supersets of the Godel controls. This section now describes all of Godel 3's main panel controls in detail, and in the future will be expanded to note which are available in which instrument instance.</p> <p><i>This is a top-level view of the Max patch to create the SVF filter gain compensation. It samples 300 SVF filters simultaneiously, reducing the time to complete table completion from 14 days to an hour.</i></p> <img src="https://www.yofiel.com/images/sfv_comp.jpg" alt="SVF gain-compensation-table calculation" title="SVF gain-compensation-table calculation" /> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/yofiel/synthcore-ref">Read More ...</a></p>Premiere Ensembles for Reaktor2017-10-03T06:08:15-07:002017-10-03T06:08:15-07:00https://www.yofiel.com/yofiel/premiereAdministrator2ernest_meyer@yofiel.com<p>Yofiel's family of premiere ensembles are designed for professionals and hobbyists seeking the most powerful and flexible instruments available. </p> <table class="smallshell"><tr><td class="smallcell"> <img src="https://www.yofiel.com//images/reaktor.jpg" alt="Reaktor from Native Instruments"> </td></tr></table> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/yofiel/premiere">Read More ...</a></p><p>Yofiel's family of premiere ensembles are designed for professionals and hobbyists seeking the most powerful and flexible instruments available. </p> <table class="smallshell"><tr><td class="smallcell"> <img src="https://www.yofiel.com//images/reaktor.jpg" alt="Reaktor from Native Instruments"> </td></tr></table> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/yofiel/premiere">Read More ...</a></p>'Plateaux' - Ambient Series One2017-12-27T11:08:00-08:002017-12-27T11:08:00-08:00https://www.yofiel.com/58-yofiel/280-plateaux-ambient-series-oneAdministrator2ernest_meyer@yofiel.com<p>Played on <a href="https://www.yofiel.com//yofiel/premiere#husserl"">Husserl Sapphire Edition</a>.</p>
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<p>Played on <a href="https://www.yofiel.com//yofiel/premiere#husserl"">Husserl Sapphire Edition</a>.</p>
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Audio Lexicography2007-06-20T14:29:00-07:002007-06-20T14:29:00-07:00https://www.yofiel.com/yofiel/musical-terminologyAdministrator2ernest_meyer@yofiel.com<p>Formal definitions for musical terminology, qualities of sound (<i>qualia</i>). </p> <table class="smallshell"><tr><td class="smallcell"> <img src="https://www.yofiel.com/images/lexicography.jpg" alt="Audio Lexicography Cover"/> </td></tr></table> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/yofiel/musical-terminology">Read More ...</a></p><p>Formal definitions for musical terminology, qualities of sound (<i>qualia</i>). </p> <table class="smallshell"><tr><td class="smallcell"> <img src="https://www.yofiel.com/images/lexicography.jpg" alt="Audio Lexicography Cover"/> </td></tr></table> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/yofiel/musical-terminology">Read More ...</a></p>Lo, the real Shangri-La ascends?2015-04-15T03:39:05-07:002015-04-15T03:39:05-07:00https://www.yofiel.com/yofiel/the-ancient-kingdom-of-loAdministrator2ernest_meyer@yofiel.com<p>The Maoist government in Nepal has promised roads, hospitals, and other benefits of modern civilization to a district called 'Upper Mustang'&ndash;Without doubt, the origin for the legend of Shangri'La. Previously part of the ancient Kingdom of Lo, it's remained much as it was since its walled capital was first built in the 14<sup>th</sup> Century. Its citizens are long accustomed to total isolation. Perhaps for the first time in history, the recent transition of this kingdom to communism was totally peaceful. But how much of its culture will survive the political evolution?</p> <img src="https://www.yofiel.com/images/lomanthang2.jpeg" alt="The real Shangri-La: the forbidden Kingdom of Lo in Spring, when the mountain passes are still inaccessible " /> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/yofiel/the-ancient-kingdom-of-lo">Read More ...</a></p><p>The Maoist government in Nepal has promised roads, hospitals, and other benefits of modern civilization to a district called 'Upper Mustang'&ndash;Without doubt, the origin for the legend of Shangri'La. Previously part of the ancient Kingdom of Lo, it's remained much as it was since its walled capital was first built in the 14<sup>th</sup> Century. Its citizens are long accustomed to total isolation. Perhaps for the first time in history, the recent transition of this kingdom to communism was totally peaceful. But how much of its culture will survive the political evolution?</p> <img src="https://www.yofiel.com/images/lomanthang2.jpeg" alt="The real Shangri-La: the forbidden Kingdom of Lo in Spring, when the mountain passes are still inaccessible " /> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/yofiel/the-ancient-kingdom-of-lo">Read More ...</a></p>