Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-settings.php on line 520

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-settings.php on line 535

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-settings.php on line 542

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-settings.php on line 578

Deprecated: Function set_magic_quotes_runtime() is deprecated in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-settings.php on line 18

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1199

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1199

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1199

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1199

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_PageDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1244

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1391

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1391

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1391

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1391

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_CategoryDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1442

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class wpdb in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 306

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WP_Object_Cache in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-includes/cache.php on line 431

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 1266

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 1266

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 1266

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 1266

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WP_Dependencies in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-includes/class.wp-dependencies.php on line 31

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WP_Http in /home/polyomino/srm.com/wp-includes/http.php on line 61
wbl 8018, work in progress

wbl 8018, work in progress

Long ago, in the mid 90’s, I had a fun little program called WBL 4014. My band, WBL, used it live with several laptops linked together in sync.

At that time, laptop music was unusual. They look like they’re doing their homework or something, they said. How times change!

The screenshot above is a partially-working port of the old Mac carbon version of the program, running through QuickTime Music Architecture.

Below, is the work-in-progress rewrite, built using the excellent cross-platform JUCE library. It almost makes C++ tolerable!

It’s clunky but functional, and uses the modern platform MIDI services, CoreMIDI in the case of Mac OS X. Also, it’s much more expansive in its screen occupation, showing several sequences at once. Why not?

I’ll write about the feature set soon, and post an early download.

This entry was posted in wbl8018. Bookmark the permalink. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.

4 Comments

  1. Posted May 18, 2010 at 12:42 | Permalink

    Good to hear the WBL4014 is still alive - I used it extensively for years it was a great little programme and very intuitive but with a number of eccentricities. It took me about a year to work out all the nuances. For example on my Performa 6400 you had to set the sound output to 22 K for filter sweeps to work. What was unique was those little sliders you could get to go back and forth in time with the beat controlling all the paramaters of the QuickTime musical instruments even the scaling. With time and patience you could even sample your own instruments using the atomic editor and then play them back using the WBL.

  2. Posted September 11, 2011 at 13:27 | Permalink

    I was a big fan of the old wbl4014 and used it to make music but also control things like Videodelic. It was very intuitive. Though the world is full of OSX sequencers now never found anything quite as nice as the wbl 4014. Any chance of you posting a link to try out the 8018?
    Yours
    Philip

  3. Posted January 25, 2012 at 11:43 | Permalink

    Agree with Philip. It was an awesome program. If 8018 ever becomes available, I’d love to try it. I know my son would too. He got a lot of use out of 4014 as a kid. He’s a music student in college and has his own shiny Mac now.

  4. admin
    Posted January 25, 2012 at 13:04 | Permalink

    :) I’m touched that anyone actually remembers the old 4014. My band “Weird Blinking Lights”used it on a couple or 3 occasions in loft parties, to lull hipsters to sleep in the wee morning hours.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*