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Catzilla the EP is out!

20th of December, 2012

My new EP/single “Catzilla” is released today! I’m really looking forward to hearing what people think of it, since it has taken quite a while to get done. It’s released in advance of the main benchmark tool Catzilla from ALLBenchmark (for which I…

Catzilla – part 1

17th of October, 2012

For the last months I have been silently (though, not quite that silently, if you ask my wife) working on the music and sound effects for a project called Catzilla. It’s a PC benchmark suite (like 3D Mark, Aquamark etc — a piece of software that …

Old work-in-progress images from “Evoid Droid”

8th of August, 2012

Today I accidentally stumbled upon this neat app for OSX that looks through your e-mail for old, forgotten photos. I let it run during lunch and I was surprised to find a whole lot of sketches and stuff for demos I’ve worked on in the past. In par…

Don’t use audiowarez

7th of August, 2012

Note: this was actually written in May, but for some reason it was never published, so — here goes: Yeah, it’s soapbox time. After a nice discussion on DAW preference, I wanted to highlight some points I’ve tried to make in earlier posts on my bl…

An interview

23rd of February, 2012

I was interviewed this week in the Norwegian edition of Computerworld Magazine about my involvement in the demoscene, and the Norwegian demoscene history exhibit “Pixlar” currently on display in Oslo. The interview is more focused on what employer…

State of the demoscene: 1991 – 2011

18th of January, 2012

Update (23.01.2012): I’ve added stats on demo parties and my thoughts on the correlation between parties and releases.I’m quite actively involved in outreach efforts related to the demoscene. I speak at conferences and to companies and media outle…

Quick pitch-trick in Reaper

16th of January, 2012

There’s one thing in ACID that I missed in Reaper, but thanks to this little trick I can have it here as well: using the +/- keys on the numpad to pitch the selected piece of audio either up or down a seminote. This is an insanely quick and effici…

New remix released

19th of November, 2011

Update (16.01.2012): the vocal-version of the remix (my favourite) has been uploaded, check below to listen or buy at Beatport.I remixed a track by Miu for his EP release “We are the bass” a few months ago, and it’s now released. You can get it fr…

FMX 2011

8th of May, 2011

Yesterday I got home after three exciting days at FMX 2011 in Stuttgart, Germany. I have attended this conference since 2006, speaking about real-time graphics and the demoscene. FMX (or indeed “the 16th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and…

Behind the spheres on the plane

29th of April, 2011

Before you start shouting “Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherf&%$ng spheres on this motherf%$#ng plane!” – I told you all I’d write this. :) As promised (what?!) I have gone through the demo with the coder, Mr Sverre Lunøe-Nielsen (…