Ross Brackett

Ross

Ross Brackett

The Karaoke Research Council

Biography

Ross Brackett is a musician, Karaoke enthusiast, begrudging javascript coder, and weirdo-at-large in his already weird hometown of Bellingham WA. His day job involves writing perl scripts to manipulate the flat-formatted text files dreams are made of.

Proposals for this user

* The Github Guitar: Your Mobile Browser as a Distributed Musical Instrument

Almost everyone has a smartphone, and the majority can run Chrome or Safari. Wouldn't it be great if we could use our mobile devices as tools to allow non-musicians in on the act of performing... by generating harmonious tones or presenting lyrics in time with musicians playing traditional instruments? What if we could synchronize multimedia events over dozens if not thousands of devices, simultaneously? Well, we can! The technology exists today, in your pocket. The singalong.js suite enables these types of ad-hoc musical collaborations in various combinations, in real time, with no perceptible latency, and without the use of a click track or other such draconian control system. The best thing is, it’s licensed under the GPL and uses lots of open libraries to make it happen.
Hacks 2015-02-20 19:07:29 +0000
Ross Brackett