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Hello my friends!
The first of 100 (one hundred) parts about the entire realm of music, computers and sound is online now. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sound But Were Afraid to Ask.
Grandpa Soundstone Video 1, Raspberry Pi Part 1:

Let me tell you, what grandpa Soundstone has to say about this project:

I´m grandpa Soundstone and I´ve decided to learn something new. I´ve decided to learn coding sound, building MIDI controllers, building sequencers and even synthesizers and samplers, programming microchips and a lot more.

I want to know what´s going on under the hood of my VSTs, my DAWs, my hardware synths, my controllers and my computers. I want to understand this and I want to influence and master it yself, want to build, to change and to optimise the goings on, which make my speakers vibrate.

I´ve decided to learn everything about computers, that´s relevant for making music and sound and building equipment.

And – my friends – this is no show, no fake learning! I´ll really be learning myself in this series.
I will learn, I will let you watch me learning and getting experiences and I hope – and think – you will learn as well. I may coincidentially come across something I already know, know well enough to explain it to you. But mainly it´s going to be a “learn it yourself by doing it yourself”.

So – this series is going to be an adventure, a journey through hardware and software and sound and music and music production equipment and instruments and computer languages and physics of sound and and and...

It´s going to be a “learn it yourself by doing it yourself”. I´ve ordered a Raspberry Pi to start with.
I don´t now anything about it. I ordered it following the advice of a friend of mine.

And here it is.
It has just arrived.

Let me have a look, what I´ve got here.”

So far the words of grandpa Soundstone. For me there´s only one thing left to say:
Enjoy the journey! (And don´t forget to tell everybody about it.)

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The second part of Grandpa Soundstone´s expedition to the realm of sound, computer and music is online:

In this part Grandpa Soundstone gets his Raspberry Pi to work (after making some mistakes). He hopes to be well prepared to start coding sound now. Let´s all hope with him and wish him “Good Luck, Grandpa Soundstone!” So, the next video – video 3/100 – will (hopefully) be about how to “make the Raspberry Pi sing”.

By the way: Isn´t that series (going to be) more interesting than one of those soap opera´s? Or shall I call it a “soap opera of sound” ? Or is it simply a documentation of the difficult and rocky way of an old man to building sound machines, the bumpy road to “enlightenment” (or may I say “ensonification” :-)? Anyway: Have a good time! Rolf

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Part 3/100 of Grandpa Soundstone travelling through the world of computers, coding and sound is online.

After roaming through the operating system and some applications he manages to squeeze the first sounds out of the Raspberry Pi. First analogue then HDMI. Then – at the end – Grandpa gives us a kind of forecast of what ways he´s going to take, which roads he´s going to go into coding sound and building sound machines like synths, sequencers or simply controllers.
Well, may I call this series: “watching somebody making 1 Million mistakes in 100 parts before getting great results”?
Have a good time!