Crossing the Gulf
Lately I've been thinking about the story of the tortoise and the hare.
I've been working on imitone for more than six years, and there is still a lot left... Read more
Hello, all —
It has been a while since my last update here. About 18 months. Where do I begin..? Despite the quiet, a lot has happened in this time.... Read more
imitone 0.9 — a big step forward
On December 1, we released imitone's biggest and best update ever. Go get it!
imitone 0.9 is much better at following your song, thanks to a smarter note interpreter. It... Read more
imitone 0.8.2, Research and Accountability
In this post I’ll discuss my challenges in demonstrating progress and choosing the right path foward as I work through research and development on imitone.
At 1:30 AM... Read more
0.8.1, The Floor and The Ceiling
Time passes, progress is made.
imitone 0.8.1 is now available, and introduces a major feature: hard triggering, which listens for "attacking" (sudden) sounds, like "dah", and makes playing... Read more
On Thursday night, I quietly released imitone 0.8.0. Get it here.
As always, report any problems you run into at the forums or by commenting here.
It is the culmination... Read more
Last week, during a layover in a day-long bus trip, I decided to play my accordion outside a rural station. A few of the other passengers came to stand and... Read more
Notes on Finishing Things
Today's post is about professionalism and self-management. I realize that may not be interesting to everyone, so I will summarize one important conclusion:
imitone development will be speeding up significantly,... Read more
Fun at NAMM '15, and the Path to Completion
Hello, friends --
In my last post I expressed my uncertainties about the time and effort involved in taking imitone to another show. The cost and planning work that go... Read more
R&D, Exhibition, and Keeping Busy
I've been very quiet these last four months.
This update was originally slated for the beginning of October, but I've been hesitating to write it for various reasons -- mainly... Read more
Personal progress, and lessons on inventing
Hello, all --
A bit of quick news: imitone will be in attendance at the Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange (A3E) in Boston this September! We'll be doing a very... Read more
As of Friday, Beta 0.5.2 is out! If you've been having trouble getting imitone to run, this version is very likely to help! Also, if you backed the Kickstarter and still... Read more
Everything is On Fire (and this is normal)
Hello, everyone --
First things first: It has come to my attention that many backers did not receive their beta keysdue to my messages being flagged as promotions... Read more
imitone's beta has been released! Check your E-mail inbox -- you should have a key and a link to download the program.
I'm a day late due to... Read more
FINAL SCORE: 92,814 (including PayPal pledges)
imitone's stretch goals have been smashed. Destroyed. Devastated. Honestly it's a bit ridiculous.
The prospects are looking bright for imitone as a tool for... Read more
Android Support! (+ Final Hours Stream)
Do you hear that?
That's the sound of imitone getting Android support. And the campaign ending. Seriously, it's a good thing it did, because I'm fresh out of stretch... Read more
LiveStream + Final Update
As the final hours of imitone's Kickstarter campaign tick by, I'm going to be available on LiveStream to answer questions and demonstrate the program:
Come and watch! (Starts 4:30 PM... Read more
Final Day + iOS versions now available!
24 hours remain.
Passing the 2,000 backer mark, imitone has reached its $75,000 stretch goal, unlocking iOS support. I've added new reward tiers which include a copy of imitone for... Read more
65 hours remain!
Given the lack of specific information available about imitone prime, its popularity during this campaign has been surprising -- it accounts for almost half the funding raised... Read more
imitone for mobile
imitone is entering the final stretch of its campaign, and just passed its stretch goal for a VST version for PC and Mac! (This will be available in 64-bit flavors,... Read more
imitone for live performance (+ April Fools'!)
April Fools! The patent litigation threat mentioned in my last update was a joke. The tipoff was the patent number I referenced -- an infamous attempt to lay claim on... Read more
The Technology (+ mobile versions?!)
imitone has smashed its first two stretch goals! The program will now feature two extremely valuable enhancements: Automatic scale detectionwill allow it to detect the key... Read more
Feature demos! + PayPal option
Thus far, I've made several demonstrations of imitone which emphasized its accuracy and responsiveness. Today, I'm going to focus on features instead. imitone is capable of tracking variations... Read more
Development Notes + New Demo!
Hey, everyone --
Imitone's nearly hit its first stretch goal: Automatic Scale Detection at $30,000. This feature will allow imitone to infer a song's musical scale and key (also... Read more
Fully Funded in one week! + New Demo
I woke up this morning to see imitone had been fully funded! This project smashed its goal in just under a week, and I'm not really even sure how to... Read more
Voice to Violin!
Check it out: the first of imitone's video demos. This one shows the most straightforward use of imitone: controlling a digital instrument with my voice.
These were captured in... Read more
Early pre-order confusion?
Hey, early birds --
I've noticed quite a few of you pledged at the $25 level for imitone and early beta access, when you could have pledged $20 for the... Read more
We're 50% funded in 27 hours! Thanks for believing in imitone! It's amazing how much the core idea of this program resonates with people -- and I haven't even told... Read more
Day 1: Possibilities
Evan here --
One third funded in less than ten hours! Jeepers!
I don't know what to say... It seems as if a lot of people share my vision for... Read more