How to Equalize MIDI Velocity in Logic Pro X

When producing music in Logic Pro X, there are times where you’ll need to equalize MIDI velocity. For example, if you’re manually playing a drum beat, you may want all the snare drum hits to sound at the same velocity. In this post, you’ll learn how to equalize MIDI velocity to a fixed number in Logic Pro X.

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SSD vs. HDD for Music Production

Twenty years ago, the world of music production was dominated by romplers like the Roland JV-1080 and Yamaha MOTIF. The MOTIF Classic, which was originally released in 2001, had only 84 MB of onboard waveform ROM (read-only memory). Fast forward to 2020, the music production landscape has changed dramtically. Spectrasonics Omnisphere, a popular sample library among pop producers and film composers, weighs in at over 60 GB – that’s 715x the size of the MOTIF’s onboard memory.

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South Korea's POSTECH to Issue Diplomas on ICON's Blockchain with broof

In May 2019, ICONLOOP launched broof, an online service that allows users to issue certificates on the ICON public blockchain. As part of the initial launch of broof, ICONLOOP partnered with a number of institutions including POSTECH and Studypie to issue certificates. For example, on May 29, 2019, broof certificates were issued to 28 graduates of the “POSTECH Blockchain Executive Program”. Recently, ICON announced that POSTECH “will begin using [broof] to issue graduate diplomas”. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at ICON’s relationship with POSTECH, and the signifcance of broof in the academic sector.

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Responsive Images in Hugo with Cloudflare Image Resizing

Over the past week and a half, I’ve been thinking a lot about responsive image handling. Before migrating this blog to Hugo late last year, I never had to think much about responsive images becaues WordPress took care of all of that. Hugo doesn’t make any assumptions, which is both a good and bad thing. On one side, building a custom responsive image handling system in Hugo allows for a lot of flexibility, and personally speaking, I love working with Hugo’s templating system. On the other hand, the lack of an “off the shelf” solution like WordPress’ responsive image handling often leave me with a sense of “am I doing this right” – mostly because my development skills are still intermediate on a good day.

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