I'm a software engineer who creates audio- and music-related Windows applications for the PC.
I compose orchestral music both for publication and the theater (interstitial music). I have also worked as a sound designer for Actors' Theater of Washington, Ganymede Arts, The Foundary Players, and Vienna Theater Company.
"Quill" is the codename for a software tool for composers that is currently in development. It deals with music notation (like a score-writer) and with MIDI data (like a MIDI editor) but is tailored specifically for the needs of composers.
- Deals as easily with musical fragments as it does with finished scores
- Offers fast and fool-proof capturing of musical ideas
- Allows fine-level editing of every aspect of notation and performance
- Editing takes place using musical terms and contexts rather than technological ones
I expect to have several spin-off applications appear during the development of the main application, and will probably be offering these for free. Some examples are applications that print staff paper, easily record audio and MIDI data, and several music education applications.
Blue Player is a karaoke player that plays MP3/CDG (MP3+G) files.
NOTE: Development on Blue Player is currently suspended. It may resume in the future (and be released) if "Quill" reaches a point where Blue Player can be developed as a sub-project within it.
- A simple, intuitive, and highly responsive interface
- Extremely efficient design with multiple safety features to prevent problems during playback
- Transposing up or down in half-step increments
NOTE: The CDG-decoding module that I developed for Blue Player is available for purchase. It is fully compatible with the CDG specification and highly efficient (written entirely in assembly language). Contact me for details at 202-258-1841.