Today I have decided to start creating the user manual/tutorial. I am done with the first quarter of written documentation. The visual media (screenshots) will be included when I have tested the instructions I have documented, to see if any steps are missing or invalid. After each section of the user manual has been thoroughly reviewed that is when I will add the visual guides. I have decided to wait on creating the video demonstration as that is the easiest part and I don't want to put off the user manual since it is a bit more difficult, I would like to get it done first. Another factor that made me start the user manual was that I want my audience to build confidence, in deciding if they want to purchase the software utility that I have created as the user manual will be freely available to download before purchase. The user manual will be packaged in a PDF(Portable Document Format) file. I use the freely available open source desktop publishing software called "Scribus" to create the user manual. If interested you may find more information about it at this URL:http://www.scribus.net
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I have created a software utility that was originally designed to work in unison with the Akai LPD8 MIDI controller and Ableton Live Intro. It also may be compatible with other MIDI hardware that by default simply works as a drum-pad trigger device requiring continuous manual user input *(hint). This utility makes the hardware more extensive in a number of ways extending the hardware's life and will also be an affordable investment for electronic musicians. At the time that I am writing this entry the actual utility features will not be disclosed. I will also be making a video demonstration of what the software is capable of, with a quick glimpse of the procedure in using it and how easy it is to setup. I will soon be creating an easy to follow tutorial on how to get started.