Paul Cohen - Producer in Tokyo

Paul Cohen

I'm a producer in Tokyo, Japan

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About me

I’m a creative technologist experienced with the business, product, project, design, and development aspects involved in taking something from concept to production.
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My Creations

  1. Fopra - Focused Practice

    FOcused PRActice (https://fopra.live) is a timing tool to help you practice music (and other things) more effectively. It's a session timer that lets you split your pr...

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  2. Groove Pilot

    6 October

    Groove Pilot is a prototype interactive spatial music mixing "experience".

    As part of my continuing series of explorations around spatial music I threw together this prototype to play with some ideas about:
    . Spatial music
    . Real time mixing
    . Interaction

    How to play
    . You must use headphones or... continue reading (1, 1 image)

  3. Inside Music is a Google WebVR Experiment that lets you step inside a song, giving you a closer look at how music is made. The bonus is the music is spatialized as well so you get a completely different audio experience from a normal stereo mix.

    Open the Song Visualizer... continue reading (1, 1 image)

  4. Bitstream Boogie

    20 January

    I periodically evaluate live streaming services and decided to test out ConcertWindow, one of the "leaders" in the live music streaming/online busking space. Here's a short test clip from my er..um..performance
    https://www.concertwindow.com/bitstreamboogie

    Technically it's different than streaming into SecondLife and I had to make some adjustments to my Ableton Live... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  5. Among the Clouds

    27 August

    Another chapter in my ongoing project to learn more about Native Instruments Synthesizers
    Native Instruments just released a beta of their new eLearning platform and they sent me an invite. https://native-instruments.kannu.com
    Great timing for me!
    I just completed their "KOMPLETE 101: THE SYNTHS OF KOMPLETE" course.
    This track is the... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  6. Funk-o-tronic

    20 August

    A little mix/master experiment playing with some new soundtoys.
    Also testing out the rendering speed of my new desktop workstation build.
    Is fast!
    Better with headphones and turn it up.

  7. Native Instruments Komplete has an extremely diverse collection of sound generators, synths, manglers and sequencers. I've been using them for about 10 years and barely scratched the surface
    I recently upgraded to the latest version so I set myself a challenge to get more familiar with each instrument/FX by producing... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  8. Recorded Live 24/6/2017 in SecondLife @ DrJohns Music Park
    A little boogie tune I wrote many years ago about the cybersex scene in SL and Virtual Worlds.
    Electric Guitar + FX, rack harmonica + FX, reactive music robot rhythm section, Ableton Live + Launchpad.

    The cover image is from some... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  9. Working on a new groove and chord sequence
    Testing some sound patches on the Zoom G3n with my new (2nd hand) Steinberger ST-2FPA guitar and working through some different pickup settings as well.
    Great range of tone on this guitar.

  10. Welcome to Trumpistan

    10 November 2016

    A little Reggae Blues to celebrate the ushering in of this strange new world order
    Note: You should click the link, the album cover is great!

    As predicted by Michael Moore: http://michaelmoore.com/trumpwillwin/
    Post Election Analysis (and hard lessons for the political elites):
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cw1VypNVQAEGo1R.jpg
    https://twitter.com/MaxBoot/status/796378238306160641
    (~7 million non-voting 2012 democrats!)
    https://twitter.com/yanagiz/status/796382521688727552

    ... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  11. Nepotusism

    15 November 2016

    A continuation of my series of musical theme sketches for the new new world order!

  12. FAQ Chatbot

    23 February

    There's a lot of hype at the moment about AI in general, and chatbot's being the next big "app market". Reality is the tech is still very immature and there are not a lot of use cases where the chatbot workflow is a better UX than simple point and click... continue reading (1, 1 image)

  13. Quakescope

    28 October 2016

    Interactive Data Visualization & Exploration
    Check it out at: http://www.sonicviz.com/wp/2016/10/28/earthquake-data-scope/

    I recently attended the Rakuten Technology Conference 2016 and saw a very interesting presentation from Erik Berlow titled “Next-Generation Interfaces for Thinking with Data“.

    I’m familiar with Data Science, data mining, and data visualization and have been working with a... continue reading (1, 1 image)

  14. Orbon

    3 August 2016

    Orbon is a collaborative game development learning project with my 6 yr old son Oscar. (You can also read more about his game based learning adventures here: http://www.coplay.ninja/ )

    Orbon ™ is an endless play experience designed to test your thinking and reactions, that requires focused concentration and timing
    It's... continue reading (2, 1 image)

  15. Robot Rhythm Section

    23 May 2016

    I've been playing music online since 2005, in SecondLife and through other live streaming channels.

    I love playing with a live rhythm section but it's not possible to do so from my shoe box home studio. There's a number of reasons for this: operational, logistical, and financial.

    It's possible to... continue reading (1, 0 images)

  16. Musician Website Redesign

    10 February 2016

    My friend Rambling Steve Gardner is about to head off back to Mississippi for a tour sponsored by the State Tourism authority and he needed a digital facelift from his 2004 era website.

    His laundry list was pretty extensive, and his timeline and budget very constrained
    Multiple old site consolidation,... continue reading (1, 1 image)

  17. HarpNinja

    16 July 2015

    Problem: Harmonica is one of the hardest instruments to learn as you have no visual interface reference. One of the key aspects to develop musical ability is the building of a mental model of the instrument. HarpNinja solves this problem by providing real time feedback through audio analysis and overlaying... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  18. This was an old project I had to dig out recently for a client consult so I made a short video explaining the core systems behind it
    It was originally written in Java but I recently started porting parts of it to C# and also HTML5 and WebAudio.

    Title: Generative... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  19. ToyTones

    24 July 2015

    ToyTones is a series of Educational Digital SoundToys for Kids aged 3-5 focused around music and play based learning
    The scientific basis is based on the intersection of music neuroscience and early childhood brain development, including language learning
    The intent was to develop a series of small stand alone digital... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  20. Music Flow

    16 July 2015

    Concept: Intelligent Music Environments for health and productivity
    Responsive AI & user controlled virtual environments (simulacra) with adaptive music utilizing the latest research into music neuroscience & cognition
    Keywords: aLife, adaptive music, AI, adaptive learning, machine learning, VR

    Status: early prototype

    Target Markets
    Restoration and Rehabilitation
    Productivity and Focus
    Mindfulness... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  21. Testing out some online music collaboration sites I came across Kompoz
    http://www.kompoz.com/music/listen/release/647662

    Pretty neat system, easy to use.

    Found a few tracks to jam on, this was one of them.

    After a quick composition analysis and a little jamming I decided on a guitar tuning and FX that might work... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  22. #1000

    26 April 2016

    Bottleneck Blues Band - good times in Tokyo in the mid 90's
    @ The Fiddler near Waseda University, Takadanobaba

    The BBB started as a series of random collisions between different people that eventually resulted in once a month all friday night noisy rough blues at The Fiddler. Was a lot... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  23. Komuso Tokugawa

    24 July 2015

    Komuso Tokugawa is a virtual performance character I created in 2005 for the online virtual world SecondLife
    I originally started using SL in 2006 to practice for real life gigs with a blues trio I had in Tokyo, but soon dropped the live gigs in favor of virtual performance. The... continue reading (1, 1 image)

  24. Moxigo

    24 July 2015

    Problem
    Existing decision support tools are either too gimmicky & useless or are too complex. Moxigo helps you decide better with a quick and effective process.
    Now live in Beta testing mode @ https://moxigo.scalingo.io

    Update: On hold - needs re-evaluation. Seems decision support for normal people isn't needed!

    Tools
    Built... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  25. This was a group effort, not a creation by me but thought I'd post something for the activity record

    We got our jam on in Dogenzaka (good title for a song!) finally!

    Quite a few good noisy bits in there, swapping off instruments and making shit up on the fly... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  26. Canvas Musician's Jam #2

    7 December 12:18
    Canvas Musician's  Jam #2

    Theme was NOISE and we made some! We mixed it up with some ambient, some metal, and some metal ambient folk rock punk hybrid. That custom metal ax of Goran's (see phot...

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