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This. is. awesome.

You made my sore throat day so much better.
posted by aheckler at 4:23 AM on March 11, 2010


I love this! Thanks!
posted by juliplease at 4:32 AM on March 11, 2010


15 choose 7 = 6435
posted by DU at 4:39 AM on March 11, 2010


The guy looks like a cartoon version of jonmc.
posted by chillmost at 5:13 AM on March 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


a cappella
posted by those are my balloons at 5:19 AM on March 11, 2010


If you feel like making music in a flash app, check this out.
posted by DreamerFi at 5:50 AM on March 11, 2010 [7 favorites]


Okay this is cool. The bonuses are so dope.
posted by cashman at 5:51 AM on March 11, 2010


Brilliant.
posted by tellurian at 5:56 AM on March 11, 2010


a cappella
Your second comment in 1 year and 8 months and it's about a common mistake/typo LAME.
posted by tellurian at 6:15 AM on March 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


Well that's a half hour gone. Excellent.
posted by pupdog at 6:25 AM on March 11, 2010


Awesome, thanks.

DreamerFi, your link makes my head hurt.
posted by shothotbot at 6:40 AM on March 11, 2010


No, no, no. I have to leave for work, like, seven minutes ago.
posted by phunniemee at 7:13 AM on March 11, 2010


This is great! Thanks.
posted by joedan at 8:06 AM on March 11, 2010


this is fucking sick
posted by Damn That Television at 8:30 AM on March 11, 2010


sick with a 'ph'.
posted by gman at 8:41 AM on March 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


Oh my god this is awesome. Thank you.
posted by malthas at 9:10 AM on March 11, 2010


Wow.
posted by Michael Roberts at 9:34 AM on March 11, 2010


My kids are going to love this as much as I did. Fantastic.
posted by davejay at 10:26 AM on March 11, 2010


Also: I'm not going to get any work done today, am I? I wish this was a thing you could hold in your hand and use, like an etch-a-sketch. For the first time, an iPad makes sense.
posted by davejay at 10:30 AM on March 11, 2010


I knew my comment was wrong at the time, but now I can quantify how wrong. In the general case of n objects that you are choosing k of and you can have as many gaps as you want, the count is (I think...my officemate is convinced anyway): (2n)!/(n!k!(2n-k)!).

But in the special case where n = 2k, as it is here, it is just 2n-1. (Proof: Pascal's Triangle. QED.)

So there are 213 songs we can make with this, which is 8192.
posted by DU at 11:23 AM on March 11, 2010


Thank the gods you posted this on Thursday and not Monday. Thank the productivity gods indeed.
posted by leo. at 2:15 PM on March 11, 2010


For DreamerFi's link: ignore the instructions, and just play with the tone matrix. It's awesome.
posted by HeroZero at 4:30 PM on March 11, 2010


DU, the sum of the first eight terms (k = 0 thru 7) of the n = 14th row of Pascals triangle is 9,908.

So there are 9,907 combos if you don't count silence.
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 5:58 PM on March 11, 2010


Last time we played with a tone matrix I spent a little time with it (read: way too much time with it) and made an audio-visual performance for my fellow MeFites.
posted by Ian A.T. at 6:05 PM on March 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


Oh, it looks like I had an off-by-one error on the rows. (We somehow managed not to write down the second row...) But the general solution is still right. I hope.
posted by DU at 4:10 AM on March 12, 2010


yah, awesome - gracias!
posted by jammy at 5:25 AM on March 12, 2010


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