Benchmarking OS primitives

Lately I have taken some interest in the hardware and software of C++ build servers. One of the things that I have noticed is that there is a significant performance difference between Windows and Linux machines for common build tasks, such as cloning a git repository, running CMake and caching build results. Some of these differences …

Faster C++ builds

The C++ language is known for its long compilation times. While that is largely true (compared to many other languages), C++ is also one of the most mature languages out there, with rich tool support. There are now a lot of tools and good practices that can be applied to most C++ projects to help …

Hiqh quality DPCM

Hi all, it’s been some time since I last wrote anything on this blog. This time around I’d like to share some experience that I’ve had with my recent hobby project: high quality time domain audio compression using DPCM (Differential Pulse-Code Modulation). Be warned: this is quite a lengthy post. tl;dr version: A Dynamic Differential …

Working on SoundBox

I’ve done some more work on the SoundBox tool, and as some of you may have noticed that it’s now live on the dedicated site: sb.bitsnbites.eu. Compared to the Lite version (posted to the Mozilla Dev Derby), a few new additions have been made: You can now import/export binary song files from/to your local computer. …

The SoundBox synth

After releasing the 4k demo SWAY, I’ve received much positive feedback regarding the synth that was used to produce the music. The synth is based on a new work-in-progress project that I have not released yet. However, my colleges convinced me to participate in the Mozilla Dev Derby (April 2012 is all about audio), so …