Ambience

> [https://ambience.ugotsta.com/](https://ambience.ugotsta.com/) ### Description Ambience is a collection of ambient music and soundscapes for free and open-source games and other media projects. Game developers generally don't do music and those working without a budget often don't have the means to get quality music. In short, the collection was made specifically to help support free and open-source game development. Here's some of the music brought to video on YouTube: ### About the project site This project is hosted here at Blogger.com using a lot of custom tweaks and scripts I've created to make Blogger sites work more like databases.

Treble

> [https://treble.ugotsta.com/](https://treble.ugotsta.com/) ### Description Treble is a free, all-purpose music and soundscape collection for everything from games to YouTube background music. It's basically a series of templates for the free version of [MuLab](https://www.mutools.com/), all released under the public domain [CC0](https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/) license. The templates are initially composed using artificial intelligence from [Treblemaker.ai](https://treblemaker.ai/). The initial compositions are brought into MuLab and further arranged to fit specific themes like "chiptunes", "synthwave" or "lofi". ### Project Goal One of the points of this collection is to provide a free service for game developers, video makers or anyone else needing royalty free music and ambient snippets without fear of legal issues. Another goal is to have a substantial base of music content to build games and other media projects. I'm always working on a wide variety of media projects and tend to need this type of stuff often. Here's the playlist of all the templates: ### About the project site This project is hosted here at Blogger.com using a lot of custom tweaks and scripts I've created to make Blogger sites work more like databases.

ReVisualize

> [https://viz.ugotsta.com/](https://viz.ugotsta.com/) ### Description Initially an attempt to catalog music visualizations beginning with presets from Winamp's MilkDrop plugin, this visualization database is now much broader in scope and eventually will cover everything from music and MIDI to any sort of data visualization. ### Background Having needed some sleek music visualizations for a few other projects, I turned to Winamp and its venerable MilkDrop plugin. Unfortunately, there were so many presets for it, I couldn't easily tell which to use, mainly since there weren't any graphic/video examples for them. So I set out to create examples. Here's a playlist of recorded presets so far: ### The recording process To record the MilkDrop visuals, I used MSI Afterburner. Of course, recording over 1000 presets would take a lot of time, so I used AutoIt to create a script to automate that. Something I've done in the past with videos like this is looped them seamlessly. This is done by splitting a video in half, swapping their positions and then fading between the two parts. I wanted to do that with these videos too, so I scripted that also, using AutoIt along with the MLT framework. Shotcut comes bundled with a command-line version of MLT called Melt. So I used that to make it simpler. I've written a bit more about that and referenced those scripts in my post about it all, MilkDrop Visualization Database. ### About the project site This project is hosted here at Blogger.com, providing a free and easy way to manage the preset videos. Blogger has a "dynamic view" which is basically a dynamic theme that can showcase articles in a grid view. That's what I've used, with some custom CSS to make it look nice.

Nibble


A simple Nibbles clone I made years ago with Scirra Construct 2. It uses a rotary playfield with a futuristic, high-tech theme. The project site is now hosted through GitHub Pages. Project site: [http://ugotsta.github.io/nibble/](http://ugotsta.github.io/nibble/)

Son of no man

http://noman.ugotsta.com/

Description

A chief point of focus here, this is a Gospel outreach project making heavy use of hip-hop arts, music and culture.

Background

My brother and I grew up immersed in hip-hop culture by way of hip-hop music. We followed hip-hop nearly from the start, listening to early artists like Run DMC (the early stuff like "Wake up"), Curtis Blow, KRS One and other east-coast greats.

Through that hip-hop culture, we learned to rap, and subsequently, learned to write poetically. So this project is an extension of that background, honoring God with the artistry He's given us.

Here's one example of our use of our artistic take on Scripture reading:


About the project site

This project is hosted here at Blogger.com, which fortunately allows for extensive styling of CSS to match the project's overall theme.

DasKitz

http://daskitz.ugotsta.com/

Description

DasKitz is a really, really old project my brother and I started over 15 years ago. It used to be at daskitz.com those many years back, it's now neatly housed here in a sub-domain.

Background

Many moons ago, I wanted to create a site that my brother and I could both work on. He had a bunch of creative ideas for phone messages, so I joined him and created some myself. This is the result of that effort.

Here's a playlist of the growing content releases:

Sub-projects

I created a music visualizer for my "Hidden in Darkness" project, likewise for this one. More details on that here: fun-themed music visualization.

About the project site

Similar to a lot of the other projects, this one's hosted here at Blogger.com since it's free, allows extensive theme customization, and also because it's dead easy to link sub-domains from my Google Domains.

DOES N0T C0MPUT3

https://ugotsta.wordpress.com/

Description

My main blog, I focus on code and technology topics here. Besides posting code and creating tutorials, I reference a lot of interesting tech news as well.

Background

I used to run a relatively successful (as far as garnering decent tech traffic) tech blog at TheHacked.com (now defunct). Years after realizing it was a big mistake to let that blog and domain go, I've opted to build a somewhat similar one.

At this blog, I post about my own code projects, create video tutorials and point to other tech projects that I think are incredibly interesting.

Here's one of the tutorials, for example:

About the project site

The site is hosted through WordPress.com, which helps to get a lot of random traffic from other bloggers there. I wanted the site to load as fast as possible so one of WordPress.com's minimalist templates worked great, plus their service is nicely optimized so sites load faster than most low-cost web hosting services.