Hello and welcome to Arun’s (mostly carnatic) World!
I am arun(k), and I live with my family near Chicago. I am a huge fan of carnatic music, and I do programming for a living. This website is mainly about the product of that union, and hosts the carnatic music related web applications that I have developed. It is a WordPress based site. Even though WordPress is primarly intended for blogging, I think it will serve my needs here. I think I can use the blog like format to provide periodic update information, hints/tips etc. Also this can allow users to ask questions, suggest improvements via comments.
I have three applications on this website
- Typesetter, with which you can typeset carnatic music notation and generate attractive looking notations like you see in carnatic music notation. You can even typeset notations in Tamil, Telugu, Sanskrit and Kannada.
- Transliterator, with which you can have the lyrics of carnatic music compositions printed out in Tamil, Telugu, Sanskrit and Kannada. For this purpose, the application uses a common transliteration scheme for all these languages. You type in the lyrics in English, but following this scheme and then with a click of a button, you can have the lyrics rendered in Tamil, Telugu, Sanskrit or Kannada.
- Gamaka Modeling with MIDI, a purely experimental application, which lets you model gamakas as any arbitrary curve and have your computer play it using MIDI. Please note that this application is a Java applet.
You can access these applications using the links on the left.
Please give me feedback via comments, or by sending mail to me at arunk underscore the_number_fifteen at yahoo dot com.