Control Cuemix remotely using TouchOSC
Control Cuemix remotely using TouchOSC
Solves focus problem.
By Johannes Hoffman
I used this method as an alternative frequency controller for the remote radio project. It uses Applescript and Midi-pipe http://www.subtlesoft.square7.net/MidiPipe.html
The left and right encoder values are assigned to MIDI control messages.
The first in a series describing a system for internet remote control of a shortwave radio station. Its not something new. There are commercial products that provide remote operation of amateur radio transceivers. The purpose of this project is to make it possible to use shortwave radio sounds in musical performance, without the need of an antenna system.
Overlapping loops of varying duration to represent natural cycles.
In October I collaborated with Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen P. Nguyen to compose and perform the sounds of a glacier for their installation at the Gem theatre in Bethel, Maine. The glacier was made from paper.
Wade and Stephen:
A time-lapse video of the project:
A time-lapse video of a similar project they did in Minnesota 2005:
The approach was to take a series of ambient loops and organize them by duration. The longer loops would represent the slow movement of time. Shorter loops would represent events like avalanches. One-shot samples would represent quick events, like the cracking of ice.
It took several iterations to produce something slow and boring enough to be convincing. I used samples from the Ron MacLeod’s Cyclic Waves library from Cycling 74 https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/cyclic-waves/. Samples were pitched down to imply largeness.
Each vertical column in an Ableton Live set represents a time-frame of waves. That is, the far left column contains quick events and the far right column contains long cycle events. Left to right, the columns have gradually increasing cycle durations. I used a Push controller to trigger samples in real time as people walked through the theatre to see the glacier.
The theatre speakers were arranged in stereo but from front to back. Since the glacier was also arranged along the same axis, a slow auto-panning effect sent sounds drifting off into the distance, or vice versa. Visually and sonically there was a sense that the space extended beyond the walls of the theatre.
In the “control room” above the theatre… using Push to trigger samples and a Korg NanoKontrol to set panning positions of each track:
The performance lasted about 45 minutes. Occasionally the cracking of ice would startle people in the room. There were kids crawling around underneath the paper glacier. Afterwards we just let the sounds play on their own. A short excerpt:
Photographs by Rebecca Zicarelli.
Max clippings for Ableton Push
By Mark Egloff
Dowload: Media:MFL-Push_Package.zip Copy the “Ableton Push” folder into the Max 6.1 Packages folder.
Cycling 74 tutorial. https://cycling74.com/wiki/index.php?title=Push_Programming_Oct13_01
Interview by Darwin Grosse at Art + Music + Technology
The VS-700c runs as an unsupported Midi control surface in Ableton Live on Mac OS 10.9.
update for Yosemite 6/2015
In Yosemite, disable the restriction on loading unsigned kext’s: http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/163059/how-can-i-disable-kext-signing-in-mac-os-x-10-10-yosemite
Type this command into terminal:
sudo nvram boot-args=kext-dev-mode=1
An open source development project for the Cakewalk control surface SDK: https://github.com/Cakewalk/Cakewalk-Control-Surface-SDK
MIDI specification document:
And here – in the code: https://github.com/Cakewalk/Cakewalk-Control-Surface-SDK/tree/master/Surfaces/VS700
A synthesizer controlled by Mira (iPad)
by dude837, from this video:
Running the 0,08 driver in Mavericks. Also did a successful test install in Mac OS 10.8.
But later versions of the drivers don’t work.
1. download the following
Then drag the uninstaller file into terminal and run it. Note, you may need to make the .sh file executable by doing a: chmod +x on the file.
3. run the .dmg file for version .08 of installer
4. drag the controller list file into the controller list installer app (enter admin password twice)
5 restart computer
6. Plug in Guitar Hero controller. It should show up in system preferences xbox 360
Helpful hints from a previous post
The above video was the key to doing a nearly impossible install. Here is the text from the Youtube info just in case the video disappears…
Uploaded by SincerelySaint on Feb 12, 2012
A tutorial on installing the Tattiebogle v0.08 drivers on Osx Lion
Controller list installer
UnTattie – Uninstaller
0.08 version of TattieBogle drivers that will overwrite other versions
(May or may not work)
Tattiebogle’s page for getting v0.08
Link to the forums containing tons of help on getting these drivers running right!
Location of the files for manual deletion.
And this last one may or may not be there but make sure and check just incase.
Here’s also another video I made teaching how to update the .plist yourself so assure you’re controller is compatible.
It’s also good to note that it may help if after you run the uninstaller and/or manually delete the file that you do a secure trash empty with can be done from the desktop if you click Finder at the top there should be an “Empty Trash” and a “Secure Empty Trash” BE WARNED THOUGH this will permanently delete the files in your trash bin!
Fretbuzz by the guitarzeroes: http://reactivemusic.net/?p=1082
From Valve – article by Will Dunn from stuff.tv