Tag: sound design

Automobile airplane engine in Max

An update of the automax project

This is a Max patch that generates engine sounds (car, airplane, and spaceship) by reading RPM data from a bluetooth OBD-II sensor in an automobile. It uses Max adaptations of Pd patches by Andy Farnell from “Designing Sound”. And a Fourier filter patch (spaceship) by Katja Vetter.

In this audio clip, an airplane engine sound is mixed with a car engine sound.

 

The Max patch has been updated to detect available bluetooth devices. The audio example above was done with this device (Bluetooth Supper Mini OBD 2/OBD II ELM 327 Power 2)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009NP5RPQ

But any Elm 327 device should work, as long as it will connect with your  computer.

The device pictured above needs to be deleted and re-paired each time you use it (code: 1234). I would recommend looking for something else.

Download

https://github.com/tkzic/automax

Files

Main patch

automax.maxpat

Abstractions and other files
  • engine-overtone.maxpat
  • fourierfilter.maxpat
  • hextoint.maxpat
  • vz.nanoctrlr-tz.maxpat
  • max-pd-abstractions folder (needs to be in Max file path or a subdirectory)

Instructions

Follow the sequence of events as directed in the patch. Starting by selecting your device from the menu in the upper left corner. If there is a problem with the serial connection you will get “read 0” messages – or an error in the Max window.

Set the polling rate as slow as possible (700 ms.) and then work backwards.

The Korg NanoKontroller works with this patch too.

Sound logos

Sound logos for various things: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_trademark

Intel.Inside

NBC http://web.archive.org/web/20070307110031/http://www.uspto.gov/go/kids/soundex/72349496.mp3

AT&T  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203718504577182951405815364.html

THX deep note:

Nokia tune http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_tune

Mac startup sounds:

Massive index of boot sounds:

http://titan08.free.fr/Boot%20Sounds/

Royalty Free Audio Logos: http://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty_free_music/audio-logos