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ep-3xx41 Max – week 11

Max For Live

  • Max For Live gives you the ability to tweak almost any aspect of Ableton Live. Its equivalent to working under the hood of a car.

examples

  • chord.amxd
  • tempo-test.amxd

References

Assignment: synopsis

Write a very short composition or sound logo based on a synopsis of a movie, tv show, or product in City Shopper* – For example:

  • “A sheriff and deputy try to rid their town of thugs”
  • “An evil doll and its mate seek human form”
  • “Stewie looks into his future”
  • “National Aviation Academy: training aviation professionals since 1932”
Use Max For Live device(s) that you have designed or modified.
*You can use an alternate source. For example, write a composition for a product or film that you are trying to promote – As long as you can describe that product in one sentence.
Extra Credit: Perform the music using a controller that works with a Max For Live device.
Due on November 25.

ep-4xx13 DSP – week 11

Internet API’s

the past

Assignment

Please email me a synopsis of project idea tzicarelli@berklee.edu

 

 

 

ep-4xx13 DSP – week 9

Artists and Ideas, reversibility

Reversibility

Artists: discovery, exploration, and vision

How to get ideas: John Cleese on Creativity

Assignment

(from last week)

Choose an idea for project. We will work on this over the next 3-4 weeks. Several of you have asked about designing interactive projects involving sonification, Internet API’s, environmental sensors, interactive art etc., Lets do it. Write a short description of what you would like to do and email it to me before next week’s class.

 

ep-3xx41 Max – week 9

Max For Live

  • We had to abandon the Max For Live demo because of technical issues

References

Examples of sound logos:

Assignment: Synopsis

Write a very short composition or sound logo based on a synopsis of a movie, tv show, or product in City Shopper* – For example:

  • “A sheriff and deputy try to rid their town of thugs”
  • “An evil doll and its mate seek human form”
  • “Stewie looks into his future”
  • “National Aviation Academy: training aviation professionals since 1932”
Use Max For Live device(s) that you have designed or modified.
*You can use an alternate source. For example, write a composition for a product or film that you are trying to promote – As long as you can describe that product in one sentence.
Extra Credit: Perform the music using a controller that works with a Max For Live device.
Due on November 25.

ep-4xx13 DSP – week 8

 

reversibility

notes

Examples

  • a modem in Max

Assignment

Choose an idea for project. We will work on this over the next 3-4 weeks. Several of you have asked about designing interactive projects involving sonification, Internet API’s, environmental sensors, interactive art etc., Lets do it. Write a short description of what you would like to do and email it to me before next week’s class.

 

ep-4xx13 DSP – week 7

mobile computing, automation, mass quantities of things…

notes

References

Examples

Assignment

Sound-byte assignment is due in class next week.

ep-3xx41 Max – week 7

  • Csound conference this weekend

Communicating with the outside world

keyboards, Wiimotes, controllers

References

Max patches

Topics…
  • hi
  • serial

 Assignment

Make sure I have all of the patches you have done up to this point. Send them as an attachment to: tzicarelli@berklee.edu

or share them with me (tzicarelli@berklee.edu) using Google Drive.

Extra Credit: Write a Max patch that

  • sends out one bang when you press a key
  • but if you hold the key down for 2 seconds it sends out a stream of bangs
  • it resets itself when you release the key

ep-4xx13 DSP – week 6

Topics: Soundbytes, Prototyping, Ideas

links

Examples

Assignment

Continue working on this assignment from last week.

Extra Credit: Compose an RJDJ scene.

Sound-byte

  • The sound-byte is a short audio clip of speech
  • Everything in the piece is derived from the sound-byte
  • The sound-byte in its original form should occur somewhere in the piece
  • Duration: roughly 2-3 minutes?
  • Submit a ‘draft’ version for next week – then we will revise over next 2 weeks.

ep-3xx41 Max – week 6

Communicating with the outside world

References

patches

OSC chat program – note: forgot to save this but it is essentially just two or more computers using [udpsend] and [udpreceive] to send text messages back and forth

Topics…
  • OSC
  • updpsend, udpreceive
  • serial
  • externals
  • terminal
  • curl
  • API’s
  • print, message object right inlet
  • Max window
  • attrui
  • clippings
  • prototypes
Useful things to know
  • Pasting patches from the c74 Forum into a patcher
  • Using externals (set Max path options)
  • Where are the examples? (inside the application)
  • Max For Live – Use it as a “shell” to give your patches Midi, audio production, recording, automation, etc.,
  • vignettes

 Assignment

Choose one of the Internet Sensors Projects and get it running. Tweak it to make it do something else, improve usability, or connect to another process.

Alternative: Design a Max interface to something outside of Max.

ep-3xx41 Max – week 5

Video and Graphics

Jitter and Vizzie
  • 3 part Youtube vizzie tutorial:
  • http://youtu.be/z4TfdPHrbgg
  • Max Help: jitter tutorials

Max patches

  • vizzie class example
  • vizzie desktop capture (2)
  • nano controller
  • green screen 1
  • syphon
  • cornerpin test
  • connecting jitter to vizzie
  • recording audio with jit.vcr
  • abstractions of vizzie modules (vz.brcosr)
Topics…
  • abstraction
  • bpatcher
  • print, message object right inlet
  • Max window
  • Presentation mode
  • OSC
  • Serial
  • attrui
  • clippings
  • prototypes

Useful things to know

  • Pasting patches from the c74 Forum into a patcher
  • Using externals (set Max path options)
  • Where are the examples? (inside the application)
  • Max For Live – Use it as a “shell” to give your patches Midi, audio production, recording, automation, etc.,
  • vignettes

Assignment

Connect one of the projects you have already written to a patch that generates video, using Vizzie or jitter.

For example:

  • connect a control panel to a video effects processor
  • use the built-in camera to modulate audio (instant soundtrack)
  • use audio to modulate video (instant visualization)
 Extra credit: prototype an etch-a-sketch (hint: use lcd object help file)