Today I built a VST plugin in gen~ using instructions…
at the Cycling 74 Wiki
By Michael Lyons
Gestural control without primary feedback. i.e.. Theremin.
Perry’s Principles (perry cook)
Projection mapping on moving surfaces
By Bot and Dolly
By Charlie Roberts
Notes by Sam Tarakajian from the Cycling 74 blog.
Important links from that talk include:
By Sam Tarakajian at The Cycling 74 Blog
Michael Lyons, a NIME veteran and researcher in musical interaction, leads the first workshop. His presentation does a great job of filling in the gaps in my knowledge on NIME related topics, subjects like primary versus secondary feedback (secondary feedback is the sound an instrument makes, primary feedback is everything else it does). He also provides a thought provoking overview of why people make NIMEs in the first place, which I find particularly interesting. Beyond techno-fetishism and fascination with the human-machine relationship, he posits that the #1 reason that people are interested in building new instruments is because of an insistence on cultural fluidity. People want new ways to make sound because they want their own tools–they don’t just accept what’s given to them. No wonder so many NIME builders use Max.
As Michael brings the presentation to a close, my mind is humming with new ideas to take back to the Cycling ‘74 think tank:
Bacteria Battery No. 5
By Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits, Martins Ratniks from RIXC and Voldemars Johansons, as well as biologist Arturs Grudulis from Latvian University.