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Materials for lab, 9/21/17

Please download the following items:

Studio B audio fixed AND saving Live projects for upload

Two issues to bring to your attentions:

  1. The audio in studio B was crackling in Ableton Live and I was able to fix it today. Someone had apparently set the audio buffer (how much audio the system stores before having to spit it out) to a very small value. I have increased the buffer and now all audio sounds perfect.
  2. When saving your Live projects (the project folder), it is important that all of the audio files used in the project go along with it. Please use “File–>Collect All and Save” to make sure all sounds, wherever they may be stored on the lab computers, have been “collected.

#2 has an FAQ if you need more details: Collect All and Save in Ableton Live

Collect All and Save in Ableton Live

Ableton Live projects are stored in folders, containing all pertinent audio files, processed files, MIDI, and other project details. When files are added during mixing (drag-and-drop, etc), their location on the disk is referenced BUT the file itself is not automatically copied into the project folder.

In order to make sure that all files are stored together in the project folder (to bring to another studio, to upload as part of your finished Project #1, etc), please use “File–Collect All and Save”, which gathers all files into the project folder automatically.

See here for more details: How to ‘Collect All and Save’ a Live Set

H4n portable recorders, data transfer to lab systems

There are two methods for transferring audio data from the portable recorders available from the Cox Music Library reservation desk:

  1. Transfer the data using the supplied mini USB cable.
  2. Remove the SDCARD from the recorder and connect it directly to the iMac computers (the port is found, awkwardly) on the back)

John Cage

I was pleased in this afternoon’s lecture for John Cage to have come up in our discussion. Today is, in fact, the composer’s birthday! To celebrate, here are two pieces of his to enjoy:

WATER WALK

SONATA V FROM SONATAS AND INTERLUDES

Studios accessible to students of Music 1421

A reminder for studio signups:

Studios available to students of Music 1421 include Studio B (B25B), Studio C (B25C), and Studio D (B25D). Please be sure to choose one of these three from the drop-down menu at the top of the page when reserving a time.

If you sign up for time slots in Studio A (B27) you will be unable to access it as it is on a separate key and security.

Studio access with your ID should be available today at the latest.

Prof. Ernste

Concert order and rehearsal times

Below is the concert order for tomorrow at 3pm in Lincoln B21 including your assigned rehearsal slot. PLEASE BE ON TIME AND READY WITH YOUR MATERIALS. The ten minutes can be a very useful slot, but only if you arrive ready to work. Machine/studio assignments are listed at the far left. Note again the alternation intended to facilitate a smooth performance and rehearsal process. The studio studios, C and D, will be emptied starting at 9am for rehearsals.

If your name does not appear below or if a change is required, email me immediately. I look forward to seeing your work tomorrow!!

Computer Name Rehearsal Time
  FIRST THIRD  
Own David Karabinos None requested
C (with video) Alisa Lee 2:00
D Thaya Psyhojos 1:50 PM
Own Claire Chen 1:40 PM
C Jonathan Lassman 1:30 PM
D Antony Mare None requested
Own Jeremy Miller None requested
C Jonathan Fisher and Kevin Chou 1:20 PM
D Jordan Barhydt 1:10 PM
… INTERMISSION 1 …
  SECOND THIRD  
Own Olivia Dawd performing with Andrew Dawd 12:00 PM
C Joy Hubbard 11:50 AM
D (with video) Aleksandre Natchkebia None requested
Own Kevin Hernandez Chavez 11:40 AM
C Amanda Trang 11:30 AM
D Scott Holmdahl 11:20 AM
Own Kevin McEneaney 11:10 AM
C Grant Behnke 2:10 PM
D (with video) Andrea Jin 11:00 AM
… INTERMISSION 2 …
FINAL THIRD
Own Xuan Yu Liu 10:50
C Sinan Kassam 10:40
D (with video) Jacob Grossfeld None requested
Own Anderson Koh 10:30
C Tong Liu None requested
D Nina Knight 10:20
Own Nianze Liu 10:10
C Hanxiang Hao 10:00
Own Anthony Point None requested

Final class concert

Our final class presentation will be December 4th at 3pm in our classroom B21 with rehearsals and sound checks in the morning before the performance. More details about time and logistics will be discussed in class.

More here:

Final Project: Due December 4th 2016 (at final performance)

PD example using OSC

Attached is my example from class, connecting to the “localhost” (to yourself!) and sending OSC data over port 9000. You can, of course, modify this with the IP address of another machine if you want to test sending from one computer to another.

Note my post just below with download instructions for PD-extended AND some links for tutorials to get you starter with the basics.

See the help files for [sendOSC] and [dumpOSC] for more options. Click HERE to download … you will need to unzip the patch to get the resulting “.pd” file.

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PD Installation guide

To install PD(-extended) on your Mac, PC, or Linux system please visit:

http://puredata.info/downloads/pd-extended

Download the installer appropriate to your operating system and architecture (I don’t recommend the “Alpha” release for prime-time usage. If you are curious about recent developments in the interface (significant) and function of PD or interested in participating in development, you are welcome to download that also).

For some Mac users, you may need to install “X11”, the venerable Unix graphics system on which some of PD’s functionality rests. You can download that, available now as “XQuartz” from here.

Here, too, is mPD, a mobile version for Android, for those interested:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mpd

In addition to PD’s built-in Help system, please see the following sites for more help and shared patches.

– PD Forum and Patch Repo – Repository for patches, tutorials, and discussion related to PD.

– PD FLOSS Manuals – including concepts, working patches, and installation/setup help

Programming Electronic Music in PD (“loadbang”) – Johannes Kreidler’s book

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