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Bell composer

You might enjoy playing with this “Online composer” for the  Federation Bells in Melbourne Australia. The downloadable version, called the “bell sample player” is just a Max/MSP patch that is purpose-built for the bells, including the samples as well as spatial information taken from the locations of the bells in the field in Melbourne.

There is also an Abelton sampler, but in my experience it does require some adjustments to the envelopes to sound good.

http://federationbells.com.au/play-the-bells/composing-for-the-bells

 

Tuesday and Thursday performances

This week we will have our first performances and critiques, held in Lincoln Hall B20. Please come on time and ready to go, with all files on a flash drive or hard drive rest to use.

See the Project One description for more details.

Tuesday:

Ruiz, Pablo Daniel
Das, Anshuman
Cabuenas, David
Oh, Chris
Kellum, Brady
Romero, Steven
Jean-Baptiste, Rene
Chen, Yihao

Thursday:

Liu, Xuan Yu
Tracy, Tyler
Bores, Anna
Pacheco, Kai
Lewis, Salief
Chatman, Charles
Le, Huy Quang
Trang, Amanda

Some loops for todays session on routing and envelopes

Loops for 2/13/18

With your sampling assignment in progress, perhaps these will inspire…

Concert Order

Please see below for a concert order. We will try to keep the concert moving by have all three stations (studio laptops 1 and 2 or your own computer) filled with performers at all times, one performing and the others preparing.

If you are not, for any reason, not listed here or must adjust your time on the concert (think roughly an hour per section), let me know ASAP. I have tried to accommodate all desired times, alternate studio and personal computers, and provide variety in the performance. I’m excited for the performance.

INTERMISSION 2: Sawyer Neely

NAME COMPUTER
Michael Downey Laptop 1
Glenna Zhang and Swetha Thiagarajan Laptop 2
Rajiv Moturu Own Computer
Steven Romero Laptop 1
Agnes Shin Laptop 2
Benjamin Kang Own Computer
George Wyand Laptop 1
INTERMISSION 1: Joel Hoover, game
Joel Hoover (performance/showcase) Own Computer
Ezra Pak-Harvey, Tyler Tracy, Justin Adelson, Adam Lefkowitz Laptop 1
Cagla Sokullu Laptop 2
Chris Worden Own Computer
Brady Kellum Laptop 1
Anna Bores Laptop 2
Huy Le Own Computer
Benjamin Kang Own Computer and Laptop1
INTERMISSION 2: Sawyer Neely
Arthur Wang, Caleb Zhu, Randy Tung Laptop 1
Matthew Gharrity Laptop 2
David Burgstahler Own Computer
Cynthia He Laptop 1
Dean Olin Laptop 2
Chris Oh Own Computer
Patrick Mosquera Laptop 1
Edward Fang Laptop 2

Interconnectivity and network controllers

Below are several examples of the methods discussed in today’s lecture.

1. Ableton Live and Rewire:
https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/209774305-Using-Live-and-ReWire

2. MIDI loopback devices and the OSX IAC bus with Live:
https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/209774225-Using-virtual-MIDI-buses-in-Live

– On Windows there is MIDI Yoke, part of MIDI OX

3.  Soundflower audio loopback:

4. Open Sound Control

PD patch examples from class:

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)

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