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DIY class – 2421 materials for Arduino

Materials for Max for Live build session

Please download the following:

Max for Live materials

Full Song

As Zack did, I wanted to post the full version of my song from Project 1. It is actually two songs, titled “Not Science” and “Numbers Only Go Up”.

Materials for class on Max for Live and Puredata (PD)

Please download the following example for use in today’s lab.

mousebalancer.amxd

Here is a link to the download location for PureData (Pd):

https://puredata.info/downloads

We will be using the “vanilla” version maintained by Miller Puckette but I will explain a bit about other available version, including:

Purr Data: https://agraef.github.io/purr-data/
PdL2Ork: https://l2ork.music.vt.edu/main/make-your-own-l2ork/software/
Pd CEAMMC (Centre of Electoacoustic Music of Moscow Conservatory): https://puredata.info/downloads/ceammc

All three of these are built upon a historic version of Pd called “Pd-extended”, which I will discuss in class (by way of showing scope, a list of objects available can be found here). Pd is a sister application to Max/MSP, which has been included in the Suite version of Live for many years and is foundational to many powerful extension of Live’s core functionality. Pd can also be embedded as a VST in Live via tools like, Camomile.

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

2421 Concert 1, Spring 2022

Here are your performances from the 1st concert of the semester, in no particular order. Congratulations – they’re all absolutely spectacular! Unfortunately, there is some extreme video freezing, probably due to CPU shortages on my laptop, which I’ll have to sort out before the next concert(s); however, I am glad that at least these videos offer some kind of documentation for your fabulous performances. Please feel free to share and leave comments on each other’s work, building on from our excellent conversations during the week. Happy Friday!

Nina Yang:

Zachary Bellido:

 

Will Swartzentruber:

 

Teddy Rashkover:

 

Sarah Rubin:

 

Rae Chen:

 

Paul Casavant:

 

Maya Behl:

 

Matthew Guo:

 

James Shaul:

 

Isaac Newcomb:

 

Faris Aziz:

 

Damon Hollenbeck:

 

Brian Chu:

 

Amy Wang:

 

Alex Peng:

 

Complete Future Garage Song – Arrival

Hi everyone! Here’s my full piece called “Arrival” with all of the vocal samples present. I also decided to record some spoken word vocals to add some context to the intro. Hope you enjoy! ~Zack

Materials for today’s class on effects control and routing

Materials for class session on effects routing

Assignment 0: Rose Zhou

I used to study in the top floors of Willard Strait before Covid in these rooms blocked off by the door. Since it looks like it was closed off when I visited, I sat in the hallway instead, and noticed a lot of foot steps echo loudly from the lower floors. I’m not sure what it is about older buildings but it felt like the footsteps from 2 floors down were louder than my own, and I’m guessing the sounds might’ve amplified as they echoed upwards. It was also so quiet and since the door had a hole in it, I could hear the people on the other side turning pages of a book. Overall, it felt like from where I was that sounds from farther away were so much louder than if they were sourced from the same room as me due to the structure and material of the building. There was also an eerie humming noise that I couldn’t tell what the source was, but might’ve been a bunch of ambient noises that faded and echoed together, so it felt both quiet and not totally quiet in a creepy way.

Assignment 0: Damon Hollenbeck

For assignment 0 I was stuck at home during a blizzard, so I decided to go to our window that looks out on the street and listen to the noises of both the wind and my house. The unpredictable gusts of winds had two main sounds. One was a high pitched wailing of the air escaping past the rubber seams of the window. The other a bassy, whooshing sound. While I was focussing on the wind, I also decided to mess with my radiator. I turned it up and down quickly, releasing these blasts of steam that sounded very cool. Twisting the knob on the radiator made its own creaking noise.

Assignment 0: Nina Yang

I am on a bus Route 30 from Collegetown to north campus. The bus is a giant beast running in the snow; it squeaks softly in a very high pitch as it brakes on the slippery road. When the road becomes bumpy, its whole body trembles, and the windows shake heavily inside the frames, making sounds of a broken drum. Deep below that, the engine continuously roars like a satisfied big cat, which also gasps occasionally as if it has a runny nose. Humans and machines all talk inside the bus. Before each stop, a female voice says “stop requested” following a gentle beep. A passenger next to me is talking on his phone, and the driver is connecting to someone over the intercom. Sounds from their speakers were somewhat altered and missing a specific range, so they have a signature “machine-altered human voice.” Beyond that, I can hear female and male voices talking in different languages, and I am fascinated by how human have made all sounds they make meaningful.

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