Patch from today…with short “etude” included

I wanted to share the patch as we left off with it today. I added two things after you left that might be instructive:

  1. The [loadbang] object I mentioned, here turning on PD’s DSP from within the patch whenever the patch is opened. The message “pd dsp 1” tells PD to turn on DSP. “pd dsp 0” would turn it off.
  2. You will note a dark background color. This is a “Put” menu object we have not yet used, the “canvas”. It is nothing more than a blank box of color that can be resized to fit the dimensions of your patch. It has “Properties” like all other graphical objects, accessed by right-clicking its upper left corner.

Ring Modulation interface from class, March 13, 2018. Note the included “etude” called “ringmod1.wav” that I made from the patch, just a quick performance using the simple means we built together.

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.


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.


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


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

2421: Assignment 0

Hi guys, I’m Rene. Most people call me Nick though. I just joined 2421. I’m from Chicago and I’m a junior in A&S. I’ve been creating and performing music on my laptop for a while. I started out with Garageband, then started DJ-ing using Traktor and Virtual DJ. I began to explore and was amazed at the potential for producing music from scratch using Live. I slowed down on the live music and DJ-ing and stuck with producing good range of tunes. I took piano for several years but forgot most of it. Also took a bit of percussion.

Assignment 0

Hello, all!

My name is Brady Kellum; I am a music major, and I am interested in composition. I have been singing for most of my life. In high school, I was part of a regional choir, and while in my high school select choir, we took second place in a radio contest which allowed us to perform at the Kimmel Center with the Philly Pops. I have played bass drum and conducted in my high school’s marching band. I have experimented and produced some things with the GarageBand, Audacity, Finale, and Ableton Live softwares. I would like to be able to learn how to compose score for video games and/or other types of media. I am currently in the Cornell University Glee Club, and its a cappella subset, The Hangovers. I recently became the president of the A Cappella Advisory Council (ACAC) at Cornell. I am very much interested in collaborating with others to assess different work styles and to learn about my own.


Hi! My name is Yihao Chen and I am a junior transfer student majoring in computer science. I am a flute player and I am learning to play the piano and guitar. Also, I make music. So far, I have not set up a Soundcloud page but I will do it soon.

Blog 1

Hi, my name is David Cabuenas and I am a junior music major and visual artists

My main interest include Hip-hop, Experimental & Avante-garde music, and digital media.

I am involved with the underground music communities at Cornell and in New York City. I’ve played and booked shows for Fanclub Collective, JAM, and Ithaca Underground.


2421 Intro

Hey all, my name is Salief. I am a junior studying Information Science and Animal Science. I am an avid listener of all sound! My creative experience lies mainly in the realm of photography although I’ve been been making music on my own for a while now. I mainly listen to hip-hop & rap, as well as a huge range of electronic music. If you want a taste of what I listen to you can check out my likes on SoundCloud here. I am very excited about this course and look forward to sharing with you all.

Tyler Tracy – Music 2421 Intro

My name is Tyler and I am a senior studying Physics and concentrating in music and acoustics. My goal is to one day work full time as an acoustic consultant. Last summer I interned with Resource Systems Group in White River Junction, VT working on environmental noise control projects like wind farms and electrical substations. I also am an avid music consumer and amateur  producer. If you are interested in my less-than-serious music production, and if you have ever played Age of Empires II, feel free to check out my sound cloud I made as a joke over winter break:

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