Pablo here

Hey everyone

My name is Pablo Ruiz and I am a sophomore in Electrical Engineering. I’m from College Park, Maryland and I have a passion for waves. It all started back in 10th grade physics when we did a unit on sound waves. Just learning about timbre, frequency, and overtones interested me so much that, long story short, I decided to become an electrical engineer (I figured they worked with waves). I love music and I love discovering new sounds. I listen to mainly indie and rap music. I flip between the two depending on where I am (rap back at home and indie at school). I have zero experience with sound production but I am super interested and very excited to learn. I am in the Chorale here and I can play the violin, piano, a little bit of guitar and even less harmonica.

Excited for this semester

First 2421 blog post + intro?

Hey guys, I’m Anshuman (Anshu), a student in MUSIC 2421 this semester. I didn’t take 1421 last semester, so I’m pretty new to all this music editing, but I’ve played piano for almost 18 years, so I thought it’d be cool to apply that in electronic music production. I hope to get better at Ableton and Audacity this semester to produce music in my free time.

What I’m really trying to accomplish this semester is to learn how to write my own lofi hip-hop music, so if anyone’s interested in that, hit me up for sure. I’m open to really any kind of music, but have an affinity to a jazzier style (even though I only have experience in classical music).

Asides from music, I’m a mechanical engineer with growing electronics background in embedded systems and embedded operating systems, so I hope that by the end of the semester, I can create something cool for the class. Let me know if this is something that you’d be interested in! Hope to get to know you all better!

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

Yo whaddup this is MC Cynthia in the hizzy

Music has always been a big part of my life, besides the fact that I’m constantly on the prowl on Spotify and YouTube, I also create some loops on my own time, sometimes with lyrics. So if you need a female vocalist, feel free to ask me.

I used to play a bit of piano and oboe so I have a bit of a classical background. Although most of my audio producing experience has been from editing my podcast that I did last year as an independent study and from last semester in 1421.

This year, I hope to get a little crazy and just do weird stuff. I’m really into Wintergatan’s Marble Machine and the thought of creating something even on one-tenth of the scale of that thing would be incredible.

Concert’s recording

Will the recording of the concert be available to us to see? I would like to see it again!

Fried Rice Survey (for final presentation)

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

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

Project 2

Hello everyone,

I’m going to use my project 2 as starting material for the final project, but I didn’t share it in class, so I thought I’d share it here. It has a lot of room for improvement, so all feedback (negative and positive) is welcome!


Interconnectivity and network controllers

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

1. Ableton Live and Rewire:

2. MIDI loopback devices and the OSX IAC bus with Live:

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

3.  Soundflower audio loopback:

4. Open Sound Control

PD patch examples from class:

11.02.2017 Afternoon Materials



Amen Breaks 


Drop Beats Here:


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