You are very welcome to arrive early to get set up. We will work from only ONE machine this time as well as having an input for your computer(s) or other devices. Be sure to be in touch ASAP if you have any special requirements.
Monday April 8th:
Obi Asiama and Daniel Nilsson-Cole
Gina Choi, Robyn Nason, and John DeCorato
Terry Moon and Erik Rego
Wednesday April 10th:
Paul Hwang and Chelsea Cheng
Doug Hendler and Obi Asiama
Ben Lai, Adam Hachey, and Jeffery Huang
As discussed in class, here is a brief video showing the use of MIDI dummy clips in Live to store envelopes to automate parameters in another track. Here, as in class, I am automating a "fade out" of the master volume.
Here, too, is a more advanced look at the idea including the effects rack situation I mentioned today in answer to a question and, notably, the use of dummy audio clips.
And still more...
Since there has been both technical trouble and confusion about local and networked storage on the studio computers, particularly finding the location to hand in your assignments, I updated the login so it does not require a password, only that you login as "Guest". See the updated and accurate FAQ for details.
And for clarity, below is a screenshot of the currect Desktops, showing 1) The local Sound disk where you can create a working folder for yourself for ongoing work and 2) The Network Drive where you can hand in assignments. I will be keeping a close eye on things between now and Monday to be sure any technical problems have been corrected.
Here are some vocoder examples from last Thursday's class, in case you were needing a reference to fulfill part 2 of assignment 4.
Best of luck with finishing the assignment!
I wanted to clarify that the due date for Assignment #3 has indeed been pushed back to next Tuesday the 18th. This is intended to give you a real break rather than rushing to complete the assignment in a day upon return.
Happy Fall Break!
Computer Music has been something that I have wanted to learn about for a long time, and I am truly greatful to be taking the class right now. I have played guitar for 8 years and have continued to play as part of the CU Jazz program since my freshman year. In addition, I have an alternative rock/funk/ hip-hop band at CU (with Greg Monte), and we have played at multiple bars and venues. I also play a little jazz piano. Hip-hop is a newer passion of mine, and I have been a ton of verses of recent but would like to learn a bit more about making beats.
I would like to combine my interests in acoustic and electric guitar with a developed computer music approach to widen my creative range and open up an ability to record. It is my goal to finish recording my own CD by the end of this school year, so this class will be a huge help in pushing me to acheive this goal. I will definitely be speaking with my peers in the class regading creative input and guidance on how I can flesh out the recordings of the songs I have written.
I've played a musical instrument for pretty much my entire life. Starting as young as 3 years old I began taking piano lessons which eventually evolved into violin lessons. From that point forward I played in my school's orchestra until I entered college at which point my interest in playing a musical instrument kind of fell off. My inability to create artistically in any other way has kind of left me a bit wayward and so I figured why not get back into the music game by trying an entirely different field of music. What piques my interest most about computer music is how it is very different then any other kind of music while being the same in many respects. While it requires the same understanding of beats and scales it allows you to access all different kinds of sounds in your creation. What I want most out of this course is the chance to create something that is truly my own. Looking forward to an exciting semester.
Hi my name is Rob Shapiro and I'm a senior in ILR with an interest in a career in law and sports management. This summer I had an internship in NYC which provided me an opportunity to explore different avenues of music including concerts in the park and jazz clubs. My musical background goes back to childhood piano lessons and continued with the addition of the trumpet and later tuba in high school. I first became interested in digital music many years ago while experimenting with Garage Band. This passion has extended into a personal hobby and increased interest in the digital music world.
I'm very excited to learn more about the software and applications that are available to make creative pieces especially in the state of the art studios that are available. A particular interest of mine is incorporating classical music into digital musician a creative fashion. I plan on trying to collaborate with my girlfriend who is an avid piano player by recording her music via a digital keyboard. This should be a great semester.
I'm from Rumson, NJ, which is on the northern end of the Jersey Shore, just south of NYC. I am a lifelong music lover and enthusiast, and am very excited to put more time into composing some of my own work! I have played the piano for most of my life, and spend most of my time at the piano playing random improvisations or figuring out my own renditions to songs (In other words, my sight reading is pretty sub-par). I have done a bit of digital music work in the past using Ableton Live and a 52 key MIDI controller, but am looking forward to having some proper instruction to guide my future "experiements". One Idea that I would really like to persue this semester is to create a song using only the sounds of me whistling! In additiong to playing the piano, I also write a music blog called Corporeal Music. It has music from just about every genre, so if you dig deep enough, you'll hopefully find something you like!
Here is my favorite ableton creation so far - you'll probably notice that it was inspired by the movie Tron:)