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some midi basics

Midi control basics As you can see in the attached patch and screen shot. You’ll always need to convert midi values to something that can be used by audio. In the examples below, I’m using line to smooth from controller

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Making a coherent project in Max

This information follows a small-scale Max session with some dedicated DCP students, but it’s of wider relevance and value to those making Max patches and I wanted to share it with all of you. MaxMSP has its own maxproj format

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video choices

The groups have coalesced: Space cats _01 Matthew Horton James Harrison Alex Briggs Jake Morgan Space cats_02 Claudio Rappoccio Adam McCallum Gavin Mc Cabe Marco Miduri Space cats_03 Michael Bowie Valeria Villarreal Yue Wu Jack walters Lunette_01 Leo Butt Tzu

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accessing multiple sound files

In order to be able to access multiple sound files you can use the ‘text’ object. You can load a file that lists all of the audio files in a folder into this object on-load and have easy access to

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Additive synthesis intro, part 2

Why not use arrays/tables rather than lists? here’s a way to use tables to look up different partial and amplitude relationships. There are some compelling reasons that you may discover as you develop more patches to avoid using arrays and

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Additive Synthesis support part 1

Introduction Here I breifly explain — in the fastest and loosest possible way — links between the harmonic series, notions of a fundamental and ratio-based relationship between different partials: Creating a basic partial in PD Here I show the basics

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A note on abstractions and $1

In both MaxMSP and Pure Data, abstractions are a way to create discrete clumps of code that you can reuse. It’s a great way of explicitly defining a function or job that you need to do several times in a

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a pulsar generator

What follows is a brief explanation of an implementation of a kind of pulsar generator as described by Roads in Microsound (2001), Chapter 4. About Pulsar synthesis is all about short bursts of sound followed by silence. The duration of

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