Guitar solo using max/msp in live concerts.
Electric-Guitarists on stage, typically use very strong gestures and expressions, “heavy” sounds, and an ability to hold a long last solo. Therefore, it is very important to maintain these properties (the sound, and the gesture) when trying to bring new music ideas into live solo passage. Here, we have an example of how to use the pedal of the guitarist to change/modify the sound of the guitar with a pitch and filter modulation. This demonstration is taken from the song LQC of the band Syndrome and shows how using of max/msp, the guitarist can change, the normal way of making solo guitar. It suggests that a guitarist not only can develop the solo at the melody side but also in the sound aspect.
How was MAX used?
The guitarist (Amo) is using the pedal to change/modify the sound of the guitar with a pitch and filter modulation. This demonstration is taken from one song of the band and shows how using max/msp, the guitarist can change, the normal way of making solo guitar. It suggests that a guitarist not only can develop the solo at the melody side but also in the sound aspect.
Do you remember the first Max patch you ever made? What was it?
My first patch on Max was to synthesis Triangle and Square waveforms by using additive synthesis in the Fourier sines series. Literally, taking cycle~s objects and add them in a series with their appropriate amplitudes and frequencies.
How did you come up with this project idea?
The idea of creating guitar pitch modulator in live performance came from another patch of us called "Voxer"- a modular multi-effect for vocals in live performance. This application on my guitar, helps me to be more interactive with my guitar in live show, and develops the guitar phrase not only on melody but also in the sound-scape.
What sorts of problems did you have to solve?
Usually the issue with these ideas is how to combine it in a reliable way on stage. Since we combine various patches together on a live performance, issues such as latency and cpu become a great deal.
If there were one person who you would want to see your project, who would it be?
Alva Noto :)