The annual SEAMUS conference is the perfect way to focus on a gathering of composers, inventors and academics that share a passion for electro-acoustic music.
This week, Cycling '74 goes on the road to Superbooth in Berlin and checks out an interface for Akai MPC Max patching.
Superbooth is really turning into a go-to place to check out what’s new inside and outside of the analog synth world. I spent three days prowling the halls, twiddling knobs and generally having an amazing (if noisy) time. Here’s a bunch of what I saw and heard.
I’d like to introduce you to the the Akai MPD226, which combines the 16-pad layout of the MPC with some additional controller functions and built-in functionality that’ll save you some time.
This week, Cycling '74 introduces you to a new granulation package and takes a second look at the amazing jit.mo objects
Learn about Petra, a set of granular synthesis objects from Matthias W. Müller (aka circuit.music.labs). Matthias’ package lets you insert an object and just get your live-input grain clouds going right away.
This week, Cycling '74 helps you brush up on software history and introduces you to the jit.mo objects.
While there are lots of books out there about the history of computer music as a set of composers making pieces and solving problems, it’s more rare to find one that factors software development and commercial software into the bigger picture of the world that you and I actually live in. I’d like to recommend a book that does just that.
This week, Cycling '74 gets to know a Max social media guy and shows you how to build an awesome Max for Live spectral delay.