French film theorist Michel Chion’s text Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen is a comprehensive guide to examining (or re-examining) how we think about sound and image, and provides a new framework for audiovisual analysis.
This week, Cycling '74 builds an FFT-based pitch tracker, checks out the amazing Modular on the Spot performance series, and highlights the first "Object of the Week".
MOTS is a nomadic feast in the physical sense of the word: a monthly performance held at an outdoor location in Los Angeles. The location is revealed a couple of days in advance where modular synthesists -- aided only by a generator and a sound system -- come together for an evening of electronic music for anyone who wants to venture out to hear them.
This week, Cycling '74 introduces you to the MOD Duo pedal and takes you through the new Max Package that seamlessly supports gen~ code export for the device.
The Max MOD Duo package contains everything you need to let you export gen~ code with a single click in the patcher from Max directly to the MOD Devices cloud compiler and save the results as a MOD Duo virtual device without leaving the Max environment.
The MOD Duo only looks like a pedal - it's really the hub for the design and execution of a complete effects layout, with a built-in effects patching/routing system that lets you create your own virtual pedalboards, save them, and download them to the device.
This week, Cycling '74 takes a close look at an 80's classic synth reborn and chats with a composer/improvisor.
London-based artist Phil Maguire works his composed and improvised alchemy with simple materials - various pieces of obsolete/damaged hardware, sine tones, everyday found sounds, and amplified noise - with Max being one of his main tools.
Some people are surprised that a Maxcentric person like me loves softsynths. While I’m strongly biased toward rolling my own, there’s a lot to be said for integrating things that are great to work with and sound magnificent which leaves Max to do what it does best (generating and organizing variety, for me). Here’s a case in point: u-he’s component-level modeled Repro-1.