Matthew Lewis: Education through synesthetic study and play.
Jamie Lidell: Rocking the "one man human tornado".
Kevin Blechdom: Mind expansion through Max/MSP.
AGF: Falling in love with patches.
Many people already know that Jitter can be a fantastic tool for video processing, but what about audio? Used with a bit of cleverness, a matrix can be just the thing for that patching impasse. Following is a set of simple examples to get you started thinking about a matrix when you've run thin on patching ideas or need a more elegant way to manage your numbers.
With the proliferation of inexpensive home theater sound systems and the easy access to surround sound authoring tools, theater-style mixing has become a viable option for the home studio musician. In this article, Les Stuck explains a little about how 5.1 surround-sound works and offers some sage advice about mixing within a 5.1 context.
Welcome to the second installment of Stupid JS Tricks. If you missed the previous installment, you can take trip back in time to see us resize our patcher's interface. In this trick we will rise to a brave new challenge: to drag a window around on our screen without using the standard drag-able region provided on that window by the operating system.
Since we've changed the way that plug-ins are built, I realized that perhaps it'd be a good idea to find my humble little article and update it for use in the Current Dispensation.
The majority of these recipes are specific implementations of a more general patching concept. As with any collection of recipes, you will want to take these basic techniques and personalize them for your own uses.
Turntablism takes on the visual dimension.
Performance and Installation Using the Lady's Glove to build relationships.
Book 1 contains some clever solutions, advanced trans-coding techniques, groovy audio/visual toys, and basic building blocks for more complex processing.
In this tutorial, Nick Rothwell will lead us through the process of setting up the powerful Eclipse IDE for creating MXJ objects for Max.
This is a quick rundown of how the MXJ class loader works, and the implications for class variables (statics).
The nature of the booth traffic is visible not only in a relative dearth of exciting action demo photos on my part (I am giving them aforementioned demos, and thus otherwise occupied), but also in my relative lack of trade show mobility. There are a few exceptions.
We’re behind the Apple booth. This is a good thing in that we are beside and right in the demo audio line of fire of the Sony booth; two such circumstances would probably make anyone mad as a hatter.
Greetings from the Los Angeles equivalent of a serious cold snap (which equates to an exceptionally nice respite from a Midwestern winter). Yes, it’s NAMM time again….
The first version of MSP was released eight years ago -- December 21, 1997 to be exact. As MSP's age now represents a child old enough to read and understand a few rudimentary swear words, I felt it was appropriate to reflect briefly on MSP's past, present, and future.
The JazzMutant Lemur is an incredibly versatile control surface for media applications. It allows you to create an interface match your performance needs, and communicates with your computer through an Ethernet connection (using the Open Sound Control messaging system). Unfortunately, there are relatively few software packages that speak OSC natively, so “bridge” software has been required to interface between OSC and the more common MIDI communication path.
In this article we will take a step-by-step approach on how to write externals from scratch using Apple's latest developer tools. We will not discuss the source code itself very much, as that information is well covered in the MaxMSP Software Development Kits. We will also approach this topic in a tutorial-like style. That means that we will let a few things slip in order to see what some common errors look like and how we can go about solving them.
"Drawing" on Ornette Coleman: synthesis control using a graphics tablet.Watch Matt's video.
Controller workshop: From do-it-yourself tablas (with sponges!) to the Lemur. Watch Ali's video.
Creating the personal instrument. Watch Christopher's video.