This week, Cycling '74 points you to a highly technical Jitter package, shares a fun patch, and talks to a visualist.
Recently, in the Jitter (C74) Facebook Group, a question was asked “How might I recreate this glassy texture?” with this neat gif being cited as an example. As always with these incredibly active Facebook groups, Estevan Carlos Benson -- the person who posted the question -- had several answers to go off and investigate in Jitter in less than half an hour.
Wesley Smith is a really smart guy.
This week, Cycling '74 testdrives a Roli Seaboard Rise, talks about filters in BEAP, and revisits an advanced tutorial.
The origins of the Roli Seaboard Rise can be traced back literally thousands of years, each new variation having the previous history written into it – virginals, clavichords, and harpsichords descending from the hammered dulcimer in the Middle ages, crossbreeding with the portative organ.
This week, Cycling '74 discusses a must-have resource, highlights another Max 7 feature, and finds inspiration in user projects.
Among the icon-buttons available from the toolbars surrounding your Max patch, there are several that won’t necessarily ring a bell even for experienced Max programmers.
This week, Cycling '74 points to an important blog, talks about hardware interfaces, and gives you a helpful patch.
Written from 2008 through 2009, UC-Irvine Professor Chris Dobrian’s Algorithmic Composition blog is a treasure trove of interesting perspectives and compositional hints, all bolstered by Max patch concepts and helpful illustrations.
This week, Cycling '74 brings you a new Vizzie tutorial video, gets to know a local, and offers installation tips.
This week, Cycling '74 introduces a must-hear Package, talks to a prolific Max user, and gives an organizational tip.
In a previous article, I wrote about snapshots as a useful way to save the state of plug-ins in a Max patch.
In case you haven’t heard, there are two major additions to Max found in the 7.1 release: Full-patch Snapshots and the incredible new Package Manager.
Over the lifetime of Max, members of our community have generated a wealth of objects, tools, and patches to enhance Max and make even more things possible.
This week, Cycling '74 shares some gift ideas, spends more time with BEAP, and highlights a feature in Max.
As part of my non-Cycling ’74 life, I host a weekly radio program (RTQE*) which takes its name from an acronym based on one of Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies on my local Community Radio station.
This week, Cycling '74 focuses on two special resources for learning Max or improving your Max skills.
The urge (or temptation) to use someone else's big data as creative grist for our mills isn't always accompanied by contemplation of the discourse we're cozying up to, although perhaps it should - we are, after all, surrounded by debates on the rise of the surveillance society whose websites feed us the materials we transcode and freely access, albeit for other purposes than those who collect it may have in mind. As artists, I think there's an interesting space for how we might assist in forming and enabling that larger conversation <insert panopticon references here, if you feel so inclined>.
This week, Cycling '74 takes some pics, highlights some great tools, and saves you a little cash.
World events – particularly those that involve violence or danger – have a way of making the world suddenly smaller in an unusual way - great city populations may suddenly collapse to your N closest acquaintances living there (or nearby), and then expand from there after the initial wave of worry passes.
This week, Cycling '74 spends a few more minutes with BEAP, talks about our presence at Loop, and plays with some physics.
The truth is that I’m still recovering from Ableton’s recent inaugural event, Loop - A Summit for Music Makers, but I thought I should get to writing about it while it’s all fresh in my mind.