Over the years I have slowly been moving towards making Max
my composition environment. A place that lets me rapidly build
and develop improvised and algorithmic form and project that
into various pitch spaces.
The other half of the computer music equation is the world
of spectromorphology. Normally I do this in a later audio
production stage, where the piece is rendered. Ideally I want to
experiment with elements of spectral language at the same stage
as I would the tonal harmony elements. That way I consider them
equally and understand how they contribute to the composition.
Having composed the spectral changes in the sound, I could
then replace it with a target timbre in the audio production
So that leads me to my question. I was wondering if someone could
recommend the ideal timbre to use for prototyping spectromorphology
in the early stages of a piece. One that is easy to use but has great
expressiveness. It is easy to get sucked in to the world of sound
design and totally lose track of the composition. I feel having a
timbre that you use to compose with lets you make smart composition
decisions that way you do not waste a lot of time on the audio
I welcome any thoughts...