A Basic Piece in Constant Beat

    A Basic Piece in Constant Beat


    This piece presents a fictitious performance of an Ableton Live set that is being created from scratch, while the MIDI clips and audio effects are performed by the acoustic instruments on stage. Max is used for its video capabilites to show a fake, but persuasive representation of an Ableton Live set. The prerecorded screen capture of Ableton Live is projected from a Max patch, while another video patch grabs the signal levels from Ableton Live in real-time, as well as the date and time from the menu bar, and overlays them on the prerecorded video, in order to make it seem like a "Live" set. In addition, Max is used to synchronize the video scores for the three performers.