Tag Archives: Max/MSP

Patch In 19: You Gotta Hear Reality

In this episode Ben and Nate talk with Tom Erbe about SoundHack, designing plugins, and creating modular synth modules. Chrome gets HTML5 MIDI hardware support. And in the Two Minute Challenge, Ben explains square waves and duty cycles.

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Patch In 17: You’re having more fun than anyone else in the hall

In this episode, Keith Kothman stops by to talk about Ball State University, teaching, why Blackboard is evil, and composing for a hardware controller as an instrument. Ableton’s new book is discussed, and Ben attempts to explain Markov Chains.

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Patch In 16: The One About Feet

This month, Ben and Nate talk with Chris Biggs and Keith Kirchoff about the SPLICE institute, their music, teaching performers to run Max and DAWs, helping composers to go to the next level. Then Nate explains microcontrollers.

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  • More news from from NAMM:
    • The Jamstik a guitar controller for your iPad
    • From the always great Synthopia – Darwin Art’s Trilobyte synth. A synth that evolves!
    • Korg has a demo of their remake of the ARP Odyssey.
    • Propellerhead’s Discover platform lets you make music between applications and with users all over the world!
  • Want to know what the sounds removed from an mp3 sound like?
  • Our guests Christopher Biggs (Digital Composition professor at Western Michigan University) and Keith Kirchoff (pianist/composer) talk about the new SPLICE Institute – Awesome summer program at Western Michigan University for composers/performers of electro-acoustic music.
  • Nate’s 2-minute challenge is all about microcontrollers in music.
  • Keith and Chris share some of their favorite gear too.
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Patch In 11: Kind of like NASCAR

In this episode Jay Batzner stops by to talk about tenure, teaching, and composing with the infamous [bubbler~] plugin, natural horns, and a Flaming Carrot. In other topics, we dig into Electro-Acoustic archaeology, and Ben explains amplitude modulation.

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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • News from the software/hardware front:
  • Ben will be performing the electronics part to Saariaho’s “Laconisme de l’Aile.” Kathryne Salo will be performing the flute part. Free at 8pm at Michigan State University on Friday, Sept. 30.
  • Our guest this month is Jay Batzner, composer, blogger and CD reviewer, Programming Director for Electronic Music Midwest, and a great follow on Twitter!
    • Among other things, we discuss teaching, composing in Max/MSP (especially with the infamous [bubbler~] plugin), natural horns, Electro-Acoustic archaeology and much much more!
  • For this month’s 2 minute challenge, Ben takes on Amplitude Modulation.
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Patch In 5: Electro-Acoustic Hobbitses

Composer Andrew Cole stops by to talk about Frozen Atmospheres, Fulbrights, recording, and hobbits… Ben and Nate go nuts for Imogen Heap’s new glove. And Ben explains that sample rate thing that ProTools is always asking you to specify.
This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • Chet Udell’s eMersion Kickstarter is still going strong – 26 days to go and about half way there.
  • Here are some highlights from Musikmesse 2014:
  • Apple is dropping the 2nd generation iPad as it’s “starter” model in favor of the 4th generation Retina device. Sorry if you liked the 30-pin connector, but you can expect apps to get more resource intensive.
  • Neil Young has a Kickstarter for the Pono Player, a high-def, audio only Toblerone shaped music player that is supposed to sound amazing in your car.
  • You too can soon live out your Wizard fantasies with Imogen Heap’s amazing music gloves! (support the Kickstarter)
  • Our guest Andrew Cole shares with us some of his experiences and works:
    • His Fulbright experience in New Zeland was brilliant,
    • we dig into his alto saxophone, electronics and video piece Frozen Atmospheres,
    • discuss a little of interactive/fixed media using Max/MSP, Pd, and Final Cut,
    • and much, much more!
  • Ben hits the post with his 2-minute explanation of audio sample rate.
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