[Noisebridge-announce] Max/MSP Class #5, Wednesday March 6 at 20:00 in Turing
starakajian at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 15:57:37 UTC 2013
Thanks again to everyone who came this week. Patches have been posted to the wiki. Cheggidout.
Finally, last week we broke through the fragile post-modern exoskeleton of the neo-contemporary and exploded into actualization as digi-magical Video DJays. Awesome. This week we'll take a step back and re-investigate sampling. With a firm understanding of signals, buffers and audio-rate envelopes under our belts we're finally ready to wade into the ever-turbulent waters of making sound with sound. It's an exciting time: the sonic fabric itself is about to become as clay in our hands. Buckle your clay-belts.
I definitely recommend downloading Max before you come, since the NB wifi can get a bit overtaxed otherwise.
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Max/MSP is a visual programming language for music and multimedia. The visual part means that instead of representing logic using text and grammar, Max uses blocks and connections. The multimedia part means that Max is especially well suited for working with audio, video and data streams, making it perfect for reactive installations, algorithmic art and all kinds of other stuff.
This class will assume absolutely no experience with Max whatsoever, except for all the previous classes. You can find example patches from the previous classes (as well as more information) at https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Noise~_Wednesday.
We'll start with getting Max downloaded and installed, and from there I'll move straight to building basic patchers with Max. We can talk about generating simple algorithmic music, sampling recorded sound, working with live video, and whatever else people might be interested in.
If you plan on attending then it would be great if you could write me just to let me know you're coming. Include, if you would, your name, a little bit about yourself and why you're interested in Max. And if there's something you'd like to see covered, let me know about that as well. Or, if you already know about Max and you'd like to participate in leading the class, that would be great as well. I could certainly use the help.
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