This is the second set of example Pd patches ported to Max from Andy Farnell’s Designing Sound book. It includes a nice bouncing sound algorithm and some good bell tones.
Download Sound Design Practical Series – Idiophonics
If you haven’t already, be sure to download the Sound Design Practical Series helper files
I’m excited about sharing the bill tomorrow night with John Wiese, Steve Jansen and Brad Davis.
Wednesday April 9, 8pm
4036 5th Ave S
Birmingham AL 3522
I’ll be presenting my Radicans project which uses small motors and soundbug transducers to transform ordinary objects in the performance space into speakers. Tables, chairs, trashcans and windows come to life in a chorus of electronic chirping, buzzing and spinning drones.
Indian Folk Music From Uttar Pradesh has one track called “Kandal Music”. The liner notes describe a Kandal as “a huge, bugle-like instrument, about 6-feet long.” Anyone know where I can find more Kandal music?
This is my first working prototype for a series of experimental soprano sax mouthpieces. This model marries a trumpet or french horn-style cup with a sax mouthpiece neck. Thanks to Jamey Grimes for last-minute 3D modeling kung-fu.
I enjoyed reading Andy Farnell’s excellent Designing Sound book a few years ago. While working through the Practical Series examples he provides, I decided they would be more useful for me as Max patches. When it comes to coding and algorithms, I also know that I learn better by going slowly and working step-by-step, so I decided to port the patches from Pd to Max.
A few disclaimers and caveats:
- Many of these patches rely on abstractions that Farnell or I created. Download the Sound Design Practical Series helper files
- Some of these patches require gen~, particularly to realize the rzero and rpole filters.
- Filter topologies differ between the programs. My goal was to get something working in Max, not necessarily to exactly match Parnell’s Pd patch. Therefore, some patches could benefit from a close comparison with the Pd version and from tuning by ear.
- Not everything initializes properly. Consult the text for reasonable starting values, or experiment to find your own.
Download the Sound Design Practical Series – Artificial Sounds
Multiple bytes from Max to Arduino – done. Every 5 years or so I have to figure this out all over again. Today I feel like I’ve cracked the code. The key this time is “append 10″ (the new line ASCII character) at the end of my list of comma-separated values.
A great soundcheck with Lonnie Holley in advance of tonight’s concert.
Banjo in the kitchen is a cliché, but this double c tuning really seems to work well with the cassoulet on the stove.
Had a great first rehearsal with the Huntsville Master Chorale tonight of my choral piece Having Told the Hive the News. Looking forward to the premiere in May.