mus172 – final

create a PD patch that incorporates

1) a polyphonic synthesizer based on multiple wavetable oscillators and 2 modulated filters
2) a multisample player that plays percussive and vocal or environmental sounds
3) 3 effects (e.g. reverb, delay, chorus, flange, pitch-shift, auto-pan, auto-wah, distortion, etc.) where each effect can process either the polyphonic synth, the sample player, both instruments together, or neither instrument (effect disabled).
4) use spatial techniques to place each of 1, 2 & 3 in separate spaces
5) all elements of 1-4 need to be controlled from a front panel with well designed and labelled controls
6) either 
6a) create a piece that lasts at least 3 minutes and has at least 3 sections using 1-4 above and can be played with qlist
6b) perform a piece that lasts at least 3 minutes and has at least 3 sections using 1-4 above 
7) present in class either week 10 thursday or during the final (tues 3-6)
8) extra credit: use more than 2 speakers for your spatialization

sound quality, synthesis quality and originality count.
must be handed in before our final (3PM, Tues, June 11th)

mus172 – granular synthesis

In the following patches metro is used to trigger multiple overlapping grains. In each grain parameter values (often randomized) are loaded and an envelope triggered to play a sound   with a smooth beginning and end. The length of the grain is modulated to overlap the grains. In one of the examples (to be completed in class), phasor~ is used to drive the granular synthesis.

Download these patches: grainpatches

mus172 – assignment 4

1) use a sequenced sound source that plays a steady rhythm (can be from previous assignment)

2) send the sound source into a delay with feedback with 2 delay times (2 delread4~), aka 2 taps
3) synchronize the delay times to a multiple or division of the sequence BPM
4) make the multiple/division changeable
5) make either a phasor or flanger, send the output of the delay into this
6) modulate #5 with a slow sine wave
7) synchronize the modulation with a multiple or division of the sequence BPM
8) make the multiple/division changeable
9) make a control panel and some presets.
due week 9 on thursday (two weeks)

mus172 – assignment 3

  •  make a piece using your instrument from assignment 2
  •  add a sampled instrument: sampler, looper or drum machine
  •  record your own sounds for the sampled instrument
  •  make a piece using only the above under 3 minutes
  • present in class during week 6
  • extra credit (5 points), present on tuesday (email gabriel or stella to reserve your spot)