The performances

Mine didn’t really happen… I’m seriously bummed out about this as I’d got my patch all sorted out but lack of hardware testing meant that I had to push mine back to the end of them, and even then it didn’t work fully as it seems Maplin gave me 2 Mono and 2 Stereo couplers … Continue reading

The Equipment

I’ve got my patch completed on Windows now, and have been practising and getting used to 2 tracks I’ve created – I haven’t practised it with the 8 speakers yet but the movement is intuitive visually as well. The equipment I intend to use will be… My laptop, Max/Msp, M-Audio Firewire 410, 4 pairs of standard speakers from … Continue reading

My Instrument – André Michelle’s Tone Matrix

I’ve been playing around with André Michelle’s ToneMatrix Flash application and have recorded a few tracks into Audacity. The reason I’ve chosen the ToneMatrix is because it is very simple to use. The app is a sequencer that moves from left to right of a grid, activating whichever squares/notes are selected at the time. It … Continue reading

Preparing the performance

For the performance coming up I want to be able to demonstrate a possible musical application of my “Wacom Flow” system, and I’ll be making a track or two that I feel will really work with it. I want to create something that the system helps create a natural progression from the original sound. In … Continue reading

What has 8 Channels and neater visualisation?

… My Sound App! Get it? It’s funny right. Oh, it also works in Windows now which is nice. I’ve got it working with 8 individual channels now, which will cover a 4X2 grid rather than a 2X2X2 cube. For the sake of being able to test it at home I’ve also made a simple … Continue reading

Demo or Die

We had our show-and-tell session yesterday which was really good fun. I was really amazed by the first few demonstrations that used Reactivision. Rob went first and his shoestring-budget Reactable was really impressive. There were some problems he’d identified but I was throughly impressed that his demosntration was actually very listenable and I wanted to … Continue reading

Hopefully functional

I think my app is done and ready to go with some tweaking. I’ve had to take a huge leap of faith throughout developing it as I’ve had no way of testing the 4 speakers would work. The Mac that I was working on initially turned out to not have sound, but was the only … Continue reading


I’m now under way with my Sound App project and think I’m doing ok. I haven’t got any sound on the go yet but that’s actually not very important yet. I’ve sussed what I want to produce for this part out a bit more and come up with a Specification. Specification The application must allow … Continue reading

Sound App

I’ve now thrown the first project to the back of my mind and we’ve been given our second project, which is a lot more in line with what I want to do with sound The Brief The second project on the sound module is quite simple. It is a “make something that does something” kind … Continue reading

Metropolis Mix

This has taken me a while to post about because it isn’t my best piece of work. Before taking this module I had no experience of working with sound in any real capacity whatsoever. I am not a musician and the most I’ve ever really done with sound editing/production was on placement at Absolute Radio, … Continue reading