Testing in Portland Square

I finally figured out how to turn the Intelix Mixer on and get sound output. With all my fancy Max MSP work my main stumbling block so far has been finding the on switch on the speaker system…. PATHETIC! Here are two tester videos. I was unexpectedly joined by two people who heard it from … Continue reading

My Max MSP patch

This is a spliced screenshot of the top level patch in a functioning state. i can neaten a few things up that are just in there for calibration and experimentation, but there is nothing to be added to this. (click to full view it) Boy am I glad that this works!

Finding the resolution balance

With most types of video I have worked with, the best possible input is that at the highest resolution. With motion tracking though I’ve found, through practice, that highest res does not give the best results. Taking a live feed from Atrium A in Portland Square at 3 different resolutions, but the same motion settings, … Continue reading

Motion tracking – Atrium A

Since posting my experiment with the webcam I’ve managed to get the camera in Atrium A cleaned so I can get good readings off of it. I’ve tweaked my patch slightly and found some good settings for that particular room. I did this by recording footage of myself walking around, and then running motion tracking … Continue reading

Motion Tracking – experiment

I’ve got myself quite settled with the sound-distribution side of my patch and have been trying to figure out the motion tracking aspect now. A quick mishmash of cv.jit objects in Max MSP with my webcam has got me quite excited. I’ve really been dreading motion tracking, but there are some brilliant resources for Max … Continue reading

Multiple Sounds!

I’ve been working for a while on getting the sound-distribution part of my patch to play multiple sounds in the space, with independent control over the location of each. It’s not something I’ve been struggling with technically – Converting my 1-sound patch to multi is easy enough to do, but I’ve been reworking the way … Continue reading

Portland Square it is.

Since my change of direction I’ve also decided on a location for my project. Portland Square offers 3 large atria with a good level of footfall and activity in each of them. It also conveniently has a rather amazing network of at least 36 speakers to play around with. There are 4 speakers per level … Continue reading

Change of direction

Since my last post (50 words) I have been running with ideas in my head and have changed what I want to do. It’s not a complete rehaul but a few adjustments. My old idea was to build a system that allows one user to control sounds within a space with the intent of influencing … 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

Flash multi touch SDK!!!

I’m jumping the gun a bit here as I’ve not blogged about my multi-touch ideas for IDAT305 and my Final Project. I’ve been getting more and more worried about being able to develop for multi-touch as I haven’t found any SDK’s that are designed for an in-built multi-touch such as my laptop – a HP … Continue reading