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

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

Calvin Harris – Humanthesizer

A recent highly publicised example of Max/MSP, Ableton Live and Arduinos being combined was Calvin Harris’ Humanthesizer, shown below. The “Humanthesizer” works with a conductive ink designed by some Royal College of Art students called “Bare”. People from Sony Music Entertainment created the system which involves Arduino‘s which convert analogue signal (from the ink-human circuitry) … Continue reading

Ujino and the Rotators

Whilst in London last year I had the pleasure of seeing an exhibition and then a live performance by this fantastic Japanese artist/musician called Ujino Munetero. I took videos of his exhibitions in the Hayward Gallery and short clips of him performing live in the gallery next to it. Ujino creates installations and performs live … Continue reading