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

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

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

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

IDAT305 First impressions

IDAT305 (Sound Practice): This module scares me quite a lot. Over the last year and a bit I’ve been passively building up this seemingly quite complex idea for a project that requires working with sound quite a lot. The trouble is that I am not from any musical background. I have no musical ability and … Continue reading