64-bit VBAP

June 7th, 2017

As part of my work for the Jamoma team in early 2015, I completed a 64-bit Mac update of an external from 2006 for vector-based amplitude panning by Ville Pulkki. This enabled other members of the team to use models that were dependent on the external with newer versions of Cycling’74 Max. After seeing my [...]

LowkeyNW now in Package Manager

April 14th, 2016

In a recent update to Max, Cycling ’74 introduced the new Package Manager as an easier way for users to download third-party add-ons to their local machine. For the last few weeks, I have been consulting with Tim Place and Andrew Benson to make some improvements and additions to my own package on GitHub (including [...]

LowkeyNW package on GitHub

January 23rd, 2015

Winter break is often a time to catch up on things. Without the usual daily and weekly routines of the semester, I often find I can pour long hours of focussed attention into a project between all the family festivities. This year, I had been think about my previous Max external development since talking to Eric Lyon about his book while in [...]

GTK @ 10 years

August 15th, 2011

Computer music is a discipline that has always relied on people sharing the software tools they create with the larger community. There are many well known examples: Max Mathews & MUSIC, Barry Vercoe & Csound, Miller Puckette & Max/PD, Tom Erbe & SoundHack. Although my own contributions have not had nearly the impact of these [...]

MPG Carepackage

April 13th, 2010

SEAMUS 2010 @ St. Cloud State University in Minnesota I just returned from several days at the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States National Conference.  In addition to hearing loads of new music, I gave a presentation on the MPG Carepackage.  This continues my efforts to get more people using this collection of [...]

FEASt lecture online

November 16th, 2009

FEASt Festival 2009 @ Florida International University. If you were not able to attend the FEASt Festival at FIU, you can now download an enhanced podcast recording of my lecture.  The topic of the presentation was network-enabled coordination of laptop performance and featured the public debut of the MPG Carepackage. The patches involved can be [...]

granular toolkit v1.49

March 19th, 2007

By far the most popular download on this website.  This set of externals and abstractions developed using several granular synthesis concepts. Effects available in this download include pitch shifting, spatializing, “clouds”, chord production and looping. A paper about this software that was presented at the SEAMUS 2002 National Conference at the University of Iowa.  Later, [...]

gverb~ object

November 29th, 2006

This object implements the same reverb algorithm found in my Griesinger VST plug-in. It is a pretty good stereo reverb at a low CPU load. It currently allows the user to change the decay time and not much else. More parameters (like those in the plug-in) will be available in future versions. Available for Max/MSP [...]

FFTexternals v0.2

March 26th, 2006

A small collection of externals used for various spectral processing. Includes objects for computing amplitude in decibels and a few complex math functions. Available for Max/MSP 4.x. Special thanks to f.e chanfrault for the windows port. Download Mac OS X version – 16 kb (NOTE: Not Universal Binary) Download Mac OS 9 version – 16 [...]

cpPan~ object

March 24th, 2006

This object implements a constant power panning formula and applies it to any input signal. Panning info can be sent as audio or control data. Uses a lookup table, so it is very efficient. Also included in the granular toolkit. Download Mac OS X version – 4 kb Download Mac OS 9 version – 4 [...]