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 [...]

Fulbright Endings

January 25th, 2013

Music technology is a discipline sits between technical and artistic concerns. I came to Norway on a Fulbright grant with every intention of focussing exclusively on an undeniably technical project, telling myself and others that I had to put making music on hold for awhile to focus on writing code for Jamoma. But several things [...]

Musikkteknologidagene

October 31st, 2012

Last week, I attended Musikkteknologidagene, an annual gathering of music technologists from various institutions around Norway. This year’s symposium was hosted by NOTAM in Oslo and showcased their new facilities, as well as a few other institutions around town. There were sessions at the Norges Musikkhøgskole and the motion capture lab of the fourMs Research Group. For [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

A Simplified Granular Processing Interface Based on Perceptual Research

April 16th, 2006

This is my dissertation that was completed to fulfill the requirements of my PhD at Northwestern University. The findings informed my later plug-in design work for Hipno, a set of plugins published by Cycling74. The chapter 2 contain a primer on granular methods that many people have told me they found useful.  Chapter 3 reviews granular [...]

granular toolkit v1.10

February 3rd, 2005

This is an older pre-Universal Binary version of the Granular Toolkit for Mac users out there that may need it. Download StuffIt archive – 212 kb Download Zip archive – 364 kb See these other post for more information about GTK: granular toolkit 1.49 journal SEAMUS article

Journal SEAMUS – Granular Toolkit v1.0

July 9th, 2003

Journal SEAMUS, Volume XVI:2, pp. 34-46. ABSTRACT - Since the generation of granular textures was first automated using a computer (Roads 1978), granular synthesis has grown to become a popular tool for creating new sounds in electro-acoustic music. Many effects can be achieved through the granulation of sampled sound including time compression (Jones and Parks 1988) [...]

A Granular Toolkit for Cycling74′s Max/MSP

April 4th, 2002

SEAMUS 2002 National Conference @ University of Iowa. ABSTRACT -Since the generation of granular textures was first automated using a computer (Roads 1978), granular synthesis has grown to become a popular tool for creating new sounds in electro-acoustic music. Many effects can be achieved through the granulation of sampled sound including time compression (Jones and [...]