Alex McLean

Making music with text

smoothdirt

by Alex on March 14, 2012

I’ve got some sounds out of my new live coding system, codenamed “smoothdirt”.  Here’s an mp3 for you.  The sounds are triggered with some C and structured and scheduled with some Haskell.  Plenty more to do, but already really happy hearing embedded juxtoposition of timescales, smooth multichannel panning (2 channels in this test, but I’m playing on a quadrophonic cinema soundsystem at lovebytes) and sample accuracy, which I test at the end by playing a kick drum sample a lot.

My new representation also allows me to treat musical structure as both a discrete pattern and a continuous signal, which I’m very happy about, but haven’t explored the depths of yet..

Anyway with a few tweaks and effects it’ll be ready for the algorave in London this weekend.

          

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