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Class 1 Aug 30, 2021
TOPIC: Course Introduction and Student Introductions
Lesson: Foundations for Creativity
Interactivity and Art Overview
Operating Systems and File Structure.
- 7741G Resources Page
Interactivity and Art: a broad overview of what we will be covering over the next two semesters.
Starting back in 1965 Variations V is a prelude for things to come:
Cage, Cunningham, Van Der Beek (& Moog and Tudor): Variations V
Most of these examples are rooted in the use of Max software.
Color Tracking with a camera.
Below are two samples of using the color RED painted on hands to create audio effects:
Color Track 1
Color Track 2
More advanced samples:
Zach Lieberman has a lot of wonderful artworks, have a look at his website:
Here a Kinect is used to control lighting effects in real time (combine this with the Heart Beat monitor!)
Here is another Kinext depth sensor camera based project: Rashad Newsome , Video: watch
Physical Computing involves interactive systems that can sense and respond to the world around them.
Heart Beats are always an interesting way to make physical the unseen as we saw in the Sandro Masai video.
Arduino, the staple platform of Physical Computing
For Class 2
Reading: Real Life Magazine Music For Plants. article
Using Audacity and the Freesound Project create a short (1 min) stereo (2 channel) audio piece with one found sample and one live recording.
This piece should be a response to the assigned reading.
Link to Audacity Lab PDF.
Create a Class Weblog or a page on your existing site.
This is a link to Ryan's Example Weblog 7741 Page.
Post your Week 1 Lab audio to your personal weblogs, send link to this weblog to the class instructors.
Class 2: SEPT 13, 2021
TOPIC: Introduction to MAX 8
Link to Max purchase options. Start by trying max free for 30 days! Register your email address.
Lesson Class 2:
Download/install Max 8
Installing Max, basic objects, patching, message orders, 7741 file structure, Max Documentation and Help Files
Max Intro and Build-along
Max: 7741G Lessons Parts A&B
MSP: Intro to playing sound file. First we will work together and then add lesson patchers!
For Class 3
For Class 3
Readings and Materials included with lesson files
Pages 1-8 of Juan P. Bello's ‘max-fundamentals.pdf’
Tom Igoe's Making Interactive Art: “set-the-stage-shutup-and-listen.pdf”
7741-class2-intro-to-max.pdf 7741-class2-play a soundfile.pdf
7741-hello-world.mp4 -a short video introducing the Max Console
7741-message-ordering.mp4 -a short video on the Max Signal Flow
7741-sound-player.mp4 - a short video on how to play audio in Max
Use Max to play your audio sample (mp3,.aiff, .wav) that you made for the Class 1 assignment.
Do a screen capture of your working max patch (for more information on how to do a screen capture video with Quicktime please find the PDF in the lesson files)
Post video of your working Max patch to your weblog. Assignments due by 9/9/2020.
Class 3: SEPT 20,2021
TOPIC: Max and Live Audio
Download link for Class 3 Files
Lesson: The Microphone, Recording & Effects
the Max adc~ object and ezdac~ object
- meter~ object
Interactivity and responding to the live microphone
Comparator objects: > == <
- Recording audio: sfrecord~
Beap (pre-made audio effects)
For Class 4
Review the '7741-important_Max_documentation.pdf' found in your class lesson files.
Labs for you to do:
• Use sfrecord~ to make a live recording from your microphone, refer to the class PDF Lessons for more information.
• BEAP: follow the Beap tutorial and use the included Max Patches to make real-time audio effects.
• Do you like BEAP, here is a link to great Max tutorials, in Max 2 we will take a deeper dive!
• Try the togedge and select objects! Use the 'togedge.maxpat' included in the class files. The 'bass.aiff' sound file is triggered when you clap your hands (using headphones!) note: the sound file "bass.aiff" is included in the Max Program. Try this with a short audio sample that you create. Now try it with ‘select.maxpat’ to trigger it each time the threshold is triggered.
Assignment for you to upload to your weblog:
Use Max to create a short (1 min) stereo (2 channel) audio piece. Use the same model that we followed for Assignment 1: ONE pre-existing sound file and ONE live input. You may re-create your first project or do something new.
Post a screen-shot of your final patcher
Post an mp3 recording of this live performance (please use sfrecord~).
Class 4: SEPT 27, 2021
TOPIC: Generating Audio With Max
Lesson: Making Music with Max & Word Problems
Class and Lab Files:
Loadbang: Patcher Initialization
Select: Logic Control
Key: Human Interfacing
- Cycle~ Make an audio wave
Word Problems and Work Time