- Learning how to stutter (to good effect) (08 Oct 2015)
A tutorial from Cycling ‘74 in re-creating Johnny Greenwood’s legendary stutter effect.
- M4L and User 1 Mode on the Launchpad (26 Jul 2014)
Last year while undertaking my MFA in Live Audiovisual performance, I developed a set of Max for Live modules to facilitate my final performance, one of which was a monome-style emulator, such that the top row would have a flashing right light through the cells to specify the current beat. In the v0.01 beta of LiAMP, LiAMP.Controller.Launchpad.Monome was released with the note “Presently over-rides any cell in the top row”, while User1 mode wasn’t functioning at all.
- DJing using a Launchpad Part II (25 Jul 2014)
Continuing on from yesterdays discussion about DJing using Live and a Launchpad, after some inspiration from the Cycling ‘74 forums I implemented the radio buttons using simple max objects as opposed to scripting.
- DJ Using Only a Launchpad (24 Jul 2014)
Today I started to prepare a new DJ set in Ableton and I began to think, can a traditional DJ set be solely performed using a Launchpad?
- Dubstep Bassline using Kinect + Ableton (22 Apr 2014)
Although people have been experimenting which this kinda of idea since the Kinect’s inception, it is nevertheless a very good mapping of hand gestures to musical parameters, mapping, of course, being one of the main difficulties with HCI.
- DVJing using Live + VIZZable (28 Nov 2013)
Yesterday I talked about VJing using VIZZable and Live, mainly concentrating on the new features in version 2.1, notably the ability to trigger video clips in session mode. Recall, previously video clips could be arranged only in arrangement view. However, with the new [clipPlayer(audio)] module, video clips can be placed on Live’s clip slots, and triggered like standard audio clips. Moreover, these video clips can be edited and warped, again as per normal audio clips. Following from Zeal’s video in which he demonstrates this, I wanted to mess about with this new feature, and see how viable it would be for live performance.
- VJing using VIZZable and Live (27 Nov 2013)
VIZZable is a Max for Live suite for video manipulation and live performance in Ableton Live 9. Originally based on Cycling ‘74’s VIZZIE package, in it’s latest version, VIZZable has been rebuilt from the ground up to take advantage of Cycling ‘74’s new environment Gen, facilitating very fast and efficient video processing on the GPU.
- DJing using Mixxx + Ableton Live + Kontrolr (09 Oct 2013)
Mixxx is an awesome Open-Source DJ software, and a major rival to Virtual DJ and Traktor from what I’ve heard. So today I decided to try experimenting with it.
- Introducing LiVid.m4l (24 Sep 2013)
LiVid.m4l is a Max for Live package for live video performance, constructed in a similar manner to LiAMP. Although VIZZable exists which is a great kool for live DVJ sets, for Live Video Art I wished to use LiVid, a live video performance system developed for Max, which had been been robust during a tour of П. Thus LiVid.m4l is a converted and improved version of LiVid.
- Introducing LiAMP (23 Sep 2013)
LiAMP (Live Algorithms for Musical Performance) is a modular Max for Live package which deviates from solely utilizing programming environments for Live Algorithms, and instead embraces the added benefits of using a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). The package consists of Max for Live modules which function as the ‘brain’ of the Live Algorithms paradigm, while Live acts as the listener and performer elements. The package may be subdivided into four main sections; Communication, Instruments, Composition, and External Controllers.