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Mustek 51 2010-11

 

Hardware software and computer maintenance.
In this part of the course we will work with the basic understanding of the hardware we you are going to use and how to set it up.
 

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Lesson 1

 

 

 

Assignments

 

Introduction of Live electronics by Alex Gunia


- Presentation of Mustek51 by Mats Claesson.

- What software and hardware you need for this   course. Suggestions and requirements here
 

- Computer and programs-hardware setup
- Inventory of hard and software amongst   participants. Questioner here

- Making HD partitions

- Make a backup (image) to reinstall system   from.
 

 

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Partition your hard disc and install all music programs on one partition and the other on a second.

Alternatively make a restore image.

 

Answer and send in the questioner
(send to mats@matsclaesson.net)

 

To lesson 3 all hardware has to be available.
Suggestions and requirements here.

 

Workflow back up-re install osx-install programs - back up

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Lesson 4

 

 

 

Assignments

 

What is sound
- Simple acoustics; db, Hz, partials, timbre.....
  References in Ableton live
 

- What is digital sound.

Sampling rate, Bit resolution alizing, AD/DA converter....

 

Basic mixer connections and setup.

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To next lesson bring headphones...

 

Read some of the articles here if you are unsure about what sound, MIDI or digital audio is.

 

This is the type of questions you have to now the answer(s) to at lesson 5-6.

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Lesson 3

 

 

 

Assignments

 

Get to know your hardware and software:s  audio and MIDI routing.

 

- Audio interface exercises.

- Latency

- Drivers

- Outputs and volume
- Connecting to a mixer

 

- MIDI
 

Links to articles about sound MIDI and digital audio

Individual lessons for those students that need help with there hardware setup.

 

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Exercises to be done

 

Students have to have access to all the hardware and software according to the list here

 

To next lesson bring
Bring your computer, audio interface headphone and microphone.

 

This is the type of questions you have to now the answer(s) to at lesson 5-6.
If you know this you don’t have to attend the next two lessons

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Lesson 2

 

 

 

Assignments

 

What is live electronics?

-What I have done in this field.

-Hardware what to get and why. Repetition ++

 

What is your project?

 

You Tube

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Write about what you think, at this point,

is your live electronic project.

 

To be e-mailed teacher

 

To next lesson bring
Bring your computer, audio interface headphone and microphone.

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Lesson 7

 

 

 

Assignments

 

Programming 1

 

Basics of programming. Introduction

Doing Math.

Basic math using Reaktor and  Ableton Live

Basic signal routing

Audio signal/control signal

 

 

-Build a Volume control
-Build a Ring modulator
-Build a Ring modulator with a delay

-Build a Ring modulator with delay and a mixer

 

 

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Exercises to be done

-1. Build a stereo ring modulator with separate ring modulation frequency on left and right side.

 

-1.b Add a one delay on the left side

 

-1.c Add a mix function that lets you adjust the mix between source and effect

 

 

Extra assignment
-1.d Build a stereo  volume control that when you increase the volume on one side the volume on the other side decreases

 

To be send in before next lesson

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Lesson 8

 

 

 

Assignments

 

Programming 2

 

- Short Repetition

- Basic math exercises
- Adding a filter

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_pass_filter

 

Max/msp and Reaktor links to Programming 1

 

 

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- Extend your programming with a filter (LP).

 2.a Build a eco/delay that have 4 repetition.
  First eco should have a low filter frequency,
  second a higher up to the last delay which   have no filter effect

- 2.b Make the “offset up and down”   patch/ensamble, as presented at the lesson.

 

To be send in before next lesson

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Lesson 9

 

 

 

Assignments

 

Programming 3

 

-Long repetition, exercises.

-Playing sounds

 

If you still don’t understand the basics of programming in max/msp or max do these tutorials.

 

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- Build a patch that play a soundfile.

The sound should be sendt to:

1. A delay

2. A ring modulation

3. A filter

 

All of these effects should have an individual volume control.

 

To bee sendt in before next lesson


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Lesson 10

 

 

 

Assignments

 

Alternative controllers. Build your own MIDI controller. Teacher Alexander Jensenius.
 

We will use products from phidgets.com

-Introduction to alternative controllers,
 examples, how to use.
 

 

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Lesson 5-6

 

 

 

Assignments

 

Individual lesson

Hardware and software setup

How is your setup working?
Sorting out technical problems.
Feedback and discussion about individual project.

Test of what we have worked with so far.

 

Test of understanding of hardware and basick signal routing

 

 

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Lesson 11-12

 

 

 

Assignments

 

Lesson/Workshop.

Teacher Alexander Jensenius.
 
Controllers to be built.
Phidgets Kits will be handed out this lesson!
 

Double lesson12-15.00.

 

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Lesson 14-15

 

 

 

Assignments

 

Workshop.

Teacher Alexander Jensenius.
 
Workshop using the home made controllers we built.

Double lesson time.

 

 

 

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Lesson 16

 

 

 

Assignments

 

Basic  synthesiser
How to program your own sounds
 

- Subtractive synthesis p.351 Analog>
Mini Moog
Arp2600
Jupiter-8

 

- FM synthesis p.366 Operator>

Yamaha_DX7

(- Granulation)

 

In Ableton Live, (Max/msp and Reaktor)


Analog

Operator

 

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MIDI keyboard is useful to have at this lesson.

 

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Lesson 17

 

 

 

Assignments

 

Presentation of interesting use of video in live situations.
How to......
Max/msp/Vizzi (??)

 

Ambient music what is that?

Preparation for “Ambient concert”,

Individual assignments from teacher to implemented at/in concert.
 
Individual talks about ambient project.

 

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Lesson 18

 

 

 

Assignments

 

Ambient music what is that?

Preparation for “Ambient concert”,

Individual assignments from teacher to implemented at/in concert.
 
Individual talks about ambient project.

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Preparing music for lesson 19-20/”ambient” concert at the academy.

 

Look at link “Email to students...” above

Programming and simple DSP
Based on use of Reaktor or Max for Live.

This part of the course will introduce you to the basic principles of building Audio effects with module based programming.

Christmas break

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Lesson 19-20

 

 

 

Assignments

 

Making ambient music at the academy.
This day we will make sound and music all over the place.

 

Reserve all day. We meet at 11 and start playing at 13.00

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Send stereo mix of ambient project to: mats@matsclaesson.net

No later than Thursday 31.3, 3.00 pm

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Lesson 21

 

 

 

Assignments

 

Based on last weeks concert, how did it go, what do we need to improve? Was id ambient.

Discussion, video to be shown.

 

 

 

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Lesson 13

 

 

 

Assignments

 

Workshop.

Teacher Mats Claesson
 
Based on Lesson 11-12 We work with the phidget

Set building ouer own controller and interface with Ableyon. We will work in groups (buddy groups)

 

Double workshop  time 12-15.00.

 

 

 

 

Week
9-10

 

 

 

 

Assignments

 

Self study/preparation for Ambient music day 30.3/individual lesson.

 

Preparing for the ambient performance.


Read the folowing articles:
Wikipedia ambient music

 

 

Listen to Ambient music
Brian Eno Music for Airports
 

Here is a link to a lot of ambient music (at least they claim its ambient....)
http://www.ambientmusicguide.com/pages/radio /audioPage.php

 

 

E-mail to students project discription

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Lesson 22-23

 

 

 

Assignments

 

Individual lessons
Test to be done. Summing up this year/Questions and hopefully answers, individual feedback.

 

 

 

Super silent

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Lesson 23++?

 

 

 

Assignments

 

The ambient project how did it go, what do we need to improve? Was it ambient?
 

Discussion, video to be shown.

 

 

Prepare a short description of your ambient music, 2-5 minutes. To be presented to the class.