Today i held my presentation about the ambix Ambisonics audio plug-ins at the Linux Audio Conference in Graz. This plug-in suite features cross-plattform Ambisonics tools for converting between different channel sequences and normalization schemes, encoding up to 7th order, rotating Ambisonics signals and binaural decoding with various virtual loudspeaker configurations in different venues.
The software has to be polished and will be released hopefully soon.
Is it natural, is it artificial? What is “real”, what is synthetic?
This questions apply for sound as well as sweets.
This piece is based on field recordings taken near Fethiye, in the south of Turkey. From the numerous bee yards a whirling sound surrounds you when tracking the Lycian way along the cost.
Chalva is a sweet made with honey. But depending on the recipe, the natural origin might not be clear.
The composition plays with a transition from natural to super synthetic. From pure noise to white tones.
Listen to my tape piece “Chalva” done for the Eikkk Electronic and Computer Music Competition (Elektroninių ir kompiuterinių kūrinių konkursas) in April 2013 in Vilnius. Quadrophonic piece rendered to Binaural Stereo.
A very crucial and maybe often underestimated point for working with (volume) faders, especially in live electronics application is their curve/behavior. Which range does it cover? How fast does “it” get “loud”. What is the behavior around the +0 dB mark?
I sampled the midi volume fader behavior from several of the most popular Digital Audio Workstations. The difference is quite obvious as you can see in the graph to the right.
I made a Pure Data abstraction as replacement for the frequently used fadtorms or dbtorms. In connection with the .txt sample files it can be used to scale your midi fader input.
Get the abstraction including sample files and Matlab plots here:
DarwiinRemoteOSC allows to connect via Bluetooth to the WiiRemote controller. It also supports Nunchuk, Classic Controller and Balance Board.
All data from the Wii Controller is forwarded via OSC. IP and Port can be changed by command line argument. OSC can be sent to DarwiinRemoteOSC to turn on Force Feedback, LEDs and retrieve Battery status.