automatic DX7 programming
- trying to find correlations in DX7 patches, within the patch itself and with the patch and the patch name
- didn’t find anything
- general theme of mapping words to synth parameter settings
Maintaining attention levels during music
- presented a nice framework for describing different types of intervals and events in music, e.g. spectral morphological variations and so on
- a Matlab toolkit for doing computational musicology on electroacoustic music
- the questions at the end suggestd that normal musicologists didn’t like it as they don’t like describing music using numbers and don’t accept that objective feature vectors have been developed to be perceptually meaningful
- quite confusing presentation but it certainly sounded good.
- something to do with gaussian additive synthesis where the gaussian shape is parameterised and can be varied. I guess it might be that he is using the G function to specify amp levels of partials, presumably with overlap.
Comparative Musicology tool
This software allows you to take several recordings of a piece of music and to sync them up, using dynamic time warping.
System for detecting movements of a dancer and mapping them to control inputs for miniature flame throwers.
New operating system being developed at berkley which offers guaranteed low latency performance, parallelised on multi-core machines.
- they have developed a new PD runtime ‘parallel PD’ which uses multiple cores. Two ways to parallelise DSP:
– where the graph braches, execute the two branches on two cores
– where the graph has a single path and there is no feedback (e.g. x[n] = y[n] + y[n-1], you can split the audio buffer into chunks and compute them in parallel.
- used a dictionary based method to resynthesize claps.
- uses agents which sing to eachother and which have emotional states to generate monophonic pitch lines.