Thursday, September 07, 2006

Help for Project 1

A clarinetist and professor of music business/technology, David Brooke Wetzel, has made a standalone application in Max which functions as a replacement for the Narcissus digital delay - you can read about it and download it here:

http://davidbrookewetzel.net/projects/current.html


And there's more information about Professor Wetzel here. I've also uploaded his app to the Music404a class directory, so you should be able to use it on the CAMIL computers.

It works really well, and I recommend that you study it carefully - you can imitate it as much as you like. But because it's a standalone, you can't unlock the patcher, or copy and paste: you will have to recreate all the objects and connections yourself. Even just doing that, though, will be a good way to learn more about Max/MSP.

3 Comments:

Blogger Colin Holter said...

I'm sure this has already been asked and possibly answered, but: For the delay asignment, should the delayed signals be getting softer? In other words, do you want a maximum of 10 repetitions all at the same level, or ten gradually softer repetitions? Thanks!

5:06 PM, September 08, 2006  
Blogger Keith Manlove said...

I was wondering that as well. Delays usually decay by their nature, I suppose. If you use a feedback loop, that will happen naturally. If you use several tapouts, you have to simulate that. I tried it without the decay, and it sounds weird.

Another question: 1024 maximum means space between delay? With feedback, that's massive.

9:24 PM, September 08, 2006  
Blogger Steve Taylor said...

The delay signals should be getting softer, so up to 10 gradually softer repetitions (but based on the David Brooke Wetzel implementation, it seems that the number of repetitions is approximate, based on the amount of feedback from 0. to 1.). I think it's not in the scope of this project to try multiple tapouts, but you can try it if you like.

If the feedback = 1.0, then there is no diminuendo at all - the equivalent of the "hold" button on the delay unit. Remember, feedback over 1.0 creates a crescendo which is not good.

And yes, 1024 means a little over one second of delay. With feedback it can be pretty massive. And if you have a really long delay, i.e. one minute - it could create a recap section in sonata form!

5:47 PM, September 09, 2006  

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