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Re: Electronic Music Systems

Postby Phil Thalasso » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:44 pm

Hello flowstoners,

I recently and not so recently came across some interesting stuff that I would like to share with you:

A collection of interesting topics from MATLAB, DSP, Graphics Module No: CM0268

notes are found here:

For example a course on Digital Audio Effects ... dio_FX.pdf

and ressources there: ... _Examples/

An interesting portal: Sound and Music Computing Network

You have to see it, I think it is great.

Professor's Chan website

He offers for example a tutorial on audio and midi:

Professor Dannenberg's website at Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science:

For example:

Style in Music

From his website: "In Pittsburgh called to interview me. At one point the reporter asked if “Roger Dannenberg, trumpeter” would be right, and I said “trumpeter, composer, computer scientist, whatever you want.” The reporter got excited, ”ooh, I like that, ‘trumpeter, composer, computer scientist’. They may edit out ‘computer scientist’ but I'll put it in anyway.”"

An interesting University website

For example:

Sinusoids, noise and transients: spectral analysis, feature detection and real-time transformations of audio signals for musical applications

And another one: which is the site of The Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI) of the Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies (OSGK)

For example:

Evaluating rhythmic descriptors for musical genre classification ... 004-10.pdf

A rather antique (2002) book about
Computer Sound Design : Synthesis Techniques and Programming ... sAllowed=y

and a look from Cornell's point of view at the top ten algorithms of the 20th century: ... 5816318999
links to

Harmony Search Algorithm: A Unique Music-inspired Algorithm
or ... 9-main.pdf

and another paper:

The Evolving Drum Machine

plus a presentation on "Musical Analysis of the Electronic Dance Music"

The Harmonic Series provides
A path to understanding musical intervals, scales, tuning and timbre.

Mathematics and Music

Introduction to Algorithmic Composition and Pure Data - Yagiz Mungan

An introduction to Sonic Pi:
It is an easy-to-use, freely downloadable software application, aimed at those new to computer
programming, but powerful enough to generate really sophisticated music. ... nic-Pi.pdf

ANT/OR is a research group of the University of Antwerp, focusing on (applications of) Operations Research.
They publish interesting stuff, like:

Dance Hit Song Prediction - ANT/OR - Universiteit Antwerpen

Rather off-topic, but I found interesting stuff about graphics formats there:

Course: CISC 451/651: Data Compression in Multimedia

I'm lately tinkering with music visuals, so this one was interesting:

Have a nice week-end you all!


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Re: Electronic Music Systems

Postby k brown » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:43 am

The author of the document in the original post, Alan Strange, also wrote the 'owner's manual' for the Buchla Music Easel with the oh-so 70's title of "Programming and Meta-Programming the Electro Organism - An Operating Directive for the Music Easel". ... z-d68ysqsf

If you don't happen to have a Music Easel you can follow along to an extent with my tinker-toy SM approximation of it.
theMusicWeasel _a-Osc_mv.osm
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The Music Weasel_a-Osc copy.jpg
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You wont fool any Buchla-heads with it, but it's a bit of fun.

By the way Phil - what is your avatar a picture of, is it a ceiling?
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