Granular Synthesis: Getting Started with Grainflow - On-demand

Learn to use and create a variety of granular effects using the Grainflow package in Max.

Course Instructor: Christopher Poovey

Course level

Grainflow is a package for Max / MSP that utilizes gen~ and the MC wrapper to allow users to control large numbers of sample accurate grains.

What you'll learn

  • Develop an understanding of granulation and granular synthesis
  • Use Grainflow to build a granular file player
  • Use Grainflow for live granulation
  • Build a granular time-stretching tool
  • Use the MC output of Grainflow to bus grains stochastically to different effects

Requirements

  • A computer and internet connection
  • Access to a copy of Max 8
  • The Grainflow Package

Course content

  • ---- Part 1 - Basics of Granulation
  • ---- Part 2 - Intro to Grainflow
  • ---- Part 3 - Grainflow Parameters
  • ---- Part 4 - Live Granulation
  • ---- Part 5 - Bussing-Panning With Grainflow
  • ---- Part 6 - Temporal Effects

Who is this course for

  • Grainflow is a package for Max / MSP that utilizes gen~ and the MC wrapper to allow users to control large numbers of sample accurate grains.

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About the workshop leader

Christopher Poovey is a Dallas based electroacoustic composer, media artist, and developer. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of North Texas with a research focus in interactive computer music and immersive installation. Chris has developed several software packages for Max as well as a number of Max for Live devices and VST instruments built using Csound/Cabbage.