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An introduction to Flora for monome norns – On-demand

Level: Some experience of norns required Flora is an L-systems sequencer and bandpass-filtered sawtooth engine for monome norns. In this workshop you will learn how L-system algorithms are used to produce musical sequences while exploring the script’s UI and features. Flora on Vimeo By the end of the first workshop, you will be able to: Navigate the Flora UI and parameters menus to build and perform your own compositions Create dynamically... Read More

Creative Riff Composition with MIDI – On-demand

Level: Beginner The riff by nature is repetitive so you get it, again and again, you get it reinforced and the rest of the song is built around it like the riff was the skeleton of the song. This workshop aims to provide you with the necessary abilities to begin composing riffs and arranging a composition around such an important musical element. Session Learning Outcomes By the end of this session a successful student will be able to: Apply critical... Read More

Creative MIDI CC’s in Ableton Live – On-demand

If you’d like to support the Music Hackspace to continue to build a program of free workshops, a voluntary contribution would be much appreciated.  Level: Intermediate Ableton Live offers a vast playground of musical opportunities to create musical compositions and productions. These include techniques to deploy MIDI Control Change messages (CC’s) to manipulate and transform musical ideas. In this workshop you will creatively explore and... Read More

Creative Audio and MIDI in Ableton Live – On-demand

If you’d like to support the Music Hackspace to continue to build a program of free workshops, a voluntary contribution would be much appreciated.  Level: Intermediate Ableton Live offers a vast playground of musical opportunities to create musical compositions and productions. These include converting audio based harmony, melody and rhythm to MIDI, alongside techniques such as slicing audio into sampling tools which can be triggered via MIDI.... Read More

Discover the new features in Max for Live 11 – On demand

Level: Intermediate MaxforLive allows users to develop their own devices for use in composition, performance and beyond. In the recent release of Live Suite 11 there are a myriad of new features and tools for musicians and programmers alike. In this workshop you will explore these new tools and features and be able to leverage them in your own musical works and patches. By the end of this session a successful student will be able to: Explore new... Read More

Generative Music Tools: LFOs and Pitch Quantization – On demand

Level: Intermediate There are a broad array of techniques musicians can use to generate music in Max. One fundamental component of traditional analogue synthesiser use is the LFO, or low-frequency oscillator. Additionally, pitch quantization can be an extremely powerful tool, especially when used alongside the values generated by an LFO. This workshop will provide you with the information to construct both devices in Max, giving you a broader palette... Read More

Generative Music Tools: Turing Machine – LIVE Session

Level: Intermediate There are a broad array of techniques musicians can use to generate music in Max. One such process involves taking inspiration from Alan Turing’s early work on proto-computers, in particular the notion of a tape with data being displayed on it. This workshop will provide you with the information to construct such a generative device, a ‘Turing Machine’, to supplement your compositional practice. Session Learning Outcomes: By... Read More

Getting confident with Max – On demand

Level: Beginner Cycling 74’s Max / MSP offers a vast playground of programming opportunities to create your own sound design and multimedia applications. In this workshop you will build a patch using items from the Max tool bar such as Beap and Vizzie as well using media from your own collection, plus explore ways to open up, reverse engineer and modify existing resources within the Max. Series Learning Outcomes By the end of this series a successful... Read More

Non-linear strategies for composing with Live & M4L – On demand

Level: Intermediate – Advanced The creative path is not a straight line. In this workshop, you will develop a workflow focused on experimental approaches utilizing randomization, stochastic methods, polymeters, polyrhythms and more using Live and M4L. Experimental audio processing and non-linear mixing activities will be included in the compositional process to create unique sound qualities as well as overcoming creative blocks. Session Learning... Read More

Understanding Indian rhythm through simple algorithms – On demand

Level: All Max users South Indian Carnatic music is home to a huge array of fascinating rhythms, composed from algorithms. Rooted in maths and aesthetics, Carnatic music has many facets that can be applied to computer music. In this workshop you will be given an introduction to this tradition, and provided with the opportunity to observe, create, and hack various patches that demonstrate some of these ideas. Session Learning Outcomes By the end of... Read More

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