Getting Confident With Gen~ / LIVE Session – Workshop series

Workshop series 

Dates & Times: Mondays: 12th / 19th / 26th July and 2nd August 2021 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin / 10am LA / 1pm NYC

Level: Previous experience with Gen~ is required i.e. completion of Getting Started With Gen~ workshop series

Example of topic that students are expected to be knowledgeable with before workshop:

  • The Gen~ environment

  • Basic audio processing in Gen~

  • Gen~ operators and data management

Example of topic that students are expected to be knowledgeable with after workshop:

  • Multi Tap Delay operator with cubic interpolation

  • Biquad and filter coefficients

  • Basic reverb structures

  • Basic CodeBox

Develop a myriad of highly efficient signal processing operations in Max using Gen~. In this series of 4 workshops, you will apply signal processing techniques to build and code a variety of patches with Gen~ in Max. The course contains 20 plus custom-made example patches along with audio samples that you will build as exercises during the course and be able to use in your own projects.

Series Learning Outcomes

By the end of this series a successful student will be able to:

  • Become confident with the Gen~ environment

  • Build various audio processing tools via Gen~ (i.e. flanger, chorus, ping pong delays, multi tap delays, distortion)

  • Construct Gen~ filter, equalization and reverb tools

  • Become familiar with the Gen~ CodeBox environment

Series Study Topics

  • The Gen~ environment

  • Audio processing in Gen~

  • Gen~ filter, equalization and reverb tools

  • Gen~ CodeBox

Requirements

  • A computer and internet connection

  • A web cam and mic

  • A Zoom account

  • Access to a copy of Max 8 (i.e. trial or full license)

About the workshop leader 

Phelan Kane is a Berlin & London based music producer, engineer, artist, developer and educator.

He is currently running the electronic music record label Meta Junction Recordings and the audio software development company Meta Function. He has released the Max for Live device synth Wave Junction in partnership with Sonicstate.

Getting Started with Gen – On-demand

Level: Intermediate / Previous experience with MSP is required.

Build highly efficient signal processing operations in Max using Gen~. In this series of 4 workshops, you will learn the fundamentals of signal processing and develop skills to confidently code with Gen~ in Max. The course contains 24 custom-made example patches along with audio samples that you will build as exercises during the course and be able to use in your own projects.

Series Learning Outcomes

By the end of this series a successful student will be able to:

  • Become familiar with the Gen~ environment

  • Build various audio processing tools via Gen~ (i.e. delay FX, AM and FM tools)

  • Construct basic Gen~ sampling and synthesis  tools

  • Apply a myriad of Gen~ operators

Series Study Topics

  • The Gen~ environment

  • Audio processing in Gen~

  • Gen~ sampling and synthesis tools

  • Gen~ operators and data management

Requirements

  • A computer and internet connection

  • Access to a copy of Max 8 (i.e. trial or full license)

About the workshop leader

Phelan Kane is a Berlin & London based music producer, engineer, artist, developer and educator. 

He is currently running the electronic music record label Meta Junction Recordings and the audio software development company Meta Function. He has released the Max for Live device synth Wave Junction in partnership with Sonicstate.

Getting started with MSP

In this series of 23 videos you will explore fundamental sound generation and synthesis techniques and concepts when working with Max, empowering you to begin to build your own synthesis patches and devices that you can deploy in your own music and multimedia projects.

Through a series of guided exercises you will engage in the pragmatic creation of a basic synthesis device that features a wealth of sound manipulation options. This series of workshops aims to provide intermediate Max users with suitable skills to deploy audio DSP and synthesis skills within the Max environment.

Requirements

  • A computer and internet connection
  • A good working knowledge of computer systems
  • Intermediate skills working with Max (i.e. ability to construct basic patches, familiarity with Max workflows, understanding of signal flow, use of messages and lists, creation of objects and adaptation of their properties etc).
  • Some familiarity with music creation applications such as a DAW
  • Access to a copy of Max 8 (i.e. trial or full license)

Session 1 Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session a successful student will be able to:

  • Identify key elements of the MSP domain
  • Create MSP objects and route patch cables
  • Compare and contrast possibilities offered by objects within the MSP environment
  • Locate and utilise the Max help & Reference system

Session 2 Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session a successful student will be able to:

  • Construct MIDI signal routing
  • Deploy MSP oscillators & filter objects
  • Build envelope generators for synthesis devices
  • Route and sum signal flow

Session 3 Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session a successful student will be able to:

  • Build multi-function LFOs
  • Configure modulation routing within synthesis devices
  • Utilise BPatchers within patches
  • Successfully apply data management techniques

Session 4 Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session a successful student will be able to:

  • Construct and deploy GUI designs
  • Utilise presets within Max / MSP patches
  • Transform MSP patches into M4L or standalone devices
  • Explore further possibilities within MSP

About the workshop leader

Phelan Kane is a Berlin & London based music producer, engineer, artist, developer and educator. For over twenty years he has been active in both the music industry and the contemporary music education sector, with a focus on electronic music and alternative bands. His specialism is sound design and production techniques such as synthesis and sampling, alongside audio processing and plug-in development. His credits include collaborations with Placebo, Radiohead, Fad Gadget, Depeche Mode, Moby, Snow Patrol, Mute, Sony BMG, Universal, EMI and Warner Bros. He holds an MA in Audio Technology from the London College of Music, University of West London, an MSc in Sound & Music Computing at the Center for Digital Music at Queen Mary, University of London and in 2008 became one of the world’s first wave of Ableton Certified Trainers. He is a member of the UK’s Music Producers Guild, holds a PG Cert in Learning & Teaching, is an Affiliate of the Institute for Learning, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy