Splatterbox – On-demand

Level: Intermediate

MaxMSP allows us to go far beyond the stompbox looper. In this workshop, discover how working with simple looping  combinations can add up to a rich and layered soundscape. The beauty then lies in the retrospective operations we can apply to the loops with this patch for a very personal and unique outcome.

Session Learning Outcomes

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

  • Build a custom loop station

  • Explore post processing and loop manipulations for unique soundscapes and performances

  • Build loops and samples in real time

Session Study Topics

  • [Groove ~] many attributes to create contrasting loops and to avoid audio pops

  • [Waveform] and [jsui] objects to control and manipulate samples

  • [timer] to control recording durations and targets

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 

James Wilkie holds a Bmus in Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music and an MMus in Sonic Arts from Goldsmiths. This grounding continues to offer James a strong combination of concept and craft.

Storytelling lives at the heart of James’ work as he works with space and the imagination in sound through the creation of ambient A/V compositions, text, and live performances exploring the impact of technology on the imagination and community.

Generative Composition with Cryptography in Max – On demand

Level: Intermediate

This workshop aims to provide you with  suitable skills to incorporate cryptographic techniques as composition tools within the  Max environment.

Session Learning Outcomes 

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

● Apply a cryptographic method for data  mapping;

● Explore realtime adaptable audio  looper;

● Construct a time based generative  decision maker;

● Build an cryptography based looper.

Session Study Topics

● [Coll] and [Zl] combinations for data  storage and parsing;

● [Sfplay~], [sfinfo~] and @seek

iterations to create modular and

random loops;

● [expr] for loop-adaptable equations.

● [if] for more complex decision-making  operations

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

James Wilkie is a UK-based Sound Artist and composer.

He is currently creating his own work and  collaborating with cross disciplinary artists in  dance, film, and fine art, producing immersive AV experiences.