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Melody Generation in Max – On demand

Level: Intermediate The importance of the melody in traditional musical composition is difficult to understate. Often one of the first components the ear latches onto, being able to write a good melody is something of an artform. Producing basic algorithmically-generated melodies using Max/MSP is quite easy, but in order to produce something more ‘musical’ we must refine the generation process. In this workshop you will learn some ways of generating... Read More

Algorithmic Composition in Max: Bringing Order to Chaos

Learn to construct music-generating algorithms in Max, to compose semi-autonomously or supplement your compositional practice. Level: Intermediate  Composing with randomness For centuries, musicians have incorporated chance-based elements into their compositions, first through coin flips and dice rolls and more recently through computer software. Today, building music-oriented algorithmic systems is easier than ever with Max. What you will learn In... Read More

Arcologies: a workshop for Monome norns & grid / On-demand

For Monome norns and grid, arcologies is a 21st century instrument for musical composition and discovery. Built by Tyler as a “2020 pandemic sanity project” and released in September it has already attracted passionate following. Through a series of “breakout-room” team challenges you will learn how to build and sculpt evolving sound compositions with Arcologies. We’ll cover signal flow, melodies, chords, and evolving systems with modulation,... Read More