Tweakable: a online programming environment for music and video

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We cover Max/MSP and Jitter a lot, as it is the most popular visual programming environment, especially if you want to hack audio and video in your own way. But it isn't the only visual programming language out there. We found out recently about Tweakable, and it turns out to be quite remarkable. First, it […]

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David Zicarelli: Fun with Complexity using MC in Max

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hjNS0ucQCo Making and controlling complex sounds on a computer where hundreds of events are happening simultaneously can be hard work. Aren’t computers supposed to make doing complex things easier? Max has a new feature called MC that can make it fun and easy to work with large numbers of simultaneous events and audio channels. You […]

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Tim Exile: creating Endlesss

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU2Px2dmyl4 Tim Exile has worked with live looping and sampling as an artist for a decade before building his own plug-ins, released by Native Instruments. His unique methods and concepts developed for live performance inspired him to build a music making flow, Endlesss, that would allow musicians to create music collaboratively. Tim and the Endless […]

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Building Joué instruments: meet founder Pascal Joguet

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If you've been making music for more than 15 years, you might remember the first touch screen controller destined for music application, Jazz Mutant's Lemur. Originally launched in 2005, the Lemur was a highly customisable multi-touch screen controller, designed to create your own control user interface. The Lemur offered high definition of control by sending data over […]

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SWAM: software instruments that sound real

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Sound designer and musician Stefano Lucato started creating solo string libraries in 2003, and has been on a quest ever since to create the most accurate reproduction of acoustic instrument sounds, to be available in plug-in format.

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