Spring, 2013 Assignments
Assignment is due on specified date
reports and team evaluation due Wed before 12:00 noon by email.
Refer to reports in the course pack for what they should include: design goals, parts used, circuit modifications, and functionality of the Max patch and Reason rack.
Also include (this will be kept confidential) a summary of which team members did which tasks, and how well they fulfilled their roles. Also include whether you think there were skills underrepresented in your group.
Read: in course pack, "Beating Out the Bits"
Read: in course
pack "Nintendo's Wiimote"
Read: in course pack, MARTHA paper
Watch: 1st MARTHA video
Read: in Reason manual: 808-824, 842-862, 906-928
Read NIME 2005 articles: Melo, Funk, Cook, Dannenberg, Bardos, Allen
2005 articles: Blaine,
Meet with group, go over designs, divide tasks, start shopping lists.
Write final proposals, shopping lists, allocate group assignments
course pack: "The griDJ MIDI grid system"
Read in course pack: “The Laser Harp”
Read online: Drumpants, Schwinnophone
View these online videos: Washboard, Laserharp, 4-Wheeled Cello, Music Stick
Read in course pack: "The Wind Cries MIDI"
Designate one member of your team to write up your first draft proposal, and email it to me by 6 pm Sunday.
Midterm exam is due at class time on March 11. Be sure to bring your question sheet.
Max Tutorial: Data: List Processing (it's long!)
Read in course pack: Wiimote article
|We will meet in The Garage:
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Lab (for Monday
March 4): create an original Max patch that does something interesting
with keyboard or MPD input, and sends it to Reason.
In Max, Read "flush" help screen and reference (click from help screen)
Read: Roberto Aimi’s
PowerPoint presentation, sensors4music2008.ppt.htm
Read: sensorsandcircuits.pdf, parts 1-3 (up to p. 10); Engineers also read part 4
Read: article on switches: http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/components/switch.htm
Read: Capacitive Sensors for Human Interfaces
Read: article on variable resistors
Read: Article on Sharp IR sensors: http://www.acroname.com/robotics/info/articles/sharp/sharp.html
Written assignment for after you've done all that: Download and go through Gesture/sensor list, thinking of sensors for each physical movement. (This is somewhat different from what I described in class.) Fill in the list and e-mail it to the instructor before 9 pm, Sunday March 3.
"Encapsulation, "Remote Messaging, "Timing"
Lab: Ma(r)x Tutorials5 (inside Max folder): Useful Tools, Mouse Mayhem, Some Simple Examples, Fun with Controllers
create an original Reason rack with MPD control.
Lab: Do Max Tutorials (access from the Help menu within Max). Basics: "Hello" through "Keyboard & Mouse input"; MIDI: "Basics", "Note Management", "Parsing"
Be careful not to Save over Tutorial patches!! (use Save As... if you want to save them)
Lab: Ma(r)x Tutorials5 (inside Max folder): MaxBasics, Some Simple Examples, Fun with Controllers
Feb 20 Class on February 20 will meet in Granoff 252!
course pack, Lehrman: [Performing Musician] NIME 2009
Lab: make an interesting sound and perform something on it using Reason modules
Read: Lehrman, Report on NIME 2005 for
Read: Reason Operation Manual Chapter 18 (p. 417) Sampling, Chapter 32 (p. 633) NN19 Sampler
Read in course pack: "Sample Solutions" and "Samplers Go Soft"
(download from course site):
Reason 5 Getting Started chapter
3, and Reason 6.5 Operation
manual chapter 29 (starts p. 541).
Read in course pack: Samchillian article
Is MIDI--buy at music office!
Read in course pack: Synth School article
Jan 27 (Sunday, by 6 pm)
Create a table of physical gestures. Include at least three gestures for each
of these parts of the body:
Head Mouth Neck & Shoulders Arms
Hands & Fingers Torso & Hips Legs Feet
Columns on the table are:
• physical gesture
• musical gesture in common use (can be more than one)
• musical gesture you can imagine (can be more than one)
Blank table is here. Completed document must be e-mailed before Sunday @ 6pm.
Readings for Jan 30
in course pack: Profile: Michel Waisvisz
in course pack: Electronic Musician article "The Outer Limits" - it's long!
in course pack: Wilkinson p 50-60 (MIDI) in course pack (even if you took Music 64 or 65)
Jan 23Read in course pack: