Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
Summer Workshops 2016 Announced!
2016 Summer Workshop lineup announced! Check https://ccrma.stanford.edu/workshops for details. Register here: https://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x224295197b9.
Roger Linn presents the LinnStrument: a MIDI controller that senses three dimensions of touch for expressive musical performance
Electronic music is generally performed on a MIDI keyboard, which consists of little more than an array of on/off switches with velocity, plus a couple of knobs turned sideways for continuous control of pitch and modulation. While this works well for piano-type sounds, it offers poor control over the duration of the note compared to wind or bowed-string instruments. A new class of MIDI controllers called Polyphonic Multidimensional Controllers attempts to solve this problem by offering three dimensions of continuous control for each touch, polyphonically. Typically finger pressure controls note loudness, x-axis movements control note pitch and y-axis movements control note timbre.
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Larry will also be joined by
Monica Scott, cello
Tom Dambly, trumpet
Krys Bobrowski, fr. horn
Amy Beal, piano
David Dunn, el. violin
David Kant, sax and computer
The concert is free and will be followed by a reception
A video conferencing situation connects two rooms and is therefore a special case of coupled rooms. Thanks to efficient echo cancellation systems, feedback can largely be ignored for the analysis of the acoustical combinations. The simplified model of the sound transmission connects the two rooms via the convolution of the two room impulse responses. The resulting reverberation will be non-exponential, so the relationships between parameters such as reverberation time and clarity will be different from the classical single-room situation. This paper will use a simple impulse response model with a direct sound plus an exponential reverberation, which facilitates the analysis of the connected-room situation, and the comparison with classical coupled-room analysis.
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Article about CCRMA and Andrew Nelson's book featured recently on MetroNews:
Stanford and the Computer Music Revolution
Interesting article about our own John Chowining on pricenomics.com. Enjoy!
Congratulations to Holly on her cover of this month's Wire! "Holly Herndon - the US sound artist and laptop auteur spreads the faith of the liberating potential of technology."
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