Homework #2: Sound Peeking
Due date: Sunday 2017.10.15 11:59:59pm.
In this assignment, you are to visualize sound in real-time, using OpenGL for the graphics programming, and integrated ChucK as a sound source. Your program will visualize: 1) live microphone input and 2) a designed sound narrative written in ChucK!
Specification (part 0 of 3): Reading
- please read: Some Principles of Visual Design for Computer Music
- (for reference) the original OpenGL (1.1) "The Red Book"
- download and play with sndpeek
Specification (part 1 of 3): Naming + Compilation
- choose a name for your program
- get a framework compiling on your system; might wish to start from the VisualSine example (time domain waveform rendering)
- use the chuck_fft.* files found here NOTE: this library ONLY works with single-precision floating point numbers (e.g., float)
Specification (part 2 of 3): Visualizing the spectrum
- implement short time fourier transform, and visualize the spectrum over time
- windowing (rectangular, hann, hamming)
- window size
- FFT size
- hop size (for now, hop size can equal window size)
- implement either a waterfall plot (like sndpeek) or a real-time scrolling spectrogram
- test using the microphone input!
- use a simple chuck program that hooks up the microphone to the output so you can test your chuck setup as well as your visualizer.
- (hint: in chuck, the input / microphone is adc)
Specification (part 3 of 3): An Audio-Visual Narrative
- create a ChucK program to run inside your visualizer
- use a combination of microphone (adc in ChucK) and sound synthesis
- think about different "sections" or "movements", and how to transition between them
- try to align the aesthetic of your visualizer and your ChucK program (give it personality)
- (optional): can use keyboard input
- aesthetic goal:
- polish not important!
- technical fanciness not important!
- making the viewer/listener feel something: important!!
- have fun with it!!!
- PRINT OUT USAGE/KEYS TO CONTROLLING YOUR VISUALIZATION ON THE CONSOLE EVERY TIME YOUR VISUALIZER STARTS! (see sndpeek)
- comment your code!
- choose your own coding conventions - but be consistent
- you are welcome to work together, but you must do/turn in your own work
turn in all files via coursework, with concise online documentation + readme
- 0) source code to the project (*.h, *.cpp, *.c makefile, etc.)
- 1) screenshots of your visualizer!
- 2) HTML page for your project (if you have a CCRMA account, should be viewable at http://ccrma.stanford.edu/~YOURID/256a/hw2/). It should include:
- links to your files of various kinds
- instructions on building the project (for example, anyone in the class should be able to download)
- a short text section that:
- conveys your ideas/comments in constructing each program
- describes any difficulties you encountered in the process
- lists any collaborators
- 3) a high-resolution (screen capture or with camera) video of your visualizer / audio-visual narrative
- 4) upload to Canvas. don't forget to include the HTML for your website!
- 5) (if you are using the VisualStudio project, please delete the intermediate directories and .vs hidden folder. these can get really large sometimes and we will have to download all your homeworks...)