Music 220A: Homework 5: FFT-based Real-Time tracking

George Alexandrov

Final Audio File:

HW5.wav

Input Audio Files:

can drums

guitar solo

MF Doom loop

nature1

nature2

ChucK Files:

Free1.ck

Free2.ck

Rhythm1.ck

Rhythm2.ck

Scored1.ck

Scored2.ck

Chuck file to play score

Intermediate WAVs Generated from ChucK Files:

Free1.wav

Free2.wav

Rhythm1.wav

Rhythm2.wav

Scored1.wav

Scored2.wav

Photo of score

Score photo

Discussion:

For the free part of this assignment, I drummed on a pair of aluminum cans I had in my room using pencils as drumsticks. My friend played a short solo on guitar as the other input.

For the rhythm section, I used a short clip from the MF DOOM song Camphor. This was a repetitive rhythmic loop. One run-through used a simple triangle oscillator while the second used a Clarinet model to accentuate different repeating rhythms in the song.

For the final scored sections, I used two different parts of the nature-24 recording provided from the course website. I ran these two snippets through my code two different times with the same parameters. The first one concentrated on loud bird squawks and was more jarring, while the second was more subdued and concentrated on the wind and chirping of birds.