HW 3 FINAL SEQUENCER
A 16 step sequencer that can go from long tones to textural blips, establish rhythmic patterns, and play the role of a drum machine or melodic synthesizer.
Production Build: MacOS
Unity files here
For this project, I took design inspiration from modular synthesizer components, specifically 16-step CV controllers. I tried to recreate the functionality digitally. To be honest, I spent so much time on basic functionality – which I'm proud of! – that it ended up not being the most fun project. There is so much more I would've loved to implement with time. It took me a while to break out of the Chickencer mold and really get a feel for how the interplay between Unity and Chunity works. But towards the end, it started to become a lot more intuitive and natural, and I was able to implement things relatively quickly. With another week... I have a whole list of things I wouldve loved to have time to implement.
HW 3 MILESTONE 2
Next steps – I need to figure out how to make the sliders work for tempo, volume, start/stop, etc. – how graphic elements interact with the mouse, and then how graphical positions in space can alter parameters in the ChucK script. Then I need to make it so that you can turn individual steps of the sequencer on and off, and chang ethe sound. Eventually, the squares should become little sliders.... it's a lot of work, but hopefully a breakthrough on some fundamental mechanisms will allow it all to happen relatively quickly.
Pros: I have the basic mechanism of the sequencer working, in a grid pattern, with the LED glow effect and the fundamnetal sound I'm going for.
Cons: Having major difficulty with mouse interaction (clicking, dragging, etc), ChucK / Unity interaction, and fluidly changing sequencer patterns.
HW 3 MILESTONE 1
The idea with some of the inspirations below is to take the aesthetics of the design and totally disregard the intended functionality. How can I take these 1970s retro synths, with their lines and measurements and colors, and make them dynamic and interesting digitally?
Would love to try to include this light monitor + speaker setup...