Various problems and approaches to managing parameters for synthesizing music. How you can store and recall, automate, generate, and/or combine synthesis parameters in live performance. Issues include handling polyphony; editing collections of parameter changes; control by automata; combining parameter streams; triggering and syncronization. Some knowledge of Pure Data (such as from the 271 sequence or by going through the video 171 lectures) will be helpful.
Here are example patches and files and videos.
Topics (may change slightly):
Oct. 7. Amplitudes, gains, and frequencies
Oct. 14. Example: Pluton by Philippe Manoury
Oct. 21. Time resolution, accuracy, units, and transfer functions
Oct. 28. Sequencing
Nov. 4. Audio analysis as parameter stream source
Nov. 11. graphical scores
Nov. 18. [No class]
Nov. 25. Live automata
Dec. 2. Polyphony
Dec. 10. (Thursday of finals week) open research questions and ideas