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Multimedia Experiments Resources - for Saturday Coders

laptop and MIDI controllers

At the Saturday Coders club every fortnight we work on our midi multimedia live PA. We connect the laptops together with midi cables and Ableton Link  Some laptops run proprietary software such as Ableton Live and Ableton Push other are linked via the Javascript MIDI API to goggle chrome browsers to run graphics and speech synths, other laptops are connected to virtual Instruments and whatever else we come up with.

Javascript MIDI API: https://www.keithmcmillen.com/blog/making-music-in-the-browser-web-midi-api/

This is the entry point to the multimedia project. All you need is a MIDI interface and a laptop. This API will convert the messages from the midi interface into numbers and a tempo, what you do afterwards, what you do with those numbers, is completely up to you. Connect them to the synth API or a Javascript Canvas or a music framework or sequencer.


Best Online Resource: Create Digital Music: http://cdm.link/

p5.js https://p5js.org/ is a JavaScript library that starts with the original goal of Processing, to make coding accessible for artists, designers, educators, and beginners, and reinterprets this for today's web.

Squeak, Lively Kernel: http://try.squeak.org/


Pure-Data, :https://puredata.info/

Pure Data is the main/vanilla distribution chiefly maintained by Miller Puckette. As of 0.47, Pd Vanilla includes the Deken built-in library manager for easy access to community-developed external libraries that expand the capabilities of Pd such asCyclone, Zexy, and the computer graphics library Gem.

Max https://cycling74.com/products/max/

Ableton Live: https://www.ableton.com/

Push, Link, Max for Live:




Korg computer gear http://www.korg.com/us/products/computergear/

Published Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Friday From The Ol' living Room - 26th May

Studio and Dogs

A semi improv , combining live playing and deconstructing of prerecorded material,  Lisa, Rob and Craig meet up and jam while enjoying a cup of tea and belgian waffles. The music is a mix of soundscapes, beats and breaks, Techbot's mixtapes and whatever the trio come up with on the spot.

Sometimes we record the set and use it as the material to be deconstructed the following session. Heavily influenced by William Burroughs, ColdCut and their Solid Steel Show, Future Sound of London's: ISDN transmissions and Amon Tobin's foley influenced work.



Published Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sunday Evening Chillout

studio and dogs

But how to get there was the rub. For the nonce he was rather nonplussed but inasmuch as the duty plainly devolved upon him to take some measures on the subject he pondered suitable ways and means during which Stephen repeatedly yawned.

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Sunday Evening Chillout

studio and dogs

Silk of the kine and poor old woman, names given her in old times. A wandering crone, lowly form of an immortal serving her conqueror and her gay betrayer, their common cuckquean, a messenger from the secret morning. To serve or to upbraid, whether he could not tell: but scorned to beg her favour.

—It is indeed, ma'am, Buck Mulligan said, pouring milk into their cups.

Published Sunday, April 9, 2017