Summary of my Level 7 and 8 degree Music Projects

Over the last two years my interest in digital art and creative coding has increased. Initially I started using VVVV and this was used in my Level 7 degree final year project, where an Ableton Live user could trigger both video and audio simultaneously using a MIDI device I developed on the iPad using Lemur. Assigning the same MIDI control change message to both Audio and Video both could be played at the same time using just the one laptop.

With VVVV just supporting Windows Direct X , upon purchasing a Macbook Pro , I began to learn Max MSP and Jitter , which was  used to develop my Level 8 degree final year college project in music production. Jitter was a steep learning curve for me and the attendance of a  4 day workshop on creative coding at the Digital Arts Studio in Belfast was extremely beneficial for me.  For my Final Year Project I created a max for live patch which would enable Ableton live users to have a simple visual element to their performances. Using audio analysis, the audio from Ableton Live was used to animated the selected gridshape in Max for Live. This patch was MIDI controllable using any recognised hardware MIDI controller.

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Level 8 Music Production Project Screenshot

Over the last month , I began to work on a several pieces , which can be seen in the collage above. Computer generated art I suppose you could call it.

Thanks for reading this post , the next one will be on Electronica music production.

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