Lately, I’ve been doing my very best to learn the lovely software Max/MSP. Getting into Max, at least for me, has been an absolutely communal experience… I know that I wouldn’t have progressed one iota in my programming skills if it were not for the awesome web-pals who’ve held my hand through all my initial stumblings. Therefore, I plan to release the best of my patches here, withholding nothing. So…
GREENSPACE is the live patch I’ve been using over the past couple months. It features a granulizer and a Mileece-y chopper thing! It’s probably really impossible to use, and it requires the BCR2000, but I’d be thrilled to walk you through it! Feel free to take it apart and reuse components, too! (^_^)v
This one is my decidedly amateurish attempt to emulate the beautiful music of Christopher Willits… the Willitzer! Don’t get too excited though, this sounds nothing like him! Sorry! It does, however, occasionally bleep or bloop in an interesting way. The idea is pretty simple: Real-time input is recorded alternately into one of four buffers. The information in the buffers is then played back at independent rates using rhythmic cues from the rudimentary sequencers. I’ll be happy to walk you through its operation, just email me! And this patch is a work in progress, so check back, ok?!
Obfuscation is a pseudo-granulizer. It makes nice, intermittent textures if you give it the right source material. Tends towards the crashy side of things, so be sure to play around with it before using it for anything live!
The MPC Real Time allows you to sample and cut on the fly, which might be hip for live shows… However, this is more of a proof-of-concept than anything, and in this version it’s monophonic, which is less than thrilling. It probably works for any MPC, but I’ve only got the 2000, so no promises. I plan to spruce it up a bit, so check back if you’re interested.