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Adrian Freed td Mon Jan 1 11:23:10 2007
Adrian Freed is the Research Director at CNMAT. His web page has a whole pile of links to research papers, mostly about the architecture of computer music systems.
algo-comp td Mon Jan 1 11:23:07 2007
The algo-comp mailing list is devoted to algorithmic composition. Not a lot of volume, but with a bunch of good people subscribing the general quality of discourse is fairly high.
Algorithmic Arts, music generation software td Mon Jan 1 11:23:11 2007
Algorithmic Arts sells John Dunn's midi software. Many years ago he made a very interesting freeware MAX precursor called Music Box. Apparently you can't get it from him any more, but I have the source code somewhere, so I should link to it.
Audio Effects td Mon Jan 1 11:23:14 2007
Here's good description of how a bunch of guitar Audio effects work, and an Audio Effects Faq with an emphasis on digital implementations.
AudioMulch td Mon Jan 1 11:23:14 2007
``AudioMulch is software for real-time sound synthesis, music composition and audio processing.'' Looks like a dataflow programming environment. Supports VST plugins. Shareware ($50 to register, disabling 90 day expiration.)
Autobusk td Mon Jan 1 11:23:14 2007
Clarence Barlow's Autobusk is a freeware Atari ST program for real-time probabalistic generation of MIDI events. Clarence is working on a Linux port, and in any case, he includes a pointer to a Windows ST emulator.
Big Pile of DSP Links td Mon Jan 1 11:23:23 2007
Here's a bunch of resources on Digital Signal Processing that have been sitting in my mail for six months: You'll need a bigger HD now!
Bol: rhythm-oriented composition software td Mon Jan 1 11:23:21 2007
Here's a paper about Bol, a computer system for Macintosh by Bernard Bel for composition and analysis, with emphasis on polyrhythms.
Boolean Networks for the Generation of Rhythmic Structure td Mon Jan 1 11:23:21 2007
Here's a system for composing MIDI sequences, describe in a paper by Alin Dorin, that uses Boolean networks (something like cellular automata) to generate rhythmic structure. Has a colorful user interface, and runs on Macintosh.
Boomer Bag td Mon Jan 1 11:23:17 2007
Boomer Bag is a web repository of rhythmic and harmonic fragments. You can listen to the contributions, rate them and submit your own.
CMIX td Mon Jan 1 11:23:22 2007
CMIX is a fairly useful package of routines for editing, processing, and creating soundfiles. It also includes a library of routines designed to make it easier to write C programs to manipulate soundfiles. Paul Lansky wrote the first version and uses it for most of his compositions.
Crackling Noise td Mon Jan 1 11:23:09 2007
Many different processes, from devastating earthquakes to crumpling pieces of paper to magnetizing magnets to glitchy, noisy music, make crackling noises. Here is a pretty good web site devoted to explaining the phenomenon scientificly and simulating it on a computer.
David Cope td Mon Jan 1 11:23:12 2007
David Cope is a composer and faculty member at UC Santa Cruz, known widely for his Experiments in Musical Intelligence, computer programs that can analyze a corpus of music, identify signature features of the corpus and generate new music exhibiting the same signatures. The effect of digesting a composer's style and producing new works mimicking that style can be eerie. While the programs don't produce masterworks, even making middling Mozart pastiches is a good trick. But Cope's real advance is a better understanding of where style comes from, a first step to effing the ineffible.
Dialtones (A Telesymphony) td Mon Jan 1 11:23:24 2007
From slashdot we hear about Dialtones, a composition played by dialing the audience's mobile phones. According to the technical diagram, they installed a microcell site at the concert hall and programmed things so that the conductor could dial selected patterns of phones at will.
USB Rotary Controller td Mon Jan 1 11:23:25 2007
Griffin Technology makes a very nice, if pricy, controller knob called the Powermate that plugs into a USB port. It's a beautifully machined, free-standing aluminum knob, with a glowing blue base (looks sharp, and makes it easy to find in the dark.) I've been looking for a good-feeling, cheap rotary controller for a long time, and while this isn't it (at $45, I can't justify a dozen of them), at least it's got the good-feeling part right.