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Intro to Digital Synthesis and Performance with Max

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Intro to Digital Synthesis and Performance with Max

January 8 - February 19, 2019
Tuesdays, 6pm - 9pm
7 class sessions + student showcase on March 2, 2019

$300 class fee


ABOUT THIS CLASS

Learn to design your own sounds from scratch! This class will guide you through the basics of digital synthesis, sound sample manipulation and live audio processing inside the Max programming environment. We'll take these techniques into the real-time by learning how to use performance tools such as MIDI instruments, video game controllers, and mobile apps to control your creations.

This course is designed for artists and musicians looking to expand their work into the world of creative coding. Students will receive hands-on training in Max, a programming environment specifically designed with artists and musicians in mind.

This 7-week course will focus on guiding each student in developing their own project through hands-on workshopping and in-class experimentation.

The class culminates with each student creating an individually or collaboratively designed digital performance or interactive work to display at the dadageek showcase.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Students who successfully complete this course will:

  • Receive step-by-step hands-on instruction in the Max programming environment
  • Design and built several Max patches for live performance or installation
  • Understand the MIDI protocol
  • Learn about various sound synthesis and processing techniques


ABOUT MAX

MaxMSP is a visual programming language that helps you build complex, interactive programs without any prior experience writing code. Max is especially useful for building works that use audio, MIDI, video, and/or graphics.

For those who want to go beyond commercial music software (editors, sequencers, plug-ins), Max provides the resources to build tools for signal processing, synthesis, and data management.


REQUIREMENTS
  • No prior coding experience necessary


CLASS MATERIALS

Bring your laptop with Max installed (30-day free trial). We will provide each student with an Arturia MiniLab Universal MIDI Controller for students to use.

Arturia MiniLab Mk II




dadageek Kyle Evans


MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Kyle Evans is a new media artist, sound designer, electronic instrument creator, educator, and performer. His collective work ranges from music technology development to new media installation. He has invented many electronic musical and video instruments ranging from studio-based synthesizers to performance-based computer interfaces.

He has performed and presented his work throughout the United States and Europe including Transmediale in Berlin, the International Computer Music Conference at Columbia University, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Blanton Museum of Art, and the GLI.TC/H festival in Chicago. He is currently a professor of audio production and electronics in Austin, TX.


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Students can receive refunds up to 7 days before the class start date.


Class Minimums
If the class minimum has not been met, the class will be canceled or rescheduled. Those who have pre-paid will be notified in advance and will have an option to receive a class credit or a full refund.


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