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Twinthesis : Twitter Powered Synthesis

Twinthesis is a MaxMSP patch I designed to explore the ‘sound’ of twitter, in an attempt to sonify the human randomness being generated on the service. This post is a quick overview of the synthesis engine, as well as a quick video outlining the features and concepts behind the patch. You can then download the synthesiser as a Mac application.

 

The aims of this project, are to create a synthesiser capable of both additive and granular synthesis using live tweets to generate and manipulate the sound. The synthesiser currently calls twitter once every 30 seconds, so a new tweet is used to generate the sound every 30 seconds. The synthesis engine, has an element of performance to it, and can be used to create experimental music. An example of experimental music created by the synthesis engine is here:

Twinthesis by TheHarmonizer

A full scientific paper and report can be downloaded about twinthesis, detailing aspects of how the patch works, and certain constraints of the project in it’s current state. Please note, this synthesiser is still in development and can be considered an experimental BETA version as released below. On a Mac the sound defaults to the ‘core-audio built in output’ at the moment.

Download – Scientific Paper / Report

Download - Twinthesis Application (Mac OS X Only)

As always, I appreciate all your interest in this project and am more than happy to answer any questions you may have, either in the comments below or via the contact page. I am also willing to share the MaxMSP patches upon request.

Many Thanks once again for reading!

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Cubase Studio 5.5 Tutorial

This is a tutorial for beginners of Steinberg’s Cubase Studio 5.5, the video below explains the new project assistant window, and also covers how to manually route MIDI through a MIDI track linked to a virtual instrument. This has certain advantages to simply using an ‘instrument’ track. The video is embedded below…

As always, feedback is welcomed either in the comments section below, or via the Contact Me page. This video was produced as part of a university assignment, but I have plans for more advanced video tutorials on iPhone development, and MaxMSP.

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MAT Promotional Video

The brief for this piece of work was to create a promotional video on a subject of your choice. I chose to promote the course I am studying at Bournemouth University. This video was shot in pairs, and over half an hour of footage was edited and mixed to fit into a strict 2 minute time slot. The video is embedded below and is hosted on youtube.

The video was shot and edited in 1080p high definition video, all editing and sound design was performed using Final Cut Pro, and Soundtrack Pro.

Please note, the embedded video is only 360p resolution. You can click through to youtube to view the 720p HD version. This work was produced in my first year at Bournemouth University.

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