I´d been thinking of putting my experience with generative music into a book for quite a long time, when Covid-19 struck in a very brutal way here in the Czech republic. And with the virus came the probably most severe (and longest) lockdown the world has seen.
The lockdown, no social contacts, a lot of time at home, that all made it the right time to start writing at last. There are some great and wonderful videos on Youtube about the matter of generative music. Let me only name Omri Cohen´s videos, or Mylarmelodies. Great content. Wonderful collegues. Instructive examples.
On 220 pages incl. 48 embedded videos this first volume of the compendium of granular synthesis, granular sound design and granular sound processing in general introduces the most important (if not all) aspects of generating and using sonic grains in music production, composition and scientific investigation in sound. Instead of a lot of words, here is the content of this Volume 1:
Chapter 1: A Brief History of Granular Sound Processing
Chapter 2: Computer Languages and Programming
- a visual artist (painter, cartoonist, photographer, sculpturer …),
- or a writer,
- or an expresssionist dancer,
- or an actor performing your own programs
to create your own music, your own sounds, your own audible events to add to your art.
What you know about creating music and designing sounds:
(next to) nothing
How I will help you:
Part 5 of my series about the Volca Modular is online now. A lot of patching and all details concerning the Source module followed by a systematic approach to modulations of all kinds including modulating the modulators to get complex CV signals. Details of the Utility unit and concluding notes (what has been forgotten to say in parts 1-4) about all units of the Volca Modular will prepare you for the final step in Video 6.
0:01:34 Feedbacks in the Source Module and FM
Korg Volca Modular and Friends part 1 (= Korg Volca Modular Complete part 7) is online now.
It´s about the Moog Werkstatt-01 (assembling, explaining some of the electronics, and patching), and about how well it fits in my modular hybrid synth system, and how nicely the (west coast) Volca Modular and the (east coast) Moog Werkstatt can make friends – in common and shared patches.
And here is the
0:00:40 Moog Werkstatt – Register and Assemble
0:08:26 Calibrating the Werkstatt´s VCO
Korg Volca Modular “Complete” - part 4 is online now:
I show, demonstrate and explain:
Firmware Update, Default Signal Flow, General Patching Rules and Voltages, Basic Patches. The Volca Modular is approaching Eurorack, Serge & Co. more and more.
3 great video tutorials …
… from now on (23 Dec 2020 7.00 a.m. Prague time) and only to 24 Dec 2020 7.00 a.m. Prague time (24 hours).
Get yourself 3 tutorials or sound material from the following list for free:
Softube´s Modular part 9: The Sequencer Units
Softube´s Modular part 10: Intellijel Rubicon
Softube´s Modular part 11: Intellijel Korgasmatron II
Softube´s Modular 12: Buchla 259e
Softube´s Modular 13 “Clouds”
Softube´s Modular Part 14 “Braids” part 1
Free E-Book “In the World of Grains” …
… from now on (22 Dec 2020 7.00 a.m. Prague time) and only to 23 Dec 2020 7.00 a.m. Prague time (24 hours).
… from now on (21 Dec 2020 7.00 a.m. Prague time) and only to 22 Dec 2020 7.00 a.m. Prague time (24 hours).
Free download of 1.483 minutes (24 hours and 43 minutes) of professional tutorial videos about
VSTs (i.e. Softube´s “Modular”, or u-he´s “Bazille” and “Zebra 2”, or accSone´s “CrusherX”, or Solostuff´s “SoloRack”),
about the basics of sound design (i.e. “Frequency Modulation Workshop”, or the principles of modular synthesis etc.),
and about music hardware.