30 August - 1 September 2023
Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom

Embodied Sound in the Virtual



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Workshop Program

Workshop 1: SuperCollider MIDI synthesizers for music and sonification 

This workshop will give an introduction to various sound synthesis approaches for coding MIDI synthesizers in SuperCollider. The workshop will be a blend of presentation, coding sessions, and discussions, giving the workshop participants the basic knowledge to code their own MIDI synthesizer for music and sonification.

More details and info: https://www.itn.liu.se/~nikro27/am2023_ws/

Date and time: 29th August 2023, 10 am - 1 pm

Room: 02/05 (Level 2)

Tutor: Niklas Rönnberg (Linköping University)

Contact details: niklas.ronnberg@liu.se

Workshop 2: Binaural development in Max

“Binaural development in Max/MSP” is a hands-on workshop on how to work in binaural format in Max/MSP using the IRCAM Spat library. The audience will learn how to set up binaural decoding for headphones in Max/MSP, how to encode sound sources in the 3D object-based ambisonics space, how to extract the sound sources' position and automate them, how to use 3D panning or a boids algorithm to create dynamic panning, and how to use the Spat main reverb. The interactive workshop will be preceded by a brief technical explanation of ambisonics and binaural format, so the audience will have the theoretical tools to understand how they work in general and how they are used in Max/MSP. The audience will have time to explore the various techniques shown during the workshop and will walk out with a working patch that can be applied to any project.

This is a beginner-friendly workshop, so Max/MSP previous knowledge is welcomed but not essential because Max/MSP UI and basic functions will be explained at the beginning of the workshop. The users will need their own laptop and headphones, either in-ear or over-ear.

Prior to the workshop, if you don’t have them already, please download the 30-day full working Max/MSP free trial here: https://cycling74.com/downloads - and the Spat library from the IRCAM Forum website: https://forum.ircam.fr/projects/detail/spat/ - Spat is completely free but you will need to sign up and log in to download it. Max/MSP is installed through the installer, while the Spat folder needs to be copied into ../Documents/Max8/Packages on both MacOS and Windows.

Date and time: 29th August 2023, 2 pm - 4:30 pm

Room: 02/05 (Level 2)

Tutor: Marta Rossi (Abertay University)

Contact details: m.rossi2100@abertay.ac.uk