New AlphaSphere Software (and a whole lot more…)
So it occurred to me the other night it has been a couple of months since I’ve posted anything substantial. This hasn’t been because I’m lazy… its because I’ve been busy. VERY busy. And this is why - ‘AlphaLive’; the first stable version of the AlphaSphere software:
In a nutshell, this constantly evolving piece of software is all you need to program the ‘Sphere into the perfect live electronic musical instrument. It’s miles ahead of its preceding Max/MSP application and it is being updated and improved every week. Exciting stuff.
But that’s only a small part of news from the AlphaSphere camp. I’m not going to bore you with paragraphs so here’s a word montage of what’s been happening recently:
Extended Play Festival, Venture Fest, Tech World, Vision Conference, Mozilla Festival, Rhythmix, Taiwanese TV, iNets, numerous local performances, opera compositions, iPhone app from 2nd year Bristol University students, respected VJ collaborations, music tech university lectures, Mercury Award-winning artists, Canadian Discovery Channel Filming, new prototype in production, and exciting pre-launch performance plans. I may have missed something…
But until next time, Happy Holidays!
AlphaSphere on BBC news
Last Wednesday (6th July) Adam Place and myself appeared on BBC Points West, West of England regional news, to introduce AlphaSphere to the world. Check out the feature below…
Arduino to Max/MSP via OSC (Guide and Example Code)
This Article is a guide complete with example code and downloads that allows you to send and receive data between an independent Arduino microcontroller (with no external Ethernet Shield) and Max/MSP using Processing software and the OSC protocol, as well as introducing alternative methods. This information can also be applied to using Arduino with other OSC-compatible software.
The reason for this guide? To save other people from many nights of painful internet searches and numerous coding trial and errors in order to get this working successfully.
Go HERE to view the article.
At the end of December I started a music producer/sound designer/audio programmer internship with a new company called Nu Desine in Bristol. They are currently working on a project involving the design and creation of a new electronic musical instrument, the AlphaSphere. After a few weeks there I’m starting to get really into it and it’s going really well. Check out the below link for more info: