Re: Experimental MIDI Sequencing


Subject: Re: Experimental MIDI Sequencing
joh_robe@alcor.concordia.ca
Date: Thu Oct 13 2005 - 18:07:34 EDT


IMHO I feel as thought the question of what tools to use depends on were your
priorities lay. For example, I did a piece in MAX my first year and I found it
to be very appealing and endowed with potential. The issue is concerning how
many jacket you are willing to fill. Doing a piece in MAX will demand you are
the programmer and composers. If you then what a semi-polished result you will
then put on another jacket and become the programmer/composer/mixing engineer.
Each of these is a specialty ontu itself and I personally don't have the
patience to become a seasoned pro at each of these and my philosophy is that if

you can only do it half way, get help and guidance (which is abundant in the
real and academic spheres). The advantage of Max is when you have an idea which

cannot be realized by any other tool but not maximizing it's potential I find
is a waste of time because if a piece of software has been written already for
your task then writting a patch in MAX for that same task would add a level of
time consuming complexity that is completely unwarranted.

2 Cents

John O

> Well obviously you can make MAX/MSP do whatever you want hence
> anything you want. Of course coming at the cost of speed and ease
> (depending).
>
> I had a lot of fun recently with arpegiators and random filters in
> Ableton. I'll share the track when it's done.
>
> On 10/12/05, miriam clinton (iriXx) <iriXx@irixx.org> wrote:
> > Roald Baudoux wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > While Ableton's Live might not be seen as the best experimental
> > > sequencer yet, it has an interesting feature : each track can run on
> > > its own tempo.
> > >
> > > However, Max/MSP is the best choice IMHO.
> >
> >
> > could you please tell me your reasons for preferring Max/MSP over Live?
> >
> > (as i prefer the opposite)
> >
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> >
> > --
> > 99% of aliens prefer Earth
> > --Eminem
> >
> > www.iriXx.org
> > www.copyleftmedia.org.uk
> >
> >
>

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