Create your own Collaborative Electronic Music Instrument with Pure Data (CTE590), Make+Think+Code@PNCA, Wednesday, 03. April 2019

Instructor: Hugo Paris
Two evenings:
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019, 6pm - 9pm
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019, 6pm - 9pm
In this workshop, you will be invited to integrate a small design team with other students. You will be taking a software instrument from concept to completion using pre-existing Pure Data (PD) building blocks. Physical controls are selected and carefully mapped by design-teams to maximize workflow in the context collaborative performances from a single software instrument. Teams will be invited to describe their design, and collaboratively showcase their instrument in a fun learning environment. Engaging collaborative musical experiences encourage to explore the inner workings of the provided macro-modules. Acquired skills and software tools enable to further develop own designs. Further control options will be explored in the Sensing the World with Pure Data workshop.
A desire to integrate fun team environment to make own instrument design and perform with it
Intro to audio synthesis with Pure Data  - or equivalent knowledge
Learning Skills/takeaways
Design-thinking / experimentation applied to musical instrument design
Creative Teamwork / Group - Performance / Collaborative problem solving
Project management (small scale)
Physical control interface design: controller(s), mapping
Creative coding and audio algorithms using the Pure Data environment and an object-oriented approach.
Understanding of provided Pure Data building blocks to further develop own instrument
Polyphonic Collaborative Software Instrument
MultiTimbral sample player drum machine
Midi controls mapped to optimize collaborative performances.
Session outcome examples:

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Create your own Collaborative Electronic Music Instrument with Pure Data (CTE590)

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