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Re: [OT] Interest in JI software/hardware

BeOS is becoming a more viable option for realtime audio stuff, especially
if you can code. Another very flexible and portable platform for sonic
exporation and realtime performance is a Powerbook G3 running MAX/MSP
[www.cycling74.com] or SuperCollider.

for me it is important to be able to channel this stuff down through a
process that is me, not accept the factorystamp process for making music...
maxmsp is great for this, because you first design the process and then 
it. maxmsp is a pretty thorough graphical language, and its extensible into
C++, so you should have no problem rigging up microtonal jams. kit clayton
showed me his live granular synth and the software wiring was staggeringly
thick and maxmsp was still flying.

i'll be wiring up some custom looping tools in maxmsp as soon as i get it
running. exciting.

in lake'ch

-----Original Message-----
From: pvallad1@tampabay.rr.com <pvallad1@tampabay.rr.com>
To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Date: Friday, February 25, 2000 9:15 PM
Subject: [OT] Interest in JI software/hardware

>I'm interested in exploring Just Intonation and am exploring various
>In any case, it looks like I need something capable of a tuning resolution
>smaller than 1 cent.  A quick perusal of the Just Intonation scales on the
>Microtonal Synthesis Page (http://home.att.net/~microtonal/) shows
>practical every scale composed of note degrees that are at a precision of
>as little as thousandths of a cent.
>One option is just do everything on my PC.  Native Instruments
>Generator/Reaktor/Transformer appears to offer floating-point precision 
>scale resolution.  How about other software synths such as Reality?  Yes, 
>know what Csound is :), but I want something I can play in realtime with a
>MIDI controller. The main problem with this approach is that it would be
>difficult to take this "instrument" out to gigs (there are people I would
>like to jam with, and soon).
>Another option appears to be PC software that imposes any tuning you want
>on any MIDI sound source by using MIDI pitch-bend.  But again, it looks
>like I'll have to bring my PC to the gig if I want to use this option.
>Yet another option appears to be getting a sampler, but that's only 
>I have no idea of the scale resolution such beasts are capable of.
>I ask this here because several of you are interested in this stuff.