In 2011, we set out to ‘hack’ MIDI guitar pickup systems and enable access to the audio outputs of the individual strings of a guitar. These MIDI guitar pickup systems generally sense string activity with piezo transducers, which can be used as accurate microphones if amplified correctly. Design Choices There are many ways to create […]

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rg.ambi~ Ambisonic Abstractions for Pure Data (Pd)

Download Link: What’s in the .zip? – Encoders for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd order ambisonic panning – Based on Furse-Malham (“FuMa”) coefficients – Decoders for stereo, quad, 5.0, and 8.0 multichannel loudspeaker arrays Additional Reading: Find an Error / Bug? ricky at rickygraham dot net

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Divergence Press (Issue 3) – Spatial Sound: Creative Practice in Electroacoustic Music

Issue 3 of Divergence Press (Centre for Research in New Music at the University of Huddersfield) is now available. This issue provides a range of technical and aesthetic perspectives on the creation and perception of contemporary spatial electroacoustic music. This issue was edited by Professor Eric Lyon (Virginia Tech). My article with Dr. Brian Bridges […]

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‘Golden Circle’ (McLachlan) – A piece for chamber ensemble and tape

Above: John McLachlan’s piece, “Golden Circle,” for chamber ensemble and tape (produced by yours truly). The piece was commissioned by Miso Music Portugal for the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble, premiered at the Música viva 2011 Festival. The work was presented as part of  “Nova” at RTÉ lyric on March 11th, 2011. More info:

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