This page is a place for the whole class to take notes on each week's class.
Types of Musical Instruments
The original Sachs-Hornbostel system classified instruments into four main groups:
1. idiophones, such as the xylophone, which produce sound by vibrating themselves; 2. membranophones, such as drums or kazoos, which produce sound by a vibrating membrane; 3. chordophones, such as the piano or cello, which produce sound by vibrating strings; 4. aerophones, such as the pipe organ or oboe, which produce sound by vibrating columns of air.
Later Sachs added a fifth category, electrophones, such as theremins, which produce sound by electronic means
Elements of Musical Compositions
(adapted from Elements of Music)
Contact Mic Examples: Toshiya Tsunoda http://www.hapna.com/H24.html
Steven Litt (ITP NIME '09) http://www.crudlabs.org/crudboxwhat.html
and places to buy interesting mics that are a bit off the map. Mic madness is wonderful, great products, never bought from cold gold but they have some cool stuff, most of which you can probably make yourself.
Example Max patches from class: http://droolcup.com/share/NIME_F2012.zip
A selection of links on doing presentations:
Week 6 ?
"The advantages of OSC over MIDI are primarily speed and throughput; internet connectivity; data type resolution; and the comparative ease of specifying a symbolic path, as opposed to specifying all connections as 7-bit numbers with 7-bit or 14-bit data types."
Introduction to OSC: http://opensoundcontrol.org/introduction-osc
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Some waveform generator ICs: ICL8038, NTE864, XR8038, XR2206, MAX038
Jaime E Oliver, Mano instrument: http://www.jaimeoliver.pe/instrumentos/mano
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