Intro to Max/MSP/Jitter w/ Matt Romein

Date/Time: Wednesday Jan 20, 11-1pm

Location: Room 50

Instructors: Matt Romein

Description: In this introduction to Max programming we will cover the basic ins and outs of node-based programming. Some of the topics covered include audio/video playback and manipulation, matrices, audio buffers, generative visuals, connecting devices and cameras. This is a great precursor for the MaxMSPJitter workshops I will be offering bi-weekly during the upcoming semester.

Prerequisites: Must have Max 7 installed on your computer (Max 6 will work as well). You can download a 30 day trial of the program if you do not wish to purchase it. Highly recommend OSX over Windows. Experience with programming and more specifically node-based programming is helpful but not necessary.

Music & Sound w/ Justin Peake

Date/Time: Tuesday Jan 19, 4-6pm

Instructors: Justin Peake

Description: “Let’s talk about sound and music. Let’s talk about what sound is, how we humans use it, and how you, yes YOU, can sculpt it into a musical experience. How do you record and mix music? What constitutes “”music””? It will be part fundamental, part inspiration and part practical techniques and applications. I will cover as much as I possibly can in 3 hours.

Rough outline:
Pt1 = basics of sound
Pt2 = basics of music theory & composition
Pt3 = basics of recording and production

p.s. – This could be an especially good primer for anyone who is taking Interactive Music next year.”

Prerequisites: None