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Scripting for Installations

I've been doing installation work, where sensor and processing computers need to be tucked into a hideaway often without wifi/network connect-ability; and they only run on certain days of the week, for certain hours. This post is about making sure the applications are running when they should be (and off when they should be) for Mac [...]

By | May 23rd, 2015|blog, Coding|0 Comments

You think you know about Laptop Orchestras

An Interview With Perry Cook by Nick Hwang on behalf of ElectroTap at the Symposium for Laptop Orchestras and Ensembles, Baton Rouge, Louisiana – April 2012 In April 2012, on behalf of Electrotap (Jesse Allison and Tim Place) I got to sit down and chat with Perry Cook, professor emeritus at Princeton University. We met while Louisiana [...]

By | May 14th, 2015|blog, Coding, Design, electroacoustic, Featured|0 Comments

LOrch Messenger

  L’Orch Messenger is a messaging application, relying on UPD over a local network, specifically created for laptop orchestra performances. Download via Dropbox [ link ]. L’Orch Messenger affords two interfaces and two in-performance messaging paradigms: ‘1 messenger to many receivers’ or ‘any number of messengers with up to as many receivers’. The interface changes when the [...]

By | May 11th, 2015|Coding, MaxMSP|0 Comments

Volume control trouble in Mavericks – restart coreaudio

I recently have had trouble with the volume controls on my MacBook Pro when I switched audio outputs. - For example, I would remove/add headphones, switch to/from Airplay audio devices, and I would lose the volume control from keyboard buttons. - The volume scroll bar from the menu bar would work sometimes. I have tried [...]

By | March 26th, 2014|Coding|0 Comments

Create tabs in MaxMSP

Here's how to create patcher tabs in MaxMSP. This is different than the tab or live.tab object. This method will create tabs seen in the help files in Max.   Create one or more subpatchers. Open one of the subpatchers. With the subpatcher open (with focus on that window), open Patch Inspector. (Not regular Inspector.) On [...]

By | December 3rd, 2013|Coding, Design, MaxMSP|0 Comments

Airturn AT-104 and MaxMSP

So you got an [ Airturn ]AT-104 for Christmas. So did I. To go along with the MaxMSP hacking (as I did with the Korg nanoKontrol2) for my music-making, I decided to skip setting up MusicReader (for which the pedals were designed) and quickly tried to make sure it played nicely with my Max patches.   The [...]

By | December 29th, 2012|blog, Coding, MaxMSP, music, tech|1 Comment

Korg nanoKontrol2 and MaxMSP

So you got a Korg nanoKontrol2 MIDI controller for Christmas. So did I. Of course, the first thing I did was a make a patch in MaxMSP for me to use with my other patches and is OSC capable. The MaxMSP patch models the layout of the nanoKontrol, responds with button LEDs, toggle/momentary interchangeable. While [...]

By | December 27th, 2012|blog, Coding, Design, tech|0 Comments

Environmental Variable and Mountain Lion

I updated to Mountain Lion not long ago and have been running most music programs and IDEs without problem. But I noticed issues mainly regarding Environmental Variables I set for network identifications. So here’s a way to set Environmental Variables for Mountain Lion. I had been using the RCEnvironment from Rubicode, but this method is [...]

By | August 21st, 2012|blog, Coding|0 Comments

Story Time

My sister’s husband is in the Navy and wants to record himself reading stories for their 7 month daughter. They wanted an easy sound recorder. So I wrote a simple recorder for her Mac using Max/MSP. Feel free to download this application. **The application is as is and uses my adorable niece’s face as the [...]

By | May 10th, 2011|Coding|0 Comments
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