Weekly Beats 2014 #19: 5/3 “Goyder’s Line and Several Distant Figures”

The Vocoder is being controlled by two sawtooth waves generated in Max/MSP. These sawtooth waves are routed to the Vocoder as the Carrier and Modulation signals. 

The frequency value for the the sawtooth waves is produced by a light sensor which reads the fluctuating (single) value of reflected light in my studio space. Once received by a Serial~ object in Max/MSP, the first sawtooth frequency value remains unchanged whilst the second frequency value (Modulation signal) is multiplied by 3.51 resulting in a scaled frequency value. 

E.G: if the Carrier’s frequency value is 104Hz, the Modulation frequency value will be (104 * 3.51 = 365Hz) 

On the MicroKorg, a perfect fifth is held (E1-B1) and the incoming Carrier and Modulation signals undergo processing via an Electroharmonix Memoryman set to a reverberant delay setting with feedback which his gradually increased.

Author: tristanlouthrobins

Tristan Louth-Robins (*1981, Adelaide, South Australia) is an Australian artist working principally in the medium of sound art. Ideas of sound and its signification are key elements in Louth-Robins' work, traversing the space between the visual and aural his sound art is realised through the mediums of recordings, installation and performance. He is interested in sound and its associative implications - including its relationship to objects, technology, urban space and the natural world. Since 2005 Louth-Robins has performed and exhibited work in Australia and internationally as a solo artist, whilst occasionally collaborating with visual artists, musicians and performers. In 2010 he completed his MA at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, South Australia.

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