Interactive Composition: Strategies Using Ableton Live and by V.J. Manzo

By V.J. Manzo

Interactive Composition empowers readers with the entire functional talents and insights they should compose and practice digital renowned song in various renowned types. The booklet starts off by way of introducing all the instruments focused on developing interactive compositions in the course of the software program Ableton reside and Max for dwell. the next chapters then placed the instruments to exploit by way of either describing specific musical kinds and likewise educating readers find out how to compose and practice inside those kinds utilizing the software program. As readers progresses throughout the booklet, they are going to learn how to use the software program to facilitate their very own distinct compositional targets.

This ebook takes readers via all the steps in designing interactive song compositions. it really is aimed at either novices in addition to intermediate and complex readers, and so readers with even little adventure operating with electronic audio software program will quick find out how to layout robust structures that facilitate their designated compositional rules.

A specific function of this e-book is that it discusses the old context of numerous digital song kinds utilized by DJs, digital musicians, and different artists, after which describes, utilizing software program, the technical method utilized in the composition and function of those kinds. every one bankruptcy leads readers to create an unique composition in a given sort and likewise discusses the ideas that may be used to accomplish the piece in an idiomatic style.

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Mid. Drag the file into the main track display area where the playback marker resides. 8 Live will ask you if you want to import tempo and time signature information that is stored within the MIDI file, but for now, we’ll select No. Select No when Live asks you to import tempo and time signature information. 12 MIDI file represented in Live’s track display. If you’ve already tried to play this file by pressing the play button, you’ve probably realized that there is no sound. The reason is because, again, MIDI data is just a bunch of numbers that Live will interpret and synthesize with any sound of your choosing.

From the Drum Rack device, you may sample different sounds by clicking the small Play button in each of the grid cells. 27 Individual drum samples within a Drum Rack device. INTERACTIVE COMPOSITION cursor over one of these cells, the Status Bar reveals which MIDI note must be played in order to trigger the sample. For example, the Kick 909 sample is triggered with MIDI pitch C1. You may need to transpose down on your MIDI or computer keyboard to play this pitch. Once transposed to the correct octave, playing this kick drum on a MIDI keyboard will be with the note C; on a computer keyboard, it will be the a key.

Working in Live As you may already know, Live has two main views in which you may work: Arrangement View and Session View. These views may be toggled using the tab key or by clicking one of the two icons in the top-­right portion of the program window. The views may also be changed from the View menu at the top of program. 8 Icons to toggle between Session View and Arrangement View. We will begin looking at Live through Arrangement View since it more closely resembles the typical Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) layout.

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