Cylob News

On 22 December 2014, a series of rereleases will be available to buy at all the usual online digital music outlets: Empathy Box, Cylobian Sunset, Cymply The Best 93-01 (the best of the singles and EPs from that period), Mood Bells, Rewind! (the one with the video), Cylob Music System 3000 (a compilation of the 2004 EPs), and the original Cylob release, Industrial Folk Songs.

Following those, on 1 January 2015 a new album will appear on Bandcamp.

Check the Cylob Industries website for details.

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Beginning iOS Development @ Berlin, Feb & Mar 2014

Hi, I’m trying this again… I’m running a workshop on iOS development for beginners in Berlin on Sundays Feb 23 & Mar 2, 9, 16, and here is the info: http://chrisjeffs.com/blog/?page_id=909

 

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MASAAEOADS # 5: Env Follow

SuperCollider has many UGens* for analysing real-time audio signals. Amplitude is one such UGen, which can act as an envelope follower.

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Modular analogue synthesis as an extension of a digital system, part 4

Static Values

Skipping ahead of the list I made in the first post in this series, since this experiment is only a few hours old, here is a very simple patch which can have complex outcomes.

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Modular analogue synthesis as an extension of a digital system, part 3

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Sending control voltages from a soundcard

There is nothing complicated about this method of control – audio signals consist of the kind of electrical modulation which is also harnessed by modular synths. Sending continuous values instead of a typical rapidly changing audio waveform can perform the role of controlling input parameters.

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Modular analogue synthesis as an extension of a digital system, part 2

A few words about SuperCollider for users of modular synths

SuperCollider is just like a modular synth – a real-time audio synthesis environment, except the sound generation takes place digitally and is put together using a text-based language.

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Dynamic Waveshaping in SuperCollider

Here is a short tutorial covering a technique for dynamic waveshaping in SuperCollider.

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Modular analogue synthesis as an extension of a digital system, part 1

I’ve been deep into SuperCollider for a long time now – 14 years and counting. SuperCollider is a cross-platform text-based software environment with its main focus on sound synthesis, which also contains a vast toolkit for audio analysis and algorithmic composition. It’s powerful and efficient: a quick test shows me I can run 5000 individual sine oscillators on my average spec desktop (2.5 ghz i5.) The help system shows over 1200 UGens available (“unit generators”, i.e. oscillators, filters, triggers or other generators or processors.) Together with a comprehensive GUI system, there is little it can’t do.

However, I’ve always had an eye on modular synths, mainly for one reason: simple analogue filters (low pass, high pass, etc.) just “sound better” than digital ones of the same specification.

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Comments

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Barcelona SuperCollider Workshop 20-22 April 2012

Hi, I’m doing a SuperCollider workshop in Barcelona, Spain from this Friday 20 – Sunday 22 April. Here are the details:

A HANDS-ON LOOK AT SOME EXOTIC TECHNIQUES FOR SOUND GENERATION AND PROCESSING, by Chris Jeffs.

This seminar will present a wide spectrum of lesser known and somehow exotic sound generation and processing techniques. A short presentation and explanation will be provided for each technique, along with sample patches provided for each participant to hack as they choose. These are some of the techniques we will see: physical modeling, distortion, altered harmonic distributions, analogue emulation, phase distortion, dynamic waveshaping, algorithmic waveform generation, and spectral processing techniques using the Fast Fourier Transform.

Fri-Sun 20/21/22.04.2012

Fabra i Coats – Fàbrica de Creació. Sant Adrià, 20. Barcelona. Metro Sant Andreu.

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