lester.hall at comcast.net
Tue May 17 17:48:42 EDT 2011
On May 17, 2011, at 5:34 PM, Michael Heuer wrote:
>> On 17 May 2011 16:26, Craig Latta <craig at netjam.org> wrote:
>>>> Hmm, no response from the group yet...
>>> I am strongly in favor of this. :)
>> Me too. If this aims in the direction I think it does then this kind of
>> thing is where I believe performative coding is (or should be) heading,
>> especially because with a chat interface people from around the world who
>> might normally experience a language barrier (not to mention a geographical
>> one!) could play together.
> An obvious next step would be to add chat commands to send/receive OSC
> messages. Or pardon me if that is the way this works already, I
> haven't taken a look yet.
> Then I start thinking of the WAN timing/synchronization problem with
> OSC (and MIDI over WIFI too I suppose) and I'm crestfallen. :| Has
> any progress been made in this area?
Yes michael, there are text commands sent over OSC that control various features of the music generation and the looping effect (which is simply a pitch shifter). In this particular type of jam there is no concern about timing / synchronization because what we are doing is net-looping. The goal in this type of looping is to use the web as the delay line in a looping configuration. We inject various types of audio and ride the gain and other controls in such a way that a buildup of layers upon layers of sound develops, often with cool sounding results. So clearly there is no need for synchronization here.
Using the public channels of radio.electro-music.com and ChucKchat, we can make various configurations of loopers across multiple computers around the world. I have proposed that we hold a net-looping (if that's a good term for it, i made that up) concert at electro-music sometime in the near future. Anyone is welcome to join us, just stop by the em chatroom.
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