Project Idea

Hey All!

I have a pretty good idea at what i want to do for this upcoming project. I want to take a song, maybe a slow one or one just with voices and make a remix out of it. Heres an idea:

This is the original song, sung by a group called Loituma:

And then techno-ify it to something like this:

What do you think? I think max is capable of doing some thing like this. If i happen to get an original song is the software able to break up the song into pieces?

Heres an interesting vid of someone using MasMSP using a Wii:

Also it would be pretty cool to use a dance pad…kind of makes sense to use one since you can dance along to the music



~ by christineg on March 29, 2008.

3 Responses to “Project Idea”

  1. Hello,
    We can listen to some remixes in class if you want. The one you posted is a pretty straight up remix, with new drum and other tracks layered onto a vocal recording. Most remixes are done by first getting the individual tracks from the recording session, and then replacing / adding new parts, and changing up the arrangement. Max/msp is not the most common tool for this, as it is usually easier to do it in a audio workstation like protools or logic audio. Some people do remix style work in max/msp, but it tends to be pretty outside and broken sounding, no dance track techno hits… Maybe think a bit more about how and what you want to remix / transform, and it may steer you in a more focused direction. If you do it in max/msp, you may want to think more about collage / montage than remix?

    good luck,

  2. hey thomas,
    im kind of having problems with my example. Im trying to figure out how to use notein and noteout to get a midi file going. I tried using the groove~ example and it works fine on the help patch but not on my own. all my examples on my patch just give out static and i dont know why. I even set up the midi setup to port a and 16 but still no sound =(
    How do i get at least even the slightest sound to loop on max msp?

  3. Hi,
    I think you are mixing up too separate technologies…. midi (via notein / noteout) is not sound, but a control protocol mainly for driving synthesizers…. If you want to pay a midi file, that is one thing. If you want to use groove~ to play a sound file, that is something else entirely. I am guessing you want to play / loop sound files. If that is the case, you don’t need notein at all. Maybe check out msp tutorial 14: Sampling—Playback with loops.


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