All posts by Shobun B

Sound Spatializing

For my final project I explored sound spatialization. After gaining access to a very nice IRCAM library (Spat), I was able to begin thinking about the construction of fictional spaces using sound, and mixing them for binaural listening. I began using Max as a post-production tool for video projects and thinking of ways to gain access to the amazing tools it provides. An in process video I have been working on employs a Max Patch I made to produce the sounds of a generically Indian accented text-to-speech voice moving around the person wearing the headphones, and incrementally stopping, at which point drawings appear on the screen, as if the voice moving is the one producing these drawings. I was very interested in thinking about accented text-to-speech that cannot actually speak its implied native tongue as a very strange space, and more that it cannot pronounce any of the words that its accent would by definition give it access to. The original installation of this video (which I sadly do not yet have documentation of), had the video on a small monitor in a very dark conference room, and an extremely long headphone cord from the monitor to a table and a seat about 20 feet away, where the viewer would sit and watch the video and listen to the audio through noise-canceling headphones.

I constructed a series of delay bangs to essentially choreograph the movement of feet walking and this voice. The feet walking have an aperture that is 180deg, so as to mimic how sound emanates from a source like this, and the voice has a smaller aperture, also mimicking how sound travels from a human mouth. I also controlled the yaw of the voice sound source so that the it moves toward the “screen” when the voice stops at the screen. I also introduced a random bang to change the yaw direction while the voice is moving in a circle, to simulate a head turning to direct its voice at the person sitting in the middle, listening. Some things resolved better than others in binaural encoding, but in general, I’m still very excited about moving forward working with this audio production tool for my art practice.

This part of project was limited to the sound sources moving in very simple, linear (though in a polar coordinate system) way. I wanted to create my own custom paths. My first approach was using Autodesk Maya to create animation paths that I could then import into Max and use to “animate” sound sources. The next approach was a simple drawing patch that would also control the sound source, as seen in the video below. This still needs tweaks as it is using mouse location, so the amount of time spent at each part of the drawing also effects how long the sound spends in those parts.

Along the way I also made a simple patch that uses mouse location and speed to control a sound source using the same IRCAM library, and the speed controls the pitch of the sound source. I used this for a while one day to see if it effected how I perceive the space of my computer screen.

Patch for first Video project:


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Patch for Drawing Sound Path:


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Patch for Mouse Tracking for Spat Sound Sources:


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Farmer in the Spectral City

For my entry into FFT, I did something pretty simple. I have been testing out some binaural recordings for a project so I decided to use these as source material (unfortunately one of the mics went out two days ago, and so I’m just sticking with a recording I made walking around Pittsburgh aimlessly). I used the amplitude from these binaural recordings, and then introduced the phases from each channel of the song “Farmer in the City” by Scott Walker, while resynthesizing each of the two binaural channels. The best part is the when cars are passing by. I also added a low noise gate to focus a little more on the prominent sounds.

Max Patch:


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pfft~ subpatch:


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Convolution with Text-to-Speech

So I have been working on a project using a text-to-speech voice, specifically one with an Indian accent. I thought it would be interesting to build on the uncanniness of synthetic voices using convolution.

This is the original file. It is a text-to-speech recording of text from a cable released through Wikileaks that documents the US Government involvement in trying to keep Coca Cola from getting kicked out of India in the 1970s.

The four IR recordings I used were as follows:
1. Phipps Conservatory (the only space that didn’t have really loud fans running)
2. A parking garage on Murray Ave
3. A clip from a Gerald Mitchell track
4. A clip from a Galcher Lustwerk track

And these are the convolutions:

Granular Synthesis + Time Delay

Because of artists like Fennesz, I’ve found granular synthesis extremely interesting. I just started reading Curtis Roads’ Microsounds and have wanted to use it for some sound design for a video project/installation. With this, I basically just learned how to make a very basic granular synthesizer, and then used it to alter an existing house track. The left channel is slightly pitch-shifted and the right channel is time delayed and drastically pitch-shifted. Half way through, I also change the length of each grain, as well as the time between two grains.


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Twinthesis | Sam Harman

As I started working on Assignment #2, I came across this project while trying to find information on working with real-time data from the web in MaxMSP. Basically he has constructed a synthesizer that grabs a tweet every 30 seconds and breaks it down based on certain parameters (length, characters, etc.) then translates this data into parameters for the synthesizer. I like that its not a 1:1 translation (Tweet = sound), but rather a way to create an externally-controlled, ever-changing “atmosphere,”  in which one can then have freedom (or lack of) to make sounds/music.

https://soundcloud.com/theharmonizer/twinthesis

 

Saga | Mat Dryhurst

Saga is a software project by the artist Mat Dryhurst. It is still in development but it is basically a system for hosting any content that you would normally host on your Vimeo account, or the like, but each embed creates a unique instance of that content, so that you can then go back and change the content that is linked to at any of those locations. So if for some reason something you posted ended up on some Neo-nazi forum, you could go back and alter it to respond to this context. It is basically about thinking about site specificity on the web. Here is an interview with him, if you’re interested in reading more.

Found Systems: Big Putin, Little Putin

I spend way too much time making ridiculous memes or using found images and video for other projects. And that always demands resizing them. Photoshop has their own proprietary method for interpolating the value of pixels when resizing images, so as to produce a, smoother image if enlarged, and a sharper image if reduced.

So I grabbed an Instagram photo of Vladimir Putin and resized it from 640×640 to a nice tiny favicon size of 16×16 and then back to Instagram size, then back to Favicon size, and onward. Then I made a quick series of hyperlinks to look through it, with the original being the image on the first page, and the first size reduction being the Favicon on the browser tab for that first page, and so on. I iterated it as many times as the number which the Russian Federation initially claimed was how many people died during the construction of the now vacant Sochi Olympic Village (though the real number is believed to be almost 20-fold more).

Here it is: Big Putin, Little Putin