ITP Notebook [2020 - 2022]

Final Project Proposal

April 25, 2021

Nature of Code

For my final project I will be porting my Abacusynth project (which I made during the Oscillation week) into a Max/MSP plugin for Ableton Live. Ableton is a popular music making software and Max is a visual programming language used for mainly audio and visual applications. It integrates with Ableton and provides a platform to extend or create custom effects and instruments that can be used in the software, and also be shared/downloaded by others. I want to take my initial idea and turn it into something that can be used in the music-making workflow — something that can be played/recorded with a keyboard or MIDI device in your Ableton session. The one feature I want to add is polyphony — the ability to play multiple notes at once.

I will present this project in tandem with my polygonal sequencer as the final project for two of my other classes Music Interaction Design and Signals, Calls and Marches.