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Euclidean beatbox made with Processing

This is an online Euclidean beatbox application I did a while back when learning the basics of processing language.

The idea was to experiment with Euclidean algorithm for rhythmic patterns generation.

So this app provides three basic beatbox sounds, a kick, a snare and hi-hat, each triggered by its own Euclidean sequence. The tempo is fixed, you can adjust volume of each sound, set the length of the pattern, and the number of hits in each pattern.

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Configure an EQ plugin as a standard mixer equalizer section in Ableton Live 9

Hi, I am Julien Nicault from Annecy, France. I am following the Coursera class “Introduction to music production”. In this post, I’ll demonstrate the configuring of an EQ plugin to function like a large format mixing console EQ section, in my DAW, Ableton Live 9, as part of the fifth week assessment.

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Dynamic Range manipulation in music production

Hi, I am Julien Nicault from Annecy, France. I am following the Coursera class “Introduction to music production”. In this post, I’ll try to explain the concepts behind dynamic range manipulations in a musical post-production context, as part of the fourth week assessment.

What is the dynamic range

The dynamic range of a musical piece or a recording, is the difference between its loudest parts and quietest parts, controlling the dynamics helps to control the amount of energy in each part of a recording, allowing to guide the auditor through the piece, giving the focus on the relevant parts.

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How to create a submix track in Ableton Live

Hi, I am Julien Nicault from Annecy, France. I am following the Coursera class “Introduction to music production”. In this post, I’ll teach how to create a submix track in my DAW, Ableton Live 9, as part of the third week assessment.

Why to use a submix track

Suppose you’re recording a drum kit with several microphones, one for the bass drum, one for the snare, one for hihats, and two overheads. Now you’ve set all the levels for each microphone relatively to each other, and you’re happy with your mix. But what if you wish to change the level of the whole drum kit, all the microphone sat once? That’s where a submix track is useful, you would redirect the output of each independent microphone track to your “drumkit submix”track, and there be able to adjust the level for the whole group. In Ableton Live, this can be done very easily.

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Prepare a recording project in Ableton Live 9

Hi, I am Julien Nicault from Annecy, France. I am following the Coursera class “Introduction to music production”. In this post, I’ll teach how to prepare a project in my DAW, Ableton Live 9, using the project checklist from the material as a guideline, as part of the second week assessment.

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Typical Recording Signal Flow with my modular synth

Hi, I am Julien Nicault from Annecy, France. I am following the Coursera class “Introduction to music production”. In this post, I’ll teach what is the typical signal flow when recording my modular synth with my own gear in my little home studio, as part of the first week assessment.

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Processing language course on coursera

I have started to follow several courses on Coursera, one of them is Creative Programming for Digital Media & Mobile Apps this is very interesting so far and gives a good deal of information about using the Processing language for multimedia mobile applications.

The course teaches the basics of Processing, which is also used for Arduino programming, and it also gives a head start for coding appealing visual effects. Participants to the course have to submit their apps for peer review, and this blog post is where I’ll try to link my modest projects.

Links

My first test Processing app can be seen on smugrik.org/processing