The Electronic Music Studio in Room 228

We have a CZ1000 - a good lead synth, a Linux music computer with DAW, drum machine and vintage synth emulation. 


Students wishing to use the studio for school or music related projects need to talk to Mr. Cordiner first - there will be limited use outside of the TEJ4 class.

Computer Audio Workstation

Ubuntu Multimedia Studio

- realtime scheduling kernal preinstalled / configured
- software easily setup

Low Latency Audio

Jack Audio Router

Start up jack first in order to connect audio devices to it

- check that Pulse Audio is NOT running

setup should look like this


Audio Midi / Setup



Keyboard and Lead Synth - CZ1000


Image: vintagesynth.com
http://www.vintagesynth.com/casio/cz1000.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casio_CZ_synthesizers
this is a good synth!
good for lead synths and pads, smaller one good for percusion
waveform synthese as topic? challanging?
automation or control? 


Editor / DAW

QTractor



Qtractor - http://qtractor.sourceforge.net/qtractor-index.html
Renoise - http://www.renoise.com/screenshots
LMMS


Soft Synths

Bristol - Vintage and Classic Synth Emulation


vintage synth simulator!


- start up bristol from the command line 
startBristol -jack -juno
see startBristol -h for full list of synths, includes arp, moogs, juno, rhodes
connect synth to jack using patchage
connect CZ1000 using Midi - record into qtractor?

AM Synth

http://code.google.com/p/amsynth/


Drum Machine - Hydrogen 


- drum machine
- http://www.hydrogen-music.org/hcms/node/5#sect.midi_actions
- really good overview on midi and how to use external controllers with this drum machine!
- could also load samples created elsewhere....

Lots of other Linux audio to explore!


Building Stuff / TEJ4


Image: SpikenzieLabs

Drum Pads


Controllers

create controllers - pots/faders/buttons/leds, midi messages sent when things change / interputs occur
- PD, Processing?

Midi Devices / Arduino

- midi tutorials?

connecting keyboard through midi
midi in / out connector using optoisolator - http://www.midi.org/techspecs/electrispec.php
- parts at Abra (there is also a midi sheild $14? kit and midi cables) 
- canada computer has uno and other for about $40 or two channel pci audio card (better quality) with midi in/out for ~100
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James Cordiner,
Mar 29, 2012, 8:12 PM
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