Circumfusion: a Composition for Real-Time Computer Music Spatialization System

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Two of the leading methodologies for spatializing audio over multiple channels include non-real-time multi-track tape and variations of real-time systems that often involve complex configurations of hardware. Of the latter, composers relying on MIDI as a control source have used pairs of sound modules, effects units and automation capable mixers to achieve spatialization over four loudspeakers. These systems typically employ intensity panning, Doppler shifts and reverberation. The present research details the development of a compact spatialization system using a MAX patch controlling a Kurzweil K2500 sampler. This system supports real-time diffusion of up to six simultaneous sound files over eight ... continued below

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Morgan, Christopher R. (Christopher Robert) August 1998.

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Two of the leading methodologies for spatializing audio over multiple channels include non-real-time multi-track tape and variations of real-time systems that often involve complex configurations of hardware. Of the latter, composers relying on MIDI as a control source have used pairs of sound modules, effects units and automation capable mixers to achieve spatialization over four loudspeakers. These systems typically employ intensity panning, Doppler shifts and reverberation.

The present research details the development of a compact spatialization system using a MAX patch controlling a Kurzweil K2500 sampler. This system supports real-time diffusion of up to six simultaneous sound files over eight loudspeakers while incorporating intensity panning, Doppler shifts, delays and filtering. The MAX patch allows composers to choose from several automatic sound spatialization trajectories or to use the mouse to draw and store their own trajectories for later playback. The piece,
Circumfusion, is an eighteen-minute composition of electroacoustic music utilizing this spatialization system.

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Morgan, Christopher R. (Christopher Robert). Circumfusion: a Composition for Real-Time Computer Music Spatialization System, dissertation, August 1998; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277632/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .