Controlling complex virtuel instruments—A setup with note  for Max and prepared piano sound synthesis

Resch, Thomas and Bilbao, Stefan

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper describes a setup for embedding complex virtual instruments such as a physical model of the prepared piano sound synthesis in the sequencing library note  for Max. Based on the requirements of contemporary music and media arts, note  introduces computer-aided composition techniques and graphical user interfaces for sequencing and editing into the real time world of Max/MSP. A piano roll, a microtonal musical score and the capability to attach floating-point lists of (theoretically) arbitrary length to a single note-on event, enables artists to play, edit and record compound sound synthesis with the necessary precision.