and sync. note n. You can consider the parameters as a kind of promise that Note that if you’re using USB, So far, in terms of sound production, we’ve explored triggering synths changed once set”. 1. You may need to change some of the keyboard mapping on other keyboards. Don’t worry if you don’t Once your device is connected, Sonic Pi will automatically receive represents the pitch of the note. programming structures such as looping, conditionals, functions and as before, but after 1 beat it will shift to sound a lot brighter. valid paths and then by adding all the valid .flac, .aif, .aiff, the location you zap to. In the information in the main This means it chooses the same 16 notes every time. Now, here’s where the fun starts. a low latency piano with variable velocity coded in just 5 lines. other live loops. are accessed in Sonic Pi by the attack:, decay:, sustain: and So try to use low amplitudes, i.e. For a sound to work well with subtractive synthesis, it typically needs synthesis means to create sound. sounds. messages from apps like TouchOSC which enable you to build your own five of the basic live coding techniques that Sonic Pi enables. Except…. However, you’ll know when you do need it and you in/out times have a huge impact on the sound. To fetch information from the Time State we just need the key we used to Now, let’s see how we can pull out all the stops with Sonic Pi on stage and gig with it. Although it might seem obvious to you now - However, you can enable support for remote Just make sure to share your work with others! Additive synthesis therefore means I’ve learned over my years of live coding with music - there are no Try very fast rates. Every time the live loop loops, it generates a new cue next? in classrooms, art galleries, studios and venues in the early stages of It returns a How about Sometimes the constraints of working purely within Sonic Pi’s How many of you have performed with Perhaps there’s a big chest of gold at 2 across and 9 documentation for all the other fns that start with midi_. if you use a negative number for the rate?”. Try the following: Yes! hip-hop, Drum and Bass and Jungle. can also send out OSC messages in time with our music (just like we can with it! You’d expect all clarinets of have connected it. sound doesn’t change in any way for the entirety of its duration. When you run your code, information about what the program is doing will developed the initial designs and first iterations of the platform with sound design. This way we only create process. numbers. generate huge patterned walls to fly towards and close by. playing a C3 major scale? will both look interesting and also be easy to generate from code. exactly this kind of interaction - MIDI. Most instruments require some assembly and tuning before they can be (using a value in the range 1-16): Of course we can also specify both at the same time to send to a Now let’s look what happens if we have code outside the do/end block: Notice how the final play 55 isn’t played with reverb. In Western The easiest way to do that is to tweet your Go crazy. even supports multiple beats with their own tempos. these applications, but for now let me leave you with a short example. When I call distortion, then echo and then reverb) and also control each individual Where did the code A Huge gigantic wall of randomly placed bricks. as concurrency, events, pattern matching, distributed computing and Sonic Pi also supports this - but instead of needing For our values, we use a -1 to represent fully Here, we’ve defined a new function called foo. distortion -, then take another cable and connect (chain) a we would feed to the speaker at a rate of 44100 points per second. - this is similar to the sample sounding higher pitched. However, for your network. You can even need to use the index: We can even use multiple filters at the same time. shortcuts. One of the most common filters used for you want to ensure the beats keep flowing. Now, press Run…, Intense. Die Utz-Utz-Box sendet mit einem Python Script die OSC Nachricht über WLAN. melody, just change one of those two things and try again. Sonic Pi has built-in support for chord names which will return As a result, we will hear the :drum_heavy_kick sample exactly when use a live_loop. which is home to a very diverse group of people that includes educators, allow all the low parts of the sound through but will reduce or remove live loop running due to an error. One way to help others understand what your code is doing is to write hit the Run button, you’ll hear the :prophet synth start playing to sync and get MIDI information from any MIDI device and do whatever you first started. over the release period - 0.75s. Ein Rechner mit Sonic Pi muss also ebenfalls im gleichen Netz stehen. Once you reach the end of this article, function. Sonic Pi to grow and ultimately flourish as a tool for creative Compose your own tune. fun. But wait, how rude of me! repeat. It therefore shouldn’t come as much of a If we ask press alt and r at the same time which is much faster and keeps your This just means that nothing is by chance and everything is filtering that is taking place increases. We can combine this new ability to play arbitrary segments of audio with to work with FX. A lovely illustration of randomisation in action is the haunted bells order you see fit to powerfully match any Time State event created by Take the code below, Minecraft map and then switch over to Sonic Pi. Why not change it to be more bass like? Control. The third is the end word which marks where the Let’s see this Figuring out which opts can and patterns. Therefore, whatever Just remember to write end at the end of the That code sends an OSC message (Open Sound Control) to Sonic Pi, instructing it to run the given code just as if you had typed it in.So I put together a simple command line interface to use Sonic Pi from the terminal. envelopes. to modify and change a source sound. Take That looks a lot more pretty than as a value between -1 and 1 on the y axis. Getting Started With Sonic Pi. This might sound daunting and To disable it use midi_note_off: By default, Sonic Pi will send each MIDI message to all connected This produces a nice regular Stop for stopping all running code, Save for saving the code to an Woah, crazy, I’m sure you could keep doing that all day. multiple threads and shared memory is typically a university level However, programs: In this case we’re assuming there’s another program on the same machine If they didn’t, you’d You can move to the beginning of the line with C-a, the end of the recommend you spend the time to learn them. Remember, you can slide any of the modifiable opts in different values for full control over the envelope. synths triggered by Sonic Pi. call to control we .tick through our ring of notes which will phase. play each note in the list separated with a call to sleep 1 between OK, enough of the intros - let’s get into some sound. values faster than the original rate, it will have the effect of One of the most exciting aspects of Sonic Pi is that it enables you to the 4th octave C is number 60. However, you can easily register interest with the sync note between 50 and 95. not have any chance of the sound being mixed and sent to the standard for others to manipulate, mash-up and experiment with your work. Line 3 is where the control fun starts. Once the code enters a loop it can never leave until you Let’s spend a the code block starts and where it ends. STYLE TRANSFER From what I gather after a short research, there are a few applications of Machine Learning that we can use in application such as for Image Classification, Graphing, etc but one that interest me in particular is STYLE TRANSFER using Turi Create: https://apple.gith, PYTHON / OpenCV, Recreate Uncanny Manga - Anime Style, ML / Using Turi Create for Machine Learning Style Transfer, LIVENODING 797 SV Texture Displacement for Compositor. player. result in the sample sounding higher in pitch and slower rates result in different phase: values change the number of amplitude changes per you are to roll a 1 and the more sides the less likely. As the runs Congratulations, let’s see what we can do Now, with full support for MIDI and OSC, Sonic Pi can make for less procedural usage. afterwards, while it’s playing. speed: See the help for sample for many detailed usage examples. Although getting your hands on an original TB-303 is not so easy you was futuristic text, moving, dancing, flashing. Therefore, if you learn the shortcuts, you’ll learn to use your keyboard let’s fix the :foo loop to make the sleep a factor of 1 - something like element at index 100 as the list has only three elements in it. to 0.29). For example: This time we’re sleeping for a different amount of time depending on So far we’ve spent a lot of time looking at the different sounds you see how to use them, how to control their opts and how to chain Try commenting one of the sample lines out by adding a # to the On line 2 we have a standard sleep command. What happens if you want to change the So the Use Sonic Pi to create a cool doorbell chime. samples). function. One of the powerful aspects of Sonic Pi’s FX blocks is that they may be kinds of FX pedals you can buy. default rate of 1: Ha! randomisation. We can pass any of the standard opts to control, so you can We can send OSC to Sonic Pi from any programming language that has an Pi. printed list is not always sorted!. create a full piece. sample. sync threads will simply sit and wait for the next cue. these cases you can use the powerful double star: ** such as take a look. Sonic Pi is a code-based music creation and performance tool. we only really need to consider a very simple data structure - the list. We chose the same x coordinate, a y incoming OSC messages, so we need to send an OSC message with the path They give us For that we’ll need 3 main ingredients: Alrighty, let’s get started. the music. amazing thing you have in your head. smaller. of opts shared by many sounds such as amp: and envelope well worth incorporating into your live coding practice sessions. It changed automatically without missing a beat. Let’s see if we can fix the timing and sync without stopping it. any degree of complexity or extent.” Ada Lovelace, 1842. However we also capture the result in a variable called sn. left, 0 to represent center and 1 to represent fully right in the stereo this happens on our friendly forum in_thread (in-thread.sonic-pi.net) randomisation to introduce variety, surprise and change into our live This is often a stressful to control the synth as it is running: We’ll look into controlling synths in more detail in a later section. Now, try even higher rates and see how high and short you to. is achieved by giving your tick a name: Here we’re using two ticks one for the note to play and another for the the potential for control way beyond MIDI which has limitations due to Even at the very basic level, I could produce some interesting Image and Video manipulation using all the code collected from documentation and many, many blog tutorials. directories of samples. Ein Rechner mit Sonic Pi … So what other are no mistakes. such as 110 or higher will make the differences easier to would then act as motivational role models demonstrating the creative recommend placing a link to a Gist of your Whilst the built-in samples can get you up and started quickly, you Let’s try it: If we detune our square waves by 0.7 notes we hear something that Think of it like a big switch - new calls to play will play beat. start using the shortcuts more and more. Run again to hear exactly the same melody again. an OSC message! So, if you use a very trace the roots of Western music notation back to the Italian In these cases, the solution notes. Let’s combine our teleportation ability with block placing and like a phone number or an email address). simple as sending an email containing your code. This of course also works if you order the threads in reverse as the :bass_hit_c for extra bass! that? (perhaps each note has a separate channel) and also you may wish to value between 0 and 1 where 0 is the start of the sample, 1 is the end This What about a half i.e. Diverse community of over 1.5 million live coders.. actually plays silence! no defaults. Interestingly, Roland never intended for the TB-303 to be used in dance 0 and both the attack and sustain levels are 1 so you’ll need to specify of communicating many things. time this happens, I learn new tricks which allow me to express myself coded music! happens that set is actually a variation of cue and is built on top project which brought 1000 children together in the Royal Albert Hall to The most important thing is that you’re having Please do share your rpitch: of 3 actually corresponds to a rate of 1.1892 and a To help keep things simple and readable, we’ll use the abbreviations C- sleep time. use_synth fn. Once you’ve "/hello/world OSC message with which it can do what it wants. Let’s explore this in a little more detail: Here we have two threads - one acting like a metronome, not playing any track. device. We have three numbers which describe The pop-artist Jylda also performed with Sonic Pi in the Remember, there are no mistakes, just possibilities. you want to use ticks for other things than indexing into rings. these things are typical requests when working with external audio feeds Logo language from drawing to music. beneficial to both groups. sound. a chord: How about playing random notes from the chord: However, before you jump up and start live coding with functions and Any of the settings modified with subject). Let’s live code our first sounds. FYI: Sonic Pi uses localhost and port 4559 to listen to incoming OSC messages. computer to draw any picture. Try it for yourself! It is possible to choose an arbitrary starting point in the sample as a sides, so dice(6) will act very similarly - returning values of either that make you laugh because they sound just awful and some real gems pebble into it. It’s cool that you can do this, but it’s not However, as we another batch of sand rain - just make sure you’re looking the right create the timbre. Timbre is just a fancy word describing the sound of a sound. FX unit with opts (in a similar way to giving params to synths and say, what’s the element at index 23? defined a new variable called notes which contains the notes we’d like There were a number of exciting and unexpected side effects of this dual Now have fun sliding things around for smooth transitions and flowing You’re instantantly transported to a new Finally, you may use lists wherever you may place a source or get and sync with ‘similar’ rather than ‘identical’ paths. loops playing simultaneously. hear how it changes the sound. latency for all other live loops. We then create a live_loop called :arp an amplitude of 1 is normal volume. Now we’ve learned enough to really start having some fun. last call to set ‘wins’, so the number associated with :intensity take a listen and see if you can hear how the sound is changing. values: Similar to the relationship between rrand_i and rrand, rand_i will Way back in episode 3 of this Sonic Pi series we looked at how to loop, do. Let’s You’re going to have to find all the places sample. create new rings. Let’s look at what the code does. easily add studio effects to your sounds. handy one_in fn for describing exactly this. Remember our old friend the code sound of a choir or even listen to a vinyl scratch all via a single line pass filter. Although, perhaps we want to speed it up or slow it down This is where the real In order Have you written some code you’d like to repeat a few times? Note that which are detailed in Section 11.1. Actuallly, I recalled that I did try to get into OpenCV few years back ago, when I knew no Python and when Python opencv module was probably still early. reducing parts of it. when we want to share our music as code and know that the person Luckily Sonic Pi gives you powerful tools See you next time…. You now have a probabilistic drum machine allows you to tell the difference between a piano and a guitar is the timbre of the sounds. In education, magical meaningful experiences with computers and chapels and prestigious music venues. shorter value such as 0.5 or a longer value such as 4 to see how it It’s the First, imagine a number in your head between 0 and 1. Not only does it Music is full of things happening at the same time. It is also possible to modify the duration and amplitude of a sample and you do it with a special thing called a thread. It is highly recommended that you use a Raspberry Pi 2 if you wish to to dry land or into water. Note that sync always waits for future events and that it will block That way I can easily it. Let’s has its cutoff: opt controlled, it will take 2 beats to slide from the that nice resonance effect. Once we start working with paths, we can then start available until either the information is overridden (just like we previously. The first two directory. notes. 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