Composers Desktop Project: Tutorial Workshop 2For intermediate to advanced users
This Download contains two Workshops:
The first is How to Compose with the CDP Texture Programs. The CDP Texture Set contains incredibly powerful ways to shape multi-event textures, with time-varying pitch, density, amplitude and duration parameters as starters. Events can be snapped to harmonic grids, motifs can be defined in both pitch and rhythm, and lines can be layered contrapuntally. The Workshop begins with a comprehensive survey about setting up a working environment for these programs, and how to enter the data that is used to shape the textures.
The core of the Workshop consists in 21 worked examples, with soundfiles and a Play List for comparative listening. There are also useful charts, Presets and Patches for quickly loading the parameters for each example, which can then be tweaked to explore other possibilities. The Information Page link below goes into much more detail regarding its contents.
The Second Workshop in this Download is about Transposition, Shifting and Combinations and covers all the main programs in the CDP software that deal with these functions, most of which are in the Spectral Domain (analysis & resynthesis). The 'Combinations' referred to are interactions of pitch traces (outlines of significant pitch movement in a sound), a powerful but difficult part of the CDP software.
The Information page below also goes into more detail about this Workshop. All soundfiles are included on the download.
Tutorial Workshop 2 Information PDF
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Page last updated: 04 December 2016