[music-dsp] Using a Mac to control a Moog
badmuthahubbard at gmail.com
Thu Sep 14 08:50:23 EDT 2006
Does anyone have any suggestions for building my own converter?
On 9/14/06, Nigel Redmon <earlevel at earlevel.com> wrote:
> Don't overlook the obvious--if you google "midi to cv" you'll find
> descriptions and comparisons of such devices; add terms such as
> "microtonal", etc.
> On Sep 13, 2006, at 8:50 PM, Chuckk Hubbard wrote:
> > My independent study plan got approved, in which I study with my
> > favorite microtonal composer, compose a piece using the microtonal
> > sequencer I made in Pure Data, and use my sequencer to control my
> > school's vintage Moog Modular.
> > I asked on the Pure Data list how to link the Mac and the Moog, and
> > got lots of answers I'm still trying to understand. Someone suggested
> > I ask here.
> > I'm a composition undergrad, and the faculty has made it clear I've
> > spent enough time with computer music and not enough writing for live
> > ensembles. So I'm hoping to find some way that won't involve too much
> > soldering, lol, so I can do what I gotta do.
> > I believe the Mac in the room with the Moog has USB, 1394, and audio
> > outputs and that's it. I suppose there's ethernet too. My idea was
> > to use the audio output, since Pure Data already interfaces with that;
> > but the voltage is pretty low, and it seems there will be noise. USB
> > was suggested, and I also checked on Firewire to find that it uses
> > 30V, so I'm wondering if there might be a way to use that.
> > Any ideas that a novice circuit builder could pull off? I also have
> > to figure out how to control whichever interface I use with Pure Data.
> > And write a big band chart, and a woodwind quintet, etc.
> > Thanks.
> > -Chuckk
> > --
> > "Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to
> > work hard at work worth doing."
> > -Theodore Roosevelt
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