Reprise

2013 — In a one-week project with professional jazz bassist Andre Nendza a mashup tool was developed using several pieces of software and hardware and making them play together.

At first a single piece of audio is recorded by the user which is then played as a loop. The direction, speed and pitch of the recording can be changed at will. The sample is then split into four channels and routed into an effect program where each channel is transformed to modulate different instruments. Filter settings, volume and effects are then added to each instrument to create a custom arrangement.

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The program realized in Pure Data to record and edit the loop.

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A simplified visualisation of the system behind the mashup tool. Showing which the different parts of soft- and hardware.

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All controlling was done via MIDI-controllers by the user.

Many thanks to media artist Sebastian Thewes