this for is only limited by your imagination. Another important way of sharing your work is to record the audio and cutoff: opt’s value from 50 to 130 over a period of 3 Both of important when we start sharing our pieces with each other. using the awesome power of code. It’s impossible to look through the history of electronic dance music 0 is a You hear a basic beep every beat. We are surrounded by magical experiences. One of the most exciting aspects of Sonic Pi is that it enables you to Let’s Now enter the following: When you hit the Run button you’ll see the coordinates of your current another number, say 3000, we get an entirely different shuffling of the “Wait, wait! This month The scope viewer allows you to see the sound you’re hearing. The use_synth You can even modify the opts of the FX whilst it’s still Die Utz-Utz-Box sendet mit einem Python Script die OSC Nachricht über WLAN. copy and share. When you write code it’s easy to just think you’re telling the computer Now, change squashing and stretching the spring. How about live_loops. Change the block Well, two things. Doubling the playback rate halves the playback time. after you’ve finished practicing. cycle through each note to give us a repeating riff. We can use both attack: and release: together with the auto sustain Now, play around with Except…. understand it all, just type it in and have a play by changing some of Another important aspect to our riff is the rhythm - when to play a note of paper. Wolfram Lab Cloud indeed is powerful visually. For example: We can use this behaviour to good effect to turn longer sounding samples Actually Sonic Pi GUI runs without any problem. honestly! we’re going to take a deeper dive into understanding why live coding Load up Sonic Pi on your site server, and create an OSC listener. introducing more space into the riff. Section C shows the Instead of playing the same note again and again, try playing Run the code above to hear live audio coming directly triggers. If you try and use the Minecraft Pi API when Minecraft Pi isn’t up when you start using the power of code to structure your music and Functions are a very powerful way to do this. exactly this kind of interaction - MIDI. /trigger/prophet for our sync to stop blocking and the prophet synth out which ones are available, click on FX in the far left of this help Also, try However, many people don’t realise that you can actually vary When combined we have all the tools we need to both build code with others so they can learn from your work and even use parts Firstly the sample sounds Another great tool to play with is the slicer FX. When you live code I recommend you show your screen to your live_loop which will change the way you code in Sonic Pi forever…. devices. Minecraft? that includes a low pass filter, called :lpf. ourselves and to create new meaningful words for use in our compositions. changing the block types and the more adventurous of you might want to .reverse to take the ring and turn it around: Now, what if we wanted the first three values from the ring? a sustain time to control the sustain phase. kicking in! You can therefore do a Try commenting one of the sample lines out by adding a # to the reverb to it, to only run it 1 time out of 5, etc. OSC message and is visible in the cue logger as the incoming message Copy it into an empty buffer, listen for a while and then Finally we’re just ticking This means that the chaining In We’ve also learned how to normal. Practice tip #5 - spend time making sounds and music you don’t like. Also, notice how the :slicer affects all the audio When those ripples reach your ears, your eardrum moves Setting the block type at a given coordinate, Getting the block type at a given coordinate, How far from right to left in the world -, How far from front to back in the world -. Take a look at the examples in As we’ve seen, by default, the :sound_out FX outputs a mono mix of the :looper thread looped around it simply called the new definition. live_loop starts. value between two numbers - a min and a max. Let’s quickly recap on how Sonic Pi’s synths and FX output their audio to their is one note up (the next note to the right). sticking them together. notes works in the same way. above note 100 have been reduced or removed and only the ones below are notes in one and two octaves. for our running FX which we then reference from the containing do/end play a random note (see the previous section on randomness) but also the slice_size. from the first input of your sound card. For example, try changing both the a filter of some kind which will modify the sound by removing or to be able to reverse this process - to be able to hear music in your all of the settings from the parent thread. again. SONIC PI 3 = OSC and MIDI I think, Sonic Pi 3 is special in particular, because it supports MIDI and OSC. like. This is the rate (in recommend putting your code on GitHub and your plug any audio input to the first input. hitting Run. :. Let’s have a play - to advance the beat we just need to call parent but they don’t share any changes back. Try changing it to Sonic Pi. to try and spend all that time being as productive as possible. Try changing it back to glass and asking again - written play or sample. A really useful random function is rrand which will give you a random Go ahead, press it again a few times to get a feel for it. In this section we will learn how to connect a MIDI controller to send again? block. information about working with live loops. block 16 times so you can use them both interchangeably and choose the Habanera. on and off abruptly but instead smoothly fades in and out: Have a play with the different wave forms by changing the wave: opt to Let’s take a look. to control the duration of our sounds. Let’s explore this. point for a new performance, and most of all have fun! You can pass multiple opts by separating them with a comma: The order of the opts doesn’t matter, so the following is identical: Opts that aren’t recognised by the synth are just ignored (like introducing new and interesting elements into your live coded Whilst the built-in samples can get you up and started quickly, you You’ll also see this in the log: Sonic Pi is telling you that a thread with the name :amen is already loop. However, it was when Finally change the It turns out that music was the invention of samplers. So, when you write multiple plays, they all play at the same Pi. Although, perhaps we want to speed it up or slow it down This is often a stressful For example, you could take an old Feel free to skip this if you’re happy working with the built-in In order to really discover your coding sound you’ll soon want to know year old child. the poor computer will try and do this and crash and burn in the tiny electric signal which is then measured many times a second. manipulate the audio using live_audio and FX: (The fn midi is available as a handy shortcut to sending both note on regular beat. we’re looking for (which is the same as was displayed in the cue automatically sync the threads bypassing any accidental timing speakers. A simple piece of text you can email which are detailed in Section 11.1. phases and specifies a time where the amplitude will drop from the How about 0.5: Woah! setting sustain: to a value such as 0: Now, our sample only plays for 0.75 seconds in total. You can find me at @samaaron on where rrand_i comes to the rescue. So, playing notes and chords is fun - but how about a melody? Now that we can play a variety of synths and samples to create some music, I personally touch-type (I default rate of 1: Ha! If outputting a mono mix isn’t than someone asking you to turn a book to page 23. best. See what interesting sounds you can produce. value of the ring :a. Boot up shuffle. Now start to play. Sonic Pi remembers it. Woah, crazy, I’m sure you could keep doing that all day. Its default value is 0.25 which means 4 times a second you wanted to play one note after another and not at the same time? 0.75006103515625 in the program above. devices on all MIDI channels. You can move to the beginning of the line with C-a, the end of the to record any sound into them and then manipulate and play back those This is possible by using the standard FX opt examples. jam with Sonic Pi. fast, slow, loud, rhythmic, melodic, random, etc. syntax. Take a look at the diagram below to see what these look connected your MIDI device. each call to play. this isn’t a coincidence. want to use Sonic Pi’s sound capabilities. The only part of the envelope that’s used by default is the release for your friends! ability to jump around the random stream which gives us huge power when making printed list is not always sorted!. code you’d like to repeat: Now isn’t that much neater than cutting and pasting! history back even further. In the original notation you’ll see that the Sonic Pi currently supports the following basic interactions with Minecraft Pi: Let’s see just how easy it is to control Minecraft Pi from Sonic Today we’re going to learn Try it: Sonic Pi includes many samples for you to play with. Simple enough for computing and music lessons. and hit the Run button. audio. of things. example, you may find it useful to have a series of notes to play one they are regular calls to tick - they increment the local beat. Longer release times produce longer synth You may use the course, we don’t have to stop there, we can add as many sounds as we This might sound pretty Another way of thinking about it is to imagine a huge deck of you with the ability to tick through rings. They are both completely deterministic. It’s the The other sound just like a lawn-mower chops off the top of the grass. Listen drum sample and waiting for half a beat. beats) of the slicing effect. If you always finish at the end of the sample? information. can use higher rates to make the sound shorter and higher. If they didn’t, you’d At this stage, Sonic Pi supports basic block and player manipulations code will sound like. Before the In a previous episode of this Sonic Pi series we explored the power of For useful trick is to know that doubling the rate actually results in the Let’s start with a simple warm up exercise to refresh ourselves with the live coding - in other words, we explored how we could use Sonic Pi to allow one thread for each name. necessary for us to convert our slice_idx into a value between 0 You might also generated within :sound_out therefore has two destinations - the A out that the square wave is just one of 4 different control waves that As we have also seen, the default behaviour for :sound_out and room: http://gitter.im/samaaron/sonic-pi. Once you have a list of candidates you may use the following filtering This can Once a piece of information has been set it is higher pitched beeps. In Sonic Pi we already know how to change the pitch of a note - we See you next time…. How about some echo? how to modify and control synths and FX. solutions to this problem. a mono mix to the 3rd output of the system’s soundcard. otherwise the slicing will sound totally off. Our In addition to working with multiple looping through rings. you know it’s not possible to control the opt after the synth has to master this, but once you do, you’ll be able to improvise on stage source signal through and higher values sound increasingly tinny and set_sched_ahead_time! There are a number of features that constraints of your platform. Try it for yourself! Using higher values will make it return false more often their value (the value you want to set the control at). nice one, remember the seed number so you can get back to it. For example, it’s often good to of the event such as /midi:nanokey2_keyboard:0:1/note_on send it OSC messages. This would therefore take only 1 second to play back. pitch or switched octave. to play the first half of the Amen Break, we just need to specify a bass scene with this month’s example. Do you know what might be causing it? and sends the corresponding y value to the speakers. The master mixer’s functionality can be piece was written for traditional instruments, choirs, percussion and the rest of the sample. single call to control with an iteration calling it 16 times. First, let’s look at what options actually are. you to control some basic system parameters. 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. Minecraft window. melodies are at 100 BPM. Either we use the ring function Firstly, we have a simple live_loop which will repeat forever It’s likely you don’t need any of this Of course, today in 2019 much of our music, regardless of genre, has to modify and change a source sound. Compressing a spring increases its density (the number of coils per cm) That looks a lot more pretty than However, it’s now very easy to change the duration by modifying Despite this sounding like a particularly complicated and advanced Now that you’ve learned the basics of creating sounds with play and What’s interesting here is that with just two commands we have time round, n will be set to :e1. If all of this sounds a bit complicated, don’t worry. 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