Role: Academic supervisor
Alumno: Dott. Gianluca Agostini
Supervisor in the Master dissertation of Dott. Gianluca Agostini about technical and theoretical issues in the design and implementation of a visual mixing tool inspired by “The Art of Mixing” of David Gibson. The purpose of this tool is to assist or replace the traditional studio instruments for music production and provide a new approach for audio mix.
About Visual Mixer – inspired by David Gibson
The target of this device is to make it possible to mix a song in a tridimensional graphic environment in which every single sound is represented by a graphical object. This object will have a position and determined geometrical characteristics that should be related to every parameter of that characterize a sound as an element of a mix. The user will be allowed to interact with it using the movement of his own hands. The goal of this device is to substitute or be placed side by side with traditional instruments of the musical production of the recording studio and, more important, trying to create a new mixing approach.
The position and the dimensions on the 3 axis of every graphical/sound object (ellipsoids) in this prototype are determined by; loudness (position on z), frequency content (position on y and dimension on x) and width (dimension on y), pan (position on x). Various psychoacustic factors are taken into account for the analysis.
For the construction of this prototype I made use of two development environments, Max/MSP and Processing, which, by their nature, focus on the immediate development of algorithms through the use of base modules, referring code optimization to future developments.