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1615051777056 (03/06/2021)

Where we are going from here

After more than ten years, the Sonic Multiplicities code base has reached a level of maturity where it is now feasible to begin generalizing the underlying functions.

New OSC Web Interface

We started off this process by constructing a web GUI for controlling SM performances. This OSC controller can be utilized by anybody with a device connected to the same LAN as the SM system. By generalizing the basic on/off controls of the software, setup and instantiation is easier than ever before. It also provides the added benefit of being a totally silent way to control the SM, getting rid of the previous issues we had with foot pedals actually being picked up by the SM analysis software during start-up.

Next, we have to address the SM seed data interface and the audio IO layers.

Seed Data

SM performances are generally seeded with our purpose-built neural nets and a combination of reliable metrics that could be acquired for free from the internet. However, as time has progressed we have lost access to several of these valuable resources.

Though we have always been able to substitute bad data for better data - even in real time - these problems demonstrate the fallibility of our approach. We are presented with the need for a better solution, because it will also generate fantastic new creative avenues for our project.

Generalizing the SM data inputs will present new challenges in normalizing the values provided, to retain musicality. It will also put us back into the position where our neural nets will be challenged with totally new forms of musical possibilities, expanding its own creative horizons.

Audio I/O

More notably, this will open us up to new kinds of data being provided. Seeds for SM have always been static values derived from the moment in time when the performance begins. Now, seeds can be streamed and constantly changing, allowing for new kinds of inputs such as from sensors.

Beyond the artistic possibilities, there are also exciting technical potentials by making this move. The stability brought about by this work will enable the software to be embedded within AudioUnits and VSTs so that people can attach an SM environment to any audio application as an instrument plugins.

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TITLE PERFORMER CATEGORY DATE
Reflection, No. 4 Garrett Semmelink (violin & percussion)
Reflection Sep 18, 20
Perspectrum Tyler Dinner (guitar)
Live Score Sep 04, 20
Head in the Clouds Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Live Score Sep 04, 20
CMYK Tyler Dinner (guitar)
Live Score Sep 04, 20
Artifices Tyler Dinner (guitar)
Live Score Sep 04, 20
Nineteen Years Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Aug 26, 20
People Over Platforms, 2020 Tyler Dinner (guitar)
Album Aug 25, 20
PSEUDO Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Aug 23, 20
Upward Fall Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Tyler Dinner (guitar)
Max Pena (guitar)
Album Aug 14, 20
Birthday Cake Chest Wound Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Feb 14, 20
Rococo Slaughter Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Jan 31, 20
Adrift Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Jan 17, 20
A Deep Sense of Responsibility Garrett Semmelink (violin & percussion)
Composition Dec 18, 19
FIREROOM Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Dec 04, 19
Reflection No. 3 Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Reflection Nov 02, 19
Music Ain't For Airports Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Oct 17, 19
Injection Time Lapse Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Oct 12, 19
Solfatara Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Nov 04, 18
Animals (Fucking) Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Aug 08, 15
Infatuated Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Aug 01, 15
Reflection No. 2 Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Reflection Jun 13, 15
Mojo Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Apr 30, 15
Splatter Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Apr 23, 15
Luxury Prism Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Apr 23, 15
Prelude to Titan Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Mar 06, 15
Reflection No. 1 Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Reflection Feb 27, 15
Theia Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Feb 25, 15
Electric Chair Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Jan 14, 15
Titan Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Jan 09, 15
Labor Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Dec 17, 14
Miasma Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Dec 12, 14
Inertia Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Oct 26, 14
Vasoconstriction Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Oct 23, 14
LEK4_AND Garrett Semmelink (steel violin)
Composition Oct 19, 12
Untitled Cosmo D (cello)
Composition Jul 06, 12
MAN QUA MAN Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition May 30, 12
Maine Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Feb 10, 12
Drowned Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Feb 10, 12
Schadenfreude Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Jul 11, 11
Freiburg Garrett Semmelink (violin)
Composition Jul 28, 10