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about the composition and software interface for absolut quartet.
person types in melody through flash interface.
text packet of notes and times gets passed to max patch.
computer analyzes some and expands into ~2 1/2 minute song using an equation composition template.
midi score is appropriately filter for note ranges, allowed speed of note firings(reload time).
pre-delays are added to account for air time of the rubber balls.
computer sends midi out
doepfer midi notes to individual TTL channels
custom board to buffer that output
custom boards local to each ball shooter, wine glass, or percussion element that take TTL pulse and do some local control specific to the instrument.
marimba shooters: a sequence of 4 timed operations which fires and then reloads the shooter.
wine: solenoid pull
percussion: solenoid pull with 8 levels of strength for midi volume.
about 6 microphones and 4 cameras which record and post to youtube.com/user/quartetmachine (with occasional outages)
see more about the specifics of the midi composition language here:
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