Transmission
Software Training

Modalys initiation

3 days to understand and master IRCAM’s physical modeling software
April 17 through April 19,
10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Ircam
salle Nono
Language

French

Level

Beginner

Prices

750 €

          Practical Information          

Modalys is an environment that lets the user create completely novel virtual instruments based on “simple” physical objects such as strings, plate, tubes, membranes, plectrum, bows, or hammers, and making them interact.

During this class, participants will explore all the Modalys interfaces. Participants take their first steps using the ModaLisp interface and then in Max to play virtual instruments in real-time. They also learn how to build instruments and calculate sounds using OpenMusic.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to construct a simple virtual instrument and interact with it in the ModaLisp environment and in real-time with Max.

Public

Composers, musicians, sound designer, teachers

Prerequisites

Mastery of the Macintosh environment (OS X), a sequencer software program such as Pro Tools, LogicAudio, and a sound editor like Audacity.

Assessment

Assessment of acquired knowledge using a multiple-choice test (30 minutes) taken at the end of training.
A certificate at the end of the program is given to each participant with the results of the examen.


Program

Wednesday

MorningIntroduction to synthesis through physical modeling;
Introduction to Lips language;
Introduction to the basic functions in Modalys:
- Make-obejct
- Make-connexion
- Make-access
AfternoonStudy a string instrument;
Use a sound file to activate an instrument;
Construct a reed instrument;
Use Modalys in real-time with Max (object Mlys).

Thursday

MorningConstruct a plucked string model;
Change the pitch of a string in real-time using Max.
AfternoonConstruct a plaque;
Use of hybrid objects.

Friday

MorningConstruct 3D objects;
Tibetan bowl;
Balinese gong;
Use 3D objects in Max.
AfternoonUse OpenMusic to calculate Modalys sounds;
Calculate chords;
Calculate melodies using MIDI files.