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I was spending a little time trying to get EigenD, Expert Sleepers Silent Way & my modular working together. Thanks to a great video from  +Geert Bevin I've got the Voice Controller, pressure and yaw working well. 

Where I'm having some issues is getting EigenD to provide a clock for my Tiptop Audio Trigger Riot. I've added an AudioUnit agent, for Silent Way Sync, and wired in the metronome inputs, and wired the output out to inputs on the Audio agent. I've also set the tail time on the AU to off. When it's running all is good; changes to the metronome BPM are reflected in the clock output. However, when I stop and then restart the metronome the clock doesn't restart. If I leave the metronome running, and change something in SW Sync, such as the PPQN setting, or the divisor, the clock starts working again. 

Any thoughts anyone? I'm guessing I'll have to ask Os of Expert Sleepers as well.
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This is pretty neat. As per most of the comments, it would be fun to play with using this as an IR.
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Duncan Foster

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Anyone building EigenD on OSX of late? I haven't done this in a while and had deleted my build environment due to lack of space on my laptop.

Having just downloaded the source and cannot get it to build. Can someone remind me of the steps I need to go through?
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I really don't know what the plans are, I haven't got the insight on that for almost a year now.
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Lack of funding to use orchestras and lack of expression in synthesised music are the two themes in this piece from a UK newspaper.
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There's another factor at play here:  an assumption that "real" or "valuable" music has to basically sound like it was played on orchestral-type instruments.  In fact, as we have seen orchestral performances become more and more expensive (all those performers who are now insisting on being paid a living wage in response to thousands of hours of practice time!), non-orchestral instruments have become ever more ... interesting.  Certainly no "classical" instrument is any more expressive than a well-played electric guitar.  But beyond that, we do have lots of examples of popular/alternative/contemporary classical/filmscore music that is definitely music, but could not ever have been produced on vintage/legacy instruments. 

Unreproducible timbres, but also the use of polyrhythms,  evolving rhythms, tremolo and vibrato in modes that would simply be impossible on older instruments.

Can sampled violins ever sound as rich or emotional as sampled sounds played through a different interface?  Probably not--though they can certainly be imitated well enough for a lot of non-critical / background listening.  But by exactly the same token, no wood or brass instrument can replace the dreamlike states or shear panic that well-played electronic instruments can invoke in the hearer.

Which a lot of film scores have recognized, as creative directors have not just tried to compensate for escalating cost--they have tried to use modern instruments and modern styles of playing to invoke emotional responses to human quandaries and human conditions that would have been unimaginable to even a good orchestral composer or musician a couple hundred years ago.

The challenge is to push the frontier of new sounds, not to provide cut-rate imitations of old ones.  New wineskins for new wine!
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Anyone thinking of going to this? I'm looking at the dates and reckon I might try to attend.
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I'm thinking about just attending, but might pack a Pico!
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Can someone score this for eigenharp? http://i.imgur.com/kCNMKAn.jpg
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Densely humorous.
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+Mike Milton , a judicious portion of sarcasm only adds a sparkle to a conversation.

As to the topic discussed, my single wholehearted wish is that with all those innovative instruments will appear just one musical genius that will make capabilities of those instruments essential to his music. Someone like Paganini or Liszt. That would do something that cannot be done with just a keyboard and wheels.     
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Looking at the large Juce checkin Geert's just landed got me thinking about sidechain support in EigenD. Did this ever get addressed? If not, does anyone have any idea feeling for how hard it might be to add?
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Hmmm, the architecture in EigenD is there, it's just another audio channel into the agent. The challenge is to get the plugin host to actually detect it and expose it. Doesn't sound terribly difficult if Juce handles it already.
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Just got approval for vacation time in April next year, and also some tickets to MoogFest :-)
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have fun!
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This and the second in the series are lovely demos of the new sequencer from Intellijel. Wouldn't it be nice if this was possible on the eigenharp?
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Will take a look later +António Machado
Was thinking the other day, a few 'arranger' scripts might be cool...
I've a couple of ideas that might surprise ;)
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