Exploring Cutting Edge Technologies with MIDI Polyphonic Expression in Sampled Instruments
The intention of this project is to create a sample library that utilizes a new MIDI protocol called MIDI-Polyphonic Expression, which will be defined from here as “MPE”. This is done utilizing new MPE features in Ableton Live’s sampler device and Ableton racks to optimize workflow for the modern composer. Ableton’s incredibly powerful audio stretching and time warping features are responsible for many of the sounds we hear in popular music today, and now with the addition of MPE they are going to allow the possibility of more creative human expression. This library contains multiple layered samples in order to achieve a perceived sense of three dimensions of sound. All of the samples are recorded using high quality microphones and preamps in order to achieve the highest fidelity in the audio.
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Project Components: project video (.mp4), reflection paper (.pdf), MPEtrap project files (ZIP file containing 11 .als files, 1 .amxd file, 14.aiff files, 14.aiff.asd files, 26 .wav files, 26 wav.asd files, 1.cfg file), Round Robin Hack project files (ZIP containing 1 .amxd file, 1 .adg file), other project files (ZIP file containing 2 .alp files).
Brandes, Chris J. “Exploring Cutting Edge Technologies with MIDI Polyphonic Expression in Sampled Instruments.” Master's thesis, Berklee College of Music, 2021. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-production-technology/279.