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Tuesday, November 16 • 22:00 - 22:50
(Replay) Optimizing Pulsar Train Synthesis for Live Performance

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Please note that the recordings on Zoom are Dual Mono and not Stereo - some pre-recorded sessions have been uploaded to YouTube to preserve the independent dual channel audio, but some sessions may still be affected.

This presentation demonstrates the innovations necessary for an ideal use of pulsar synthesis in live performance. The study is applied towards **Pulsar**, a VST3/AU/Stand-Alone pulsar synthesizer tailored for live performance and user control.

Pulsar synthesis has been implemented in many Electro-Acoustic works, including some by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Iannis Xenakis, Barry Truax, and Curtis Roads. Each composer accomplished pulsar synthesis with varied methods of analog and digital synthesis, but none of these methods have been optimized for live performance.

**Pulsar** balances a stripped down interface with the parameter trajectories essential to pulsar synthesis. **Pulsar** is available as VST3/AU/Stand-Alone, and is readily integrated into Digital Audio Workstations.

Optimizing pulsar synthesis for live performance will not replace the alternative, but instead push the aesthetic of Micro-Sound to develop a new dimension.


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Ryan Devens

Owner, Recluse Audio
Ryan (Artie) Devens is a software developer and owner of Recluse-Audio. Hailing from the frozen north of Minnesota, Ryan has always been an obsessive recluse. This obsession has culminated in his software and in his compositional output. Recluse-Audio software prioritizes touchable... Read More →

Tuesday November 16, 2021 22:00 - 22:50 GMT
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  • Level Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced