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Songbird by Dillon Bastan

Bird flock simulator and more!

£20.00

Songbird is a MaxForLive audio instrument featuring a simulation of a flock of birds, each bird having its own model of a syrinx (a bird vocal organ) as well as a model of a simple birdbrain that controls the syrinx to create different syllables.Each bird’s position, speed, angle, etc in the flock can be mapped to various parameters as modulation sources.This device yields anything from textures, drones, rhythms, harsh/haunting/noisy/pretty tones, generative soundscapes, odd melodies, and of course different sounding bird calls!
COMPATIBILITY: Ableton Live 10 / 11 Suite or Ableton Live 10 / 11 Standard with MaxforLive Installed
OS COMPATIBILITY: Mac & Windows
Min. Requirements: Ableton Live 10 Suite or Ableton Live 10 Standard with MaxforLive Installed
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    INSTALLATION:

    Double click on the .ALP file whilst you have Ableton Live open.

    CHANGE LOG:

    V1.0.1 – Released 22nd March 2023

    Songbird by Dillon Bastan

    Songbird is a MaxForLive audio instrument. It features a simulation of a flock of birds, each bird having its own model of a syrinx (a bird vocal organ) as well as a model of a simple birdbrain that controls the syrinx to create different syllables. Each bird’s position, speed, angle, etc in the flock can be mapped to various parameters as modulation sources. This device yields anything from textures, drones, rhythms, harsh/haunting/noisy/pretty tones, generative soundscapes, odd melodies, and of course different sounding bird calls!

    The design of Songbird is a collaboration between Dillon Bastan and Alina Kano

    SONGBIRD CONTENTS

    The device, user manual, 29 presets

    SONGBIRD FEATURES

    • A boids or flocking simulation with up to 32 birds with several parameters:
    • Rate, alignment, grouping, separation, sight radius, and force strength
    • Option to visualize sight radiuses
    • Randomize flock function
    • Save flock state function and a function to revert to saved state on transport start
    • Various parameters that are able to be mapped to several qualities of the flock for modulation:
    • Index spread, X position, Y position, Angle, Speed, Proximity to neighbor, Density of neighbors, Birds in sight, Brain modulations,
    • Random spray
    • Several parameters for the bird brain model which create syllables (envelopes)
    • Several parameters for the syllable qualities
    • Parameters for making phrases or songs from the syllables
    • Wavefold, FM and AM options
    • Simple reverb parameters

    WINDOWS USERS: 10+ . Windows needs to follow these instructions for bird images working – USING VIDEO

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    Dillon Bastan is a Los Angeles based sound artist, developer, music producer, and performer. He constructs interactive and intuitive experiences with sound as art, music, or tool. He uses a variety of programming languages, softwares, technologies, and a musical background. His passion for nature and interest in technology pulls him to blend the organic and synthetic.

    Dillon draws on experiences from music, traveling, programming, meditation, and construction/carpentry for inspiration and solutions to his projects. He is constantly collaborating, learning, and exploring new possibilities in sound, art, and technology.

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