CompLex - an OSC and Voltage controlled Signal Path Generator (VC-SPG) (2017)

Lex van den Broek

About this exposition

This thesis describes my electronic and artistic research into the design of what I have called the Voltage Controlled Signal Path Generator (VC-SPG). It is a switching audio matrix that can both be seen as a new tool, and as a part of a musical-instrument. As we will see, it can be applied in an analogue electronic music studio setup, a modular synthesizer or in an interactive art-installation. This master research project is a continuation of my previous work at the Royal Conservatoire where I design new technology for Art and Education. The fundamental core of my research project is the development of an audio-matrix with 16 inputs and 16 outputs that can be fully configured, controlled and programmed with Open Sound Control (OSC) and that can be synced and triggered with external analogue signals. In its present state the VC-SPG has become a new type of generator that is able to switch between different studio presets and form the core of new audio experiences and new compositional approaches. I will describe and reflect upon both the technical challenges and development and the musical and artistic results shared with me by students and professionals who used the VC-SPG over the last year for their own work. They all experienced the VC-SPG to be adding a new dimension to their creative process. We can conclude that the VC-SPG is not only a new practical tool, but also a creative instrument for electronic-music and art.
typeresearch exposition
keywordselectronic music, electronic studio, electronics, instrument building, composition, Research by teachers of the Royal Conservatoire
last modified19/07/2017
share statusprivate
licenseAll rights reserved
published inKC Research Portal
portal issue1. Master Research Projects

Simple Media

id name copyright license
355850 Lethesix_v010517 Lex van den Broek All rights reserved
365641 Matrilex CV switch Christos Loupis All rights reserved
367981 Screen Shot 2017-05-24 at 16.00.05 Lex van der Broek All rights reserved
368248 FeedbackPatch Ruben Brovida Ruben Brovida All rights reserved
368250 MatrixMixerLexDay1 Ruben Brovida All rights reserved
368255 MatriLex 4 Max vd Wal All rights reserved
368257 MatriLex 5 Max vd Wal All rights reserved
368261 synthi_difas_01_edit Justin Bennett All rights reserved
368327 VC-SPG_Final A.J. van den Broek All rights reserved
368331 vc-spg_doepfer Lex van den Broek All rights reserved
368333 minijack Lex van den Broek All rights reserved
368335 Banana_switch Lex van den Broek All rights reserved
368337 banana_no_switch Lex van den Broek All rights reserved
368339 model_1 Lex van den Broek All rights reserved
368341 big_jack Lex van den Broek All rights reserved

Comments are only available for registered users.