- - Macintosh computer
equipped with an audio interface compatible with Max/MSP (e.g. Motu
828mkII; Motu 896; Digidesign DIGI002; RME sound-card) to run a patch
including reverberations and harmonizers.
- General reverberation (e.g. Lexicon PCM81)
- Harmonizers (e.g. Yamaha SPX2000 or SPX90 or any dual pitch shifting
device) - see Appendix
II for parameters
- Microphone for flute
- Mixer & stereo
The microphones should be set symmetrically to give an even sound image, even
if the musician has to move during the performance when reading the score.
The ideal amplification will create a rather intimate 'close' sound.
The amplified sound is sent to both loudspeakers. The amount of the
amplification depends, naturally, on the concert space, but should not
totally cover the acoustic sound of the instrument, even if the general level
can be rather high. The level should not grow enormously when the effects are
added; here the straight amplified sound can be set slightly down.
Nevertheless, no abrupt changes in the sound image should be made.
Harmonizers (see Appendix
II for parameters)
If several reverberation programs are available, one should select a bright
reverberation without any other effects. The reverberation time is set to
about 4.5 seconds (depending on the hall), and possible filtering and other
manipulations are made to obtain a clear and bright sound.
The notation of electronics
The two effects are marked with R (reverb) and H (harmonizer). The changes in
the degrees of the effects are marked approximately with crescendos or
diminuendos from a previous level to a new level, or dotted lines, which
means that the current level is maintained.
The percentages are advisory, and have to be every time reconsidered,
depending on the performance space.
Note: A WINDOWS
patch version will be available soon. For a request of a specific patch
version, please contact Chester