· Sustain pedal (for Max triggering) connected to the Mac through any MIDI keyboard or voltage to MIDI converting device (e.g. MIDI Solutions’ Footswitch controller).
· Microphone for the cello.
· Mixer & stereo diffusion (possibly a return monitor for the cellist).
Note: A WINDOWS patch version will be available soon. For a request of a specific patch version, please contact Chester Promotions.
Original version (Obsolete)
The Reverberation Effect (see Appendix I for parameters)
A special reverberation effect is used for the part I of Près: it consists
of a program in which the reverberation time is changed constantly by the
amplitude of the input signal. The general idea here is: the quieter the
sound, the longer the reverb.
The SPX1000 effects
The effects for the SPX1000 (delays, harmonizers, reverberation) are loaded from the Max/MSP patch on the CD-ROM.
The Performance Situation
The instrumentalist triggers the changes in the SPX1000 effects and starts the pre-recorded audio material. The pedal changes are marked in the score with circled numbers. A second person is needed to assure a good mix balance between the different materials.