JSyn NO LONGER requires a plugin. We are using the pure Java version of JSyn now
Nibblers and Scratchers provide very tight rhythmic cycles. Sounds are derived from samples of electric guitar (N Didkovsky), flute (Anne La Berge), drums (Alesis HR-16 drum machine), and voice (Tyrone Henderson). Nine panels will open in their own window. The top 8 panels control Nibblers (which rip out tiny pieces of longer samples and play them), while the bottom panel controls a Scratcher (which uses a variable delay line to scratch a voice sample). Nibblers and Scratchers are started and stopped using the START and STOP buttons.
Long Licks were inspired by the tape loop work of CW Vrtacek, and is derived from my interactive instrument "A Loop's A Loop's A Loop's A...". The metaphor is simple: the user provides a duration of a tape loop (which creates sound) and another duration for leader tape (or silence). You can create up to 8 different loops at the same time.
JMSL is a Java API for experimental music composition, performance, and intelligent instrument design. JMSL is responsible for Hell Cafe's musical organization, scheduling, chance operations, and compositional algorithms.
Since they are written in Java, JSyn and JMSL allow for pieces like this one to be presented on the Web.
For JSyn info, please visit www.softsynth.com
For JMSL info, please visit www.algomusic.com
JSyn by Phil Burk, copyright 2000, all rights reserved.
Java Music Specification Language (JMSL) by Nick Didkovsky and Phil Burk, copyright 1997-2001, all rights reserved
* HellCafe (C) 2001 Nick Didkovsky, Nick.Didkovsky@mail.rockefeller.edu