Mellite Video Tutorials

Video tutorials for version 2.10 and newer are available from a Vimeo album.

Tutorial 1 - Getting Started

Video Link (14 min)

This is a basic introduction from scratch:

  • installing the downloaded application
  • checking dependencies
  • setting up basic preferences
  • creating a new workspace
  • creating objects in the workspace
  • defining a sound process
  • listening to sound
  • attribute map and sound synthesis controls
  • copying objects between workspaces

Tutorial 2 - Timeline and Audio Files

Video Link (19 min)

This tutorial introduces the timeline object and shows how to arrange sound file regions:

  • importing an audio file
  • artifact base locations
  • using the audio file player
  • creating a timeline object
  • dragging audio file regions
  • “global processes” in a timeline
  • routing from an audio region to a global process
  • predefined controls for gain, fade, mute
  • creating a programmed filtering process on the timeline
  • process outputs
  • using the mute state to control filter bypass
  • bouncing to disk

Tutorial 3 - Freesound.org

Video Link (16 min)

This tutorial introduces the freesound.org sound file retrieval object:

  • creating a retrieval object
  • specifying query terms and search filter
  • reviewing the search results and previewing sounds
  • authorizing the application to download sounds
  • downloading sounds and using them within Mellite

Tutorial 4 - Wolkenpumpe

Video Link (33 min)

This tutorial introduces the Wolkenpumpe live interface object:

  • creating a new Wolkenpumpe object
  • components and signal flow: generators > filters > collectors
  • populating with default sound processes; generator channels and audio file players
  • opening the Live view, transport
  • inserting generators and collectors
  • changing parameters with rotary controls
  • inserting filters
  • modulating signals with other signals
  • deleting connections and modules
  • pinning object positions
  • parameter keyboard control, multi-channel parameters
  • inspecting the resulting timeline
  • defining your own sound processes
  • ScanIn, ScanOut and output objects for creating patchable processes
  • Param UGen for parameters, parameter specs
  • clearing the timeline
  • modulator signal range 0 to 1 vs. audio signal range -1 to 1
  • defining a custom filter
  • copying an empty template setup

Tutorial 5…

More tutorials that cover the API and ways of actually programming the system will appear soon (hopefully)…

If you are interested in the confluent versioning workspace, there is a quite old video. I’m planning to cover this topic in updated tutorials.

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