Developer: Alexandre Francois

Current Version: 1.0

Last Updated: 4 years ago

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MuSA_RT animates a visual representation of tonal patterns - pitches, chords, key - in music as it is being performed.

MuSA_RT applies music analysis algorithms rooted in Elaine Chew's Spiral Array model of tonality, which also provides the 3D geometry for the visualization space.

MuSA_RT interprets MIDI information received from any coreMIDI source to determine pitch names, maintain shortterm and longterm tonal context trackers, each a Center of Effect (CE), and compute the closest triads (3-note chords) and keys as the music unfolds in performance.

MuSA_RT presents a graphical representations of these tonal entities in context, smoothly rotating the virtual camera to provide an unobstructed view of the current information.

MuSA_RT 1.0 was commissioned by the MuCoaCo Lab as part of the Music on the Spiral Array . Real Time (MuSA.RT) project, and as companion software to the forthcoming Springer ORMS Series book "Mathematical and Computational Modeling of Tonality: Theory and Applications" by Elaine Chew, expected end of 2012.

The development of MuSA_RT 1.0 was supported in part by the United States National Science Foundation grant no. 0347988.


More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.0
Review by kaliko

Great Idea But Cannot Use - I love the idea of this app, and it looks visually appealing. The only thing is that it does not accept input from any source other than MIDI. I don't have any way (that I know of) to make the app "listen" to mic input, either internal or external, on my Mac. Alexandre, I hope you might consider adding the ability for it to listen to mic inputs also.

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