FMT Software

Version 1.7

Version 1.6

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Installation Instructions & Troubleshooting:

-Download latest builds from links above, unzip, and install the software

Troubleshooting FMT for Windows:

-it is recommended that you install QuickTime and Visual C++ Runtime for any difficulty running FMT

Troubleshooting FMT for Mac:
-Open Mac app in 64-bit mode
-"FMT is damaged" Error

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Source Code Version 1.7

-Source code requires Max 7

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Older FMT versions:
Windows 64 1.4 | Windows 32 1.4 | Mac 1.4 | Source 1.4 (requires Max 7)


Windows 1.3 | Mac 1.3 | Source 1.3 (requires Max 6)

 

 

FMT

 

 

 

Chapter Examples

Download and unzip these files as you read the related chapters.

Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 14

 

Chapter Resources

 

Chapter 1: Properties of Sound


Links
Audio Frequency
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_frequency
Timbre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timbre
Spectrogram
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectrogram
Auditory Masking
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auditory_masking
Sound Masking
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_masking
Loudness
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness
Decibels
http://www.axiomaudio.com/understandingdb

Car Engine Singing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRXwWbo_mX0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGEqlNU30Tg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aArSn4IhHI

Singing Plates
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYoxOJDrZzw

Polyphonic Overtone Singing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC9Qh709gas

 

 

 

Chapter 2: Audio


Links
Cable types
http://tweakheadz.com/all-about-cables/
Impedance
http://tweakheadz.com/impedance-for-musicians/ http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan03/articles/impedanceworkshop.asphttp://www.audio-technica.com/cms/site/214c5c52432bc79b/

Line Level
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_level
TRS Connections
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phone_connector_%28audio%29
Microphone
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microphone
Microphone Placement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microphone_practice
Phantom Power
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_power
Electric Guitar Pickups
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickup_%28music_technology%29
Sound Systems
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_reinforcement_system


Links to Advanced Topics
Balanced Audio
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balanced_audio_connector
Nyquist Rate
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyquist_rate
Practicality of Larger Sample Rates (192k, etc.)
http://tweakheadz.com/16-bit-vs-24-bit-audio/

 

 

Chapter 3: Audio Editing Software

Links:
Audio Editing Software
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_audio_editor
DAW
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_audio_workstation
Audacity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audacity_%28audio_editor%29
Overdubbing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overdubbing
Bleed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spill_%28audio%29
MP3
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MP3
GarageBand
https://www.apple.com/mac/garageband/
Mixcraft
http://www.acoustica.com/mixcraft/
Pro Tools
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro_Tools
Logic Studio
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logic_Studio
Ableton Live
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ableton_Live
FL Studio
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FL_Studio
Cubase
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubase

 

 

Chapter 4: Synthesis


Links:
Additive Synthesis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Additive_synthesis
FFT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_Fourier_transform
Spectrogram (STFT):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectrogram#Generation
Non-sinusoidal Waveforms
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-sinusoidal_waveform
Wavetable Synthesis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wavetable_synthesis                               
Physical Modeling
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_modelling                       
Karplus-Strong Algorithm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karplus-Strong_string_synthesis            
Digital Waveguide Synthesis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_waveguide_synthesis
Beat Interference
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_%28acoustics%29
Tremolo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tremolo                                                    
Phase
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase_%28waves%29
Phase Cancellation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noise_cancellation
LFO
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-frequency_oscillation
Ring Modulation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_modulation
DC Offset
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dc_offset                            
Sideband Frequency
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidebands
AM Synthesis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amplitude_modulation                           
FM Synthesis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frequency_modulation_synthesis
Subtractive Synthesis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subtractive_synthesis
Sampling
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampling_%28music%29
Sampler
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampler_%28musical_instrument%29
Granular Synthesis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granular_synthesis 

Links to Media
Listen to the two audio files below representing a voice message created by synthesizing the spectral qualities of the human voice, versus a method of sampling an actual human being saying words, and then piecing those samples together to make a coherent phrase.
Speech Synthesis (additive)
Speech Sampling (concatenative)
The text: Your call has been forwarded to an automatic voice message system. 6 2 2 1 6 8 5 4 4  is not available. At the tone, please record your message.

Links to Books
Refining Sound: A Practical Guide to Synthesis and Synthesizers, by Brian K. Shepard
http://www.oup.com/us/companion.websites/9780199922963/

 

 

Chapter 5: MIDI


Links
Teleharmonium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telharmonium
Theremin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theramin
RCA Mark II
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RCA_Mark_II_Sound_Synthesizer
Buchla Instruments
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchla
Robert Moog
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Moog
Switched on Bach
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switched-On_Bach
MIDI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIDI#The_development_of_MIDI
Sampler
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampler_%28musical_instrument%29
Native Instruments Kontakt
http://www.native-instruments.com
IK Multimedia SampleTank
http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/sampletank
Mainstage
http://www.apple.com/mainstage

 

 

Chapter 6: Digital Notation


Links
Finale
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finale_%28software%29
Sibelius
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibelius_%28software%29
Noteflight
www.noteflight.com
MuseScore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musescore
LilyPond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LilyPond
Various Notation Software
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_scorewriters

Links to Media
MIDI File

 

 

Chapter 7: Sequencing MIDI


Links:
Ableton Live Suite
http://www.ableton.com

Remember

 

 

Chapter 8: Acoustics


Links
Anatomy of the Human Ear
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear
Acoustics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acoustics 
Architectural Acoustics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architectural_acoustics  
Sound Reflection
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_reflection#Sound_reflection  
Wavelength
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wavelength 
Bass Trap
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bass_trap
Diffraction
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/sound/diffrac.html
Diffusion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_diffuser
Compression and Rarefaction
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/491599/rarefaction
Attenuation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acoustic_attenuation
Resonance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resonance
Breaking a Wine Glass at Resonant Frequency
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17tqXgvCN0E  
Acoustic Resonance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acoustic_resonance
Resonance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resonance
Alvin Lucier
http://www.ubu.com/sound/lucier.html 
I Am Sitting in a Room
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Sitting_in_a_Room
Formant
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formant
Impulse Response
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impulse_response#Acoustic_and_audio_applications
Stereo Imaging
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereo_imaging 
Phantom Center
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_center
Psychoacoustics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychoacoustics
Diana Deutsch
http://deutsch.ucsd.edu/psychology/pages.php?i=201
I-Doser
http://i-doser.com/
Sound Pressure Level
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_pressure
Sound Measurements
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Sound_measurements
Decibel Levels of Daily Noises
http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/noise/ 
Sound Meters
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_level_meter  
Equal-loudness Contours
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal-loudness_contour
Tone, EQ, and Filters
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Tone,_EQ_and_filter 

Books
Principles of Digital Audio, by Ken Pohlmann
https://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/0071663460.html

 

 

Chapter 9: Effects


Links
Clipping
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clipping_%28audio%29
Distortion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distortion_%28guitar%29
Gate
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noise_gate
Compression
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_range_compression
Side-Chain Compression
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Side-chain_pumping
Mastering
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_mastering#Digital_technology
EQ
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equalization_%28audio%29
Q
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q_factor
Build and Drop
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drop_%28music%29
Wah Wah
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wah-wah_pedal
Auto-Wah
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto_wah
Delay
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delay_%28audio_effect%29
Reverb
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverb
Chorus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chorus_effect
Flanger
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flanger
Effects Units
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_unit
VST
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VST_plugin
ReWire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rewire
“Monkey Explains it All” FX Guide
http://www.analogman.com/monkey.htm

 

 

Chapter 10: Sequencing and Performing with Audio


Links:
Ableton Live Suite
http://www.ableton.com

Remember

 

 

Chapter 11: Technology in Performance


Links
Music School
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_school#University_schools_of_music
Electroacoustic Music
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electro-acoustic_music#Electronic_music
Acousmatic Music
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acousmatic_music
Musique Concrète
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musique_concr%C3%A8te
Pierre Schaeffer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Schaeffer
Iannis Xenakis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iannis_Xenakis
Stochastic Music
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stochastic_music#Music
John Cage
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cage
Karlheinz Stockhausen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlheinz_Stockhausen#.22Space_music.22_and_Expo_.2770
Morton Subotnick
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morton_Subotnick
Mario Davidovsky
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Davidovsky
IRCAM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRCAM
Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia-Princeton_Electronic_Music_Center
PLOrk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PLOrk
SEAMUS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SEAMUS
Vienna String Library Studio Chat with Danny Elfman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=712ntdvBBTg&list=UUtihH1B-ONbBtWCvrFYXA9g

Examples of Music Performance Software

Ableton Live

http://www.ableton.com

Reason

https://www.propellerheads.se/products/reason/

Native Instruments

http://www.native-instruments.com

IK Multimedia

http://www.ikmultimedia.com

UVI Workstation

http://www.uvi.net

Mainstage

http://www.apple.com/mainstage

Max/MSP/Jitter

http://www.cycling74.com

 

 

 

Chapter 12: Technology in Education


Links
“The Other 80%” Studies
http://musiccreativity.org/research.html
Technology Institute for Music Education
http://www.ti-me.org
Association for Technology in Music Instruction
http://www.atmimusic.com/

Luke Dubois

http://www.lukedubois.com

Hindsight is Always 20/20

http://hindsightisalways2020.net/

Suicide Box

http://www.bureauit.org/decade/projects.html

 

Examples of Music Education Software

Smart Music

http://www.smartmusic.com/

MusicTheory.net

http://www.musictheory.net/

Music Tech Teacher (Karen Garrett)

http://www.musictechteacher.com

Free Music Tech Curriculum

http://musiced.presonus.com/learning-center/music-creation

mustech.net

http://www.mustech.net

Synthtopia

http://www.synthtopia.com

KVR Audio

http://www.kvraudio.com

Electronic Musician

http://www.emusician.com

Vintage Synth Explorer

http://www.vintagesynth.com

 

 

 

Chapter 13: Technology in Composition

Links
Musikalisches Würfelspiel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musikalisches_W%C3%BCrfelspiel

David Cope

http://artsites.ucsc.edu/faculty/cope/

Markov Chains

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markov_chain

Arvo Pärt

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvo_P%C3%A4rt

Examples of Music Composition Software

Ableton Live

http://www.ableton.com

Finale

http://www.finalemusic.com

Sibelius

http://www.avid.com/US/products/sibelius

Logic X

https://www.apple.com/logic-pro

Soundation

http://soundation.com

MusicStudio (app for iOS)

http://www.xewton.com/musicstudio/overview

Pro Tools

http://www.avid.com/US/products/pro-tools-software/

GarageBand

https://www.apple.com/mac/garageband/

Studio One

http://http://www.presonus.com/products/studio-one/

Mixcraft

http://www.acoustica.com/mixcraft

Secret Composer

http://www.secretcomposer.com

Noteflight

http://www.noteflight.com

Notion

www.notionmusic.com

Max/MSP/Jitter

http://www.cycling74.com

 

 

 

 

Chapter 14: Introduction to Music Programming


Links
Cycling ’74 Max/MSP/Jitter
http://cycling74.com/
Cycling ’74 Projects
http://cycling74.com/project/
Max for Live
http://cycling74.com/products/maxforlive/                              
Pure Data
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pure_Data
CSound
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Csound
SuperCollider
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SuperCollider
ChucK
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ChucK

Max Key Commands:

New Objects Learned:

Remember:

Additional Tutorials:
Tutorials are available from within the Max application by clicking Help from the top menu.

about the author

V.J. Manzo (PhD Temple University, M.M. New York University) is Assistant Professor of Music Technology and Cognition at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He is a composer and guitarist with research interests in theory and composition, artificial intelligence, interactive music systems, and music learning. V.J. is the author of the book MAX/MSP/Jitter for Music on programming software-based interactive music systems for composition, performance, instruction, and research and co-author of the book Interactive Composition on creating and performing interactive music, both published by Oxford University Press. For more information visit vjmanzo.com.