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What are the 4 ways to make sound in DIN Is Noise?
How do I make binaural drones with DIN Is Noise aka the 5th way to make sound in DIN Is Noise
How do I play and bend notes on the Keyboard-Keyboard?
How do I create drones?
How do I move drones?
How do I visually modulate a drone?
How do I visually modulate a bunch of drones?
How do I change the sound of a bunch of drones?
How do I launch drones like rockets?
How do I orbit a bunch of drones?
How do I launch drones from drones that orbit another drone?
How do I ornament notes on the Microtonal-Keyboard?
How do I play with the balls of Mondrian?
How do I turn regular polygons into waveforms?
How do I make drones launched from a drone launcher orbit that same launcher?
How do I make drones launched from a drone launcher orbit an another drone?
How do I make drones launched from 2 drone launchers orbit a 3rd drone?
Gateway instrument. Easy and quick to use. Press a key. Hear a note. See a box (of random color :) Notes of the scale are mapped to keys on the computer keyboard. Compass is 3 octaves. 1st octave: t, r, e, w, q, a, s 2nd octave: d, f, g, h, j, k, l 3rd octave: ;, ', ], [, p, o, i, u The keys assigned depend on the notes in the scale. z: shift an octave down x: shift an octave up SHIFT + ESC to abort active octave shift or click Abort on the octave shift widget. !Careful! You could end up at an 'inbetween note' as your key note :) To return, goto Settings screen to set the key note to a standard note. F11 & F12 : decrease/increase octave shift bpm Or set BPM using the Octave Shift widget. Edit the Octave Shift curve (Press 7 or Menu > Editors > Octave Shift) to modulate to arbitrary pitch or influence the 'shape' of the octave shift over BPM. 9: load previous waveform in library 0: load next waveform in library Or press < and > buttons on the Waveform widget. Press 2 to edit the waveform or Menu > Editors > Waveform Delay: Click on the Delay button to toggle stereo delay lines. Use the Delay editor (press 6 or Menu > Editors > Delays) to change feedback & volume curves. Mouse driven pitch bend: Dotted vertical line marks the mouse position of the last triggered note. Move mouse left of dotted line to lower pitch of all active notes Move mouse right of dotted line to increase pitch of all active notes Mouse driven pitch bend overrides MIDI driven pitch bend. If you cant see the dotted line, mouse is out of the window. Bring it inside and play a note. If Show nearby notes is ON, mouse move only bends the last triggered note. Move your mouse to the nearby note to bend to that note. Press SPACE to stop mouse driven pitch bend. You will get it back when you trigger a new note. MIDI: If MIDI input is available, dotted crosses will mark the 13 notes of the octave. Setup MIDI input on the Settings page. A randomly colored box shown when you play a note on your MIDI keyboard. Size of the box is proportional to MIDI velocity. Edit MIDI velocity curve (press 5 or Menu > Editors > Velocity) Instrument: 1 : switch to another instrument or choose from Menu > Instrument Editors: 2 : keyboard-keyboard waveform 3 : attack 4 : decay 5 : velocity (MIDI) 6 : delay 7 : octave shift Edit the attack & decay curves to sculpt the attack & decay of a note. Set sustain (marked by a blue triangle) on the attack editor. Parameters: Edit Voices, Attack time, Decay time and Hz/pixel using the Spinners. Hz/pixel is the amount in hz the pitch of a note will bend for every pixel you move beyond the dotted line with your mouse. Use the Octave Shift widget to influence octave shift over bpm. Click left arrow to shift an octave down. Click right arrow to shift an octave up. Change BPM to control speed of octave shift. Click Abort to abort octave shift.
Instrument: 1 : switch to other instruments. or choose instrument from Menu > Instrument Editors: 2 : microtonal-keyboard waveform 3 : drone modulation 4 : voice modulation 5 : gater 6 : delays 7 : octave shift 8 : drone waveform or choose from Menu > Editors Drone: A drone is a continuous sounding tone. Create drones on the microtonal-keyboard. Height of the drone is its volume. q - add drones. hold and move mouse to spray or choose Menu > Drone Tools > Add. click to add a drone, click and drag to spray, ESC to stop. Click & drag a box to select drones. l - select all drones i - invert selected drones To pick/browse drone from selection, LEFT ARROW - pick previous drone RIGHT ARROW - pick next drone on reaching end of selection, DIN selects all drones. e - press once and just move mouse to move selected drones: moving left or right changes pitch of selected drones. moving up or down changes volume of selected drones. moving both changes both. press CTRL to move only left or right press SHIFT to move only up or down press e again or click or ESC to stop. Or choose Menu > Drone Tools > Move. Move as above. Menu > Drone parameters > Rotate to rotate selected drones or NUMPAD 1 - rotate anti-clockwise NUMPAD 2 - rotate clockwise Menu > Drone parameters > Scale to scale selected drones or NUMPAD 4 - scale down NUMPAD 5 - scale up c - delete selected drones or choose Menu > Drone Tools > Delete Careful! No undo :) SPACE - mute/unmute lead voice (useful when you want to work just on drones) or Click on Voice at the bottom of the microtonal-keyboard. , - decrease drone master volume . - increase drone master volume For selected drones, - - decrease trail length = - increase trail length 9 - reduce handle size 0 - increase handle size j - freeze / thaw moving drones Drone launch: A drone launcher launches drones at regular intervals into the microtonal keyboard with an initial speed and direction. These drones fall due to gravity to bounce back from the bottom of the microtonal keyboard unless they target another drone and become one of its satellites. h - toggle selected drones into drone launchers SHIFT + h - select launched drones too. useful for freeze/thaw SHIFT + l - select all drone launchers n - decrease drones per minute launched m - increase drones per minute launched [ - decrease speed of launched drones ] - increase speed of launched drones SHIFT + [ - rotate direction of launch anti-clockwise SHIFT + ] - rotate direction of launch clockwise CTRL + ] - toggle drawing of velocity vectors or set from Menu > Drone Params You can set the number of times the launched drone bounces back from the bottom of the microtonal keyboard with Menu > Drone Tools > Bounces. You can also set the amount of speed the bounced drone has on rebound as a % of speed going in thru Menu > Drone Tools > Speed % You can set the lifetime of the launched drone with Menu > Drone Params > Change lifetime. A launched drone dies at the end of its life or when it has bounced enough, whichever is earlier. Orbiting drones: Select a bunch of drones and Menu > Drone Tools > Orbit The last selected drone becomes the planet. The other drones become satellites. Or F4 - orbit selected drones also, ; - select the planet ' - select the satellites o - decrease acceleration of satellites towards planet p - increase acceleration of satellites towards planet CTRL + p - toggle drawing of acceleration vectors Launch drones that become satellites: A launcher can supply satellites to a planet ie drones launched from a drone launcher can orbit another drone: Select a bunch of drones. Choose Menu > Set targets. First drone becomes the drone launcher. Drones from this drone orbit the other drones in turn. ie they become its targets. Change centripetal acceleration of drone launcher (see above) to get the satellites orbit their targets tightly (or loosely). Set drone lifetime and orbit insertion time of the drone launcher to set them for the launched drones. k - toggle snap all drones to notes. Adjust Menu > Drone Params > Snap Left/Snap Right to determine if drone snaps to the left/starting note or right/ending note of the current note range. Modulation: F3 - toggle modulation target: voice or drones F7 & F8: change FM (frequency modulation) rate in BPM of selected drones or all drones or voice. SHIFT + F7/F8: decrease/increase amount of change of FM rate in BPM of selected drones or all drones or voice. CTRL + F7: set current FM rate as minimum. CTRL + F8: set minimum FM rate to 0 F9 & F10: change AM (amplitude modulation) rate in BPM of selected drones or all drones or voice. SHIFT + F9/F10: decrease/increase amount of change of AM rate in BPM of selected drones or all drones or voice. CTRL + F9: set current AM rate as minimum. CTRL + F10: set minimum AM rate to 0. r and t: decrease/increase AM depth of selected drones or all drones or voice y and u: decrease/increase FM depth of selected drones or all drones or voice or set from Menu > Voice and Menu > Drone Params Phrasor: f - start/stop recording phrase v - play/pause phrase g - erase phrase or Menu > Voice > Record a phrase Scrub with phrase position slider. Delay: Click on the Delay button to toggle stereo delay lines. Change feedback & volume curves in the Delay editor (press 6 or choose Menu > Editors > Delay) Gater: b - toggle gater or click on the Gater button Press 5 or choose Menu > Editors > Gater to edit beat shape. F5 & F6: decrease/increase gater BPM or set from Menu > Misc Gater button flashes indicating beat shape. Octave shift: z - shift down an octave x - shift up an octave F11 & F12: decrease/increase octave shift BPM SHIFT + F11/F12: decrease/increase amount of change of octave shift BPM CTRL + F11: set current octave shift BPM as minimum. CTRL + F12: set minimum octave shift BPM to 0 Press 7 to edit the Octave Shift curve (Menu > Editors > Octave shift) to modulate over BPM to any pitch not just notes. Visual: i : click on this button to toggle display of frequencies of notes and volume or press SHIFT + i j : click on this button to toggle display of pitch and volume of drones or press SHIFT + j F2: Turn UI on or off. Board resizing: Menu > Misc > Adjust board height, range left, range right and both Movement: a, d, w, s: left, right, down and up or Click on the arrow keys at the bottom of the microtonal-keyboard
--------------- | Mondrian |--| --------------- Inspired by the work of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. Balls bounce in boxes. Pass thru slits. Sound on impact. Pitch from point of impact. Initial volume from Menu > Parameters > Min Voices More voices means less volume per voice and vice-versa. Horizontal goes from Key note to octave above. Vertical goes Key note to octave above. Set Key note and choose notes of the scale from Settings screen. Boxes: Create boxes within boxes. r - split box under cursor into two new vertical boxes Menu > Tools > Split box vertically into 2 boxes SHIFT + r - split box under cursor into vertical boxes on the notes of the scale. Or Menu > Tools > Split box vertically at notes CTRL + r - split box under cursor vertically into N boxes. or Menu > Tools > Split box vertically into N boxes Set N from Tools menu. f - split box under cursor into two new horizontal boxes Or Menu > Tools > Split box horizontally into 2 boxes SHIFT + f - split box under cursor into horizontal boxes on the notes of the scale Or Menu > Tools > Split box horizontally at notes CTRL + f - split box under cursor horizontally into N boxes. or Menu > Tools > Split box horizontally into N boxes Set N from tools menu. v - delete box under cursor or Menu > Tools > Delete box SHIFT + v - delete all boxes in Mondrian or Menu > Tools > Delete all boxes t - make a grid of boxes on the notes of the scale or Menu > Tools > Make note grid SHIFT + t - make an N x N grid of boxes. or Menu > Tools > Make N x N grid Set N from tools menu. Click on a box's edge and just move mouse to move the edge. Click again or ESC to stop. Slits: Slits let balls of a box pass thru its walls or ceilings into other boxes. You can make or close slits or let wrecking and healing balls [see below] make and close them automatically. You can also animate slits ie open and close them automatically / - Click on an edge of a box to slit. If a slit exists already, it will close. Cannot slit if balls will escape the entire playing area. Cannot slit corners. NUM_PAD + - Increase default slit size NUM_PAD - - Decrease default slit size Or Menu > Parameters > Change slit size To select slits, first change the selection target from balls to slits and then you can use the same shortcuts you use for selecting balls. g - change selection target from balls to slits and back. When slits are the selection target, l - select all slits i - invert slit selection k - select slits of box under cursor hold SHIFT or CTRL to toggle selection n - clear slit selection c - delete selected slits h - toggle slit animation INSERT: decrease slit open+close time of selected slits DELETE: increase slit open+close time of selected slits Or from Menu > Tools or Menu > Parameters. To edit an existing slit, edit one of its two lips: Click once on a lip, just move mouse to move the lip and click again to stop. Also, F9 - remove all slits on the edge under cursor F10 - remove all slits in the box under cursor F11 - remove slits of the box that has a [selected] ball F12 - remove all slits Balls: b - to launch bouncers or Menu > Tools > Add bouncers SHIFT + b - to launch wreckers or Menu > Tools > Add wreckers CTRL + b - to launch healers or Menu > Tools > Add healers Click, drag and release to launch with an initial velocity The shortcuts below affect selected balls, balls in box under cursor or if cursor is outside all boxes, all the balls in Mondrian. [ - decrease speed ] - increase speed ; - decrease attack time ' - increase attack time SHIFT + ; - decrease attack time increment SHIFT + ' - increase attack time increment , - decrease decay time . - increase decay time SHIFT + , - decrease decay time increment SHIFT + . - increase decay time increment o - rotate direction anti-clockwise p - rotate direction clockwise SHIFT + o - decrease angle of rotation SHIFT + p - increase angle of rotation CTRL + o - toggle auto rotate direction anti-clockwise CTRL + p - toggle auto rotate direction clockwise j - flip direction of travel SPACE - freeze or thaw balls SHIFT + SPACE - freeze balls CTRL + SPACE - thaw balls - - decrease trail length = - increase trail length Ball types: A wrecking ball slits walls and ceilings. Colored red. A healing ball closes slits. Colored blue. A bouncing ball bounces when its hits wall or ceiling. Coloring depends on modulation on the ball. See below. F3 - turns selected balls into wrecking balls or wrecking balls into bouncing balls. F4 - turns selected balls into healing balls or healing balls into bouncing balls. F5 - turns selected balls into bouncing balls. F6 - change all wrecking balls into healing balls and vice-versa. F7 - select all wrecking balls. F8 - select all healing balls. Ball selection: Click once and just move mouse to draw a box to select some balls. Click again to stop. Hold down SHIFT while boxing to add to existing selection Hold down CTRL while boxing to toggle existing selection l - select all balls in all boxes i - invert current selection k - select all balls in box under cursor n - clear selected balls to browse selected balls, LEFT_ARROW : select previous ball RIGHT_ARROW : select next ball Ball manipulation: c - delete selected balls m - move selected balls just move mouse to move balls, click or ESC or m to stop. Miscellaneous: 1 - switch instrument or Menu > Instrument 2 - edit waveform 3 - edit attack curve 4 - edit decay curve z - shift instrument or selected balls an octave down x - shift instrument or selected balls an octave up balls are gray if they trigger notes without modulation (default) balls are black if they trigger notes shifted down balls are white if they trigger notes shifted up y - decrease number of voices u - increase number of voices Visual: Mondrian draws a regular polygon when & where it triggers a note. 9 - decrease radius of note polygon 0 - increase radius of note polygon SHIFT + 9 - decrease points in note polygon SHIFT + 0 - increase points in note polygon F2 - Turn the UI ON or OFF See Menu > Misc for more visual options. w, a, s, d - move viewpoint q, e - zoom in and out
Launch with Menu > Instrument > Binaural drones. A binaural drone pair is a pair of drones, one drone goes into your left ear (the L drone) and the other drone goes into your right ear (the R drone). So, you need to hear this on headphones :) The L drone and the R drone each vibrate at their own pitch (in Hz). You hear the difference between the pitches (the Separation) as beats. eg., if the difference is 2 Hz, you hear two beats every second. These beats are called binaural beats. DIN can make binaural drone pairs starting at a pitch (default @ 100 Hz) with any separation between the drones of a pair, default @ 1 Hz. DIN can also make binaural drone pairs at the notes of the scale starting at the key note. The key note can be the starting pitch or the pitch or note you set on the Settings page. You can also set the other notes of the scale there. Turn on Close Octave to create a binaural pair on the octave note too. Turn on Resize separation to vary the separation between L and R drones of each pair so that their pitches always fall on the notes of the scale. Justification determines the drone that gets the starting pitch. Left sets it to the L drone, Right sets it to the R drone. eg., for a Starting pitch 100 Hz and Separation 1 Hz and Justification = Left, L drone is @ 100 Hz, R drone is @ 101 Hz. If Justification = Right, R drone is @ 100 Hz, L drone is @ 99 Hz. If Justification = Center, the L drone is @ 99.5 Hz and R drone is @ 100.5 Hz. Center justification is default. Spacing (in Hz) determines the spacing between two successive binaural drone pairs, default @ 50 Hz. Press 2 or Menu > Editors > Waveform to edit the waveform that drives all binaural drone pairs. Menu > Edit to edit all the binaural drone pairs. Master volume in % determines the overall loudness of all binaural drone pairs. 100% is loudest. 0% is silence. > 100% is valid too. Careful :) Volume fade time in seconds is the time taken to fade in or out when creating, destroying, syncing, changing the volume of a drone pair or when changing the master volume. Pitch fade time in seconds is the time taken to change the L drone or the R drone of any binaural drone pair from one pitch to another. You can observe this when you modulate, flip or change L, R pitches or separation of selected drone pairs. When fading pitch or volume, you can press ESC to abort. Useful when the fade times are long, also useful when you have unexpectedly reached a more interesting sound...:) DIN lists the binaural drone pairs in a list. Click an element to select or deselect, hold SHIFT button down and click to select a group, and clear, invert selection. You can also select based on L, R, Separation Hz or Volume: Select L, R, Separation or Volume from the options, choose the operator: >=, <=, =, <> (the range operator) or id (id numbers of drone pairs listed between the ), enter the value and press ENTER or click on Select to execute. DIN selects the matching pairs. The range operator takes two values, the low and high. The id operator takes 3 values (3rd value is optional and is 1 when not present), the start id, the end id and the increment. You can edit the pitch of the L drone, the R drone, Separation, Justification and the Volume % of a selected pair in the fields to the right. When you select more than one pair, the L and R pitch fields accept relative instead of absolute values ie you change the L and R Hz rather than set it. Flip to swap the pitches of selected drone pairs. ESC to abort. Modulate [actually Multiply] the pitches of L and R drone of selected pairs by an Amount. Click on large left arrow to modulate down, click on large right arrow to modulate up. ESC to abort. With default Amount @ 2.0, you octave shift when you modulate the selected pairs :) You can modulate up or down an interval using the value of DIN's interval variables. eg., $1, $2b, $2, $3b $3, $4, $5b, $5, $6b, $6, $7b, $7 or $8: eg., type $2b, press ENTER and click on large left arrow or right arrow to modulate down or up by a semitone :) $1 is 1.0 and $8 is 2.0 which is the octave shift again :) Delete deletes the selected binaural drone pairs. DIN first fades out the volume of the pairs and then deletes them. ESC to abort delete when fading out. Sync syncs ie aligns the phase of the selected binaural drone pairs. DIN first fades out the pairs, aligns their phase in silence and then restores volume. ESC to abort sync on fade out or in. Recommend keep the Compressor and Delays off.
ESC: quit editor to return to instrument or use Menu > Instrument 2-8: switch to an editor or use Menu > Editors Simply pick a vertex or tangent and move mouse to move. Click again to stop. Press CTRL while moving to move only along horizontal Press SHIFT while moving to move only along vertical SPACE + click and move to move whole curve. To insert a vertex, choose Menu > Tools > Insert vertex To delete a vertex, choose Menu > Tools > Delete vertex To draw a freehand curve, choose Menu > Tools > Draw & replace curve z: undo last operation Or Menu > Tools > Undo SHIFT + z: redo last operation. Or Menu > Tools > Redo CTRL + c: copy curve under cursor. Or Menu > Tools > Copy. CTRL + v: replace curve under cursor with copied curve. Or Menu > Tools > Paste. To convert curve to a polyline, choose Menu > Tools > Fold tangents. Turn on Selection only to fold tangents of just the selected vertex. To convert polyline to bezier curve, choose Menu > Tools > Unfold tangents. Turn on Selection only to unfold tangents of just the selected vertex. Choose Flip about Horizontal or Flip about Vertical and click on that button to flip the whole curve. Turn on Selection only to flip just a picked vertex or tangent. c: toggle if vertices should carry their tangents when moved. Or from Menu > Tools m: toggle if a vertex's tangent mirrors the other tangent Or from Menu > Tools x: toggle x snap. y: toggle y snap. b: toggle x and y snap. n: turn off snap. Or choose from Menu > Tools Mouse capture: F7: start / stop mouse capture. F8: apply mouse capture to picked vertex or tangent or choose from Menu > Tools > Mouse caputre Miscellaneous: r : to apply current plugin Curve library: 9: replace selected curve in editor with previous curve from library. 0: replace selected curve in editor with next curve in library. Or use the < and > buttons at Menu > Tools > Library +: add curve in editor to library. Or choose Menu > Tools > Library > Add -: delete current curve in library. Or choose Menu > Tools > Library > Delete Menu > Tools > Library > Replace to replace current curve in library with the picked curve. see curve-library command to organise curves in the library. Movement: w, s, a , d for up, down, left and right. Or from Menu > Tools Visual: Menu > Tools > Label vertices to toggle vertex labelling o : toggle overlay of current instrument or choose Menu > Tools > Overlay Instrument / : toggle waveform samples display or choose Menu > Tools > Show waveform . : toggle between drawing the curve profile or drawing the curve profile plus vertices/tangents or choose Menu > Tools > Draw curve only , : toggle marking of segments of the curve. if segments overlap
Click on the Record button at the bottom of any instrument to start recording sound made by DIN Is Noise. Menu > File > Clear to clear existing recording. Menu > File > Save to save the recording as a .WAV file on the desktop.
TAB : enter/leave command mode UP_ARROW / DOWN_ARROW: scroll up/down SHIFT + UP_ARROW / DOWN_ARROW: scroll up/down command history In command mode, type help to reveal available commands. Or type help command_name to get help for a particular command. PgUp, PgDn: page up, page down BACKSPACE : delete all text in console ` : fold/unfold console
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