Happy Chinese New Year! We wish you a great fruitful 2021. Here is a gift from us, it’s called Ping Garden, a software instrument utilizing Mac multitouch pad as playing interface. It uses filter pinging and FM for sound synthesis.
When I was working on Wing Pinger in last year’s CNY, factories were closed during the holiday, so I learned a bit of SuperCollider to kill time. That’s how Ping Garden was born.
Ping Garden makes rain falling sounds with gesturally controlled density. Here is a small video of me playing it. Hope you enjoy.
Open Terminal. Input these line by line :
xcode-select --install git clone https://github.com/batuhan/tongsengmod.git cd tongsengmod make sudo make install
From now on, all opeations are in SuperCollider. Open this file in SC.
Meng Qi - Ping Garden.scd (4.0 KB)
Put cursor in the line “Quarks.Install(“MultiTouchPad”);”, press Command + Enter;
Put cursor in the line “s.reboot();”, press Command + Enter;
Put cursor in the section below line 27, press Command + Enter;
Put cursor in the section below line 85, press Command + Enter. Now the software interface should appear and you can start playing on the Touchpad.