Today was a full day at Berklee. The weather was perfect.
The day started at 9 am with Prof. Andrea Pejrolo's MIDI Application for Writers class where I spoke about getting convincing realizations from samples and the future of virutal orchestration.
The next class was Prof. Michael Farquharson's Contemporary Writing class where we talked about notation and sampling and also the use of MIDI controllers to get more realistic performances and combining live players with sampled performances.
Then it was off to Mike Brigita's Advanced Sampling class where Jeff joined me to discuss convolution, hybrid synthesis/sampling and advanced sample programming.
We had lunch wih Stephen Croes, Dean of the Music Technology Division.
In the afternoon, I spoke with Leeanne Unger's Music Production class about the use of samples in music production and listened to student compositions and offered some suggestions.
Later in the afternoon I spoke with Assoc. Prof. Jeff Baust's Digital Signal Processing class. The topic was convolution and the future of virtual instrumentation.
Great food in Boston. We have enjoyed Tai, Indian, Italian cannolis, Indonesian and Dunkin Donuts (we don't have this cuisine on Orcas Island).
Tomorrow it's off to a project at Harvard and then to AES. Looking forward to going back to my old stomping ground of New York City and meeting some of you.