A Suite of Panning Trajectory Tools in Max 6 with Controllable Presets for
Sound Object Motion in a Spatial Audio Environment
Given the increasingly wider scope for spatialisation in acousmatic music, a problem that faces many composers is a lack of ease in accessing or building structured movement of sound objects within their pieces. Spiraliser is a suite of preset tools built in Max 6 to aid a composer with sound object panning motion. These tools have a library of defined sound object trajectories that are accessible and editable from the composerás environment via midi. This gives the composer simple dynamic control of and between selected panning trajectories. The output trajectory data is routed from MaxMSP as three-dimensional Cartesian coordinates via OSC to control software panners such as Spat~ and Zirkonium.