Hey y'all. I've been really enjoying reading this forum; seeing the joy and excitement of people learning Tidal for the first time, and the impressive creativity being shared.
I feel like I'm working towards a proper video covering Tidal and audio workstations. However a lot has been changing in my setup lately, so doing it as a live stream will probably be helpful to me and more accessible for others.
(If you're unfamiliar with my work, the Lil Data YouTube channel would be the most relevant place to find out)
My system is biased in that I use Emacs as my editor, a commercial virtual audio software called Loopback for routing (although I'm checking out the open source Blackhole lately), and Logic Pro X and more recently Bitwig for audio work. And musically, I have for the most part been focused on pushing the horizon of Tidal in a pop context, though I've also done some ambient music and started performing in ensembles last year too. In any case, I'll try to keep things as generally useful as possible.
It will be slightly ad-hoc, but these are some of the topics I hope we can cover:
DAWs: Audio, MIDI & Sync
- Writing (new) custom Tidal OSC specs
- Wrapping custom OSC into user friendly shortcuts
- Using custom OSC to control a DAW
- Exercises and heuristics for learning Tidal
- How I manage my Tidal composition code
- A tour of my Tidal library jarmlib (which I'll try to update this week)
Music Production tips
- How I approach producing tracks started in Tidal
- Recording patterns
- Rearranging patterns
Live Performance tips
- Designing DAW templates for live coding performance
- How I prepare for a performance
- How I rehearse a performance
- How I perform live with Tidal
- The importance of reflecting on performances
Please add your +1's to the above and let me know what else you are interested in (I'm happy to talk about Tidal more from an artistic/cultural perspective as well, if prompted).