Mark Matamoros Portfolio

Animation: First 8k

Director: Brett Stalbaum
Technical Support: Hector Bracho, Sam Dosier
Animation: VIS 40 Students
Music Producer: Mark Matamoros
Music Artists: TJ Belling, William Glen Carlisle, Fernando Carrera, Felipa Gonzalez, Elizabeth Lee, Alyana Moneda, Junseok Shim, Brad Stevenson

Description:
The cinema piece First 8k is an animated work that was shown within UCSD’s 2015 Filmatic Festival. Students within UCSD’s Visual Arts 40 course, led by Professor Brett Stalbaum, created the visual and musical components for this project, where it was an exercise in the generation of visual content tailored for an emerging high-resolution video standard. Processing was utilized for the creation of the sequenced animation clips, while Logic Pro provided an environment for music composition with stereo and surround mixing capabilities. Various musical software instruments were utilized within this particular audio workstation.

My role within this project was to lead a team of eight students within a recording studio to compose the score for the visual work. I produced, mixed, and mastered the music for stereo and surround monitoring environments.


Animation: Reflection

Animation: Mark Matamoros
Vocal Performance: Mark Matamoros

Description: Reflection is the result of an exercise in generating a time-based visualization via audio spectrograph. Within this work, audio was utilized to generate a sequence of video frames to create the visual component. The aural component was generated via vocoder, where a spoken excerpt of Luigi Russolo’s The Art of Noise was processed with the audio-generated sequence of video frames.

Photosounder, Spek, Logic Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, and a Canon T3i were utilized to create this piece.


Animation: Tempest Opening

Animation: Mark Matamoros
Music Composition, Sound Design, Mixing: Mark Matamoros

Description:
Tempest Opening is a conceptual multimedia work, designed for a theatrical performance of the Shakespeare play. The animation was created with found video stills and processed within Photoshop, After Effects, and Final Cut Pro. Logic Pro handled the audio treatment and sequencing, where found sounds were utilized for the underwater and storm effects. The music was also composed within the same workstation in conjunction with various drum sampler plug-ins.


Audio Software: Eridanus (Linux-Ubuntu Application)

Digital Signal Processing: Mark Matamoros
Graphical User Interface: Allen Nobles
Project Folder: https://github.com/markmatamoros/Eridanus

Description:
Eridanus is a stand-alone monophonic synthesizer for Ubuntu. This software instrument is comprised of the following components: two selectable waveform oscillators for a single voice, two low frequency oscillators for AM/FM modulation, a multimode filter, an envelope for filter modulation, an envelope for amplitude modulation, a selectable saturation stage, and an end-output control. This instrument can be controlled with the user interface or a hardware MIDI controller. The latter option only provides note selection.

This application was developed with the JUCE framework within JUCE’s integrated developing environment (Projucer).

Compatibility:
Ubuntu 18.04.1


Audio Software: Purple (AU/VST and PD External)

Programmer: Mark Matamoros
Project Folder: https://github.com/markmatamoros/Purple

Description:
Purple is a digital signal processing guitar-effects application. It is available as a plug-in application (AU/VST) for digital audio workstations and as an external for the Pure Data programming environment. Within this software, users can implement tremolo, two distortions, and a stereo widener for incoming audio. This project was developed within XCode in conjunction with the audio framework JUCE. Furthermore, it was written with C and C++. Regarding functionality, the stereo widener is only available within the plug-in version and is dependent on the utilization of a stereo audio file.

Compatibility:
AU/VST:
OSX 10.11.1 – Reaper 5.1, GarageBand 10.1.0, Live 9.2.3

Pure Data:
OSX 10.11.1 - PD 0.46-7 64 bit
OSX 10.9.5 - PD 0.46-7 64 bit
OSX 10.8.5 - PD 0.46-7 64 bit


Audio Software: Mono Synth (Android Application)

Programmer: Mark Matamoros
Project Folder: https://github.com/markmatamoros/Mono-Synth

Description:
Mono Synth is an Android audio application that serves as a musical instrument. This project was developed for handheld mobile phone devices, where control can be handled via touch screen coordinates and accelerometer readings. Within this application, sound is outputted upon the user’s interaction with the touch screen. While y-axis values dynamically control the audible output, the x-axis values handle the audible pitch. Activation of the accelerometer, through a rapid twisting motion, will create a vibrato effect. The development of this application was handled within Android Studio and written in Java.

Compatibility:
Android 4.4.4


Song: Disappointed

Band: My Elysian
Songwriters: Alison Freed, Alexandria Reyes, and Mark Matamoros
Arrangement: Mark Matamoros
Lyrics and Vocal Performance: Alison Freed
Guitar Performance: Alexandria Reyes
Electronic Instrumentation and Performance: Mark Matamoros
Recording, Mixing, Mastering: Mark Matamoros

Description:
Disappointed is an alternative rock music composition that I produced for the band My Elysian. The recording, mixing, and mastering of the piece was handled with Logic Pro, where various software instruments were utilized for the electronic instrumentation. An Oktava MK- 319, while connected to an Apogee Duet, captured the vocal performance. The guitar performance was captured via direct input.


Song: Arctica

Artist: Diana Christine
Songwriters: Diana Christine and Mark Matamoros
Lyrics and Vocal Performance: Diana Christine
Electronic Instrumentation and Performance: Mark Matamoros
Recording, Mixing, Mastering: Mark Matamoros

Description:
Arctica is an electronic music collaboration with the artist Diana Christine. The recording, mixing, and mastering was handled within Logic Pro. Furthermore, all of the digital instruments were hosted within the same environment. An Avantone CV-12, while connected to an Apogee Duet, captured the vocal performance.


Song: Beastie

Artist: Jason Wimbish
Songwriters: Jason Wimbish and Mark Matamoros
Lyrics and Vocal Performance: Jason Wimbish
Electronic Instrumentation and Performance: Mark Matamoros
Recording, Mixing, Mastering: Mark Matamoros

Description:
Beastie is a hip-hop music collaboration with the artist Jason Wimbish. Recording was handled within Logic Pro, where various software instruments were utilized for the electronic instrumentation. A Neumann U 87, while connected to an Apogee Duet, captured the vocal performance.


Song: The Gentleman's Lament (MM Mix)

Band: The Cankles
Songwriter: Brad Davis
Lyrics and Vocal Performance: Brad Davis
Guitar Performance: Brad Davis
Electronic Instrumentation and Performance: Mark Matamoros
Mixing and Mastering: Mark Matamoros

Description:
The Gentleman's Lament (MM Mix) is a remix for the comedic band The Cankles. The guitar and vocal editing were handled within Logic Pro, where a variety of software instruments were utilized for the production.


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