Stefan Tiedje describes Les Ondes Memorielles as —
“It’s a software (Max/MSP) controlled by a normal fader box and keyboard, and other assignable controllers, which allows to play a memory of the sounds heard before. It will play back the memory modified though (pitched, stretched, with rythms and melodies).
The real time control is the essential part, as its intended to imrovise the playback of the memory…
A memory of sound, which consists of a delay line with 8 taps and 8 buffers. All with a maximum duration of 90 seconds. Each tap has a pitch shift, a feedback and na additional send. Pitches can be controlled with a keyboard and/or an algorithmic process…”