Re: [linux-audio-user] plak - minimal music

From: Frank Barknecht <fbar@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Tue Jul 19 2005 - 21:11:26 EEST

Wolfgang Woehl hat gesagt: // Wolfgang Woehl wrote:

> Frank Barknecht <fbar@email-addr-hidden>:
> > I cheated a little bit. ;)
> How so?

Well, the idea of this track is as follows: In Pd for each voice I use
two matrices of 10x10. One matrix stores the notes to play, the other
stores directions to walk. Then a voice is set free at a random
position of the directions matrix to walk. At each step it does a
lookup to the note matrix, plays that note, then it looks at which
direction to walk next in the direction matrix. All voices walk at
their own tempo.

Now I can change the directions randomly and also can change the
notes to play. This is what I refered to as cheating: I change the
rules a bit until I find a set, that sounds pleasing.

I also added an OpenGL visualisation to this, which might make the
process clear: see

There you can see eight voices as red squares and the eight directions
matrices as white lines. I can switch directions and volumes of each
voice using the mouse. Softer voices are farther away in the 3D world.


 Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__
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Received on Wed Jul 20 04:15:08 2005

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