Experiences with bass guitar/frequencies in msp?

Jan 20, 2010 at 2:54am

Experiences with bass guitar/frequencies in msp?

So far I’ve been working on a patch strictly for electric guitar or samples with a wide-frequency range. The sounds get analyzed and processed for generating lots of sounds out of one or few. Now I’m starting to wonder if I should use a bass guitar instead. Would pitch tracking or pitch shifting be more accurate or pleasing with lower frequencies compared to higher frequencies? Is anyone else working mostly with in the sub-bass/bass register for their input?

Jan 20, 2010 at 9:35am


You missed a whole evening of bass+laptop in Paris, under the supervision of Kasper Toeplitz. He is one of them, I am too, and there was 3 others, namely Eryck Abecassis, Dr Floy, and Bruno Chevillon (and I know at least 3 more professional performers in the ‘experimental/noise/improv/freejazz’ scene.

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Jan 20, 2010 at 5:03pm

Would you say that your choice of instrument makes Max harder to work with, easier to work with, or about the same as any other instrument? I mostly want to know things like if pitch tracking a bass is more accurate than pitch tracking a guitar, given that they are both playing single notes only different frequencies.

Jan 20, 2010 at 5:28pm

pitch tracking is faster in higher frequency (you can put the fft size shorter and therefore have shorter latency)

That is about it. Monophonic only in both case, obviously.



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