## funneling in toward a target number

Jan 17, 2009 at 5:47am

# funneling in toward a target number

hi everybody,
there must be a simple way to do this (right?). I feel like I’ve done
it the hard way, and I’d like some feedback–if anybody can tell me
about a simpler method I’ve overlooked. Or other suggestions.

I’d like to have a range of numbers that funnels down toward a target
number. (My idea is that I’ll use this to control the frequency of a
bunch of partials. These upper partials of a given fundamental will
scramble around an increasingly circumscribed range, each eventually
landing on a different target frequency.)

I’m using two tables and counting through them, getting the Y values,
and plugging them into the range inlet of drunk objects. (I’ll scale
all this later, right now I just used values btw. 0-127). One table
is used to define the upper limit, the other for the lower limit.

Maybe it’s time to figure out Markov chains? Or is there another way?
here’s the patch (Max 5)…

best,
Sam

Sam Nichols

http://samnichols.net/

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#41726
Jan 17, 2009 at 6:15am

Hi Sam,

This looks like a reasonable enough way with stock Max objects. Here’s a slightly modified version of your patch (consolidated metros, etc.).

best,
Zachary

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#148887
Jan 17, 2009 at 11:56am

Markov chains are Stateless by nature.

Though there is a perceptual change in time, your math needs to be
stateless I would presume.

I’m unsure how to use your binary attachment below, seems to be a MIME
attachment problem.

-r

On Jan 17, 2009, at 12:47 AM, Sam Nichols wrote:

> hi everybody,
> there must be a simple way to do this (right?). I feel like I’ve
> done it the hard way, and I’d like some feedback–if anybody can
> tell me about a simpler method I’ve overlooked. Or other suggestions.
>
> I’d like to have a range of numbers that funnels down toward a
> target number. (My idea is that I’ll use this to control the
> frequency of a bunch of partials. These upper partials of a given
> fundamental will scramble around an increasingly circumscribed
> range, each eventually landing on a different target frequency.)
>
> I’m using two tables and counting through them, getting the Y
> values, and plugging them into the range inlet of drunk objects.
> (I’ll scale all this later, right now I just used values btw.
> 0-127). One table is used to define the upper limit, the other for
> the lower limit.
>
> Maybe it’s time to figure out Markov chains? Or is there another
> way? here’s the patch (Max 5)…
>
> best,
> Sam
>
> Sam Nichols
> http://samnichols.net/
>
>

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>

#148888
Jan 17, 2009 at 4:26pm

thanks Zachary

I learned a lot going through your version of that patch.

best,
Sam

Sam Nichols