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send out bang at random temporal interval ?

May 20, 2006 | 5:21 am

Hi,
I am thinking of making small patch that can send out bang with irregular temporal interval.
Are there any objects that would do this ?
Or what is the best way to make this ?

Thanks.

Alex


May 20, 2006 | 5:38 am

This would do it, though you may want something fancier. Table instead
of random would be a useful substitution to make it less random. A
really useful musically random function is the Myhill distribution. I
think it was described in the first issue of Leonardo. Drunk also
might be interesting to consider.

Peter McCulloch

button
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t b b (trigger bang bang)
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| random 10000 (max delay time here)
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delay
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(and send this back into the t b b)


May 20, 2006 | 7:50 pm

There are thousands of ways of doing this, so no one can say what’s best for your purposes. Peter McCulloch’s example is one very simple approach, but the distribution has some artefacts you may not like (occasional almost-synchronous notes is just one of them).

If I posted all the examples for random rhythms I’ve written, I would exceed the 40kB post limit by several orders of magnitude and we’d have to wait for Andrew to decide whether or not to let it through. Instead, I’ll just point you the Examples page on the Litter Power web site: < http://www.bek.no/~pcastine/Litter/Examples/>. Poisson Rhythms, Pink Counterpoint, and even the Instable Oscillator will give you plenty of ideas. You’ll need at least the Litter Starter Pack (free) to use them, but if you’re at all interested in randomness, you really ought to take a look at Litter Power.

Best,
Peter


May 21, 2006 | 4:35 am

Thank you very much for these good ideas.


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