Dear users, I could sure use your suggestions.
I'm helping a harp player to trigger visuals by playing certain notes.
I need to recognise 14 notes. They are at least three semitones apart from each other.
Harp sounds have strong initial overtones and short duration, but have clear notches.
The performer wants to be able to trigger with both high and low velocities.
The performer wants to be able to play a *trigger* note, while plucking another at the same time.
I've been trying with sigmund~, pitch~ and fiddle~ but I haven't managed to get even near to the control I need. I do get plenty of unwanted triggers, even when carefully tuning my parameters.
The options I am considering are:
A) Continue with the sigmund~ fiddle~ analyze~ etc and:
1) Get highest frequency partial and if it doesn't change by X% in Y ms then bang
2) Break the audio input in bands. If I get a high value change in the bands I want then bang.
B) Buy a good vst/au for up to 100euro and use vst~ [ideas?]
C) Spend some money [up to 200 euro on hardware [ideas?]
If you have successfully used the aforementioned objects PLEASE let me know.
If you have suggestions on any of the other options or anything else please let me know as well.
I have a couple of months before performance.
Thanks in advance