Aug 29 2009 | 1:34 pm
    Hello there! Just a simple question... Does anybody knows which are the objects as the Pure Data's rpole~ and rzero~ in max/MSP?? Thank u very much!

    • Jan 11 2011 | 1:29 am
      I'm having fun working through Andy Farnell's "Designing Sound" book and have run into this as well. Farnell writes about using rzero~ for "differentiation" - the opposite of integrating a signal. I've gotten similar results using a hipass filter at 0.999 Hz. Is there a more exact equivalent for rzero~?
      The pd help file says this about rzero~: "rzero~ real one-zero (non-recursive) filter, raw
      Rzero~ filters an audio signal (left inlet) via a one-zero real filter, whose coefficient is controlled by a creation argument or by an audio signal (right inlet).
      The action of rzero~ is: y[n] = x[n] - a[n] * x[n-1] where y[n] is the output, x[n] the input, and a[n] the filter coefficient. The filter is always stable. The transfer function is H(Z) = 1 - aZ^-1."
    • Jan 27 2011 | 5:00 pm
      Here's an rzero~ abstraction based on the filter equation given in the PD help patch. Seems to work fine. rpole~ can't be built as an abstraction since it's a recursive filter. I tried wrapping it in a poly~ set to vs 1, but it didn't work properly.
    • Jan 27 2011 | 10:14 pm
      rpole~ can be build as an abstraction, as its a special case of a biquad~ ( which is rzero~as well btw):
    • Feb 06 2011 | 9:00 pm
      Very helpful! biquad~ is the way to go. It's been a good exercise for me to build these filters from the ground up (with delay~, +~, etc.). Now it makes perfect sense to me how zeroing a1, a2 and b2 causes biquad~ to function as a single pole filter. Thanks!