## Humanizing sequences

Apr 13 2006 | 11:54 pm
I am currently having fun with different methods of sequencing, using counter-sel structures as well as fiddling with logic operands. The next step is to have selected notes triggers deviate by a given %+/-. What methods would people recommend? Ideally it would be a random amount within a given tolerrance. The note would more than likely hit on time, but less likely to hit way off time.

• Apr 14 2006 | 2:35 am
take a look at the 'drunk' object.
• Apr 14 2006 | 9:36 am
On 14-Apr-2006, at 1:54, dave whiting wrote:
> I am currently having fun with different methods of sequencing, > using counter-sel structures as well as fiddling with logic. The > next step is to have selected notes triggers deviate by a given % > +/-. What methods would people recommend? Ideally it would be a > random amount within a given tolerrance. > The note would more than likely hit on time, but less likely to hit > way off time.
The obvious candidate would be a Gaussian (aka "normal") random number generator. The Litter Power object lp.norm will do exactly that.
There is an example of using lp.norm to emulate an analog, instable oscillator at , which is very similar to the task you're approaching.
You may also want to look at other distributions: Cauchy (lp.coshy) or hyperbolic cosine (lp.hyppie) will give more extreme values (more surprises!). The Litter Power Professional Bundle gives you over two dozen different distributions to choose from.
Lp.norm is in the Litter Pro Bundle. You might want to start with looking at lp.bernie from the freeware Litter Starter Pack. Bernie can give you a close approximation of a Gaussian distribution.
URI below.
Best, Peter
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• Apr 14 2006 | 10:33 am
On 14-Apr-2006, at 11:36, undersigned wrote: > Lp.norm is in the Litter Pro Bundle.
Oh, hey, lp.norm is in the Starter Pack!
You can just go to , download, and install.
Sometimes I forget which object is in which package, sorry. Of course, norm is also included in the Pro Bundle, which I hope you'll take a look at.
Best, Peter
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• Apr 14 2006 | 4:18 pm
Thanks, I'll give this a go! :)