Inexpensive (cpu) freeze objects ?


    Apr 09 2012 | 4:56 pm
    Hi ,
    Can I have some recomendations for objects that "freeze" (like GRM freeze) a sound but are not very cpu hungry as I want to use a few of them,
    cheers,
    Augustine

    • Apr 09 2012 | 5:52 pm
      I'd suggest having a look at Jean-Francois Charles' spectral-freeze patches: http://cycling74.com/author/jeanfrancoischarlesnewfloreorg/
      I'm sure hacking into those would give you what you want..
    • Apr 09 2012 | 6:04 pm
      ...and also check out the rgrano.maxpat embedded in
      .../examples/synthesis/granularized
      Reducing the number of voices that [poly~] is using can free up CPU.
      There's perhaps a tradeoff between "authenticity" and CPU cycles; to my ears the JFC spectral-freeze example is, well, simply LUSCIOUS. It depends on what sort of processing power you've got at your disposal too. Time-domain granulation (esp my own attempts) can sound a bit 'cheap and cheerful' to me (Monolake, Graincore and Nathan Wolek notwithstanding of course). My 2c. Perhaps I should edit that last sentence out....
      Brendan