playing multiple notes


    Jul 25 2013 | 2:54 pm
    So I have a list of frequencies with some I would like to combine together into one sound. There are zeros in the data to distinguish one group from another. For example: 230 120 440 0 68 32 0 ...
    The problem is that each group contains different numbers of frequencies and this variability makes it harder to have a universal way to combine each group. Is there a way to somehow store each group and then output it together as one sound, and then use some delay to play each group by itself?

    • Jul 25 2013 | 3:14 pm
      how is that list being generated? And how do you want to "play each group by itself"? I think we're missing a bit of the story here.
      Normally I'd handle this in a loop; I'd start by feeding the list through [zl sub 0] to get the locations of the zeros, and then use zl slice to use those zeros as the demarcation.
    • Jul 25 2013 | 5:13 pm
      You could also use
      iter
      |
      sel 0:
      right outlet sends non-zero numbers into [zl group]
      left outlet bangs out [zl group]
    • Jul 26 2013 | 3:22 pm
      the list is being read from a text file that is already prepared, and say I have a 4 frequencies like 220 440 650 330, I want to play them at the same time like a chord on a piano. The zeroes in the list would separate each "group". However each group has different number of frequencies like one might have 2 while another will have 4. So is there a way to play them like a chord except I don't know how many notes there will be exactly each time?
    • Jul 26 2013 | 3:24 pm
      And how can I make sure each group separated by zeros doesn't mix with each other?
    • Jul 28 2013 | 9:23 pm
      How are you going to trigger the next group if they are all coming from one long list? Is it going to be after a set interval or will you want a [button] to trigger the next one manually? Or something completely different?
    • Jul 29 2013 | 1:53 pm
      I want a button to trigger the next one, but hopefully it can automatic like after each time a 0 is outputted,the button will trigger the next group to be played together
    • Jul 29 2013 | 2:38 pm
      with this method :
      you need to first feed teh list, then each bang you send to [zl queue] will give you one "group" that was separated by a 0. One after the other, and only once each group - if you want to resend everything from start you need to re send the list.
    • Jul 30 2013 | 8:16 am
      You can use poly~.