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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,

Apr 09 2012 | 5:52 pm

I’d suggest having a look at Jean-Francois Charles’ spectral-freeze patches:

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


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….


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