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phasor~ and rate~ question

Apr 02 2010 | 8:47 am

I have a question regarding rate~ object. If you open reference page of the rate~ object, you can see an example patch at the bottom. I am wondering how do you calculate those indexes which are stored in the coll object and are representing a multiplier for the scaling of a phasor frequency.

Thank you!


Apr 02 2010 | 10:01 am

Don’t worry – it’s not rocket science. You choose a notevalue – say, 4n (by convention, that’s what most people would use) and assume that it’s the base for timing differences. If a quarter note is 1.0, then the rate object would have to be running at .5 (one-half the speed) to traverse the distance for a half note or double the rate to traverse the distance for an 8th note, etc. You just get out your calculator and run the numbers….

Apr 02 2010 | 10:10 am

Thank you very much!

And how do I calculate the value for 1/8nt or 1/16nd for example?

Apr 02 2010 | 10:24 am

Um… well, a dotted half note lasts one and one-half the length of an undotted half note, so….

Apr 02 2010 | 10:30 am


Thanks again!!

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