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pulsar synthesis-help?

January 6, 2014 | 6:56 am


I am trying to find sources on the net about pulsar synthesis (and I am astonished with the fact that I can find almost nothing about the matter). I have already read the microsound book by curtis roads but I am facing difficulties trying to create a complex patch for the max. During my search on the net I found this blog

It is using a pulsar~ abstraction which cannot find anywhere? Does anyone know if this is available anywhere? Apart from that any tips on pulsar woudl be highly appreciated… I am really confused about the masking and the pulsaret envelope (what’s the diference with an amplitude one).

thanks in advance,

January 6, 2014 | 6:58 am

forgot to mention that I use max 5 so gen is not a solution :)

March 22, 2015 | 7:22 pm

I hope you found a solution to this problem! I am currently in the middle of using MaxMSP to recreate the PulsarGenerator application created by Curtis Roads and Alberto de Campo. The current barrier is implementing stochastic burst masking. My solution now is to create a single external object that will allow the user to choose the pulsaret waveform, envelope, and burst masking ratio. I do not think another solution exists in the given MaxMSP environment that will provide accurate audio-rate timing. If you have found any solutions since your post I would love to hear about it!

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