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Unreliable Metronome


Jul 16 2008 | 6:03 pm

I’ve put together a metronome that can’t keep steady time, a tool that I’ve wanted to have. It’s not super polished, but in case someone is interested in the same thing . . .

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Jul 16 2008 | 11:26 pm

On 16 juil. 08, at 20:03, tortureartist@mac.com wrote:

> I’ve put together a metronome that can’t keep steady time, a tool
> that I’ve wanted to have. It’s not super polished, but in case
> someone is interested in the same thing . . .

No offense but, you’re patch is not really clear. For instance, when I
see a metro with no interval argument going into a random object I
really don’t know what you would expect. What are you trying to
achieve precisely?

ej

Jul 17 2008 | 12:45 am

you could just turn overdrive off.

;0

Jul 17 2008 | 8:50 am

The basic technique has been around for a long time: metro drives some random number generator that redefines the metro’s time interval.

You can use drunk, but I would suggest that an exponential distribution is a more "natural" model of "humanized" tempo variation. The lp.expo object generates exponentially distributed random numbers. It’s part of Litter Pro. However, you can see the technique in use in the Counterpoint examples that come with the Litter Starter Pack. They’re in Extras->X-amples.

Best,
Peter

Jul 17 2008 | 9:14 am

Quote: Peter Castine wrote on Thu, 17 July 2008 10:50
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>They’re in Extras->X-amples.
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Sorry, that should read Extras->Litter Power Extras->X-amples.

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