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Dec 01 2013 | 4:23 pm

approaching msp tutorial 18 i'm having a bit of difficulty understanding the use of "pow" in various mathematical expressions to produce for example, a frequency change of one octave of any incoming signal or the "dBtoA" sub patch which converts amplitude in decibels to a decimal number between 1 and 0.

I guess i'm wondering why the use of pow, why is it so effective for these various purpose and why can i not grasp this??