Rory Walsh | 1 Apr 02:03 2005

Re: whisper filtering and fft

You can also try subtrative synthesis. Using noise~
and severals banks of bp~ filters with a high q you
can tune the noise and create your own formants. By
applying gentle envelopes to the centre frequencies
and q you can create some interesting vowel(like)


--- tom berger <tom.berger <at>> wrote:
> > Is there a good resource that explains how PD's
> > works with some explanation of the theory and
> > applications?
> try
> - it
> pretty much covers exactly what you're looking for,
> although if you're
> completely new to doing fft you may have to expand
> your theoretical
> knowledge using some non pd-related literature to
> really understand
> the topic.
> tom
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Alexandre Matheson | 1 Apr 02:27 2005

Re: PDA suggestions

This is more than helpfull, Thank you very much.

Quoting derek holzer <derek <at>>:

> howdy,
>  > I had the feeling you would be the first one to reply on this subject
> Maybe just 'cause I'm pretty deep into it myself right now ;-)
>  > do you run familiar on the Ipaq or is there a better option?
> Yes, I'm running Familiar 0.8.1 right now. Again, see my install notes 
> for details. There are some idiosyncracies in the audio that should be 
> resolved in 0.8.2 (namely no ALSA support!)
> There is another distro called Intimate for Ipaq that uses all standard 
> Debian ARM packages, but it is pretty much dead in the water for more 
> than a year, so kernel support for newer Ipaqs isn't really there. I'm 
> curious myself how easy it would be to include Debian repositories in 
> the list of package sources for Familiar. They are supposed to be 
> compatible, but I don't know what kind of a mess the dependencies will 
> become. I'll look into it soon.
> Sometimes I wished there was a good Gentoo for ARM... big problem would 
> be how to actually compile anything in less than 5 years on an Ipaq! 
> There are technically Gentoo-ARM and Gentoo-embedded trees, and a Gentoo 
> netboot, but it's barely wearing it's first pair of shoes:
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Tom Erbe | 1 Apr 02:53 2005

Re: Windows/ASIO multichannel card?

excellent - thanks for the advice!

On Mar 31, 2005, at 9:19 AM, Georg Holzmann wrote:

> Tom Erbe schrieb:
>> Have you used any of them with success under pd?
> Yes, RME Hammerfull DSP Multiface. Is also supported on linux.
> LG
> Georg
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Thomas Ouellet Fredericks | 1 Apr 06:20 2005

Re: Re: Mac OS X installer with library documentation

Are you sure it is better to store the extra externals, projects and
abstractions in a user specific directory. Max/Msp for XP stores those
in a common folder (I think c:\program files\common\max).


On Mar 30, 2005 1:11 PM, B. Bogart <ben <at>> wrote:
> Hey HC (again!)
> Having system abstractions in one folder extra/ in the and the
> user-added abstractions in a separate place ~/Library/Pd/extra is a
> problem for pixelTANGO.
> In pixelTANGO we have a folder of abstractions abstractions/
> Inside this abstraction is an fx/ sub-folder that contains special
> purpose abstractions. These abstractions are just pixel effects and they
> all have a standard interface. These abstractions are dynamically read
> into PD and instanciated. (via dir2abstractionArray.pd) The PD patch
> needs to contain the path to these abstractions, just the search-path is
> not enough. Currently they are hard-coded in
> /Applications/PixelTANGO/abstractions/fx
> This is the watched folder for new abstractions that user may (hopefully
> will) contribute. To search both the abstractions folder and the
> home directory in the patch would be pretty damn complex... (it is
> already complex!!)
> I do really like the idea of being able to add custom externals in my
> home directory and replacing only the to only replace the
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andy graybeal | 1 Apr 07:44 2005

Re: tables/graphs and how does RRADical get it's stuff to line up inside the tables?

>You don't need any table for making cool looking graph on parent
>patches. My tutorial is a bit too short and just deals with lineing up
>elements in the most simple way, but it expects some prior knowledge
>about graph on parent. For a really good introduction to graph on
>parent in general I recommend Chun Lee's GOP howto: 
rock on, i'm reading it now.. i guess it's still hazy, i'm gonna work 
with it a bit more.

>Additionally I would recommend to always use a background [cnv]
>because then you don't need to check the *.pd file's text source to
>find the width/height dimensions to use for resizing the patch in the
>parent patch. Instead you can just look at the [cnv] object's
>Properties dialog to see the width/height of the GOP patch.
i keep forgetting that there are lots of tidbits inside the actual .pd 
file if i would read it with a text editor,  but i haven't transvexed my 
way there yet, so your info is one for the memory banks.

aight, thanks for the link to that gop helpme.

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IOhannes m zmoelnig | 1 Apr 09:03 2005

Re: Re: Mac OS X installer with library documentation

Thomas Ouellet Fredericks wrote:
> Are you sure it is better to store the extra externals, projects and
> abstractions in a user specific directory. Max/Msp for XP stores those
> in a common folder (I think c:\program files\common\max).

max/msp need not be a reference for us (esp. on windoze)
xp must not be a reference for us.

i am sure we need a system-specific path _and_ a user specific path.

the system-path is normally not writable by ordinary users (you need to
be admin to write to c:\programmes\common\max - at least on my systems
;-)) and people should not need to bother the admin with every
external/abstraction they want to be installed on a machine.

now you might say: but hey, i AM the admin of my box.
and i say: but nowadays even windows has multiple users, and the
multi-user concept is not only there to not grant the evil hacker the
right to format your hard-disk. it is there because sometimes a bunch of
people work on the same machine and they should be separated.
now hans says: but IO, you are the only one who is actually running
multi-user systems. all people i know (but you) have admin rights on the
machines they are using.
and i answer: this is no valid argument against doing things properly.
most people didn't think that they would ever need privilege separation
when they were using dos, and where did it lead us ?
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r.visinoni | 1 Apr 10:32 2005

capture audio and video

I've developed a friction model for my last exam at the university, I 
also used a GEM graphical patch to drive that external I created with PD. 
I would like to capture a video from that GEM graphical patch together with 
the audio. Is it possible to do this with PD or with another freeware software, 
or I'll have to use an external webcam, recorde the audio with an external 
software and then merge them?
Thanks in advance


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günter geiger | 1 Apr 11:20 2005

Re: [biquad~] and [equalizer] and unity?


Its in dB, so 0 is unity, negative for damping, positive for enhancing
the frequency range.

Sorry, my fault, haven't put it in the docs.


On Thu, 31 Mar 2005, andy graybeal wrote:

> i'm using [equalizer] as the interface to [biquad~]  .... i'm wondering,
> what is the 'unity' gain and 'unity' bandwidth for this?
> i hope that makes sense.
> -andy
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metafor | 1 Apr 14:55 2005

joysticks with hid

hi list

i am using j.sarlos joystick object, but recently i thought about using
multiple joystick-devices at the same machine, so i would have to "hack"
the external a bit, as it's fixed to /dev/js0.

before this i wanted to give hid a try. so far i just realised that it 
uses eventX,
which gives me no input. how can i map js0 to event0, js1 to event1? 
first thought
was to just symbolically link them, but it seems this was an idea 
without unterstanding
the situation, at least it ended with segfaulted pd.

any tips how to configure the hid external correctly.


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Luka Princic [skylined] | 1 Apr 16:33 2005

Re: Re:ffmpeg~/pdp

dafydd hughes wrote:
> Yves and Guenter, thanks for your replies, and Yves, I'm sorry to make
> you answer that question yet again.
> It looks like I need to simply find, for now some QT files with jpeg
> codec...


i had a smilar problem for years (sic!) ;] until acracia/tati lightened my
world! (thanks!) ;]

to create mov files encoded with jpeg, transcode is the tool you need. it
should be available from marillat deb archives
/etc/apt/sources entry:
deb-src unstable main

to convert mpg file to pdp_yqt-playable mov just do:
transcode -Z 320x240 -f 25 -y mov -F jpeg -i FILE.mpg -o

there are some problems with audio, but that should set you up.

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