[PD] pm mapping
hans at eds.org
Wed Feb 21 05:38:19 CET 2007
On Feb 14, 2007, at 7:07 AM, cyrille henry wrote:
> Hans-Christoph Steiner a écrit :
>> On Feb 13, 2007, at 10:46 AM, cyrille henry wrote:
>>> Hans-Christoph Steiner a écrit :
>> This made me think of the next step. Right now I have a synth
>> that is producing interesting sounds, and I know I want to play
>> with a tablet. So now I have to build a good mapping. Since I
>> have been working on the synth, I am thinking very much in terms
>> of the synth's parameters, which does not generally lead to a good
>> mapping, IMHO.
> -> i fully agree.
>> Any ideas about how to go about separating oneself from the synth
>> parameters and start shaping things in terms of an instrument? I
>> am trying to think of ways in which software would help this
>> process. We have a nice collection of useful objects for when you
>> know what you want to do, I guess I am thinking of what objects
>> would be useful in assisting the processing of exploring.
> for synthese exploration, i think ali momeni "active mapping
> space" (cf nime 05) is a good idea.
> (we already talk about it).
> i've got a propotype on my computer, but i need to cleanly install
> iem matrix in order to make it work.
> anyway, the autor implementation is limitied to 2 dimentional
> input, but the wacom does provide lot's more :
> X, Y, X velocity, Y velocity etc.
> so, we need to imagine a n dimentional input parametter, "link" to
> m dimentional output.
> this "active mapping space" implementation should be quite easy
> once i've got time + iem matrix.
> (btw, having multiple Gem windows would also be very usefull for
> this implementation).
> anyway, this is not the best solution, but a 1st step. any more
> idea would be welcom.
I've seen that before, it seems to be a mapping strategy rather than
a strategy to explore the possibilities before making the mapping. I
say that because you have to decide the relationship of the
parameters to the 2D space in order to get any sound out. So I would
be back to where I am now, in a sense. I guess the idea could be to
set up a timbre space for quickly interchanging and exploring the
Perhaps using some kind of neural network thing would be more
appropriate to exploration. I could see something that is set up for
exploration, which feedback like "make it more different" vs. "make
it more similar", or "wider timbral range" vs. "smaller timbral
range". Also, a random mapping button would be useful to give you
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