[PD] Newbie request

Hugh Sung hughsung at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 21:18:03 CEST 2008

I'm using a presentation program called "Liquid Media", sort of like
Powerpoint on steroids.  Up to this point i had been using multiple foot
pedals assigned to different keystrokes to trigger visual cues, like video
clips, animated GIFs and the like, during live classical music piano

I'd like to incorporate the dynamic capabilities of realtime visual sync,
with the ability to easily "change the scene", as it were.  i'm hoping that
someone can help me come up with a combined solution where PD acts as an
audio trigger controller, triggering keystroke events based on pitch ranges,
dynamic peaks and rhythmic events, and Liquid Media accepts those
PD-generated keystrokes to trigger correlating visual cues.  Each scene
would comprise of specific trigger-able events, and the foot switch would
allow for a manual "change of scene".  i'm hoping to accomplish two things
with this combined approach:

1.  make it a little easier to incorporate visuals synced to audio events
2.  allow for easy scene transitions, to better compliment the "narrative"
structure of classical compositions

Hope this makes sense...thanks all for your input so far! (and patience!)

On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 2:45 PM, Dan Wilcox <danomatika at gmail.com> wrote:

>  As for forwarding keypresses and mouse events to an application ...
> I have done this in Windows to control FLStudio (aka FruityLoops) by
> sending menu events and keypresses through python windows scripting,
> pywinauto, and osc in python.
> I have info and code on my website <http://www.robotcowboy.com/?p=60>.  It
> should still work but it's a bit old (2006) and I don't use Windows anymore.
> On Tue, 2008-04-29 at 13:05 -0400, marius schebella wrote:
> fiddle~ comes with pd (look in the "extra" folder), there is a help
> patch that will explain how it works.
> hope this helps.
> marius.
> Hugh Sung wrote:
> > i'm not familiar with that program - can you provide a link to fiddle~,
> > or any other program that can easily do what i'm looking for with all
> > the various parameters?
> >
> > Many thanks!
> >
> > On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 12:50 PM, marius schebella
> > <marius.schebella at gmail.com <mailto:marius.schebella at gmail.com <marius.schebella at gmail.com>>> wrote:
> >
> >     Hugh Sung wrote:
> >
> >         Actually, this isn't for speech recognition - i'm trying to come
> >         up with a simple way to use key triggers to activate visuals.
> >
> >         For example:  if the piano plays A440, i'm presuming PD can be
> >         configured to recognize that pitch with a microphone input and
> >         then echo out a text string - the letter "A", perhaps.
> >
> >
> >     in that case, you best use fiddle~. what's the other program? does
> >     it accept network communication? then you can send the letters over
> >     tcp or udp connection (netsend).
> >     marius.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Hugh Sung
> > www.hughsung.com <http://www.hughsung.com>
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>   ---
> Dan Wilcox
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Hugh Sung
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