some externalernals

Iain Mott iain.mott at
Wed Mar 7 22:38:22 CET 2001

Yes indeed - but as a slightly more realistic suggestion, Postgres can be
used as a means of finding matching sounds. Eg. If recorded sounds are
analysed for features such as pitch envelope, centroid envelope, duration
etc - and this data is placed in tables, one can find "matches" for new
sound fragments by searching for files in the database with best fitting
characteristic (ie. run searches on the basis of the least error).

Cheers, iain

-----Original Message-----
From: Michal Seta [mailto:mis at]
Sent: Thursday, 8 March 2001 4:24 AM
To: pd-list at
Subject: Re: some externalernals

I'd be interested in that one.
It'd be fun to turn sales into music (although the other way around would be
nice, too).


On Thu, 22 Feb 2001, Iain Mott wrote:

> One thing not included (amongst a few more) is a simple Pd interface to
> PostgreSQL - allows you to send SQL commands to a database and retrieve
> results.  If anyone's interested in this - let me know and I'll scrape it
> together.

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