[PD] can one osc~ read several partials?

Nicolas Lhommet nlhommet at netcourrier.com
Sat Aug 11 02:49:03 CEST 2001

I can't find any tabosc~ object in pd. Is it an external ?
I would like to play waveforms instead of a sum of oscillators. Should i use
tabreceive~ ?
Another related question: we got the osc~ object for a cosine oscillator,
phasor~ for a sawtooth oscillator. But i'd like to use triangle, square or
pulse oscillator too. What is the best way to generate such waveforms in pd
and use them at any frequency ?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michal Seta" <mis at music.mcgill.ca>
To: "Rory Walsh" <rorytheroar at yahoo.com>; "pdlist" <pd-list at iem.kug.ac.at>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2001 6:56 PM
Subject: Re: [PD] can one osc~ read several partials?

> AFAIK if you're doing an additive synthesis thing you need as many osc~'s
> partials.  Which brings me to the following question for Miller:
> Would it be difficult/possible to implement something similar to the Spawn
> function found in SuperCollider?  Not that I want PD to head in SC
> but it certainly is a useful function.
> Otherwise you can read tables filled with, say, waveforms into tabosc~ (am
> right?) and this way you can have one osc read a complex waveform.  But I
> have a feeling that this is not what you want to do.....
> /MiS

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