[PD] equal tempered scale object available

Mathieu Bouchard matju at sympatico.ca
Fri Nov 26 14:48:47 CET 2004

On Thu, 25 Nov 2004, Niklas Saers wrote:

> > Candid question: what's the advantage of that over the builtin [mtof] 
> > class?...
> Mea culpa, I have not used expr much, so when I copied your example 
> below into Pd I got "no such var 'fl'" when using ftom

That's probably because your font doesn't make a difference between the
digit one and the lowercase L. That or you didn't see it.

> (I expected this 
> was what you wanted as the idea was going from a frequency to a number 
> representation of the note).

Yes, my mistake, should've been [ftom].

> Using motf I get a syntax error.

I hope so, because the other one is actually called [mtof]... it's not
completely spelt backwards... it's not as in Bash or Algol.

> Performance-wise I'm not very happy with the Python implementation as
> I find it too slow for real-time use

depends on how many times you need to use it per second. I don't see why
Python would not be fast enough unless you process literally thousands of
notes per second... (no?) but then I haven't tried pyext.

Mathieu Bouchard -=- Montréal QC Canada -=- http://artengine.ca/matju

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