[PD] fft beginner question

Kyle Klipowicz kyleklip at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 20:32:28 CET 2007

Even more interesting to me is when my physicist friend told me that
the Uncertainty Principle is deeply rooted in the trade off between
time window size and frequency resolution of the FFT. Kinda
demystifies a whole decade of my life...


On Nov 21, 2007 12:21 PM, Frank Barknecht <fbar at footils.org> wrote:

> Time is not visible in Pd, it's just there and normally always walks
> on. But inside of a FFT-subpatch, time is frozen for the duration of a
> block (or rather: the "current time" is assumed to be infinite or
> eternal) to allow calculating a different representation: the
> frequency domain representation. If you think about this freezing of
> time for too long this is actually quite mind-blowing as well.

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