[PD] Feedback discussion

Phil Stone pkstone at ucdavis.edu
Wed Sep 16 05:41:45 CEST 2009

Of course, feedback does not require simultaneity...nor does it always 
imply an acoustic system (though I'm guessing that's what you're 
referring to, Derek).  One nice thing about those digital goblins is 
that they can feed-back *information* about the music. More 
interestingly, they can feed-back *permuted* information about the 
music, kind of like a delay line with ideas of its own.

Phil Stone

Derek Holzer wrote:
> I can't really say from a supra-atomic standpoint I could agree with 
> you, but I'd settle for the speed of light, or even the remotely 
> distant figure of the response time of an op-amp. Which is quite a bit 
> faster than your average blocksize or even a single discrete 
> sample--assuming that a complex digital system like Pd could react 
> effectively at single-sample speed.
> Really though, must everything really be so complicated Mathieu? Not 
> everything can be so easily described with mathematics. I also like to 
> sip single malt whiskey during the last evening hours of a summer 
> headed towards autumn...
> Sorry to stir up the digital goblins, folks. I merely wanted to share 
> my (unsatisfactory) experiences with feedback scenarios in Pd. Your 
> Mileage May Vary.
> D.
> Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
>> Instantaneousness is a myth. It does not exist in nature. 

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