[PD] math + music examples
Mathieu Bouchard
matju at artengine.ca
Thu Mar 24 06:26:00 CET 2011
On Wed, 23 Mar 2011, Joe wrote:
> does anyone have any ideas for this? useful, easy to understand math
> concepts that could be turned into little musical devices? any feedback
> will be greatly appreciated!
[mod] and [div] are quite important concepts in music : you can use them
to cut the time in measures and the measures into their subunits, or to
cut the pitch space into octaves and smaller units.
for example, [mod 8] and [div 8] can turn a timescale of quaver index into
a timescale of measure index + a number between 0 to 7 to select a quaver
inside a measure. (unfortunately, [mod] works completely in ints, so you
need something else if you need to play with fractions of quavers)
and when you take the number 55 to write "G4", you're using [mod 12] to
get the 7 that means G, and [div 12] to get the 4 for the number of the
octave.
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