[PD] receiving messages in [expr] ?

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Sat Sep 3 20:34:13 CEST 2011

On Mon, 29 Aug 2011, Thomas Grill wrote:
> Am 27.08.2011 um 21:59 schrieb Mathieu Bouchard:
>> Ears don't know what a wave function collapse is, and wouldn't 
>> differentiate quantum noise from a linear-congruential scrambler such as 
>> pd's [noise~].
> i don't think that quantum noise is necessarily "white" in the audible 
> domain.

Doesn't it depend on how it's recorded ?

Using a nonquantum example, if you record speaker membrane position as a 
function of time, store it in a table and then play it as if it had been 
recorded electrically, wouldn't it sound like it needs a big EQ ?

But then, if something quantum is gaussian, then its spectrum is gaussian 
too, and that needs quite trickier EQing in order to sound white.

In any case, once you EQ whichever noise source to sound like the other 
one, no-one can figure out which one is quantum just by ear. Thus, 
musically, it does not matter.

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