[PD] bonk~

William Brent william.brent at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 05:47:49 CET 2012

Hi Joe,

When you're searching for a good "minvel" setting, you should watch
the 2nd number in the list from bonk's right outlet.  Then play a few
sample notes on the instrument you're trying to track to get a sense
of typical velocities.

The threshold setting is a little less intuitive.  To find the best
values for that, you have to get a sense of how the sum of growth in
all frequency bands is changing over time.  I made the attached patch
to explain this in a class, and it might be helpful for you.  You'll
have to download my [tabletool] extern for it to work though, which
you can get here:


On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 10:23 AM, joe higham <joehigham at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi @ PD List
> Just a quick question to ask if someone could help me with the bonk~ object
> I'd be most grateful :
> a) Some more 'plain' information about bonk~ and it's 2 outputs. I've
> (naturally) read the 'help' patch on the object.
> b) How can I control (more precisely) the input level of this object? I did
> look at the terminal using a [print] object to see if I could control things
> a little better .... but, I haven't really understood the problem, and
> therefore the solution. I've also tried using [thresh( and [minvel( but they
> seem a little 'hit or miss' due to my lack of knowledge.
> Thanks in advance
> Joe (Higham)
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William Brent

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