[PD] PD, sound, and differential/integral calculus
padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk
Mon Jun 25 09:12:44 CEST 2012
If it's sound you're interested in then it is tempting to
suggest either Stefan Bilbao, because he gives
lots of problems and exercises, or to look at Dave Benson who
tackles unusual and interesting topics.
However, if you really want to flex your school calculus
muscles and use Pd as a platform to show that off,
it may be better to pick a control engineering problem,
say adaptive proportional servos, and solve it in the
message domain. Get lots of neat graphs easily using
[textfile] to push and dump data.
The problem with more complicated audio DSP problems from
the standard problem set (filters, physmo etc) is that
the fine discretisation required isn't something
Pure Data makes easy (as it's already optimised a
certain patching style so that feedback and audio block
size may give a few headaches), and if you're working
with continuous calculus problems you might get a few
surprises going to the discrete/digital realm at
audio rate the first time.
On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 11:17:29PM -0400, Eric Mazza wrote:
> Thanks, Ill have to check out Perry Cook's Real Sound Synthesis. It may be
> what I'm looking for.
> I do have Andy Farnell's book. I haven't finished it though, other work
> took priority. From what I recall it wasn't too mathematically oriented,
> and I dont think it covers the topics in as mathematical details as I would
> like (and need) for this project.
> On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 10:41 PM, Nicholas Arner <nicholasarner at gmail.com>wrote:
> > Sounds like a cool idea
> > All DSP uses maths in some way or another. Check out Perry Cook's book
> > Real Sound Synthesis for a more mathematical/technical intro to DSP
> > principles.
> > On the other end of the spectrum, Andy Fanrnell's book Designing Sound
> > looks at DSP/sound design specifically in the context of PD, not only
> > providing a great intro to the language itself, but also to aesthetic
> > choice in sound design
> > Hope that helps, and good luck!
> > Cheers,
> > Nick
> > Sent from my iPhone
> > On Jun 24, 2012, at 8:15 PM, Eric Mazza <mazzarotti at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi list,
> > >
> > > I'm in a summer calculus two course, and we are required to do a
> > research project of our choosing as long as it includes the topics we have
> > learned so far. I want to explore the relationship between this science
> > and sound more closely, and decided to use Puredata as a medium.
> > >
> > > What are some areas in sound design/composition that involve calculus?
> > Or topics that approach sound from a calculus standpoint?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > maz
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