[PD] New version of freeverb~ with alternate output option.

Fred Jan Kraan fjkraan at xs4all.nl
Tue May 10 18:32:56 CEST 2016

Hi William,

> Fred Jan, are you the author of Freeverb?

No, it was created by "Jezar" in 2000 and ported by Olaf Mattes to 
Max/MSP and Pd. I only created a deken package and fixed a small issue 
on the way.
> I have built a "ducking reverb". It's a lot of fun to play with.
> I basically send note-on, note-off events
> and modulate the "wet" parameter, with a large room size.
> Eg., a note-on will trigger Wet to go to Attack_Val
> (Usually a low Wet setting) in Attack_ms time.
> Then a note-off will trigger sending Wet to Release_Val
> (Usually a larger Wet setting) in Release_ms time.
> The only problem is, the message changes occur
>   at control-rate, so I'm getting clicking.
> My question is, is there any advantage or difference
> in doing my Wet/Dry mixing internal to [Freeverb~]?
> ...as opposed setting freeverb to 0% dry and 100% wet
> and mixing externally?
> Of course I can get signal-rate mixing by using [line~]
> if I do this externally.

As freeverb~ also uses messages to set the 'wetness', abrupt changes as 
with messages will be audiable too. It is conceivable to create an 
object that uses a signal to set the most important controls, but I am 
not sure it would be worth the trouble. Not to mention it could take 
lots of inlets. The [line~] based approach is probably just as good.

A proper ducking object is something that is lacking from Pd. To make it 
working just right is probably more tricky than one would guess at first 
> Thanks,
> BH

Fred Jan

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