Submitted by edexter on Thu, 07/31/2008 - 15:54.
As it turns out the score editor I wrote is good for more than just csound instruments..
I set these up like I would a csound instrument (minus the csound instrument help file that will be in the next version of dex tracker) now you can edit skini files and calico files.
The serious updates are coming when I parse the tables and regenerate them in different spots. Its a must for a tracker style format..
Submitted by majamerson on Fri, 07/25/2008 - 00:10.
I recently became curious about how to create the sound of a Geiger Counter, so I dove in and gave it a try. Utilizing the mpulse opcode paired with five mode filters, I dialed it in until it sounded pretty good. Then, I added an FLTK knob to control the rate of the impulses to emulate the sound of increasing or decreasing radiation measurements. Pleased with the results, I figured I would share the CSD with everyone. Enjoy!
Submitted by JacobJoaquin on Wed, 07/02/2008 - 23:35.
After a really long break, I've finally gotten around to putting up a new post at the Csound Blog. Here's an excerpt:
"Most people would never think of a touch-tone phone as being an additive synthesizer. Though it may be primitive, a phone does generate tones using two sine wave oscillators, which in my humble opinion, qualifies it as such.
However, I'm not here to debate the semantics of whether or not a phone is a synthesizer. Instead, I'm here to demonstrate how easy it is to emulate the sounds of the touch-tone phone."
Touch-Tone DTMF Generator
Submitted by rex on Sun, 06/22/2008 - 22:40.
greetings to you all.
i am just starting work on a new piece. my intention is to create the sound of an alien ( or just very, very big ) machine being torn apart by its own internal forces. preferably in a large cavern in an iron planet.
something in E i'm thinking.
at present its gonna be an E F#m B7 G#7 C#7 F# A C#m sort of a thing.
i promise you noise. lots of noise.
this will be done using windowsxp. shameful, i know. but csound just works better on xp. certainly better than on freebsd or 64studio. also xp has the very fine winxound ide.
Submitted by JacobJoaquin on Sun, 06/15/2008 - 23:33.
Since friday, I've been experimenting with integrating Slipmat with Processing. Here's a proof-of-concept video showing Slipmat + Processing in action. Yes, I'm aware it looks like a screen saver. :) I'm also planning on including a Processing example with the next Slipmat release.
Submitted by cartolari on Mon, 06/09/2008 - 14:55.
I'd like to announce that Fuast 1.0 programs are now available at:
These programs are simple programs written in Csound, Python, wxPython for use in live electronic and real time performances.
Submitted by jknapka on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 00:29.
A new release of abcsound is available in the usual place:
This one can produce pch in addition to cps values. To do that, use:
instr Guitar [p1=1:p4=pch]
to get pch output for p4 of the "Guitar" instrument, or use
instr Guitar [p1=1:p4=pitch]
to get cps output.
Submitted by edexter on Fri, 05/23/2008 - 23:52.
This is alpha... I am putting new stuff together for publication quality graphics and gui interfaces.. There are most certainly bugs invloved.. The latest version is here..
I would like to here about free graphing programs (for pie charts exc), requests and bug fixes, I was looking into excel graphs but didn't seem to find anything about using them from outside programs so if someone has the info I will test it out..
Submitted by Markus Tiefert on Wed, 05/21/2008 - 22:26.
I am trying to find the initial phase values from a .pvoc file. I am using 512 pvread opcodes with 512 sine oscillators. The output sound is slightly "phasey" compared to the resynthesis with the pvoc opcode (with no pitch or time modifications). I used -n1024 -h64 in the pvanal utility. I think the "phasiness" happens because the pvread opcode does not provide initial phase values for the oscillators. If I knew how to convert the .pvoc file to readable text, maybe I could find the initial phase values...Thanks
Submitted by bmccosar on Sun, 05/18/2008 - 20:50.
I've been working with realtime Csound as a side project for a while, now. I decided to write up a short list of some of the tips and tricks I've discovered.
Submitted by jknapka on Sat, 05/17/2008 - 19:44.
I've been up to my ears in my "real" job for the past week or so. Sometime this weekend I hope to make a new release of abcsound, one that will optionally generate pch values rather than frequencies.
Submitted by bmccosar on Sun, 05/04/2008 - 21:57.
J. Knapka has been hard at work developing abcsound. I have actually taken it for more than one test drive. However, today, I completed a small scale compositional project using it. Not bad for an alpha stage module!