[LAU] [LAD] [PD-announce] smeck (6ch guitar processing patch) released]

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Tue Aug 25 13:22:17 EDT 2009

Ralf Mardorf hat gesagt: // Ralf Mardorf wrote:

> Frank Barknecht wrote:
> > "Smeck" is not for midi, but for audio pickups. You need a separate pickup for
> > each string.
> >   
> The Roland GK is designed for MIDI usage. I don't know the actual hex 
> pickups. If it's not directly to MIDI, does it mean for Smeck a sound 
> card with 6 IOs is needed and the sound of the strings is used as 
> wave-source instead of the information about the note, to control 
> oscillators as wave-source? 

Yes, that's it - at least on a very, very basic level. Miller's patch for
guitar is one very advanced beast showing some very cool and cutting edge
synthesis methods. It's not your run-of-the-mill guitar effects processor. In
fact it make me want to be able to play guitar. :)

> Might be a good idea to avoid latency 
> because of the pitch detection, but not a big difference to effect 
> processors for normal pickups. 

It does pitch detection inside of Pd to tune the transformations to the pitch
played, so you still get a bit of latency (pitch detection is made on blocks of
1024 samples afaik.)

> Hm, I didn't read the link ;)

Maybe you'd want to? Here's the deep link: 
and the pd~convention paper: 
rsp. http://crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/Publications/pd07-reprint.dir/


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