[lively-kernel] More Sounds!
bert at freudenbergs.de
Wed Feb 29 00:21:31 CET 2012
Ah, much better :)
I do get an error in Firefox:
AttributeConnection>>update: TypeError: webR.getVersion().versions is undefined
But the synth works anyways.
- Bert -
On 28.02.2012, at 23:56, Daniel Ingalls wrote:
> Hi Bert -
> Thanks for the alert. Yes you are right; there was a problem initializing the native buffer after deserialization.
> It should all work properly now, and I've tested in Chrome, Firefox and Safari, thus testing compatibility with the native sound in all three schemes!
> Pull it out of the parts bin or visit...
> - Dan
> On Feb 28, 2012, at 3:16 AM, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>> Hi Dan,
>> on my machine this sounds worse - not the timbre, but the sound mixing in general. It's like a click on every buffer underrun maybe? I've recorded it:
>> This is a very fast Mac running current Chrome (17.0.963.56).
>> Previously the sound was much smoother, only when scrolling lists it would break up.
>> - Bert -
>> On 28.02.2012, at 01:29, Daniel Ingalls wrote:
>>> Folks -
>>> I just tweaked the PluckedSound timbre so it sounds better (*). Also now if you have a keyboard (ie synthesizer) in your world, you can evaluate
>>> to play a 4- part Bach fugue in stereo.
>>> - Dan
>>> (*) The PluckedSound algorithm is incredibly simple: It just fills a buffer with random numbers (ie white noise) and then, while it plays the buffer it also repeatedly averages adjacent samples. This has the effect of a low-pass filter, so the white noise quickly settles down to the lower harmonics, and eventually settles down to just the fundamental note. The problem, which you might have heard if you played around with it, is that the higher notes damp out too quickly and sound less like a plucked string and more like tapping on a tin can.
>>> This morning i woke up with the realization that at higher frequencies we should not just average adjacent samples (makes the note die down too quickly), but instead should do something more like a 10-to-1 blend. It did in fact make the higher notes sound better, so I now have added a factor (this.damp) that is scaled to the pitch of the note for frequencies above 400 Hz. Check it out.
>>> On Feb 17, 2012, at 3:36 PM, Daniel Ingalls wrote:
>>>> Yayy! I think I'm done for a while. Stereo separation works now, and the sounds are much better.
>>>> The PluckedString algorithm is inherently noisy so now we can move on to FM.
>>>> But, hey, check out the sounds now, still at...
>>>> - Dan
>>>> PS Alan: The lower voices are given higher volume in the score, so that is explained as well.
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