Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1

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Date: Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 1:20 pm

On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 03:02:48PM +0000, Cesare Marilungo wrote:

The problem is that the idea of just adding a "bit of randomicity"
is that "randomness" is always a matter of glossing over complexity,
chaos, and non-linearity with a simple function which generally does
not behave in the same way as the original system. There is nothing
truly random in this universe, except at the quantum level, and we
are not even 100% sure of that. Outside that there is only a glossing
over of detail and calling it random. So adding random simulated heat
fluctuations to the virtual components of a soft synth is not going to
make it sound more like an actual analogue synth unless you have done a
very heavy statistical analysis of the original system and come up with
an equation for your soft synth that does approximate the mathematical
properties of the original system closely. Most of the time though we
all just call the rand() function (or whatever is available to you in
your particular environment), which always yeilds the same statistical
bell curve "feel" - in my opinion this is insufficient to make a soft
synth sound analogue, or a drum machine sound like a person. (That said,
I'm guilty of doing this in my own music all the time because I enjoy
the robot like aesthetic of machine generated pseudo randomness).

Best,

Chris.

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[linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Cesare Marilungo, (Thu Jul 6, 9:41 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Stephen Cameron, (Thu Jul 6, 11:45 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Frank Barknecht, (Fri Jul 7, 9:10 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Cesare Marilungo, (Fri Jul 7, 10:47 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Frank Barknecht, (Fri Jul 7, 5:57 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Florin Andrei, (Sat Jul 8, 6:37 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Frank Barknecht, (Sat Jul 8, 7:29 pm)
Re: Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Cesare Marilungo, (Sat Jul 8, 7:43 pm)
Re: Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Cesare Marilungo, (Sat Jul 8, 7:42 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Cesare Marilungo, (Sat Jul 8, 9:46 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Dave Phillips, (Fri Jul 7, 11:09 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Cesare Marilungo, (Fri Jul 7, 11:21 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, John Anderson, (Fri Jul 7, 2:23 pm)
[linux-audio-user] Re: ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Loki Davison, (Thu Jul 13, 11:24 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Atte André Jensen, (Thu Jul 13, 11:41 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Cesare Marilungo, (Wed Jul 12, 1:02 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Chris McCormick, (Thu Jul 13, 1:20 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Cesare Marilungo, (Fri Jul 7, 3:48 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Brett W. McCoy, (Fri Jul 7, 3:50 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Cesare Marilungo, (Fri Jul 7, 3:58 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Dave Phillips, (Fri Jul 7, 11:55 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Cesare Marilungo, (Fri Jul 7, 5:19 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Cesare Marilungo, (Fri Jul 7, 10:56 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Cesare Marilungo, (Fri Jul 7, 12:09 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Stephen Cameron, (Fri Jul 7, 12:17 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Cesare Marilungo, (Fri Jul 7, 12:29 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Cesare Marilungo, (Thu Jul 6, 10:10 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [ANN] ALSA MIDI Humanizer v0.0.1, Cesare Marilungo, (Thu Jul 6, 11:18 pm)