In this piece I explore the musical sound combinations and permutations made available with four distinct voices. A low bass drone, a filtered pulse oscillator in stereo, a ring modulated and filtered lookup table oscillator, whose table is filled with random values, and a narrow band passed pink noise generator. These voices each produce interesting sounds on their own but, I find them most exciting when sounded in parallel and/or series. This applet calls each sound in a random sequence, and passes random values to the synthesis objects. Eventually, I would like to compose deterministic pieces using these four voices, but for now I am satisfied with the indeterminant structure the random sequence generators afford. Source code is available for download.
- Langdon Crawford, Dec 7, 2004, NYC
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