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labiodental fricative

By chr15m on January 22, 2016 8:19 am

seed: labiodental fricative
autotracker: 40f059fff42e6884b5ce4f720a00506cb7683f22
command: ./maketrack "labiodental fricative"



This week was fun because I transitioned into writing the procedural music code in LISP (specifically hylang) instead of directly in Python. I re-used an old algorithm from Pure Data for doing stochastic fractal melody generation and re-implemented it:

(defn make-fractal-sequence [sequence-length number-of-notes &optional [basic-sequence-length 4] [sparseness-probability 0.75]]
(let [[basic-sequence (random.sample (range number-of-notes) basic-sequence-length)]]
      (if (> (random.random) sparseness-probability)
        (get basic-sequence (% (int (/ t (random.choice [1 2 4]))) (len basic-sequence))))
      [t (xrange sequence-length)])))

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January 25, 2016 9:38 am

Dude. a ./ track. you rule

January 25, 2016 8:33 pm

I totally would not have guessed at your method if you hadn't described up there.  Extremely impressive, and this is a great track, too!

January 28, 2016 7:29 pm

impressive, too bad the kick's decay is way too long (for me)

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