Thanks for the link to your patching work. I'll take a look at it from time to time, for sure! (already started!)pflosi wrote:Seems that this thread indeed was helpful to you! The recognition of the importance of modulation is key indeed, although it is also only a model in the sense that it highlights some (important) aspects, while eclipsing others. Like a floodlight pointed to an object. But at least "modulation" takes into account the various forms of interdependence between single functions. Think of the functions as building blocks for a bigger picture.
To quote Allen Strange:
Couldn't say it any better myself. It describes all of it. Basically the whole world of audio engineering.In the introduction to [i]Electronic Music: Systems, Techniques, and Controls[/i], Allen Strange wrote:
- Theorem 1: Anything which can be measured can be translated into an analogous voltage.
- Theorem 2: Voltages may be changed by:
- Addition to another Voltage
- Subtraction by another voltage
- Multiplication by another voltage
- Theorem 3: In an ideal situation within the electronic media, any desired musical parameter may be determined and controlled by any voltage.
- Theorem 4: Given theorems 1, 2 and 3, you are free to create as you wish!
Since I was unashamedly posting self-promotion already, maybe you want to check my Monthly Patching thread which is devoted to exploring unusual routings to create fun timbres. With extensive descriptions
Any "patch-work" being done is always nice to read about!