[chuck-users] OneZero example

eduard aylon eduard.aylon at gmail.com
Fri Jul 28 11:53:58 EDT 2006

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

A filter can be written in the form:

H (z)= ------------


N(z) = a_0 + a_1*z[-1] +...+ a_n*z[-n]   // as many a_coeff as zeros  
+ a0
D(z) = b_0 + b_1*z[-1] +...+ b_m*z[-m]  // as many b_coeff as poles + b0

"a" "b" coefficients may be real or complex numbers.

In Chuck, OneZero lets you place ONE zero anywhere along the x axis,  
thus "a" is forced to be real, and I guess it implicitly puts a pole  
at origin (0,0) in order to have a causal filter.
You may use the OneZero::zero() or the ::b0() and ::b1() methods to  
specify the location of the zero along the x-axis. ( a_coeffs are  
named "b" in Chuck, and b_coeffs as "a", but that's just the name)

OneZero::zero() can be regarded as the following expression: H(z) = 1  
- radius*z[-1], thus a normalised filter i.e gain=1.
OneZero::b0(), OneZero::b1() can be regarded as H(z) = b0 + b1*z[-1],  
equivlaent to H(z) = b0*(1 + b1/b0*z[-1] ), thus a filter with gain 1/b0

Something like this:

                                          /\ Im
                    -----------------x-----------o---> Re
                                           |      rad
                                           | <--------->

hope this helps,


On Jul 28, 2006, at 4:43 PM, Atte André Jensen wrote:

> Hi
> Ok, I'm interested in getting some basic filtering going, first maybe
> just a simple low pass filter. So I received my copy of "Real Sound
> Synthesis". Section 3.9 suggests a low pass filter could be realized
> with a one-zero filter with "a" set between 0 and 1. Looking at
> http://chuck.cs.princeton.edu/doc/program/ugen_full.html#OneZero I  
> don't
> see any "a", and where in the book can I read about b0 and b1.
> Moreover I wasn't able to locate any example code using OneZero, so if
> someone could provide me with a (couple of) simple example(s), I'd
> really appreciate it...
> -- 
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