[chuck-users] Python problems

Joe McMahon mcmahon at ibiblio.org
Tue Sep 18 02:12:15 EDT 2007

I can understand that you're having some frustration with your  
project. The folks here have pointed you to stuff they thought would  
help. It didn't. This happens.

Most of the time, if you're asking a question which has some real  
meat to it (and yours does), the answers you get from just asking  
people at relatively speaking random don't help much other than to  
point you toward some possibilities and to confirm that you have a  
lot of work to do.

If you can pull off realtime FFTs in Python and get something  
musically interesting out of it, you've done something that would  
probably qualify as graduate-level computer music work. I have to say  
I'm not surprised that someone else couldn't just hand you a solution!

It does seem sometimes as if the Web is a cornucopia of instant  
gratification - so many things *are* available just for the asking,  
The fact that this one isn't should make you very happy! You have an  
opportunity to be "that guy" who's the one people think of when the  
subject of realtime music processing in Python comes up ... but only  
if you're willing to pursue the problem yourself, including all the  
hard bits and "aw crap I have to learn this/write this/figure this  
out from first principles".

I'd *love* to hear what you finally come up with when you get there  
-- but I'm afraid it's probably going to be your own road.

As an afterthought, have you seen the Snack package (http:// 
www.speech.kth.se/snack/)? It seems to have capabilities that you  
might be able to use with sufficient work, but Im pretty sure it's  
not an out-of-the-box fit.

  --- Joe M.

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