[chuck-users] Keyboard Stuff

Hans Aberg haberg at math.su.se
Fri Apr 17 14:28:36 EDT 2009

On 17 Apr 2009, at 20:11, Kassen wrote:

>> Yes, or having fewer generators, and letting the keys circulate  
>> assignment around them, which may have the same effect (which, when  
>> I read ahead, see that you are mentioning, too.
> Yes, that would come down to voice cycling as well. There are a lot  
> of possible strategies for that, depending on taste and how complex  
> you are willing to get as well as how sensitive you are to  
> inappropriate  voice-stealing.

Voice-stealing sounds awful, but want now mainly tio focus on pitches  
and keyboard layouts.

> In the case of MIDI, it may be necessary, due to a limited number of  
> channels. Scala uses complex algorithms for that.
> I don't think either MIDI or Scala affects this matter all that  
> much; as I see it the core of the issue is that CPU resources are  
> limited so we need to conserve them. MIDI could still generate 128 *  
> 16 concurrent notes if you really wanted to and such amounts of  
> voices will cause issues in any realistic and practical system.
> I may be misunderstanding your comment here.

The methods are similar, but the cause different: Scala needs a lot of  
MIDI channels for the microtonality (and by default uses all but one).  
So when playing on the layout I gave, one uses several different  
channels (or so is my impression).


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