I'm currently working on a generative piece of music in Pd and have a lovely array of MIDI notes. I find that every time I open the patch, I get the exact series of pitches, despite the patch's supposed "randomness." I do recall reading something about this way back when, but can't seem to find the specifics. My questions are:
- How does one set a new random seed?
- Is there a way to save a random seed? (I find that at times, when I edit the patch, it alters the random seed and I get different results. I want to be able to improve the patch while retaining the same pre-assigned note sequence.)
- Where can I learn more about the way random seed is utilized in Pd?
Apologies if I'm asking a question that's already been asked. I searched the forums but couldn't quite find the answer I am looking. Thank you for your time!