Hello! So I posted this in the patch forum and asked a couple questions, I thought I might get a little more feedback in this forum. If anyone can help with the 2 questions I'm posing, I would sincerely appreciate it.

I'm really new to PureData and especially new to this community and forum (I just registered), but I saw some people talking earlier about trouble with making a parametric equalizer, and I think I may have found something. I don't know if this is the most efficient or logical way of doing it, but it is powerful and effective. The noise~ object can be replaced with either an adc~ object or a preloaded sample, and the same sort of effect results. The "Resonance" sliders do not actually act as attenuation faders, though they do increase the resonance of the notch filter around a specified center frequency. They are incredibly sensitive, as their range is rather large, but I thought it'd be better to have an excessive range, as it is now possible to filter out an entire signal's frequency spectrum.

The metro object for writing to the tables and the according toggle switch are in the sub patch, "pd time."

Any help, criticism, etc. would be greatly appreciated. This is my first attempt at any frequency-specific modulation and I had this idea and it is audibly effective; I just feel like there are multiple ways to achieve this goal.

Also! Regarding another issue I have. Can anyone explain how to take a snapshot of an audio instant as a function of frequency over time, rather than amplitude over time? If I knew how to do this, I would feel way more confident that this EQ is doing what I want it to, and not just creating a similar sounding effect.

Thanks a lot!