• svanya

    Another piece along similar lines as
    2020_03_25_09_04_02-Tryptophon Raga.

    May you enjoy it.

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    Think y'all might enjoy this.


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    And another one, I really like.
    Created with the same meta-drumkit patch as the previous one and also improvised in one pass, but sounding very different.

    Thanks for listening.


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    Think y'all might like this.
    Created in one pass using a meta-drumset patch I've been working on controlled with an Xbox game controller and two footpedals (via Arduino).


    Love through Music,

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  • svanya

    Something I did with a Wacom Bamboo tablet into a 10x10 set of drum voices, so as you "draw" it triggers the different drums.

    Can already see a couple of rooms for improvement, ex. send abs_pressure in as the [hid] polling speed (inverted) so the harder you push the faster it polls/does the drumroll.

    May it bring you a laugh, giggle, smile, or two.


    [link OneArmedBandit](link https://m.soundcloud.com/scott-vanya/2019-12-21-20-09-one-armed-bandit)

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    Rather than double- or even cross-post, I include the link (above) for those who would like to hear my Pure Data-influenced work.

    And before you ask 😃, No, the patch(es) I am using are not available (not (yet) being up to sharable standard).

    As always, thank you, for listening and your support.

    Sorry, for not posting individual links. The work has been coming so fast I don't want to tie up the Forum posting so many works.

    Thanks, again.

    Peace and love thru Music.


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    A test of my "Gyro-Guitar" controller:
    an iPhone (with PdParty) attached to my guitar to control parameters (via roll, pitch, and yaw of my guitar) sent into a three-effect chain (using DIY2 and Stamp Album effects/abstractions).
    Thanks for listening.

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    DNA Sequence (Nucleotide) Player: Converting nucleotide sequences to (midi) Music



    All source data is retrieved from the "Nucleotide Database" (DB) via National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine (NCBI) at

    Miller Puckette for the J08.classicsynth


    the creator(?) of the vlist2symbol abstraction.


    wget, Linux command line web retrieval tool
    ggee, [shell]
    cyclone, [counter]

    Use Case:

    Actors: those who want to hear the patterns in DNA nucleotide sequences and/or comprehend how Nature makes Music not "noise"/Gene sequences are like one of Nature's "voices"/

    Enter the "Accession" (identification number (id)) of a NCBI DB entry into the id symbol field

    Click on "LOAD"

    Click "PLAY".


    1-Go to the DB (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nucleotide/) and find an Accession(id) of a sequence;
    2-Enter that value into the ID [symbol] box of the patch
    3-Click the "LOAD" [button/bang];
    4-Set pitch, velocity, duration, and repeat for G,A,C, and T (representing the four nucleotide bases of a DNA strand — guanine, cytosine, adenine, and thymine);
    5-Toggle "PLAY" to 1, i.e. to On, to hear the sequence using the variables you set in 4) and to "0" to stop it.

    How It Works:

    The patch takes the input ID and packs it into a string as the FILE(Path) for wget.

    The wget command is then sent as a list to a shell object.

    The output of the shell object is then parsed (using an intermediate [text] object) into a [text] object with each line being 4 characters long, each character being either G,C,A, or T.

    Once loaded and Play is clicked, each line is then reconstructed as a midi note with the pitch as determined by the first character, velocity (2nd) and duration (3rd) and repeated as many times as the 4th character dictates (as set in 4) above).

    Once the entire sequence is played, the player stops sending notes.

    Inlets(left to right):

    id, either numbers or symbols
    values, a 16 item list of 4x4 sets of pitch, velocity, duration, repeat (i.e. one set per nucleotide type, G,C,A, or T) (Note: the sequence, if loaded, will play immediately upon receipt of this list.)
    beats per minute, bpm, esp. as it relates to note durations.

    the current midi note, i.e. pitch/velocity/duration
    id (of the gene sequence)
    sequence name, as listed by the NCBI DB
    nucleotide being played as a string, ex. GGAC


    1. Since it really is only sending midi value it can be connected to whatever synth you would like;

    2. Elsewhere on this Forum, I shared a patch which took "noise" as its input and converted it into music using sigmund~, in that case "running water" as its source. (See for reference: https://forum.pdpatchrepo.info/topic/12108/converting-noise-to-music-rushing-water-using-sigmund) This patch takes that concept and applies it to what might also be called "noise", DNA sequences, were it not that the results (like the running water, yet even more so) sound like "Music".

    This exploration has me wondering...

    How can we delineate what is noise (only natural at this point) and what is music?

    Is the creative/ordering/soulful nature's being expressed in our own music not also being expressed by Nature itself? ...so that we might be considered one "bow" playing upon it?

    And, if by Music we mean notes laid down on purpose, might not it be said that is what Nature has been done? Is doing?

    I hope you find the patch useful, stimulating, and exciting, or at the very least funny to think about.

    Love through Music, no matter in what state Life may find you,

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    Proof of Concept- RNA (genetic) Sequence to Music (midi) Interpreter


    sample output: gene-seq-to-music-via-pd~.mp3


    1. an RNA sequence .txt file (one is provided, "data/data-001.txt");
    2. laid out in 3 columns of;
    3. g,a, c and t's;
    4. with either a g,a, c, or t in each column.

    (The raw data is available for public use at many sites online, ex. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/advanced)

    (Currently, laying the file out in 3 columns must be done manually. Though, to those more inclined, I do think it would be relatively easy to write a parser. If you do write one, please, share it below).)


    1. Select a pitch [0..127], velocity [0..127], and duration [0..4]={1/16,1/8, 1/4, 1/2, or whole note in 4/4 time, i.e. 125ms^x} for each of the four nucleotides, i.e. g, a, c, and t.;
    2. Click [open];
    3. Browse to a data file (example, "data/data-001.txt") and open it;
    4. Click Stop|Play.

    Behind the scenes:

    The patch cycles thru each line of the data file and bangs each line and using [makenote] constructs a note of given pitch, velocity, and duration as determined by whether the value in the 1,2, or 3rd column is g,c,a, or t.

    Once that note has played for the given duration it bangs (by changing the metro delay) the next line/note.

    The data file included is from the NCRI website https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/advanced page and is for "coxsackievirus B4 strain /ca/Roma partial VP1 gene", i.e. meningitis.

    The .mp3 file above is an example (with quasi-random inputs for the GACT pitch, velocity, and duration values. "Quasi" especially since I do not understand midi, chords, scales, etc.. I would think, if one knew such things, they would make the pitches form a chord.)

    I hope you find this as fun(ny) as I do.

    Peace, go with Love, and Music flowing out of your heart,

    p.s. the synth used is from "pd-help/J08.classicsynth.pd". If you need any help getting this working, just let me know and I will be happy to provide as much as I can.

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  • svanya

    After learning from @ingox work I came up with this. (Especially since :-) his patch was confusing me.)

    It just accumulates bangs via [v] and then triggers via [del] whatever it is currently at after a given ($f1 or inlet) window (in milliseconds). Ex. so if >2 then it's a long press, 1=single, and 2=double.

    I hope it helps someone. Esp as it pertains to using Mobmuplat with a Bluetooth keyboard as a footswitch/stompbox.

    Cheers! Thank you @ingox and @bang for your contributions to this matter.



    p.s. for ease of use, you could make a copy with "sdl.pd" as the filename.

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