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  fr	    pvsmaska	 fsig, ifn, kdepth


Modify amplitudes of an fsig, using a function table, with dynamic scaling.


ifn – the ftable to use. Given that fsig has N analysis bins, table ifn must be of size N or larger. The table need not be normalized, but values should lie within the range 0 to 1. Table ifn can be created in the score, or within the orchestra by using pvsinfo to find the size of fsig, which is then passed to ftgen to create the table.


kdepth – controls the degree of modification applied to fsig, using simple linear scaling. 0 leaves amplitudes unchanged, 1 applies the full profile of ifn.

Note: Power-of-two FFT sizes are particularly convenient when using table-based processing, as the number of analysis bins (N bins) is then a power-of-two plus one, for which an ftable of the same size can be created. It is important that the ftable be created with a size of N bins, rather than as a power of two. The latter will copy the first table value to the guard point, which is inappropriate for this opcode.


This example illustrates that the usual Csound behaviour applies to fsigs. The same name can be used for both input and output. In this example, an ftable is created in the score. An fsig FFT size of 1024 is assumed.

; Orchestra

          instr 1
  asig    buzz       20000, 199, 50, 3         ; pulsewave source
  fsig    pvsanal    asig, 1024, 256, 1024, 0  ; create fsig
  kmod    linseg     0, p3/2, 1, p3/2, 0       ; simple control sig

  fsig    pvsmaska   fsig, 2, kmod             ; apply weird eq to fsig
  aout    pvsynth    fsig                      ; resynthesize,
          dispfft    aout, 0.1, 1024           ; and view the effect

; Score
; Ftable using cubic spline to define shaped peaks

  f1 0 513 8 0 2 1 3 0 4 1 6 0 10 1 12 0 16 1 32 0 1 0 436 0


Richard Dobson
Somerset, England
August, 2001
New in Csound 4.14

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