Continuing the discussion from Some Sonic Pi Jewels:
Started playing with Matt Tytel’s Vital (pre-release with patchpack through In the Mix on YouTube) and what struck me the most was the use of Perlin noise as modulation. Sure, that’s pretty close to smoothing out a random function… and that’s a neat thing to do.
I started prototyping Perlin-style modulation in a few environments. Eventually, I’d like to make it work as some kind of AUv3 plugin (on iPadOS). For now, I’m exploring several options on the desktop: the Grid in Bitwig, Cycling ‘74 Max and, of course, p5js using tips & tricks from Perlin’s NYU neighbour (and hyper enthusiastic Processing champion) Daniel Shiffman.
Now it’s time for SPi.
In that aforementioned discussion, @minced_mind tweaked a script by @H_Tachibana -san which leveraged Perlin noise to create melodic lines. While that’s obviously very neat, I’m searching for something which would be usable directly as a modulation source, maybe a bit like
Conceptually, I’m thinking of this as a smoother version of some kind of pseudo-random LFO. In fact, my Bitwig prototype is basically made with that. And it sounds quite cool.
So, any help in building a Perlin modulator would be appreciated.