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FILTERBANK -- multi-band reson instrument
in RTcmix/insts/jg


quick syntax:
FILTERBANK(outsk, insk, dur, AMP, ringdowndur, inputchan, PAN, CFREQ1, BANDWIDTH1, RELAMP1, ... CFREQN, BANDWITHN, RELAMPN)

CAPITALIZED parameters are pfield-enabled for table or dynamic control (see the maketable or makeconnection scorefile commands). Parameters after the [bracket] are optional and default to 0 unless otherwise noted.



   p0 = output start time (seconds)
   p1 = input start time (seconds)
   p2 = input duration (seconds)
   p3 = amplitude multiplier (relative multiplier of input signal)
   p4 = ring-down duration (seconds)
   p5 = input channel
   p6 = pan (0-1 stereo; 0.5 is middle)
   p7, p8, p9, ... pN-2, pN-1, pN
      starting with p7, the next N pfields are triples, the first being the
      center frequency of a filter "hump" (Hz or oct.pc * (see note below)), the
      second being the bandwidth of the "hump" (expressed as a multiplier of the
      center frequency, 0-1), and the third being the relative amplitude of that
      "hump" in the final constructed filter (0-1).  Up to 60 cf-bw-amp triples 
      can be specified.

   p3 (amplitude), p6 (pan) as well as the center frequency, bandwidth, and
   relative amplitude pfields for individual bands can receive dynamic updates
   from a table or real-time control source.

   * If the value of the center frequency pfield(s) ("CFREQ1 ... CFREQN") is < 15.0,
   it assumes oct.pc.  Use the pchcps
   scorefile convertor for direct frequency specification below 15.0 Hz.

   Author: John Gibson, 25 Feb 2007



FILTERBANK is very similar to the older IIR instrument. It builds a series of infinite impulse response (or recursive) filters with center frequency, bandwidth, and amplitude boost defined in triplets. These filters, combined together, allow the specification of complex frequency-response curves.

Usage Notes

The two main differences between FILTERBANK and IIR are, first, the elimination of the setup subcommand for designing the filter in favor of extended pfield-parameters in the main FILTERBANK note specification. This leads to the second main difference: each of the center-frequency/bandwith/relative-amplitude may be dynamically modified using the pfield-enabled control system. This gives the FILTERBANK instrument a high degree of flexibility.

oct.pc format generally will not work as you expect for the center frequency specifications if the pfield changes dynamically. This is because of the 'mod 12' aspect of the pitch-class (.pc) specification. Use direct frequency (hz) or linear octaves instead.

The bandwith of each filter is specified as a multiplier of the center frequency of each filter. The older IIR instrument had an option to specify this bandwidth directly as a Hz value. This is not the case with FILTERBANK.

The point of the ring-down duration parameter (p4) is to let you control how long the filter will sound after the input has stopped. Too short a time, and the sound may be cut off prematurely, resulting in a click.

The output of FILTERBANK can be either mono or stereo.

Sample Scores

very basic:
   rtsetparams(44100, 2)
   load("FILTERBANK")
   
   rtinput("mysound.aif")
   inchan = 0
   inskip = 0
   dur = DUR()
   ringdur = 10
   
   amp = 0.25
   bw = 0.0003
   
   cf1 = maketable("line", "nonorm", 100, 0,200, 1,1200)
   cf2 = maketable("line", "nonorm", 100, 0,1100, 1,300)
   cf3 = maketable("line", "nonorm", 100, 0,600, 1,2200)
   cf4 = maketable("line", "nonorm", 100, 0,2000, 1,900)
   
   start = 0
   FILTERBANK(start, inskip, dur, amp, ringdur, inchan, pan=0.5,
      cf1, bw, g=1, cf2, bw, g=1, cf3, bw, g=1, cf4, bw, g=1)


slightly more advanced:
   rtsetparams(44100, 2)
   load("FILTERBANK")
   
   rtinput("mysound.aif")
   inchan = 0
   inskip = 0
   dur = DUR()
   ringdur = 5
   
   amp = 0.1
   bw = maketable("line", "nonorm", 1000, 0,0.01, dur,0.001, dur+ringdur,0.001)
   
   start = 0
   FILTERBANK(start, inskip, dur, amp, ringdur, inchan, pan=0.1,
      cf=9.02, bw, g=1,
      cf=9.09, bw, g=1,
      cf=10.01, bw, g=1,
      cf=10.06, bw, g=1,
      cf=11.02, bw, g=1)
   FILTERBANK(start, inskip, dur, amp, ringdur, inchan, pan=0.9,
      cf=8.02, bw, g=1,
      cf=9.05, bw, g=1,
      cf=10.03, bw, g=1,
      cf=10.10, bw, g=1,
      cf=11.04, bw, g=1)


See Also

maketable, BUTTER, ELL, EQ, FIR, FILTSWEEP, FOLLOWBUTTER, IIR, JFIR, MOOGVCF, MULTEQ SPECTEQ, SPECTEQ2