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MSITAR -- sitar physical model
in RTcmix/insts/stk


quick syntax:
MSITAR(outsk, dur, AMP, FREQ, plamp[, PAN, AMPENV])

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 = duration (seconds)
   p2 = amplitude (absolute, for 16-bit soundfiles: 0-32768)
   p3 = frequency (Hz)
   p4 = pluck amp (0.0-1.0)
   p5 = pan (0-1 stereo; 0.5 is middle) [optional; default is 0.5]
   p6 = amplitude envelope table [optional; default is 1.0]

   p2 (amplitude), p3 (frequency) and p5 (pan) can receive dynamic updates from
   a table or real-time control source.

   p6 (amplitude envelope table), if used, should be a reference to a pfield table-handle.

   Author:  Brad Garton, based on code from the Synthesis ToolKit



MSITAR the "Sitar" physical model in Perry Cook and Gary Scavone's STK, the Synthesis ToolKit.

Usage Notes

MSITAR models an Indian sitar. It uses a modified Karplus-Strong ("plucked string" -- see the STRUM2 instrument) algorithm. Here's what Perry says about "Sitar":
    This class implements a sitar plucked string physical model based on the Karplus-Strong algorithm.
The amplitude envelope table (p6, "AMPENV") is an optional parameter. It is also redundant -- the same functionality can be achieved by using a pfield-table reference in p2 ("AMP").

MSITAR can produce other mono or stereo output.

Sample Scores

very basic:
   rtsetparams(44100, 1)
   load("MSITAR")

   amp = 17000
   MSITAR(0, 3.5, amp, cpspch(8.00), 0.9)
   MSITAR(4, 3.5, amp, cpspch(8.07), 0.9)


slightly more advanced:
   rtsetparams(44100, 2)
   load("MSITAR")

   MSITAR(0, 3.5, 30000, cpspch(8.00), 0.9)

   amp = maketable("line", 1000, 0,0, 1,1, 2,0)
   freq = makerandom("linear", 9.0, cpspch(8.065), cpspch(8.075))
   MSITAR(4, 3.5, amp*20000, freq, 0.9, 0.0)
   freq = makerandom("linear", 7.0, cpspch(8.065), cpspch(8.075))
   MSITAR(4, 3.5, amp*20000, freq, 0.9, 1.0)

   stramp = maketable("line", 1000, 0,1, 2,0)
   pan = makeLFO("sine", 14, 0, 1)
   MSITAR(8, 3.5, 20000, cpspch(7.07), 0.9, pan, stramp)


See Also

maketable, CLAR, MBLOWBOTL, MBLOWHOLE, MBOWED, MBRASS, MCLAR, METAFLUTE, MSAXOFONY