[flocking] More ready-to-go synth examples?

Josh Peterson joshkpete at gmail.com
Sat Jun 4 16:22:08 UTC 2016

Awesome, thank you!
On Jun 4, 2016 12:21 PM, "Colin Clark" <colin at colinclark.org> wrote:

> Hi Josh,
> Flocking has a bunch of random distribution unit generators built in,
> including exponential, gamma, normal, pareto, triangular, and weibull
> distributions. There's not much in the way of documentation for them, but
> if you look at the "defaults" for each one, you can see which inputs they
> take:
> https://github.com/colinbdclark/Flocking/blob/master/src/ugens/random.js
> These unit generators use the Sim.js random distributions library (which
> you can also use directly in your own code, since it ships with Flocking),
> which are documented here:
> http://www.simjs.com/random.html
> Hope this helps,
> Colin
> On Jun 4, 2016, at 11:30 AM, Josh Peterson <joshkpete at gmail.com> wrote:
> Cool, thanks Colin.
> One thing I remember being really useful in supercollider is all of the
> random distributions you can generate really easily, and you can seed and
> make repeatable. For example: logarithmic, poisson, brownian noise. Does
> anyone know of some js libraries that provide something similar?
> On Jun 4, 2016 11:23 AM, "Colin Clark" <colin at colinclark.org> wrote:
>> Hi Josh,
>> Documentation and lots of examples are certainly a weakness of Flocking
>> at the moment. I'm slowly chipping away at a new 0.2.0 release, which will
>> feature much better documentation and examples, but in the meantime I can't
>> think of much to recommend for you aside from what's currently in the
>> Playground and demos.
>> There is this example of an analog-style synth:
>> http://flockingjs.org/flocking-examples/ui-controls/synth-with-ui.html
>> Source code is here:
>> https://github.com/colinbdclark/flocking-examples/tree/master/ui-controls
>> Perhaps others on the mailing list can suggest their own examples.
>> Good luck with your hackathon!
>> Colin
>> On Jun 4, 2016, at 12:16 AM, Josh Peterson <joshkpete at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I’m thinking about using flocking for a hackathon type project this
>> weekend - just want to quickly get up and running with some pre exisiting
>> synths and make sort of a proof of concept. It’s great that synthdefs are
>> json so they can be shared around so easily! Is there a good respository or
>> other places to look to find some more developed instruments than what’s in
>> the playground? If I could find a handful of instruments that already sound
>> sort of interesting on their own, that would be a good starting point for
>> my project.
>> Thank you!
>> Josh
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