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Programming Sound with Pure Data by Tony Hillerson

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Appendix 1Glossary

Amplitude

The amount of energy in an audio signal.

Bit Depth

The number of bits available per sample to store signal data.

Chorusing

An effect added to a sound by combining it with a delayed copy with a longer duration than flanging. It adds an interesting “doubling” effect and, if modulated, can give the impression of motion.

Flanging

An effect added to a sound by combining it with a slightly delayed copy. It adds an interesting “whooshing” effect caused by interference in different frequencies in the sound.

Frequency

The speed of an audio signal, which determines the pitch of a sound.

Frequency-modulation synthesis

A synthesis method where a modulator operator’s frequency changes the frequency of a carrier operator.

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