Wishart’s Audible Design book has been a great reference for me in exploring his various ideas w/r/t wavesets. One cool and pretty easy to implement idea is waveset subsitutions. In his book he describes the process as walking through each waveset, and replacing it with some other arbitrary waveform of exactly the same length and magnitude of the original. Here’s Linus Torvalds explaining how to pronounce linux where each waveset has been replaced by a sinewave:
And here’s the same clip, but with the wavesets reversed – so the final waveset is recompressed to be the same length and magnitude as the first, and so on reading the lengths & magnitudes forward and the wavesets backward. (I don’t know if this is something CDP does, but it seemed like a natural next step!)
Other transformation he’s mentioned in Audible Design:
I’m not a CDP user either but I’ve looked at Alberto de Campo’s SuperCollider waveset ugen and I think if I remember correctly it basically implements the segmentation and leaves the transformations up to the user? (His chapter in The SuperCollider Book explores a lot of other interesting microsound transformation ideas with some example code too.)
Thanks for making this thread! I’m really curious about CDP too.
I made a video that’s intended to be an intro / demo / quick overview of the possibilities of CDP. The software is powerful, and it’s free, and it can do spectral analysis and morphing, and Archer Endrich just uploaded an Extremely Detailed “Learning Manual” to help us all access the power of Composers Desktop Project.
I’m left with a file loomdatapak.zip containing folders…
data_etc - containing exe files that look like they are already in _cdp/_cdprogs
physical_modelling - contains a bunch of dll’s and ness-brass.exe
physmod_examples - a bunch of .m files
I’m not sure where those go. Perhaps I missed something in the installation notes.
If you’re not using SoundLoom, these files may not matter. I don’t know if I myself have these files, or have them in the right place, but I’ve never noticed, and they’ve never caused any problems.
You can check the detailed “Check Installation” document that’s included in the same folder as the Installation Notes. If I were you I’d just assume everything is OK and proceed to use the software. If you get error messages, please post here.
Also - SoundShaper 6 was just released! I haven’t installed it yet.