Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Winding out to the Pacific 8

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This is a work in progress...

So I took the time this morning while my wife and daughter were out shopping to code the tempo as a continuously variable speed that can be set inside the piece, instead of imposed externally with a hand coded Csound tempo command. Now, every note or phrase can have its own tempo. The speed gradually changes from one tempo to another in this version.

I can't believe I waited this long to implement such a simple function. In this version, I let the program choose from among 5 possible tempos. The choice is made when it chooses to play a measure of 96 to 240 beats, so that longer sections have faster tempo and shorter ones play slower.

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