Pulse cross-filter
Basic strategy: using a flexible, controllable signal, which has a range going from constant ‘1’ ( 1 sample = no signal alteration) to noise (= infinite alteration; of course within techn. limitations), as the transforming cross-filter signal, in order to create and control as many possible sonical/musical effects of the cross-filter as possible. This is a real-time implementation, so that one can be in control of the many musical possibilities of the cross-filter, make smooth transitions between them etc., in real-time.

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Criss cross-filter
Cross-filtering the various timbres of one instrument with each other, in real-time. Variation is created simply by a delay and a time modulation algorithm (before cross-filtering the signal). Especially with new, exotic instruments like for example the knifetable this can lead to astonishing results.

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Cross-filtering two voices, in this case an adult voice with a child voice - notice that the length of the response file (the child voice) first gradually increases before it decreases again towards the end.

Waveset real-time
some examples of real-time implementations and spin offs of Trevor Wisharts waveset technique in kyma (programming language):

  • Waveset timestretching (sample domain), by Camille Troillard - signal flow
  • Waveset reversal (control signal domain) - signal flow
  • Waveset merging (control signal domain) - signal flow

Samplebit manipulation
two examples for a time-modulation algorithm dividing the signal into bits:

1st and 2nd patch for Steve Reich
a patch that features the old Reichian way of phasing, as well as a new approach to phasing, made possible by new technical possibiltities which come with a program-ming language like kyma. This new approach of phasing is based on a simple oscillator-crossfade-technique. In the music example it is audible as a kind of gradual shift, almost morph, in the accent patterns, which in this case are equal to the so-called result patterns.

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Noise delay
This can be used as an alternative technique to create frequency and amplitude fluctuations/deviations. Furthermore, by using multiple noise delay modules, the illusion of a chaotic sound-mass can be established.

  • Example 1 (frequency and amplitude fluctuations/deviations) - signal flow
  • Example 2 (illusion of sound-mass) - signal flow

Ebow sampler
a sampler with ebow samples (ebows vibrating piano strings), build in kyma. Here an excerpt from "pulses and drones".

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Random release
a live capture and loop idea which embraces granular sounding textures (releases) as well as reversing a.o.

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