SuperCollider CLASSES (extension)

FFTSpread
ExtensionExtension

Spectral spread
Inherits from: UGen : AbstractFunction : Object

Description

Given an FFT chain, this measures the spectral spread, which is the magnitude-weighted variance. This measure can serve as an (approximate) clue towards the bandwidth of a signal (although the value is not a frequency).

The centroid should be supplied, typically using a SpecCentroid unit - if you don't fill in this argument then a SpecCentroid unit will automatically be added.

Class Methods

*kr (buffer, centroid)

Arguments:

buffer
centroid

Inherited class methods

Instance Methods

Inherited instance methods

Examples

// Very artificial example - just filtering some noise.
s.boot;
b = Buffer.alloc(s,2048,1);
(
x = {
var in, chain, freq, rq, val;
//freq = LFPar.kr(0.3).exprange(100, 1000);
freq = MouseY.kr(1000, 100, 1);
rq = MouseX.kr(0.001, 10, 1);
in = BPF.ar(WhiteNoise.ar, freq, rq);
chain = FFT(b.bufnum, in);

val = FFTSpread.kr(chain);

Out.ar(0, in.dup * 0.1);
(val * 0.000001).poll(10); // Poll but scaled down so more readable!
}.play(s);
)

x.free;