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Name/Version: zook 1.0
Author: asb2m10  
Description: zook is a pitch shifter/variable delay working on random but quantized values based on tempo. The pitch shifter work buffer feedback can be set to extreme values so no input is not needed anymore. This "experiment" was an orginal hack of the "pitch shifter" example patch in pure-data:

This effect is kind of unpredictable but can be interesting with beat tracks when the settings are set to conservative values.

Device Details

Downloads: 1021
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Live Version Used: 9.0.6
Max Version Used: 6.1.4
Date Added: Dec 31 2013 00:16:13
Date Last Updated: Not updated yet
Average Rating (2) 5
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Device Files

Device File: zook.amxd


This is a GREAT device.
Sound is unique while still keeping my musical interest
Although it's chaotic, there are rarely errant volume spikes
At least the delays have predictive effect
No big hits to the CPU, surprisingly. Stable and lean.
Manageable number of parameters.
It's fun and reactive to move the points on the two xy panels.

On that final point, would it be possible to midi assign the values

I feel like a Lorenz attractor would suit the movement of these panels nicely, if 2 dedicated xy assignments sounded like a lavish amount to dedicate to the device. Randomizing the values doesn't entirely do it justice, because the movement creates some of the best effects. Maybe a preset morpher so you could get the most results out of a single knob change...

this device should be lifted into the pantheon of established effects; amongst phaser, flanger, chorus, delay, there will be 'zook'.

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