GEN02 — Transfers data from immediate pfields into a function table.


This subroutine transfers data from immediate pfields into a function table.


f # time size 2 v1 v2 v3 ...


size -- number of points in the table. Must be a power of 2 or a power-of-2 plus 1 (see f statement). The maximum tablesize is 16777216 (224) points.

v1, v2, v3, etc. -- values to be copied directly into the table space. The number of values is limited by the compile-time variable PMAX, which controls the maximum pfields (currently 1000). The values copied may include the table guard point; any table locations not filled will contain zeros.

[Note] Note

If p4 (the GEN routine number is positive, the table will be post-normalized (rescaled to a maximum absolute value of 1 after generation). A negative p4 will cause rescaling to be skipped. You will usually want to use -2 with this GEN function, so that your values are not normalized.


Here is a simple example of the GEN02 routine. It uses the files gen02.csd. It places 12 values plus an explicit wrap-around guard value into a table of size next-highest power of 2. Rescaling is inhibited. Here is its diagram:

Diagram of the waveform generated by GEN02.

Diagram of the waveform generated by GEN02.

Example 552. A simple example of the GEN02 routine.

; Select audio/midi flags here according to platform
; Audio out   Audio in
-odac           -iadc    ;;;RT audio I/O
; For Non-realtime ouput leave only the line below:
; -o gen02.wav -W ;;; for file output any platform

; Initialize the global variables.
sr = 44100
kr = 4410
ksmps = 10
nchnls = 1

; Instrument #1.
instr 1
  ; Create an index over the length of our entire note.
  kcps init 1/p3
  kndx phasor kcps

  ; Read Table #1 with our index.
  ifn = 1
  ixmode = 1
  kamp tablei kndx, ifn, ixmode

  ; Create a sine wave, use the Table #1 values to control
  ; the amplitude. This creates a sound with a long attack.
  a1 oscil kamp*30000, 440, 2
  out a1


; Table #1: an envelope with a long attack (using GEN02).
f 1 0 16 2 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 0
; Table #2, a sine wave.
f 2 0 16384 10 1

; Play Instrument #1 for 2 seconds.
i 1 0 2


See Also



December 2002. Thanks to Rasmus Ekman, corrected the limit of the PMAX variable.