i'm learning csound at berklee from dr. boulanger.. i'm a little bit confused by the assigning of p fields in the instrument section. if i assign p8 = irel, does this then apply to all the processors and generators in the instrument? if so, what value do i ascribe in the event that it is not even a functional parameter of one of the modules?
secondly, i'm happy that i can ctrl click and insert the opcode with all the parameters. unfortunately, when i do this i get error messages because of insufficient arguments or bad syntax (whatever)... is this because i haven't implicated functions? the etude i'm looking at (which works) seems okay if i just type the numbers in there respective places. this doesn't work if i try to insert the same opcode into a different csound instrument with different assignments. so the confusion is due to the arbitrary numbers that don't agree with the assignments working in one etude, and not another. am i mistaken in this observation? or, should i be looking at some other problem in the score maybe??