Doodle – Tweety I

This is a doodle using Enzien Audio’s Heavy. Try moving about the sliders, i find it an interestingly hypnotic swarmy sound. Warm and lively at low pitches. Intense at higher pitches. Also let it develop for a bit once you find a place where it sounds good to you.

Let me know what you think :)

How use heavy’s uploader python script on windows.

Heres a very quick and dirty write up on what you need to do to run the heavy uploader python script.
Thanks to martin roth for all the help

First of all you need to install Python 2 .

then install pip

might have to go the scripts sub folder of python to run:
pip install requests.

then download the latest version of the uploader script here:

then make a .bat file with this:

Here’s the manual from the script itself:

usage: [-h] [-n NAME] [-g GEN [GEN ...]] [-b] [-y]
[-o OUT [OUT ...]] [-d DOMAIN] [-x] [-z] [--noverify] [-v]
[-t TOKEN]

Compiles a Pure Data file.

positional arguments:
input_dir A directory containing _main.pd. All .pd files in the
directory structure will be uploaded.

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-n NAME, --name NAME Patch name. If it doesn't exist on the Heavy site, the
uploader will fail.
-g GEN [GEN ...], --gen GEN [GEN ...]
List of generator outputs. Currently supported
generators are 'c', 'js', 'pdext', 'pdext-osx',
'unity', 'unity-osx', 'unity-win', 'wwise', 'wwise-
win', 'vst2' ,'vst2-osx', and 'vst2-win'.
-b All files will be placed in the output directory,
placed in their own subdirectory corresonding to the
generator name.
-y Extract only the generated C files. Static files are
deleted. Only effective for the 'c' generator.
-o OUT [OUT ...], --out OUT [OUT ...]
List of destination directories for retrieved files.
Order should be the same as for --gen.
-d DOMAIN, --domain DOMAIN
Domain. Default is
-x Don't save the returned token.
-z Force the use of a password, regardless of saved
--noverify Don't verify the SSL connection. Generally a bad idea.
-v, --verbose Show debugging information.
-t TOKEN, --token TOKEN

so if you read that and go back to my commandline you’ll notice this puts a vst dll in a subfolder of where your project is.
Important note: the patch that you want to use has to be called _main.pd. The rest, subpatches etc can be what you want.


Patch a day challenge #31

You can download the patch here.
Easiest way to use it yourself is to install pd-extended and add rjlib.

Today I decided to play around with Andy Farnell’s rain on a window work. It is one of the better ones I have found so far in his book “Designing Sound”. I tried to see if could make the scene a bit bigger by adding some elemetns. then i started to just jam a bit randomly with the parameters. See what kind of juice was to be found. Good fun tweak session and got some interesting ideas from it. Worth a revisit some day.31

Patch a day challenge #30

You can download the patch here.
Easiest way to use it yourself is to install pd-extended and add rjlib.

Playing around with FM some more. In this case creating wood, metal and “various” type impact sounds. It is interesting to combine waveshaping with FM because it seems to be really easy to add noise to the transient of the sound without detriment to the tail of the sound. Take this patch to have some starting points.