64 elements form a network of interactions that tends to syncronize
Based on the ideas exposed by Jose M. Berenguer in his book "Luci, sin nombre y sin memoria." (2007)
Each of the 64 elements is an acummulator that triggers an impulse at rate frequency. The element receives too a combination of the triggers generated by the four surrounding elements (with a warp at extreme rows and columns), so the trigger "advances the phase" in an amount determined by influence level.
So the 64 elements form a network of interactions that tends to syncronize all the elements.
Pressing randomize button feeds all the 64 elements with random numbers, so they become out of sync.
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How to use:
just power on, press randomize and let it go.
Influence level settings may be seen as in three ranges:
Influence level=1 (min)
This means that there is no interaction between cells, so it works as a kind of snapshot of white noise.
Influence level is greater than one and less than 1.1 (this value is a suposition) :
moderate interaction between cells seem to be more favourable for the whole thing ending in sync.
Values of influece level greater than 1.1 (specially the highest, close to 2) :
the interaction seems to be strong enough for making the perfect sync behavior unstable, so nice quasi-cycles arise.
Natural frequency determines the speed at which the uninfluenced cell should trigger. With higher values, graphical display seems to be not fast enough to reflect elements shoots... so the instrument becomes only audio relevant...
Advanced use :
- Substitute natural frequency button for a derivation from system bpm.
This control just delivers frequency in Hz, so it only would need a simple computation from bpm clock to Hz.
- Substitute natural frequency by MIDI notes.
Again you only need to convert it to Hz. Notice everything here is mono (?)
- Use the trigger signal generated by cells to trigger MIDI events.
This signal is always 0, and 1 when trigger happens, so it would be easy to make it shoot a selectable MIDI event for each cell. Extra out ports could be nedded on macros Lucix32Master and Lucix32Slave.