[Sidefx-houdini-list] audio - chops

Ben Schrijvers Ben.Schrijvers at framestore-cfc.com
Wed Mar 15 14:07:43 EST 2006

Hi Larry,

Maybe the Lag Chop as it might react to low frequency and ignore high 
Same for the Spring Chop... and it gives you some extra Side Effects.


Larry Giunta wrote:

> Were using chops to import audio
> track ( music ) which are then used to drive
> animation ....... birthing blast of
> particles and pulsing waves through geometry, etc.
> With some massaging in chops we're able
> to very easily pull some rhythmic spikes
> off of certain tracks and get great results.
> With other tracks it's very difficult to isolate the
> high points we need to grab. Most of the time
> we are trying to pull out strong bass lines or
> drum beats ( kind of club type music with repeating
> beats).
> I'm wondering if there are any chops we're
> overlooking that might help us isolate out the
> parts of the tracks we're trying key off of???
> Right now we're playing a lot with the resample and
> filter (with sharpen) to create distinct high points.
> Thanks for any thoughts.
> Larry

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