Difference between event & modulation signals

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JoPo
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125 posts since 12 Mar, 2004

Post Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:56 am

Hi all !
I must precise what I'd like to know in the title.

For instance, I can modulate the filter cutoff with modulation signal coming from an envelope. But I also can modulate the same filter parameter by using a parameter event generator set on filter cutoff. The second solution allows me to see the filter cutoff knob moving.

But will the result be the same ? I mean, is the frequency rate of event and modulation signals the same ? Are they both accurate the same ?
In comparaison with audio signal in which there are sample rate and bit resolution, I'd like to know if event and modulation signals have the same sample rate and bit resolution.

Thank you for the information ! :)
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KVRAF
9741 posts since 24 Jun, 2008 from Europe

Re: Difference between event & modulation signals

Post Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:34 am

Events are discrete, modulation signals are continuous.
When you want to smoothly modulate eg a filter cutoff, best to use a modulation signal.

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JoPo
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125 posts since 12 Mar, 2004

Re: Difference between event & modulation signals

Post Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:56 am

Thanks for that fast answer !
So... Discret, continuous, that means that modulation signal has a better bit resolution, right ?

Anyway, ther are different and that's what I wanted to be sure.

Maybe, in order to see the modulated value and see exactly its min and max values, I can use an event parameter generator, then, once I've setup the range modulation as I wish, I can delete the event parameter generator and plug the modulation signal wire in the module modulation input ?
Musica ! here

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pljones
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6410 posts since 8 Feb, 2003 from London, UK

Re: Difference between event & modulation signals

Post Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:17 am

Discrete means "it happens" and it's over and done with. It's like receiving a letter.

Continuous means "it's there" and it keeps being there. It's like watching television.

The letter might contain far more information and take up less time to process than what you're watching on television.

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JoPo
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125 posts since 12 Mar, 2004

Re: Difference between event & modulation signals

Post Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:29 am

pljones wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:17 am
Discrete means "it happens" and it's over and done with. It's like receiving a letter.

Continuous means "it's there" and it keeps being there. It's like watching television.

The letter might contain far more information and take up less time to process than what you're watching on television.
Well... That add more confusion to me... :D Anyway, as Mutools said, if I want to smoothly modulate a parameter, modulation signal is the best... Mmmm... Is it ?
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KVRAF
1581 posts since 29 Mar, 2013

Re: Difference between event & modulation signals

Post Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:50 am

Well I think if Jo says it is then it must be, he made it so should know best :hihi:
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sl23
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1504 posts since 28 Mar, 2008 from U.K.

Re: Difference between event & modulation signals

Post Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:37 am

pljones wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:17 am
Discrete means "it happens" and it's over and done with. It's like receiving a letter.

Continuous means "it's there" and it keeps being there. It's like watching television.

The letter might contain far more information and take up less time to process than what you're watching on television.
Great analogy, thanks :)
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JoPo
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Re: Difference between event & modulation signals

Post Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:12 am

:)
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