[sdiy] Samchillian Anyone?

cheater cheater cheater00 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 10 19:26:44 CEST 2010

If anyone of you is wondering about the keyboard he's using, it's a
Kinesis. It's really quite expensive for what it does.
It's certain that you can make the same thing work with any other keyboard.


On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 19:14, cheater cheater <cheater00 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> a prime number is coprime with any other whole number.
>> thus resulting in a finite semigroup
> I think what you mean is that the subring generated is equal to the
> ring you are working in, i.e. it is not a proper subring. After all,
> any ring Z/nZ of modulo numbers is finite.
> Cheers,
> D.
> On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 17:55, Thomas Strathmann <thomas at pdp7.org> wrote:
>> On 10/10/10 17:06 , Scott Nordlund wrote:
>>> I'd posted a little about this before in context of algorithmic music.
>>> You can generate interesting melodies and chord progressions from a
>>> repeating sequence of increments, I think it's conceptually somewhere
>>> between circle of fifths and serialism.  It works better for different
>>> scales (i.e. 19 TET) since you'll only iterate through the entire
>>> 12 TET chromatic scale if the total sequence transposes by either 1,
>>> 5, 7 or 11 semitones, where as 19 TET can make a "circle of anything"
>>> since it's prime.  I've done this manually but it's very tedious.
>> So you basically say that the increments and the number of semitones must be
>> coprime unless the number of semitones is a prime number, thus resulting in
>> a finite semigroup or what do you mean by "circle of anything"?
>>        Thomas
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