Now that we’ve got an amplitude demodulator device in the form of the signal follower, why not also get a frequency demodulator in the form of a pitch tracking device?
Besides the possibility to act as sort of a ‘tuner’ (being able to detect frequency in Hertz and its position in the Western chromatic scale for example, think gtune vst), I imagine it would analyze the frequency content in a track channel and could output ‘values’ to control other devices/events. Think; notes in the pattern editor or trigger samples whenever similar pitches in the analyzed signal occur.
This is not the same as the ‘key-tracking device’ , taking just pattern editor note events for input, it would extract periodicity information out of a signal in real-time.
Why would this be cool?
…also Renoise, unfortunately, doesn’t have oscillator devices to output control information too…
I dream of analyzing a sample and have Renoise automatically fill in the pattern editor with note-pitch data!
Being able to set-up mappings of what frequency in the analyzed signal would trigger what sample in the instrument list.
For very rough analysis this could be a real-time job, but maybe off-line processing would be better for quality conversion.
This isn’t impossible. Melodyne is doing it for a while and the core technology is based on fft calculations. Algorithms, some already on the streets ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitch_detection_algorithm , http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/~dwang/papers/WWB.icassp02.pdf ).
The request isn’t super high on my wish-list, but maybe around version 4.0, Kraken has some free time to look into this?