Hi. While I am totally wedded go the idea that as a neophyte will want to understand my Tidal Cycles programs by listening to them, i am also wondering what are some of the useful ways to understand Tidal more visually? I've learned about tidal-vis (which i haven't used but it looked cool),
:t in the documentation, and
draw appears in one of the videos. In some of the Tidal course videos we saw something which seemed to generate a PDF from the pattern, at the bottom of the stream video. One more technique is to put a massive
speed 0.1 at the beginning of a pattern or pull the cps way down.
These are all helpful!
I also tried briefly to compose a
drawLine with a string replacement function from
\n but realized that I'm thinking too old school *nix where everything is a string – in the world of Haskell,
drawLine gives type
Render rather than whatever the string replacement thing i found on Steak Exchange. The idea was from
[11 cycles] |a-bbd-|a-bbd-|a-bbd-|a-bbd-|a-bbd-|a-bbd-|a-bbd-|a-bbd-|a-bbd-|a-bbd-|a-bbd-`
to two dimensional
[11 cycles] a-bbd- a-bbd- a-bbd- a-bbd- a-bbd- a-bbd- a-bbd- a-bbd- a-bbd- a-bbd- a-bbd-
Lol I'll learn the Haskell way eventually!
While I'm on it, i wonder why does
drawLine "a b*2 d" produce 11 cycles rather than one?
Anyway, what are some of your favorite "introspection" tools people?