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Re: Why the music is music and the noise is noise?

On Wed, 25 Apr 2001, Bob Masta wrote:

> I'm speaking here of using a random generator to select individual
> notes, so the random values are coming at a rather slow rate.
I was talking about "how" you choose the random number. If you choose them
independently of each other, then their spectrum is "white".
But you could try to chose them following an 1/f (pink) distribution,
which means something like you choose the closer notes with higher
probability then the farther notes ("closer" and "farther" compared to
the previous note). So it would probably even more like a
melody then random jumping.

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