Playing with a Pure Data model of the Conehead Chirp

Aug 12, 2018 resources p24-conehead

Contributed by @tardate on Aug 12, 2018

Boldport projects never fail to inspire some new learning. In the case it introduced me to Pure Data - a pretty amazing open source visual programming language for multimedia. I reproduced the chirp.pd model and added a few more controls to make it easier to play around with. Here’s a quick example of the sounds produced with different settings:

Settings that simulate the Conehead chirp:

  • 428 gate frequency
  • 8000 carrier frequency
  • 110 modulation frequency
  • 714 modulation amount