Yes, I do know what "convoluted" means in ordinary English.Conman wrote:Convoluted = highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious.chase wrote:[...]Convolution, per se, can't cause two MIDI playbacks to be different.
You are right mathematically but we aren't talking maths we're talking synth (and reverb) terms for sound reproduction. Convolution in these terms serves to make the sound interesting ie: varied.
So, you were using the word "convolution" to mean the condition of being twisted, coiled or intricate, etc, rather than the technical use of the word in maths or digital audio.
I'm surprised to learn that you associate that (complexity-type) meaning with "convolution" when speaking about reverb, instead of meaning the type of reverb that works by convolution (in the digital-audio/mathematical sense). IMHO, that usage is VERY likely to cause confusion amongst readers of this forum - I expect that if you use the word "convolution" when describing reverb, most of us will think you're talking about convolution reverb.
If I spoke about the frequency of the A above middle C, forum members wouldn't expect me to mean how often that note is played. If I said I'd just bought a compressor, they wouldn't envisage a pump that pressurises gas.
Similarly with other words, such as: note, key, scale, interval, staff, quaver, bar, rest, pause, bow, string, wind, roll, amplify, distortion, fidelity, gate, delay, insert, effects, instrumental, conductor, ... The context (this forum) sets up an expectation that such words have a meaning that's not the meaning found in ordinary English.
I may be wrong, but I expect the majority of people reading posts in this forum will expect the word "convolution" to be used in the technical sense when discussing aspects of digital audio. If I'm right, there, using it to mean twisted/coiled/intricate/etc in such circumstances is, IMHO, pretty well asking to be misunderstood.
Anyway, I'm glad you've now explained what you meant by "convolution", because I thought for a while that you weren't willing to say what you meant by it ...
krisp wrote:Convolution, as a mathematical concept, have nothing to do with the OP's problems. And if you think I'm wrong then please, enlighten me: what is convolution?
Conman wrote:No. You tell me smartass.