Csound operates uniquely. You can specify certain operations to happen at a certain rate based on the variable name.
kval random 0, 10
This line of code produces a random value between 0 and 10, 1000 times a second because it populates a k-rate (control rate) variable.
But what if I want to debug this? Or see in the console what values I’m producing? You can use the
kval random 0, 10 printks "kval: %f\n", 1, kval
Clearly, 1000 prints a second would eat up the console quickly.
printks’s second argument is how many seconds between prints. It’s debouncing printing automatically.
It’s output looks like this:
kval: 9.635761 kval: 6.579237 kval: 6.564805 kval: 7.650385 kval: 3.684652 kval: 2.481188 kval: 3.298008 kval: 5.385859 kval: 0.559652 kval: 5.215418
Read more about it here.