### Process Tab

The **Response**
controls the length of time the computer
listens for each pitch measurement. There's a trade-off involved:
A higher number implies better pitch accuracy, but fewer measurements per
second. Fewer measurements per second also requires less computer
processing power. A lower number means more measurements per second, which
will make rapid pitch changes easier to see, but it may cause
a slow computer to bog down.
The actual number of measurements per second depends three numbers,
the Response parameter, the Lowest Note in the Scale Tab,
and the Sample Rate on the Audio Tab.
Here are the number of measurements per second for the default Sample Rate
of 44,100, for different values of Response:

Response |
2 |
3 |
4 |
6 |
8 |

Violin | 172 | 86 | 86 | 43 | 43 |

Viola | 86 | 86 | 43 | 43 | 22 |

Cello | 43 | 43 | 22 | 22 | 11 |

Here's how the measurement time is computed:
It is based on the time it takes a note to complete one cycle of vibration.
This depends on the Lowest Note in the Scale Tab
and the Sample Rate on the Audio Tab.
The lowest note on a violin is 55 (G below middle C), which has a frequency
of 196 Hz. If we choose a value of 4 for Response, then
4 cycles requires 4 / 196, or 0.0204 seconds.
If we multiply that by a Sample Rate of 44,100 samples per second, we
require a minimum of 900 samples per frame. Intonia will choose the next
higher power of 2, or 1024 samples per frame. Since each frame overlaps the
preceding one by 50%, the number of frames per second is twice 44,100
divided by 1024, or about 86 frames per second.

For following fast passage work, you may want to cut Response in
half, for more
frequent measurement. For tuning you may want to double or quadruple
Response, for better
accuracy.
Response also affects
Processor Usage: the smaller the
number of cycles, the more frequency measurements per second, and the
greater the load on the computer.