I've been thinking about this feature a lot, as I repeat this task many times in any one work session...
The process/requirements for the plugin:
- user selects a connection
- plugin turns dsp on, if it is not already
- press and hold the modifier key+the assigned key
- a [number] pops up on screen beside the connection
- which shows the [env~] (line~ version) for the selected connection (or if non-~ just the current value out for that connector)
- release the assigned key
- the [number] is removed
- dsp is returned to its original state.
I have a piece of electronics hardware (I use with my arduino) with an alligator clip on one end and a pointer+led on the other. So by touching the pointer to a wire you can tell if a line is "hot"/getting any current or not.
And I know, I, for one, would love if this were a part of PD.
So a live line-tester, esp. automating the 1) add [env~] 2) add number, and 3) connect process I always use when I am debugging a patch.
So sort of a pd-pointer with live/visual feedback.
I have no clue how to write plugins. So could really use someone/higher minds to program it. And do think it would be for The Greater Good of the community once accomplished.
Peace. Thanks, for considering. Look fwd to hearing your insight, direction, results, etc.
This was just a test-drive of my guitar controlled rack. But think it points a light in a very interesting direction.
The patch sends values from the guitar to the rack base on 6 (midi) pitch slots between 40 and 64 (using sigmund~). The amplitude in those slots controls the values for 3 parameters per effect [1..6].
Three channels/audio outs were sent to stereo wave files 1) after the eq7 (diy2), 2) after the first effect, and 3) after the whole stack.
The two effects used were pitchshifter>a delay (triple bodyresonace (also diy2)).
May you find it amusing. If not inspirational.
Love and Peace through Music,
Should have included this in the original post...besides song 1, for this album I abandoned the notions of melody, refrain, chorus, etc., and focused exclusively on the feelings I have when communication, esp. speech, is going "right". In other words having the music emulate a conversation, not a song.
Though only version 1.0.0 (and am currently mastering to v 1.0.1) am very happy with how this came off.
Large reliance on pd, esp. re. tone.
Best listened to in the foreground and song #1, Sweet Dreams, is intended to put The Listener to sleep.
May only Love and Good Will drive your spirit.
purpose: to have a single slider(etc.) serve 2 purposes;
akin to double/stacked potentiometers;
esp. useful in OSC, ex. PdParty;
0 $1=channel a(left) or b(right)[0|1];
1 $1=the sliders value [0-1];
left: channel a value;
right: channel b value
Created mainly to handle the limited screen space in PdParty. But can see how it migh prove useful elsewhere.
May Music flow thru you like fruit from a tree.
As to an audio wave not being able to curl back, it can if the wave form is looked at as the sum of 3 wave forms where the value between t(or x)=a,b,c, or d are flattened to 0. So the audio signal is not one osc~ but rather 3 truncated ones then summed [+~].
At least that would represent (visually) what a nautical wave does.
Which is why I am so intrigued. Nautical waves "do" it. But have not seen nor heard audio waves do so.
my current thinking is...
for the static version of just sound cresting use 3 wave tables assembled with the 3 shapes representated below (sin(x=0 to 3/2pi), sin(x=(pi to 3/2pi)/2offset pi), and sin(x=pi-2pi).
as to whether this will auditorially speaking result in 0, I am unconcerned, i.e. just sum them and see what it sounds like/is it discernibly different from just osc.
if someone, can tell me how to get those wave tables, that would be great. thanks, in advance.
note: also found this:
which may lead us to a possible Dynamic osc~ of breaking-wave form, since I am pretty sure we can do this using [osc~] plus some fancy audio arithmetic, ex. a timer to [*~ 0] where any of the 3 forms are not present, etc.
thanks, also for any and all thought put into it.
just stumps me, why on one hand Nature makes perfect osc sound but does not do the same thing for liquids (matter?).
peace and love. may your day be blessed.
seems do-able via either wave tables or osc~ but currently am not able to patch it.
was drawn to this when I saw so many surfing videos but was struck how they are so (traditionally speaking) dissimilar from audio waves which are always only swells and never "break".
thanks, for your time.
and may love and peace always flower out if you.
look fwd to seeing what you think