learning the ropes

things I made at ITP and after: sketches, prototypes, and other documentation

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Max Patch Revisions

Today I made some revisions to the Max/MSP patches that interface the rope&pulley to the computer. In preparation for the videotaping session I’m doing with Wendy tomorrow, I wanted to make sure that it was easy to switch back and forth between the different patches. When I’ve done that in the past, I’ve always run into trouble — I invariably forget to configure some part of the patch. While cleaning up the patches I found that I could structure things in a way that may make it easier to combine them should the need arise.

I have three different versions of the patch now:
Audio
MAX - 2008 02 06 Audio Sample Player MAX - 2008 02 06 Audio Sample Player (unlocked)
- rope&pulley controls playback direction (and optionally speed) of user-selectable .wav audio samples.

MIDI
MAX - 2008 02 06 MIDI Synth Controller MAX - 2008 02 06 MIDI Synth Controller (unlocked)
- rope&pulley plays notes on a MIDI synthesizer and can adjust two user-configurable MIDI realtime controller values.

Movie
MAX - 2008 02 06 with Movie MAX - 2008 02 06 with Movie (unlocked)
- rope&pulley scrubs a looped QuickTime movieplays. Scrubbing rate is mapped to the pulley’s rotation speed and the scaling of this value can be adjusted from the patch.

posted by Michael at 5:39 pm  

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