[PD] max4-like poly~ for pd

pix pix at test.at
Fri Sep 28 12:25:33 CEST 2001

On Fri, 28 Sep 2001 12:02:18 +0200
Krzysztof Czaja <czaja at chopin.edu.pl> wrote:

> hi,
> cute indeed, but why not to do (almost) the same the simple way, using
> PureData's poly, and global connections (both control and audio)?

mainly because poly only lets you send through two parameters...

and also how does it recycle the voices in the pool? it doesn't know when
they have finished.

to do stuff like grainsynth, you need to be able to recycle free voices
straight away (without having to stop all notes, which i think it what you
have to do with poly). 

poly could probably be fiddled with to make it more useful (or should i
just say, general) - for example, taking a message that will kill a given
voice number (that the voice can send when it is finished).

and you could even squeeze some self-mod patch in there for making the
building of the voice-pool less painful (i'd rather not make 100 voices by
hand - especially with extra wrapper-logic for signalling back to poly).


> Krzysztof
> pix wrote:
> ...
> > i've just finished making a kind-of poly~ (ala max4) for pd... without
> any
> > externals at all :) ... it make gratuitous use of the much-discussed
> > self-modifying-code tricks.
> ...

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