[PD] Mono synth behaviour

Miller Puckette mpuckett at man104-1.ucsd.edu
Mon Feb 16 20:03:26 CET 2004

See doc/3.audio.examples/C10.mono.synth.pd in the Pd distribution for an


On Mon, Feb 16, 2004 at 12:03:53PM +0000, Al Riley wrote:
> I am fairly new to PD and I'm creating a monophonic
> synthesizer to be controlled by MIDI keyboard.
> MIDI in is not a problem and I've set 'note on'
> messages to trigger an ADSR which envelopes the output
> from my bank of oscillators. 
> The real problem is that it doesn't behave as a mono
> synth should because it has no memory of which notes
> are being held. E.g. If I play a C and hold it down
> then play a D and release it, the synth should go back
> to playing the C. But in my setup, the audio just
> stops because there is no trigger to the ADSR.
> How have people got round this problem before and does
> anyone have a simple patch that can demonstrate
> 'correct' mono synth behaviour?
> Any help appreciated,
> Al
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