[PD] A mute device

Chuckk Hubbard badmuthahubbard at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 21:15:12 CEST 2005

Aha, 'spigot' is the object I've been searching for. The purpose of the "set 
set $1" was to prep the change object with the new value before 
reinitializing the receive, so that the value doesn't jump when unmuted, so 
the "set $1" is still necessary. The rest of the patch looks up a note name 
according to y, which I only want it to do when manually dragging notes.
  Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 12:13:29 +0200
From: Frank Barknecht <fbar at footils.org>
Subject: Re: [PD] A mute device
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Chuckk Hubbard hat gesagt: // Chuckk Hubbard wrote:

> Hi. I came up with this as a way to mute a stream of numbers. Basically, I
> Is it illegal to send a "receive whatever" message to a non-GUI receive?

It is not illegal, but personally I consider renaming receives in GUI
objects a last resort, as this makes reading and understanding patches
much, much harder and can lead to subtle logic errors. For example I
had a rather hard time figuring out what your patch is supposed to do
by looking at it, until I opened all GUI objects to find the one which
has the "raty" or "nothing" receive.

In your patch it is not necessary to make things so complicated. Using
a [spigot] makes everything much clearer, at least accoding to my

Also your "set set $1" construct could be replaced by a simple [f]
where you can use the cold right inlet to store a number without
outputting until a bang arrives at the hot left inlet.

I illustrated this in the attached patch based on your previous

Frank Barknecht _ ______footils.org__
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