[PD] Modular Switching/Matrix
matju at artengine.ca
Tue Oct 24 11:17:41 CEST 2006
On Mon, 23 Oct 2006, Greg Surges wrote:
> I'm a music composition/technology major at the University of
> Wisconsin-Milwaukee, currently taking a course in PD, and also studying
> it in private lessons. I am wondering if anyone has any experience with
> matrix-type switching, i.e. a modular system in which any module can
> connect to any other module in any order.
Matrix-type switching doesn't allow "in any order", it's just a
super-spigot that can handle all connections from M outlets to N outlets
using a M by N grid of toggles.
> I'm especially concerned with expandability, in my current layout, if I
> have n objects, I have to have n-squared switches. Above a certain
> number, adding a module could become very time-consuming.
The only way around that is to not include every possibility. Break down
your matrix into smaller matrices according to which effect combinations
are least likely.
> I also need the ability for the system to allow recursive patching.
Recursively patching the DSP requires delay lines.
> I'd really appreciate it if anyone has any insight into this problem and
> could possibly shine some light towards a solution.
Maybe if you shone some light towards a complete analysis of your
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