[PD] VU / Peak Meter ? - external or abstraction

Roman Haefeli reduzent at gmail.com
Mon May 4 20:20:19 CEST 2020

On Mon, 2020-05-04 at 13:58 -0300, Alexandre Torres Porres wrote:
> Em ter., 21 de abr. de 2020 às 05:33, Peter P. <
> peterparker at fastmail.com> escreveu:
> > Have a look at the internal object [slope~] help patch. There is a
> > subpatch for peak-meter there. 
> Now, the thing is that the peak level will have a visual decay, but
> not the RMS, and I don't know how to easily deal with that.

That's exactly how the big analog consoles do it. Or maybe there is a
decay, but a much quicker one, whereas for the peak there is a even a
short hold time.

> That is to say I've always missed a more proper object in Pd vanilla
> to offer rms and peak level feed for [vu].
> In the ELSE library I developed a variant of [env~] to report peak
> detection 

You can't have proper peak detection using [env~]. It will always
calculate an rms value.


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