Reply To: poly~ without mtof

If you use the target message, you must explicitly manage voice allocation yourself. This can work well in the case of an additive synth, where each harmonic has its own poly~ voice and you never ask for more voices than poly~ has.

When you don’t know how many voices will be needed and voice-stealing might be needed, the note or midinote message are easier to work with.

The difference is clearly seen in the example patch “stockhausen-studie-II.maxpat” located in the examples folder. If you unlock the patch and double-click on “StII-synthesis”, you’ll see a poly~ playing the notes of the score. Double-click the poly~ to see another poly~ inside creating the harmonics of the sounds, using the target message.

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May 14, 2013 at 10:35am #249272