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bonk~ learn mode?

March 4, 2013 | 7:54 pm

I am a relative newbie looking for some very basic help on how to use the bonk~ learn mode to create templates for multiple percussion instruments. How does one:
-create the templates
-apply this in a patch; i.e. what happens when bonk~ identifies instrument A vs. instrument B? Does this send a bang?

Many thanks!


March 4, 2013 | 10:29 pm

create the templates: send the message learn 5, then hit each drum 5 times. Learn 0 to get out of learn mode
apply this in a patch: out of the right hand outlet comes a list of three elements each time a hit is detected (ID, Amplitude and ??)

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

March 5, 2013 | 3:42 pm

Just a heads-up if you’re using the built-in microphone: your keyboard/mouse-clicks may show up and this can mean some accidental drum "learning".


March 5, 2013 | 4:22 pm

And – as with color detection under widely varying lighting situations – don’t expect your patch to necessarily perform best when you go from the training you did with your little built-in mic to a live stage with a line feed from FOH (sorry. Front of House). The seasoned professional always adds a little patchlet to calibrate bonk~ when you first set up. Heartache will probably lie in wait for you on any other path.


March 6, 2013 | 1:56 pm

Thank you all! We’ll see how this goes.


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