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gswitch troubles


k9
April 15, 2009 | 9:17 am

Helo,

in the attached example, I am trying to switch back and forth using a gswitch between a 220 and a 440 cycle~, using a metro set to 250 ms.

The gswitch only seems to work if I toggle audio on and off, but not when the metro sends its bangs.

This is happening in 5.0.6 and 5.0.7 which I just installed.

can anyone verify this problem? it has been driving me nuts all night, until I could at least determine where my problem happens…

am I doing something wrong? gswitch *should* switch the signal from the second to the third inlet on every bang, right?

Thanks for any help!

Kai

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Ch
April 15, 2009 | 10:09 am

I got the expected behaviour here. i.e., gswitch switches fine on metro’s bangs. Max 5.0.6 OSX



k9
April 15, 2009 | 11:54 am

it switches here too, but I don’t hear the difference it should make.

Thank you very much for trying!, even though it only makes things more bizarre for me…

Kai


April 15, 2009 | 12:02 pm

For switching between audio sources/destinations look at [gate~], [selector~] and [matrix~].

lh



k9
April 15, 2009 | 12:54 pm

Thank you so much! to me it was unclear that gswitch was the wrong object. Selector~does what I meant to do. in the help for gswitch it only says:

"gswitch switches its output between two input streams."

without specifying what kind of input streams it expects. Thus I was thinking that this is a way of saying "anything can be gswitched here"..Wink

again thanks!
Kai


April 15, 2009 | 2:56 pm

Gswitch is much older than MSP. Its a good bet to assume any object without ~ is made for messages. That it does pass audio is because the connection process for the audio chain is controlled by messages. That’s also why send/receive without ~ work fine with audio, but you can’t change connections on the fly that way….

Stefan


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