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How do you turn on 1 input out of several?

May 25, 2010 | 10:13 am

On my max patch i have several microphones for different things , e.g. one which turns on a guitar tuner and others that turn on recording patches. I am only physically using 1 microphone (the built in one on macs). i wont to be able to turn on one microphone instead of them all turning on. is this possible?


May 25, 2010 | 12:05 pm

 
depends on what you mean by turning on.

when a device driver is enabled and chosen from an application like max, it sends a signal.

and when some signal in a patch is connected to someplace, the target receives the signal.

your best bet is to turn the unused inputs off using an object like [selector~]

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May 25, 2010 | 12:14 pm

if you want to send one signal input to several destinations,
try [matrix~ 1 4] (where ’4′ is the number of destinations; it also requires the [matrixctrl] object), or [gate~ 4], which you can control with a [umenu] object, like this:

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

Brendan


May 25, 2010 | 1:05 pm

Thanks people!! life saver


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