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Losing My Mind With Function

March 10, 2008 | 3:02 am

Ah! How frustrating! This tool could be so wonderful if only it wasn’t for this one thing…

I find that it’s near IMPOSSIBLE to get the beginning and end dots to be hollow. I have to click on each one about 50 times before I click it in just that ‘special’ way for it to turn hollow. I don’t understand it. Why not making a key command to turn the dots hollow like there is for sustain? I found that if the end dot isn’t hollow, then the note sustains until either the envelope is changed, the patch is quit, or a new note is hit with a different envelope (one that has a hollow point at its end). Does anyone have a solution for this other than using curve~ (I enjoy the GUI aspect of function) ? It’s quite aggravating.


March 10, 2008 | 8:14 am

Functionally loosing ones mind sounds like a good description of becoming a wise person. Anyhow, to my understanding dots are hollow when they’re on the zero line, and that that’s the only thing hollow means. Knowing this you could send a message to zero the first and last point. This should solve your sustain issue.

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johan


March 10, 2008 | 5:55 pm

much thanks!


March 11, 2008 | 4:07 am

Here’s a tip: Once you get your start and end point hollow, you can send the message "fix index 1" to lock a point so it can’t move anymore. So fix 0 1 will lock the first point, and do the same for the last point. This way you’ll never get stuck notes even if you accidentally click on the end points.


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