making waveform from a list

Oct 24, 2013 at 6:53am

making waveform from a list


I have a question which I can’t figure out myself. I want to create my own waveform (as a wavetable synthesis technique) but all the data being received from a list. I know I can use waveform~ and its mode draw thing however I don’t want to use my mouse but insert different values (x,y). Something like variables going into the waveform~ or peek~?

any ideas?


Oct 24, 2013 at 1:04pm

Check out /Max6.1/examples/utilities/buffer-writer.maxpat. This example comes with Max.

Oct 24, 2013 at 11:39pm

I never thought that was such a self-explanatory patch, since it deals with the formulas and such.

Here’s one that does a simple multislider, like waveform~, but allows for what OP wants.
I quite like this edit, actually.


– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –


Oct 25, 2013 at 2:04am

thanks wetterberg that really helps a lot. It’s exactly what I wanted, however it’s weird that this can’t be done with waveform~, isn’t it? Anyway thanks again. MZED I am still on max 5. Once I am able to find a max 6 version, I’ll check the example.

Oct 25, 2013 at 3:23pm

If you had looked, you’d see that the same example comes with Max 5.

Oct 25, 2013 at 3:54pm

It *can* be done with waveform, you just can’t control it from outside as much. It’s more of a mouse-only thing.


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