meter~ display

Nov 8, 2010 at 6:00pm

meter~ display

if I use the meter~ object I always get the display of the last instance.
means: if i activate audio with ‘startwindow’ and a signal comes thru the meter, I go on ‘stop’ (for the audio signal) my meter~ still displays something – even if I cut off the signal completely from the meter~ object.

How does this come?
Is there a possibility to avoid that….(no audio, no display on the meter)?
thanx so much

Cheers
Peer

#53194
Nov 8, 2010 at 6:18pm

You can set the display of meter~ just by sending it a number. You could write your program in such a way that you send the meter~ the number 0 every time you stop audio.

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#191137
Nov 8, 2010 at 6:56pm

this happens because the meter object makes up its “clock” from signal rate.
so when audio is turned off, it wont “reset” automatically. if there is no audio,
the level wont be 0, there is no level at all. :)

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#191138
Nov 8, 2010 at 9:25pm

thanx both of you…I thought that there would be another way than sending a ’0′ message (for example in the inspector) but the answer that meter makes up its ‘clock’ shows me that there is no other possibility.
thanx again also to Christopher for the nice little patcher :-)

cheers
Peer

#191139
Nov 9, 2010 at 7:03am

it’s a pity that if you send a ’0.’ message the overload LED is not erased.
that’s a bit strange in my eyes……of course i could send an ‘overloadcolor’ message together with the ’0′ message which gives the overload LED the same color than the background, but that’s a bit complicated I think

#191140
Nov 9, 2010 at 9:06am

yeah thats strange … in a way … the hold time of the red light should
not depend on signal … it doesnt in a hardware meter either …

i use dials with custom pictures as meters in max …

#191141
Nov 9, 2010 at 9:17am

that’s a good idea
so that means u use a dial object of max, connected to a custom picture of a meter?
also not the easiest way ;-)
would be cool if the guys of cycling 74 could customize the meter~ object though….

#191142
Nov 9, 2010 at 10:07pm

yes i simply make custom pictures – and then i drive them from meter~s
output … and my meter~ objects are inside a poly~ … which is downsampled /8.

maybe it is not easy but you build it one time and it works for years.

if you like simple geometric graphics (and there is really nothing wrong with it)
you also might want to use an [lcd].

lcd has the advantage that you can also change colors and shape of the indicators,
you can turn it off and on, change the direction of the metering, or have different
modes for an additional peak meter.

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#191143
Nov 9, 2010 at 10:25pm

cool :-) :-)

by the way, I wrote Ben (cycling support) and here is his answer:

Hi Peer,

It goes away all by itself after a few moments, but I’ll be happy to submit this as a feature request!

#191144
Nov 10, 2010 at 8:23am

definetly worth a feature request.

#191145

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