preventing clicks with poly~ in steal mode

Jun 7, 2006 at 10:23pm

preventing clicks with poly~ in steal mode

Sorry, i’m sending this without the patch, it’s just too big…

Hello again,
it’s easyly noticebale that my diploma is rapidly drawing closer, my
posts increase…
In my project there’s a poly~ running a timpani synth (4 voices only,
but complex ones…). Now as at some points i need to emulate a roll, i
activate steal-mode. So, to prevent clicks, the envelope generators in
each voice work in a way, that they generate a ramp to 0 in 10 ms
before triggering the actual envelope – in order to prevent clicks. But
still im getting audible clicks…
Any ideas on how to get rid of those?
I’m massively grateful for any help, as i’m soon gonna crack up with

Titus Bellwald

Jun 8, 2006 at 9:16am

Titus Bellwald wrote:
> Any ideas on how to get rid of those?

If you utilize adsr~, there is a legato message…
Or just crank up the number of voices to 12…


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Jun 9, 2006 at 8:33pm

Jun 9, 2006 at 8:48pm

If I were going to overlay a bunch of graphs in max I would probably first
translate the graphs into Jitter Maxtrices, as video images perhaps. Then
using video mixing objects I would composite or blend the matrices together.

If I were using a non-jitter max machine, I would convert the graphs to
lists of drawing commands, then use LCD to display the graphs as line
graphs. Then would make for each line/graph/layer to be a different color.

If I knew anything about the javascript gui stuff in max, (I don’t) I would
maybe try to use that to do multilayer graphs.

There are probably several other ways to do this too…

Jun 9, 2006 at 9:32pm

Hi Langdon,

thank you for the prompt advice!!

The LCD option sounds really good.
I will try it out and let you know.


Jun 10, 2006 at 1:57am

Jun 10, 2006 at 10:10am

If you look into FTM and Gabor (a free download):

there’s an object that can display five curves at the same time,

FTM and Gabor can be a bit convoluted to get started with, but there are
a lot of abilities for analyzing, synthesize and tweak audio in Gabor in
ways that are hard to achieve else way. You could check out the help
files of Gabor to see if it might be worth investigating further. FTM
also have a mailing list here:


Jun 10, 2006 at 11:49am


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