two cords in one inlet

Dec 20, 2013 at 7:49am

two cords in one inlet

Sometimes in downloaded patches i see in gen two cords to one inlet what does this mean?

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#276301
Dec 20, 2013 at 8:09am

It sums inputs:
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#276303
Dec 20, 2013 at 8:20am

Grazie Luca.
I saw you live in Milan? I’m in Turin :) .

#276307
Dec 20, 2013 at 8:49am

Ciao Rajan,
actually, I live in Vicenza..
Anyway, it’s nice to meet some other italian Maxer! Maybe in the future there can be some collaboration :)

A presto,
L

#276308
Dec 20, 2013 at 9:19am

I hope so!
This is my email studio[at]rajancraveri[dot]it
write me if you want tell me which max project are you working on.
bye

#276314
Dec 21, 2013 at 8:29am

LSKA’s answer is incorrect in this case.

It is true the signal patch cords are summed.

Normal patch cords (the original example) aren’t signals, they’re paths for message passing. Two patch cords coming into an inlet means that the inlet can receive messages from two sources. The object in question (typically) simply stores that last message that it received in any given inlet. It doesn’t care (indeed, it has no way of knowing) where the message came from.

If you’re coming from Reaktor, you may be thinking that everything’s a signal. In Max that’s not so, you need to understand the difference between signals and messages.

#276365
Dec 21, 2013 at 9:47am

Hi Peter
thank you for your contribute at this topic
have you a simple patch to show what are you meaning?

#276366
Dec 22, 2013 at 8:19am

Hi Peter,
Micron’s example was taken from a Gen patcher, and AFAIK Gen behaves differently from Max regarding messages (or, at least, the example I posted and the following seem to confirm that)
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– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

</code>

Obviously, I’m not here to argue, but simply to understand. Please correct me if I’m wrong

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