A "reliable" momentary button


    Jun 24 2014 | 9:40 am
    Hello, when I need a momentary button to use with MIRA I take a [live.button] that bangs at each transition followed by a [toggle]. It is not a safe solution, especially when using multiple items of these, it happens all the time that the values get inverted. I use a panic button to go back to normal and I really need it all the time, it is a PITA. I wonder if somebody has a better solution? Thank you carloskleiber

    • Jun 25 2014 | 7:33 am
      Maybe if you share your patch someone can see the problem and help you.
    • Jun 25 2014 | 9:21 am
      What is "each transition"?
    • Jun 25 2014 | 12:43 pm
      By "each transition" I mean the button bangs for 0 to 1 AND 1 to 0 transitions. I have problems with the most simple setup like this one:
      For example in a context like this:
    • Jun 25 2014 | 8:07 pm
      is this what you want?
    • Jun 26 2014 | 1:31 pm
      Ubutton can do momentary, IIRC.
    • Jun 27 2014 | 9:02 am
      Thank you for all the hints. Ubutton is nice, unfortunately not supported for now by MIRA. By momentary I was meaning, 0 should come at button release. Using multiple small [mira.multitouch]'s seems like a good solution, under "region" it does output button on/off and it is perfectly reliable with multiple buttons. Only tiny inconvenient is that it can only be used with a tablet.
    • Aug 26 2014 | 11:32 am
      Another way to say this would be to ask for a long awaited bug fix for live.button.
    • Aug 26 2014 | 11:43 am
      I'm not a mira user, so let me get this straight:
      Mira does not have a momentary button - the most basic of performance interface?
    • Aug 26 2014 | 2:06 pm
      No, since [ubutton], the only Max interface object that really is a momentary button, isn't seen by Mira. Instead, there is [mira.multitouch], a surface that recognizes gestures and among them, very reliably, finger up and down. The disadvantage is that the resulting patch isn't fully usable from the computer without tablet for testing purposes.
    • Aug 26 2014 | 2:36 pm
      DIY:
      Unfortunately, not Mira-friendly, as mousestate apparently doesn't recognize Mira touches.