Adding Frequencies


    Feb 07 2013 | 2:34 pm
    So I'm creating a basic (but interesting) drone machine that uses 6 oscillators (separated into 2 banks of three). Each one can be tuned separately, but I want to be able to make a master transpose dial and also a transpose dial for each bank.
    I'm using live.sliders for the frequency of each oscillator, and so I used a + with the transpose dial in the right inlet to be able to add the frequencies together. But nothing happens. Am I missing something totally obvious?

    • Feb 07 2013 | 3:44 pm
      Could you please post your patch?
      btw, reading to your description, I guess the problem is in the [+] connection, who will output values only when it receives messages in the left inlet.
      Having a look at your patch would be mor helpful, though.
    • Feb 07 2013 | 4:41 pm
      I will upload my patch when I have the chance later.
      There IS a message going into the left inlet as well--sorry I didn't mention that. The Left inlet is the adjustable frequency for the oscillator while the right inlet would be the added (or subtracted) transposition.
      Thanks for the reply!
    • Feb 07 2013 | 11:01 pm
      The right inlet of [+] is not a trigger, you need to bang the left inlet to do the calculation
    • Feb 08 2013 | 12:15 am
      Thanks Ploki. So I need to send a bang, maybe with a button, to the left trigger when I want the addition to take place?
    • Feb 08 2013 | 12:21 am
      Yes.
      Trigger might be in place, because you can sort the message order. The rightmost outlet outputs first, so if you put a [t b f] or [t b i] (trigger bang float/integer) object before the addition, and connect the 1st (bang) outlet to the left inlet of [+] and 2nd (integer/float) outlet to the right inlet of [+] it should set the addition and bang immediately after.
      like so:
    • Feb 08 2013 | 12:23 am
      Sounds good. Thanks a lot amigo. This should help.
      Yep! It worked. Thank you.