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May 20 2013 | 8:20 pm

I was hoping someone could help me in creating the basics of an additive synth using the objects listed in the title. I know that this has been done before, and all, but, in the hopes of learning more, I want to make my own. I'll edit this post to include what I have so far, but I can't seem to get it to work.

Another question: When you add a decimal point in front of a number for a math equation, what does the number become? Is it considered a float, int, or what? I've always wondered this, but I've been too scared to ask out of the fear of looking like an idiot. I'm done just "going through the motions" of Max, so to speak. I want to know every possible concept of it, and this seems like a good place to start.

EDIT: Here's what I've got:

I'm pretty sure that the way I'm using the multislider is NOT correct, but I couldn't figure out how to do it correctly, obviously. If someone could show me an example of using it in this way, that would be fantastic.

What I'm trying to do is use the multislider to control 16 different harmonic volumes. 1 slider for each sine oscillator. Any help would be MUCH appreciated!