Alternative to SubPatches

    May 16 2006 | 6:04 pm
    As I am compiling my application I am importing various large subpatches (entire projects:drum machine etc) into my main DJ parent patch.
    Is this the best method for having them all in the same application? By switch between them using pcontrol? Or is there a way of linking multiple subpatches without having them all in one big patch?

    • May 16 2006 | 7:46 pm
      This depends entirely on your user interface design. I've used both approaches in the past. For example, when using miditype of controling samplers, I have an extra sampler which is automatically visible in other patches. Therefore there is no need to include it, and I can load several of them...
      But if I do a performance, I prefer to load all I need in one go.
      -- Stefan Tiedje------------x------- --_____-----------|-------------- --(_|_ ----|-----|-----()------- -- _|_)----|-----()-------------- ----------()
    • May 17 2006 | 7:45 am
      imo, it's best to have it all in a main patch, clearly organized and indentified (colors, fonts). Load the main patch, send the init infos, dble-click on any subpatches and reorganize the windows for your needs (note that max saves window dispositions).
      btw, subpatches could not be outside a patch, they would be called patches in that case ;-)
      f.e chanfrault | aka | personal computer music > >>>>>> > >>>>>> |sublime music for a desperate people|
    • May 17 2006 | 1:03 pm
      Ah ok thanks.
      Was just checking as my subpatches (drums,synth) use alot of graphics etc and seems to eat up alot of my CPU power (P4 2.53, 1GB ram laptop). However when I have tested it in University it seemed alot quicker (Mac G5). So will have to give it a go there.
    • May 17 2006 | 1:22 pm
      you might want to check out mute~
      i use it a lot on subpatches not currently in use to save cpu
      btw are your patches available for download?
    • May 17 2006 | 4:18 pm
      Quote: don malone aka LoneMonad wrote on Wed, 17 May 2006 14:22 ---------------------------------------------------- > you might want to check out mute~
      Yeh I am looking into mute~ for that purpose. My system is that I have the 2 other subpatches controlled by pcontrols to open them and close them. I am sending the subpatches audio outputs via send~ ... to my main patches mixer. If I use mute~ when I close the subpatches audio will still be sent out right?, until mute receives a 1 to mute. I could connect it so that when the fader on the mixer is at 0 then have it mute the subpatch.
      > > btw > are your patches available for download? >
      They will be. My deadline for this project is the 26th of May. I have it pretty much done apart from a couple of graphics and the task of putting all sub patches into one main patch.However I may want to tweak it a little more before I make it available.
      Here is a screen shot of the drum machine patch. Well its background image anyway.
    • May 17 2006 | 5:11 pm
      mute~ doesn't care if the pwindow is open
      also look at pass~ to insure noise does not escape from a muted patcher