while reviewing a recent "solution" (HA!) I submitted to someone re smoothing Arduino data, I noticed an error in my patch. I used [noise~] as a dummy source, and I incorrectly assumed that adding a (control) signal to this noise would allow that noise to persist throughout the control signal's range. But, and I've found this in other contexts too, if you add a signal value to the output of [noise~], the range of noise will shrink as the control signal increases; add nothing and noise will randomly oscillate between -1. and 1. but adding an increasing value to the noise will shrink the noise range. I am SURE this is elderly n00bosity on my part; the attached patch demonstrates what I mean:
It is less noticeable if the noise source is, say, [pink~] or [rand~ 200]. But why should this be. This is something of a WTF moment for me.