cross synthesis

    Mar 10 2014 | 2:16 pm
    I'd like to crossfade two audio files using a horizontal fader, where at the most left point of the fader you only hear Audio1, and at the right you only hear Audio2. In between I need a crossfade using a technique like cross synthesis.
    I followed the max tutorial at, but I have no idea on how to implement this on a fader such described by me.
    Thanks for reading, greets Rowan.

    • Mar 10 2014 | 3:06 pm
      Here's an example that does what I think you want. I used ring modulation instead of cross-synthesis for simplicity, and a straight linear crossfade law. Sound 1 goes from pure to modulated as the master fader goes from 0 to 0.5, and sound 2 goes from modulated to pure as the master fader goes from 0.5 to 1, and those two results are in turn crossfaded by the master fader.
    • Mar 10 2014 | 4:30 pm
      Hi Christopher,
      Thanks a lot for your reply, although I cannot get it to work the way you say it works.
      From 0 to 0.5 Audio1 gets faded in, and from 0.5 to 1 Audio2 gets faded in as well (together with Audio1)...
    • Mar 10 2014 | 6:46 pm
      You're absolutely right. I had a bug in my mix~ subpatchers. Apologies. Try this corrected version.
    • Mar 10 2014 | 7:17 pm
      Thanks a lot for your effort, how would I go about implementing an pfft~ in this?
    • Mar 11 2014 | 6:13 am
      Just put it in the patcher called "cross-synthesis" in place of the *~ object I put in there as a placeholder.