Gain~ number of steps ?

    Mar 11 2010 | 5:31 pm
    i'm using a mackie control to, er.., control my max patch. i have a 14 bit value coming from the faders but when i send this to a gain~ object, and set the corresponding number of steps to 16368, the processor really jumps into the red and the gain~ doesn't seem to behave properly. is this something to do with the exponential scaling ?
    what is the usable step range with gain~ ?
    i tried a second solution which was simply to scale the range from 0 and 16368 to 0. and 1. , then use a *~. but scale won't output an exponentially scaled value
    can anyone explain what i'm missing here ?