Gain reduction for tanh~?

    Nov 17 2012 | 7:17 am
    I'd like to make a fader that turns up tanh~'s input, while simultaneously turning down it's output. Currently I am just scaling down the maximum output using the scale object. Problem is the it gets too loud in the middle part of the range. I think if I applied a inverse gaussian curve to the output, that would work, but I don't understand how to do that yet. Any ideas?

    • Nov 30 2012 | 9:44 pm
      Still looking for an answer to this. I'm basically looking for a "smart fader" to turn up tanh~ (or overdrive~) and smoothly turn down the output gain at the same time.
    • Dec 01 2012 | 10:04 am
      Here you go. Subjectively it may sound louder as you turn it up, but that's because you're adding more harmonics; the meter & 'scope never lie! Cheers Roger
    • Dec 01 2012 | 2:39 pm
      Ignore this - I hadn't woken up when I wrote it; I was either being facetious or talking bollocks! But then here's a man who thinks Wales have a chance against Australia today... Cheers Roger
    • Dec 03 2012 | 2:44 am
      How did Wales do? Thanks for the thoughts and the patch, I think you are right about tanh~ sounding subjectively louder without actually being turned up. This is a little trickier than I thought, especially if it's "subjective" volume I'm attenuating. Another issue is using an audio source that is not at unity gain (like a live guitar loop), it may need a different volume curve.
    • Dec 03 2012 | 9:55 am
      I just found this example in the Tools/Building Blocks of the Max audio effects.
    • Dec 03 2012 | 5:27 pm
      Maybe look at loudness~ ?