Holding bang?

    May 25 2012 | 9:00 pm
    I am using a vst in max which requires one of it's functions to be held for 3seconds in order to reset the parameters in the vst. Is there a way to hold a bang for three seconds or longer rather than output once quickly?
    Thanks in advance, Mike.

    • May 25 2012 | 9:33 pm
      Can you reset all the parameters yourself?
      Is the thing which does the resetting a parameter you can send a "high" value to?
    • May 25 2012 | 9:45 pm
      Are you sure its not a switch that requires 3 secs between on & off?
      Which vst?
    • May 25 2012 | 10:00 pm
      It is a looping vst in beta that requires the record button to be held down in order to erase the previous recording. It works by clicking and holding it in the plugin but I can't figure out how to send the same message from max.
    • May 25 2012 | 10:34 pm
      i doubt that the GUI of that VST actually does 1. ..... 0. to a parameter.
      but in case it does you can use [del] or [pipe] to delay messages and numbers.
    • May 26 2012 | 1:02 am
      Mikelib, a bang bangs when it bangs, it's instantaneous (not a "bang on...... bang off" kind of thing). There's no 'holding' it.
      the 'button' object may confuse it a bit because the button lights up as long as you hold down the mouse button, but it only bangs when you click, it doesn't do anything when you let go of the mouse. (just hook up a button to a button and you'll see what I mean) I was going to add the patch...
      I may be misunderstanding what you're after but thought this might be where you got stuck.
      If the VST button only lets go when you let go of the mouse button it must know the difference between 'mouse down' and 'mouse up' and I bet it is a '1' and a '0' - a toggle.
      tell me if I'm totally talking nonsense...
    • Apr 15 2017 | 5:43 pm
      Hello, I know that this thread is old, but... yes, it is possible to hold a bang message, there is the "buddy" object to synchronize data (at least in Max 7 it exists).
      It will wait until all the inlets has received something, and then it will launch a bang.