i have the following scenario: data coming into Max from several sensors, which control the playhead position in a sample. due to the oversensitive (or unstable) nature of the sensors, small amount of data keeps coming in even when sensors are not in use and hence the playhead position changes mildly even when there's no physical interaction with the sensors. what i'd like to do is measure the degree of change in the incoming data so i could distinguish between continuous sensor hecticness and real physical interaction with the sensors.
i.e. if there's a sudden number change from 0 to 10 - don't play, but if it's 0 to 100 - start playing, do something, etc.
i'm considering using a combination of Counter objects to achieve this. but is there a faster way?