Modulation mode: Bipolar vs Additive


    Oct 15 2019 | 9:08 pm
    Hello,
    I have been playing with the different modulation mode for a max for live device.
    I can not figure out what is the difference between bipolar and additive, they seem to behave the same but I'm certain it's me not figuring out what's the difference..
    Could someone guide me to a documentation? I couldn't find any on the web.
    Thanks!

    • Oct 15 2019 | 10:45 pm
      Bipolar: the full modulation range of a parameter is equal to twice the distance between the current value and nearest boundary of the parameter’s range (upper or lower). If the parameter is exactly halfway between the lower and upper range boundaries, the modulation range is equal to the total parameter range.
      Additive: The modulation range from the current value is equal to plus or minus ½ of the total range of the parameter with values being truncated if they fall outside of the parameter range.
    • Oct 16 2019 | 6:18 am
      Thanks so much!! I would have NEVER find it on my own. It's very helpful. Cheers!
    • Oct 16 2019 | 6:19 am
      Would you know where it's documented though?
    • Oct 21 2019 | 10:06 am
      I'm also looking for the definitions of the other modes such as unipolar.
      When I try searching on the web, I end-up on this forum post. I can't seem to find the right keywords to get the documentation.
    • Oct 21 2019 | 2:24 pm
      All I did was to type in the phrase "Live parameter modulation" into the search window in Max (I figured that'd bring up anything on the Forums, stuff in Max, etc.). It's all there in the Guides section.