Is there any way I could send you my patch? I'm a bit new to Max so I'm still not quite sure what to do. Basically, I'm trying to give numerical value to notes played via the Buffer & Groove objects. From that point onwards I want to assign colours to the numerical values. Any ideas....?
Best just to post it on the forum. Groove~ is just playing audio. Pitch~ takes audio signals and tries to analyze them for pitched material. There's also the fzero~ object in Max 6 that does pitch-tracking.
Have you worked through any of the tutorials yet? If not, that's my first recommendation. (check under the help menu)
Cheers man! I was actually on the right track beforehand: audio signals are being recognized and numbers have been assigned to individual notes. My next headache will be assigning the numerical values to colours haha
Once you get pitch tracking working you need to figure out how you want to map one to the other. Pitch, you will likely get as a single number (either as frequency or as a midi number), but color can be represented many ways. Most often (in max) as RGB, so you need to turn that one number into three numbers (at least). There's also hue and transparency. There's a "mood machine" inside the help file for 'swatch' that might give you some ideas.
I've checked the 'Swatch' object, which is really cool, but ideally, I would just like one a certain colour to appear once a note is played (i.e.) Blue to appear when 'Pitch' spits out the number 59.4 etc etc.. Any other suggestions?
Can I post my patch up here for further assistance?