poly voices + [select]

    Mar 01 2013 | 8:44 pm
    Hi all,
    I've gone over all 3 tutorials of poly(~) 19, 20, 21. I understand most of whats going on, but in my case its somewhat different situation (single drum-shots on specific keys) and im really struggling(confused). At the moment im triggering specific groups of samples with specific midi keys using [select] (not funbuff/coll). I want to have an (on/off) option for each group so that when 1 note/sample is played it gets cut off as soon as the 2nd one is triggered (from another group). I know that using [poly 1 1] should do this, but in my case its not happeneing and i dont really understand why!! Its behaving really strage. I went and took a day off, --- come back, now it seems like ive forgotten everything!!!! aaah Could somebody be so kind and help with this?

    • Mar 02 2013 | 2:29 pm
      Someone? Im not looking for a 'hand-holding'. I want to know what im doing wrong. I know [poly 1 1] should cut the next note off but in my case it doesn't. Why?! (its not a synth-type situation)
    • Mar 02 2013 | 3:16 pm
      At first view I guess that [stripnote] is the culprit. Can you explain why it's there?
    • Mar 02 2013 | 3:51 pm
      Thanks for responding. Regardless whether [stripnote] is there or not, the samples still wont cut-off(and still sounds twice) / acts strange. I put the [stripnote] in so it plays the sample all throughout. (sends an off message)
    • Mar 02 2013 | 8:54 pm
      So the problem may be that you are sending the velocity to both groups regardless of pitch. I think you'd need to send pairs belonging together to each group. This could be done for example with pack/unpack and gate.
    • Mar 03 2013 | 1:42 pm
      I should of mentioned that i did perviously try pack/unpack. It doesn't seem to make any difference. Have i wired it incorrectly?? And as far as [gate] goes, i imagine you would use it as an on/off switch? (im having trouble seeing where to put it)
    • Mar 03 2013 | 5:40 pm
      Using [gate] you can control the data flow of pairs depending on pitch.
    • Mar 03 2013 | 5:57 pm
      Could you please show an example? Is my patch going in the right direction?
    • Mar 03 2013 | 8:09 pm
      This example shows the usage of [gate] to select a specific note.
    • Mar 03 2013 | 9:37 pm
      I think i understand the patch but im somewhat puzzled by it. (if thats possible) As it is, the notes still do not cut-off. Its the same as it was... Am i missing something? :/
    • Mar 04 2013 | 1:29 am
      There seems to be a design conflict: in general you want to ignore note-off messages for playing a sample, but [poly] sends note-off when a note is cut off by the next, and this message must be used to cut the sample sound.
    • Mar 04 2013 | 10:13 am
      I agree that [poly] doesn't seem the right tool in this case. Basically [poly 1 1] can be used to enforce monophony, but it's problematic for handling one-shot samples.
    • Mar 04 2013 | 2:42 pm
      @Nicolas, You are the Man! Thank you so much! (@broc - no offence - you are too!) apologies for taking this thread the wrong way(poly), still quite a noob at heart ----- Ok, I have some questions.
      1. [zl slice 1] - slice's the incoming data, taking the first of whats in the list. (which is pitch) Right? 2. [; $1 $2 $3] - is working with [coll]? routing the signal somehow? (cant find any ref. on this] i dont really understand how the list gets passed onto [receive]. [coll] is like an automatic [send]? (also cant find any ref. on this)
      3. Main question / query; I want this whole function (cut-off sample as soon as the next is triggered) to be an optional choice for each group of sounds (on/off toggle). ex. So the kick and snare groups would play WITH cut-off (as is now), whereas the hat and percussion groups would play WITHOUT cut-off.
      Now i understand that interrupting/removing the bang between [stripnote] and [flush] does this, BUT, how could i remove this bang for only SPECIFIC groups? I hope that makes sense.
      PS- or perhaps theres a different way of going about this?
    • Mar 04 2013 | 3:57 pm
      3. I got it working! I duplicated the main sub-patch. Ending up with (p withCut, p noCut). In the second sub-patch (p noCut) i removed the bang between [stripnote] and [flush]. Then i simply used a gate to switch between the 2 sub-patches. Assuming you understand what im saying; Do you see anything wrong/conflicting with this method?
      Regarding question 1 and 2; id still like to get an answer please.
      3. Hmm, actually i just realised i havent sorted the problem exactly how i want it. Because each sub-patch [coll] contains all the same items. So my 'solution' only works for all the groups or none of them. (getting confused in my own thoughts now) So #3 still isnt solved and stands as described in the previous post above.
    • Mar 04 2013 | 4:52 pm
      Apologies for 1 and 2. Usually i open the help patch first, this time i opened the Ref. first and didn't open the help! Its all there. I belive i understand everything thats going on. However, #3 is still not solved. Could you please help me with it?
    • Mar 04 2013 | 8:38 pm
      Hi Nicolas,
      Yup, it works perfect! I understand the patch and what you did, i just couldn't have thought of it my self. (too early in the learning stage) thats my excuse. :) Thanks very much again!