recreate object "mf_accum" in MAX 8

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    paul holcmann
    Jan 24 2023 | 7:47 am
    Hi guys, I wanted to recreate an old max 5 or 6 patch (from a video) in MAX 8. But since I couldn't find out what kind of message 'mf_' is, the MAX 8 patch is not working. Using just MAX 8's "accum" doen't help. Thanks a lot for your time and help!

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      Source Audio
      Jan 24 2023 | 12:36 pm
      message sen to what ?
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      paul holcmann
      Jan 24 2023 | 1:10 pm
      via scale to a note on message. Please see attached pic. thx
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      Source Audio
      Jan 24 2023 | 1:38 pm
      it is probably abstraction collecting input of that object on the right processing it, and output on bang. I have no idea what it should do internaly, but you can try to replace it with accum 0.
      (set float attribute to enable float processing.)
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      paul holcmann
      Jan 24 2023 | 2:15 pm
      Ja, I tried accum 0. but didn't react as in the video. Something different is going on there since "mf_accum" output values seem to reset obove 1. Would have to recreate patch im Max 6 but needs OS 10.11. - so no chance for me. video link: http://www.richardsides.com/work/vector.html
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      paul holcmann
      Jan 24 2023 | 2:19 pm
      minute 1:02:10 very short sequence!
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      Source Audio
      Jan 24 2023 | 2:44 pm
      post that patch, I have max from version 3 to 8 all ready to run. I can't recognise what that slider does really. Values jump up and down, without real relation to slider going positive or negative.
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      paul holcmann
      Jan 24 2023 | 4:06 pm
      Accum Patch.maxpat
      maxpat 6.83 KB
      many thanks!
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      Source Audio
      Jan 24 2023 | 6:48 pm
      I thought you have old patch which can't load in max 8, and offered to look inside for you. Why don't you mail to Richard Sides and ask what is inside ?
      it could be some kind of random generator, and that slider affects output in some way.
      or then something completely else.
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      paul holcmann
      Jan 24 2023 | 8:16 pm
      No, sorry. The patch in the video is an old Mark Fell patch. Maybe you can quickly check in your Max 6 what the 'mf_accum' does. Thx
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      Source Audio
      Jan 25 2023 | 1:27 pm
      there is no max external named mf_accum. that must be abstraction.
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      paul holcmann
      Jan 25 2023 | 1:42 pm
      Thanks for checking it out! Sure you're right. I was hoping that it was a Max 5 or 6 external that is missing in newer versions. Many thanks for your time! Best, P.