Routing Stereo In/Out of Maxtrixctrl?

    Jul 02 2009 | 5:54 pm
    Working on my first patch. I've been able to solve a lot of my problems using old threads/tutorials/help files but this one has me stuck. I'm trying to route effects using matrix~/matrixctrl. A few of the effects have stereo output and input. Instead of devoting a cell to each audio channel, is there anyway I can send the audio through without it converting to mono? I'm trying to keep things as tidy and compact as possible without losing functionality.
    edit: Also, is there any way to make the text on the top of the matrixctrl go vertical? Right now i'm just using comments.
    Here's the section in question. It's filled with extra cells for the left (L) and right (R) outputs/inputs.

    • Jul 02 2009 | 6:59 pm
      i'm runing max 4 so i can't open your patch, but in general, you can use one matrixctrl to control two matrix~ objects, one matrix~ for each channel.
      (I'd like to know about the possibility of vertical comments too!)
    • Jul 02 2009 | 7:11 pm
      Thank you thank you! It's fun seeing how obvious solutions are once I know them ("+ 1" after a umenu to avoid the blank selector option for example). I know exactly what to do now.
      I believe I saw something about vertical text in past threads, but it all involved javascript and seemed like a hard way to do simple task.
      edit: I'm going to use but if there is a better solution let me know. With all the things Max can do I guess something like being able to rotate comments in the inspector window gets overlooked.
    • Jul 02 2009 | 9:04 pm
      I wrote a javascript to use in a [jsui] that's quite similar to textbrick that works as a vertical [textedit]. It might not be what you're after but you can see it here just in case you want to check it out.