I am fairly new to Max (running 6 + gen) and this is my first post - naturally it's a question. I have been searching the forum for references to this topic but haven't come across the right posts although I suspect they are there. I'm not sure I have understood all I have read in any case. Interesting rabbit warren though - some very smart cookies here.
Is there a simple way to 'remember' last sensor value or hold position? In particular I am using FSRs and ribbon controllers which automatically ramp down to minimum value when released. I would like to be able to hold the last value when I release my finger. Peak hold is no good because I would like to slide up and down. My initial thoughts for a solution are as follows:
Use the timer to sense when values for the FSR, for example, are changing at a certain speed (ie equivalent or thereabouts to the fall time of the FSR) and use this threshold to trigger a sah~. This sort of works but not really. I haven't got into really fine tuning this solution so it could have potential I guess. I figured the fall time of the FSR would be a lot faster than a human finger would ever move. One flaw is that the microcontroller I am using outputs MIDI at a speed I suspect is a lot slower than real fall rate of the FSR. mmm ...
I hope I have been clear ... I assume this has been discussed so I am not asking anyone to hold my hand but a nudge in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.