slide - what is it exactly?


    Jan 13 2012 | 5:54 am
    What does the slide object do, specifically? I know what smoothing is, in the abstract, but what do the two other inlets actually do to the input?
    Thanks
    Joe

    • Jan 13 2012 | 4:39 pm
      Well, here's what the refpage says. It's a clearer explanation than I could manage on one cup of coffee....
      When a new value is received, object filters an input value logarithmically between changes using the formula
      y (n) = y (n-1) + ((x (n) - y (n-1))/slide)
      A given sample output from slide is equal to the last value plus the difference between the last value and the input divided by the slide value. Given a slide value of 1, the output will therefore always equal the input. Given a slide value of 10, the output will only change 1/10th as quickly as the input. This can be particularly useful for lowpass filtering or envelope following.
    • Jan 14 2012 | 3:01 am
      Sorry I missed that
      Thanks again
      Joe