slider with two functions

    Sep 06 2010 | 7:49 am
    Hey, I don't know if you know the Massive Groovebox within Reaktor. The cool thing: you have multisliders with two functions: - if you move the slider up and down you can change the gain of for example a bass drum - if you click on the slider you can change the number of bass drums per beat
    Is it possible to create a multislider with these two functions (dragging AND clicking function) within Max/MSP? Or is there any external doing that?
    Thanx for helping Cheers Peer

    • Sep 06 2010 | 10:52 am
      I'm just guessing, but if you want two discrete functions from a slider as you describe, then use [mousestate] to get a 1 and a 0 from your mouse, use this value to open and close [gate 2] outlets:
      clicking on the slider will produce a rapid 1 to 0; scrolling on the slider will produce a continuous 1
      send the slider data through the 2 gate outlets - one to a number box, the other through as series of [split] and [onebang] objects to get button/switch functionality from the slider
      I'm not with Max at the minute so I can't send you a patch, but i think this should work....? Brendan
    • Sep 06 2010 | 2:51 pm
      Hey Brendan, not exactly what I'm looking for. I'm more looking for something like in the attached file. It's a patcher of Roald Baudoux. I know he did it with Javascript. I'm wondering if something like this is possible without Javascript. Of course I can put 2 multisliders on each other and work with transparancy but I don't know how to let them work simultaniously. When I'm trying it it's or the first slider which works or the second (if they are in a double layer) but never both simultaniously.....
    • Sep 06 2010 | 4:18 pm
      You sure this won't work? Not very elegant, pretty or JS-ish, but it works....
    • Sep 06 2010 | 4:28 pm
    • Sep 06 2010 | 7:14 pm
      This way, when you click on the slider, not drag, the value changes.. you could change the "mousing_mode" to "relative" on the slider to avoid that! Nick
    • Sep 06 2010 | 7:23 pm
      [lcd] is your friend.
    • Sep 07 2010 | 1:24 pm
      Found what I was looking for. Here is my patcher. The 'mousestate' thing helped a lot, though it still caused some brain gym to figure out the right thing.
      Enjoy ;-)
      Greetz Peer