Glad you like steps~. I haven't looked at it in a long time, but if you have any feature suggestions for my little set of externals let me know. They are all ridiculously simple objects internally. A random step feature might be cool, but not sure how that would work. Any ideas?
There could be an inlet for threshold time, and if the trigger inlet received two 0-nonzero transitions within the threshold time the output could jump to a random step........orrr if the trigger inlet DIDN'T receive two 0-nonzero transitions within the threshold time it would jump to a random step. So any slight deviation from the set "rate" would cause randomness.....
Or it could accept a list (eg. the output of a multislider - range of 0. to 1. with the same number of sliders as steps). Each slider could set the probability (for each step) of triggering a jump to a random step.
I might have some more ideas as well, but not sure if they make any sense yet :P
Optimistic plan for the summer = start learning how to make externals
@timlloyd, you know it's really not as difficult as I would have guessed. The Max 5 SDK is far improved over previous versions, and it gets you up to speed pretty quickly with template projects. Writing MSP objects is pretty fun actually, if you have a simple idea that would be a mess in patcherland. There's also lots of example code that you can tweak to get going.