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degrade~ – build your won

October 11, 2012 | 7:55 am

Hi all,
is there a patch floating around that does, what degrade~ does, but as a open patch?

Thanks all,

October 11, 2012 | 9:24 am

There’s a gen-based one in the Max6 examples folder.

One trick that I learned about on the forum for getting fractional bit reduction (ie 7bits) is multiplying a signal, then trunc~, then dividing by the same amount. You get the bit crushed thing, but smoothly variable. Very handy.

I’m on my iPad but ill try to post an example patch of that later when I get home.

October 11, 2012 | 3:12 pm

Here’s the lofi module I use. It has sample reduction (just using degrade) but the bitcrush stuff is done outside of that (two flavors of it) and there’s some bitwise stuff in there too.

— Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. —
October 11, 2012 | 3:29 pm

What a fun little patch! Great!

October 11, 2012 | 4:22 pm

The full version I use has an mp3-ification effect too, but that’s outside the scope of degrade~ so I didn’t include it.

The larger patch that it comes from is here (free to download/edit/share):

October 11, 2012 | 9:48 pm

Thanks all for your help,
that’s great.
Best Frank

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