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line~ constantly banging?

Jun 23 2012 | 3:51 pm

I noticed that one of my patch has been acting differently lately and that’s because I use the 2nd outlet of the line~ object, which bangs when Line reaches destination.

Once it reaches destination it bangs once and then keeps banging as a metro… the only way to stop it is to send it the pause message (yes, sending stop won’t stop the bangs coming out of the right outlet), which is good fix for my code now but I’m simply wondering why it does that. Why does it keep banging even after the ramp is done and that the line~ is not outputting anything (aside from that bang)


Jun 23 2012 | 7:25 pm

I suspect that your program uses the bang from the right outlet of line~ somehow to retrigger that same line~, or that something else is recurring to trigger the line~.

Jun 23 2012 | 8:22 pm

It wasn’t. I checked the help file to see how that one worked and it acts the same. Once the ramp is done, it sends a bang, then nothing is output through the left inlet but other bangs will be coming through the right outlet… periodically.

Jun 24 2012 | 4:29 am

I’m completely unable to replicate that behavior on my Max 6.0.5, Mac OS 10.7.4 system. Got an example patch?

Jun 24 2012 | 9:12 pm

I am on windows 7, using max 6.0.5 but I doubt that changes anything because I just found out that it had to be a problem with my specific patch. The strange part is that when it happened, the issue also happened with the line~ object that is in line~.maxhelp. However, I can no longer reproduce this issue… So I guess everything is fine, but I still have no idea how and why this happened.

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