I’m trying to do my own version of the modsquad looper included with Max 5. I’m stuck at the beginning and I can’t figure out why my method of creating a step buffer sounds so bad. All I get is clicks. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I already studied the correct way to do this. I just want to know why my method doesn’t work (I hope its not too obvious). Thanks in advance.
Have a look at the peeker~ subpatch in modsquad again.
What you need to do is turn each step in the steps buffer~ into a small ramp, so that each step reads through a portion of wave from one point to another. Making each separate step a ramp is effectively reordering the 0 1o 1 ramp of phasor, which plays back corresponding segments of the buf buffer.
At the moment, your steps buffer contains flat segments, which means that wave is reading just a tiny point of each step, rather than each step triggering playback of a full segment of the buf buffer~. Not sure if that explanation makes sense, sorry if not!
Just have another look in the peeker subpatch in modsquad.