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ModSquad like Looper

Aug 20 2009 | 5:30 am

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.

Aug 20 2009 | 7:49 am

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.

Aug 20 2009 | 2:10 pm

Thank you. That definately explains the short sample clicks. Without a ramp I’m essentially just playing short fragments of a sample.

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