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note scaling?

Aug 10 2010 | 4:37 pm

hey guys,
i have a patch that can generate 8 independent midi notes.
i would like to add a menu to select scales.
so the first note you can select would be a C2 and all the rest of the 8 notes
would set up according to the scale..

can someone give me a hint?

right now it seems like a mass of math to me..

thank you

Aug 10 2010 | 5:33 pm

The [coll] object applies here I think; see Cycling74/examples/max-tricks/notes-and-pitch, there’s a useful [coll] in there that you can modify to suit.


Aug 10 2010 | 6:32 pm

not much math, just have 7 [+] objects with the right offset. So for major:

0 2 4 5 7 9 11

where 0 is the first chosen note, in your example, C2. But it could be anything.

Have int boxes (probably restrict min and max to 0 and 12?) attached to each number box. Use a preset on the int boxes and you can have any scale you want. Use [zl group] on the output of the boxes to make a scale list, then you can use [zl rot] to transpose.

[% 12] is also useful with scale stuff…

Aug 10 2010 | 6:36 pm

I have an example called ScaleMaster which can be found here

It is a scale database with a couple different flavors of note quantizers.

Aug 11 2010 | 12:54 pm

more complex than I’ll ever need.

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