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novation sl encoders to control dials in Max

Apr 26 2011 | 7:13 pm

hello i am trying to make the 8 rotary encoders on a novation remote 25 sl control the various dials in a max patch i am using a midiin object and midiparse object to get the control change value and an unpack object. however moving an encoder on the midi keyboard simply makes the dial glitch. i think the problem may be because the encoders do not have a limit i.e they can be turned an infinite amount. can anybody suggest a workaround for this problem? thanks in advance

Apr 27 2011 | 6:10 am

Rotary encoders do not create values directly, they tell you simply in which direction you moved them. Out of the numbers form such controllers you have to calculate your values.
I have some abhaXions in my St.ools collection which do that. (dtlin for example) Basically, use accum and interpret values higher than 63 as negative values… (127 means -1, 126 means -2…)
easier than midiin and midiparse is ctlin btw…


Apr 27 2011 | 12:31 pm

This is one way to do it:

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