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testing for bang

May 30 2012 | 7:58 am

is there a way to test for a bang?

and kind of related – is there a way to test for non-numeric data?

all the operators seem to work for numeric only.


May 30 2012 | 8:38 am

do you mean [sel bang] or [route bang] ?

May 30 2012 | 9:35 am

I suppose it’s route bang – basically I want to switch on a record~ object with non-zero but the thing that’s coming down the patch cord is a bang.

So I will test for bang and if it’s a bang then change to a 1 to enable the record~.

May 30 2012 | 11:53 am

In this case you could simply send the bang to a [1] message box or a [t 1] object.

May 30 2012 | 1:01 pm

you can also bang a toggle to switch it on and off

May 30 2012 | 1:28 pm

Broc again – I can’t understand what the [t 1] object means???

But I was using a toggle but the toggle retains it’s state so only every 2nd click of the start button starts the record~ object.

What I then did was to bang the toggle again after recording has finished to reset it but this seems more complex than it should be.

May 30 2012 | 1:37 pm

[t 1] is short for the [trigger] object, you can write it [trigger 1] or just [t 1]. It’s super useful – check out the help file. [t 1] will output a 1 with any input.

May 30 2012 | 2:12 pm

cool thx

May 30 2012 | 2:59 pm

Can’t do that when I don’t have access to live or max.

May 30 2012 | 3:14 pm

I am at work – sorry – didn’t mean to sound rude!

May 30 2012 | 4:57 pm

I know – I tried looking up [t 1] and [t]
in the online docs – but that cannot be found of course.

If I had been at home I would have typed it into a patch and then it would have been clearer – anyway – I am pretty new to max as you can see.

Hopefully won’t be bothering you all too much after all your kind help.

May 30 2012 | 9:25 pm

Works great. Thanks all.

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