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two cords in one inlet

December 20, 2013 | 7:49 am

Sometimes in downloaded patches i see in gen two cords to one inlet what does this mean?

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December 20, 2013 | 8:09 am

It sums inputs:

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December 20, 2013 | 8:20 am

Grazie Luca.
I saw you live in Milan? I’m in Turin :) .

December 20, 2013 | 8:49 am

Ciao Rajan,
actually, I live in Vicenza..
Anyway, it’s nice to meet some other italian Maxer! Maybe in the future there can be some collaboration :)

A presto,

December 20, 2013 | 9:19 am

I hope so!
This is my email studio[at]rajancraveri[dot]it
write me if you want tell me which max project are you working on.

December 21, 2013 | 8:29 am

LSKA’s answer is incorrect in this case.

It is true the signal patch cords are summed.

Normal patch cords (the original example) aren’t signals, they’re paths for message passing. Two patch cords coming into an inlet means that the inlet can receive messages from two sources. The object in question (typically) simply stores that last message that it received in any given inlet. It doesn’t care (indeed, it has no way of knowing) where the message came from.

If you’re coming from Reaktor, you may be thinking that everything’s a signal. In Max that’s not so, you need to understand the difference between signals and messages.

December 21, 2013 | 9:47 am

Hi Peter
thank you for your contribute at this topic
have you a simple patch to show what are you meaning?

December 22, 2013 | 8:19 am

Hi Peter,
Micron’s example was taken from a Gen patcher, and AFAIK Gen behaves differently from Max regarding messages (or, at least, the example I posted and the following seem to confirm that)

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Obviously, I’m not here to argue, but simply to understand. Please correct me if I’m wrong

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