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What am I misunderstanding about lookup~ ?

Jan 23 2011 | 7:08 pm

I’m trying to use lookup~ to create a mapping for a variable pseudo-doppler effect on a panner. It isn’t working

I’m having trouble pointing lookup~ to the correct area of the table I want to use – telling it the sample offset and the table size. I want the lookup to remain centered on the buffer – the buffer is 4410 samples long so I want it to centre on 2205.

So I’m calculating offset based on the desired wavetable length – if I want wavetable length of 400, centred on the middle of the buffer then offset should be
2205 -(400/2) = 2005, right?
Doesn’t seem to work.

I’m feeding lookup~ with signal values from -1 to 1… so I think I got that right.
I figure must be misunderstanding something quite fundamental. Any ideas?

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Jan 23 2011 | 9:13 pm

I just twigged – the "table length" is not actually table or anything to do with length at all – it’s the end of the table, in samples. The documentation/labelling a bit misleading – might be worth clarifying in the next release?

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